Three weeks ago, on Friday 15 March 2019, New Zealand changed forever when two mosques in Christchurch were targeted in an act of terrorism and 50 people lost their lives. I’ve been struggling with whether I should write about it or not. I’m a pakeha woman who grew up in a Christian household and is … More Christchurch

Happy in the Spring

It’s midday on Sunday, I’m drinking coffee out of my mermaid mug and looking out the window at my lovely little suburban view. I’m feeling pretty content and relaxed, so it seemed like it was about time I did another happy list about what’s going on in my life: Last night my friend threw a … More Happy in the Spring

Scattered thoughts

I am just about to take a much needed break, so naturally my head is racing with thoughts. I’m getting them all out here, in an attempt to quiet my busy brain: Preparing to go on holiday is stressful when you’re the one responsible for planning everything. I keep having these terrible thoughts like “what … More Scattered thoughts

Bridesmaid 2.0

I was going to write a May 2018 favourites post but I didn’t get a chance before June started, and then this weekend a VERY big thing happened which has made me forget everything that happened in May: Erin, member of the Lipstick Brigade and one of my closest friends, got married. It was absolutely … More Bridesmaid 2.0

Easter Weekend

I posted hardly anything last month, partly because I was busy but also because I felt slightly off all month. I’ve been super rundown lately; not quite sick, but totally exhausted and I knew that it would take only one little thing to knock me completely off my feet. After Easter weekend giving me four … More Easter Weekend

Sick day

I’m off work sick today and wanted to do something slightly more productive than watching Netflix all day so here is a little life update: I hardly ever get sick (since starting my job in May, this is only the second sick day I’ve had) but it’s still super inconvenient because half the office is … More Sick day

A love story

I found this post sitting mostly finished in my drafts and figured our fourth Valentine’s Day together was an appropriate time to finally post it. If anyone I know personally is reading this, I apologise for the extreme sentimentality that follows. *** For most of my life, I’ve been an insecure hopeless romantic. Trashy rom-coms and … More A love story