Sunday, February 23, 2014


A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

8 - loving the string games that he learnt on the marae
9 - playing dressups at Splore in the awesome Rumpus Room

Monday, February 17, 2014


A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

9 - night time artiness at Splore Festival, playing with the awesome boing boing gloop machine... pull the cord to make the gloop gloop 
8 - adjusting the upstairs air conditioning on the double decker while waiting for his classmates to return from the pool. He and I had a nice time on the year four marae camp this week, this was the one bit of down time that we shared over the three busy days.

Monday, February 10, 2014


A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

8 - squeezed himself into the fish tank
9 - hysterical giggling at dinnertime, caused by daddyB

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

end of the holiday adventures

 Hanging out with lovely friends,
splashing in the cool beautiful lake yesterday,

 and walking in the river and through the sand dunes.

Adventures are awesome and adventures with friends are even better.
Kids are back to school on Friday.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


When the boys were away B and I made the most of going out in the evenings.  Mostly the camera stayed at home but I did take some pictures at Mark and Sarah's.  Mark has made a great new bamboo structure to support and protect their fig trees from the birds.  We ate pizzas from their outdoor oven and juicy figs from the tree.

Monday, February 3, 2014

first thursdays

In December we went along to First Thursdays in K Road.  It was a Mexican Fiesta themed night with all sorts of creative arts and things to see and participate in.  A little bit like Splore in a way.  A mariachi band serenaded pedestrians, we ate dinner at Mexicali Fresh, the boys played games and did some crafting before  donning horned headbands and pretending to be bulls while a (rather risque) matador danced with them.  Click on the photo collage to see it bigger.

" First Thursdays aims to connect people with each other through ideas, art and music."

Sunday, February 2, 2014


A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

9 - scrubbing the fish tank we bought from the Hospice shop today... tadpoles are next
8 - in Ponsonby waiting to record some Splore voice overs

Saturday, February 1, 2014

wet hot beaches

  Performing in my togs in front of an audience... who would have thought it?  It really has been so much fun!

I took these pictures on Thursday night at our final rehearsal, so not everybody was wearing their hats or their regulation black swimsuit (any style you like but no bikinis).


This morning was our first performance and it went really well, even though we had to deal with a king tide hiding our sandy beach area.  

This is my bloggy friend Pippa and I this morning.  Last year I convinced her to sign up and then I had to drop out because we had a camping weekend booked in.  She stuck it out and was a beautiful swan in the Wet Hot Beauties Swan Song show.

We have four more shows to go.  Tomorrow at Pt Chev, Waitangi Day at Takapuna and next weekend at Mission Bay.  Please come along (and join up too if you like).