Walkies down Waikawa Beach πŸΆπŸŒŠ

Waikawa Beach is a stunning area for dog walking, what I love about this place is the differences in terrain as you progress towards the beach. After crossing the pedestrian footbridge over the lazy Waikawa Stream you enter a dark pine forest, carpeted with needles, the light dappling through the brances from above. The area … Continue reading Walkies down Waikawa Beach πŸΆπŸŒŠ

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Country Lifestyle, Automated πŸ€–

Moving to the country doesn't have to mean losing touch with technology, all that's needed to take advantage of the latest gadgets, apps, and clever devices is an internet connection and a bit of creative thinking. After moving rurally, we were interested in how we could modernise the Cottage. We started by setting up security … Continue reading Country Lifestyle, Automated πŸ€–

1 Month in the Country πŸ—“οΈπŸ‘

The 1st month has been and gone here at our little half-acre home and I'm so impressed with what we have managed to do round the place so far... Turn Up The Heat πŸ”₯ The insulation and heating in the close to 80-year-old cottage needed to be addressed straightaway.Β  There's a wood burner in the … Continue reading 1 Month in the Country πŸ—“οΈπŸ‘

DIY – Upcycling a Chinese Chest with Chalk Paint πŸŽ¨

I've recently been quite taken with the trend of up-cycling or creative re-use. Our new home is a 1940's cottage, so decor wise I'm wanting to pay respect to the character and era of the house without spending mega-bucks re-furnishing to the latest in-store trends. We've had this Chinese style chest for many, many years … Continue reading DIY – Upcycling a Chinese Chest with Chalk Paint πŸŽ¨

From the burbs to the country πŸŒΎ

Today our house went unconditional. Starting a journey we having been dreaming of for a number of years - to move further afield. A change in lifestyle. If you were to tell me 5 years ago that I would be married, own a dog, 2 cats, 3 chickens, and have moved out of Wellington to … Continue reading From the burbs to the country πŸŒΎ