Tag: nature

Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses πŸ˜œ

While we are on the topic of failing – Here is a throwback to Stony Batter Historic Reserve, Waiheke Island. This was our first holiday as first time parents. We had looked up what walks we could do on Waiheke Island and thought that… Continue Reading “Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses πŸ˜œ”

Whiskers on kittens 🐱 & warm woollen mittens πŸ§€…

These are a few of my favorite things… 32 days, that’s how long I’ve been in my bubble with my little whanau and no doubt many of you reading this will be hitting similar milestones! On day one of self isolation I came up… Continue Reading “Whiskers on kittens 🐱 & warm woollen mittens πŸ§€…”

Lockdown Reflection

After looking through some of my posts from the last couple of years, I came across one about hiking off the Christmas food coma. And well I think it’s safe to say that once we are allowed out, then I will definitely have some… Continue Reading “Lockdown Reflection”

How mindfulness & nature can help in times of crisis πŸ™πŸŒΏ

Is anyone else feeling a whole varying mix of emotional reactions to the current pandemic and lock-down?Β  I have noticed everything from despair to humor, felt all within one day or even one hour! When we are highly emotionally aroused, we look out from… Continue Reading “How mindfulness & nature can help in times of crisis πŸ™πŸŒΏ”

TORA Coastal Walk – hiking in style

Glamping Tramping! Get ta crew together and treat yourselves πŸ₯ΎΒ πŸ₯‚Β πŸŒΏ Beautiful mountains. Stunning coastline. Spectacular cuisine and Great friends. What more could you want for a 3 day adventure away. Check out the video below from my trip away on the TORA coastal walk.… Continue Reading “TORA Coastal Walk – hiking in style”

Enjoying the journey not just the destination

The theme these past school holidays seemed to be – Enjoy the journey 🏞 I feel like I always try to enjoy the journey and be present in the moment. But sometimes the realisation that you aren’t actually present slaps you in the face… Continue Reading “Enjoying the journey not just the destination”

5 tracks near Tauranga to enjoy this summer β˜€οΈ

If you’re in the Tauranga/Bay of Plenty area this summer and are looking for some good tracks to do with the family, check out these 5 tracks below: Whataroa Falls Wicked waterfall and swimming hole, push the kids a little further with this 1… Continue Reading “5 tracks near Tauranga to enjoy this summer β˜€οΈ”

Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges

It is so awesome to have a new DOC hut in the Kaimai’s. Te Whare Okioki is situated at the Ngamuwahine Shelter along the North South track (southern end) and is accessible from heaps of tracks. My sister and I decided to meet up… Continue Reading “Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges”

Peach Cove Hut = Little Gem πŸž

The bush surrounding Peach Cove Hut is stunning – think tropical jungle 🌴 We explored here during the October school holidays and the bird song was amazing, and Kaka everywhere!! With just a couple of hours walk up and over a saddle, this really is… Continue Reading “Peach Cove Hut = Little Gem πŸž”

“Let them be bored for a bit”

I was at my sons Rippa Rugby game one day and a couple of the teachers from his school had come to watch. Upon noticing some children on the side-lines sitting down looking at iPad screens (maybe siblings of players waiting their game), one… Continue Reading ““Let them be bored for a bit””

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