Hello sun balm

Bring on summer I say. Swimming, picnics with friends and summer fruit here we come.  It takes no time at all to burn between the hours of 11 and 3 here in NZ. We try and stay out of the … Read More

Sneak preview – Pattern review: Coastline top

All you non-crafty sewy types might want to scroll on by this one! Sarah from SewKnitLove posted a request for pattern reviewers for their new Coastline top on facebook and was swamped in hours. I was lucky enough to be among the … Read More

Wishes and Worries

My hope is that these books make it into every kid’s home and school.  Wishes and Worries is a story about a young boy who struggles with anxiety and how he learns to overcome it. It’s well written and beautifully illustrated … Read More

the humble oatcake

Oh my. Now, the first thing to say here is that this is not a sponsored post. These delicious little numbers arrived on my doorstep courtesy of a good friend who worked for the company. She loved them and thought … Read More

little kiwi’s closet

The lovely Gabrielle over at Life in our busy household put me onto this pattern. It’s by Little Kiwi’s Closet and it goes from 0 – 6 years. (I am pretty sure the copy I have goes up to 13 … Read More

The Book Exchange – a review by Mama and Jed

                          Photo’s by Jed. Age 8. The little guy and I went to check out the newest establishment in our local town centre, Glen Eden. The Book Exchange. … Read More

On my bedside table

How is this for a stellar bedtime reading lineup?! I read like lightning. At school I used to get quizzed for reading comprehension on a regular basis as they could never believe I could be done reading already. I was. … Read More

Uncommon Goods – the future

Don’t you just love packages arriving?! This is Jed opening a box from Uncommon Goods. If you haven’t heard of them, you need to. They are the future of business…ethical, supportive of their staff, eco-minded and with an array of … Read More