Walkies down Waikawa Beach ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒŠ

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 ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒŠ

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Country Lifestyle, Automated ๐Ÿค–

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 ๐Ÿค–

1 Month in the Country ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿก

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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ The insulation and heating in the close to 80-year-old cottage needed to be addressed straightaway.ย  There's a wood burner in the … Continue reading 1 Month in the Country ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿก

DIY – Upcycling a Chinese Chest with Chalk Paint ๐ŸŽจ

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 ๐ŸŽจ

From the burbs to the country ๐ŸŒพ

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 ๐ŸŒพ