Astro Photography

I, alongside many other New Zealanders, braved the ice cold morning and caught a glimpse of the Eta Aquarid Meteor shower which I stumbled upon via the trusty Facebook. Although hesitant at first, I mean, would it really be that cool and was getting up before 3 am worth it? Yes, yes and a hundred … More Astro Photography

Protein Pancakes

Some Sundays you’re out of bed by 7:30 and off to Lululemon yoga for a fab morning workout, others you’re feeling a little lazier and it’s a pancake in bed kinda morning. Today was the latter. And you know what, that’s absolutely fine! I’m all about that balanced life – I say after winning and consuming a … More Protein Pancakes

Aubergine Pizzas

I’ve been wanting to try these out for a while now although aubergines have been killer spenncy and they kinda seem like a dinner party nibble more than a full meal for one (but I could probably eat about 20 of these in one sitting). And boy did they turn out well, exceeding expectations without … More Aubergine Pizzas

Anawhata Beach

Another summers day equals another beach adventure and this one was pure gold! One of the West Coast’s best kept secrets, it’s got all the beauty of Piha without the crowds or chaos. It’s tucked away about a 55minute drive from Auckland central with about 20minutes of that on a gravel road down to the … More Anawhata Beach

Omanawanui Track

Auckland anniversary calls for another adventure and to get out and explore our very own backyard. After all might as well celebrate the city we live in by getting out of it – right? This track is another west beaut and is regarded as one of the “secret” jewels of the west – as I am … More Omanawanui Track

Goat Island

This place is truely one of the many gems of Auckland! Just over an hours drive up North this summer go-to and semi roadie is an absolute must. I’ve made the trip multiple times in the past year or so and it has never dissapointed. It’s a pretty awesome Marine Reserve nearby Leigh and is … More Goat Island

Tuna Rice Salad

First blog post for the year and we’re already in mid January – so as you can guess it’s been a pretty busy few; relaxing on holidays harder than you think as is getting back into the swing of things when you return to work! But 2 and a half weeks and I think we’re … More Tuna Rice Salad

Koh Samui

We’ve been back in NZ for a few months and to finish off the Travel log I have one last post on Koh Samui and the beach destination of our 3 week trip! Boy its a thrownback to the bliss of doing nothing! Christmas is coming up, theres lots going on at work and I’m getting … More Koh Samui

Chiang Mai

Fairly quickly you could tell we were in a new country, and a more developed one at that. It’s been just over a month since the king passed away in Thailand, and with a years morning period there are still ribbons and memborance are everywhere. Thankfully the roads here are less chaotic and they drive … More Chiang Mai