If you ever get the chance to visit Tongariro National Park. Go. Do it. You will in no way regret it.
Last weekend the husband and I had the pleasure of a long weekend in the crisp air. Celebrating six years of marriage, six years of the good, the great, and the heartbreaking. No tv, no work, just us, the fresh air, the mountains, incredible vistas in a dinky wee cabin with a fire place and of course a scruffy wee Frankie. Utter perfection.
Along with the above ( Plus copious amounts of cheese, crackers and wine ) there was a fair bit of picture taking, Here is the first of two installments.
Until next time
Photos by Myself & Heather Liddell
Today I want to introduce a new series on Blackbird called Ritual. A little glimpse into the simple and somewhat menial tasks that make up the day to day life. The rituals.
My morning walk, beauty routine, trip to the Farmers Market, these are the things that in their repetitive nature almost create a sense of calm in my life.
Anyone that follows my Instagram knows that I am fan of Te Mata Peak. And that most mornings are spent with my friend Heather, dogs in tow, weaving through one of the many tracks, winding their way around the hill and through the Redwoods. There is nothing like a jaunt up the Peak to get the day or week ( or ‘life’ for that matter ) into perspective. Maybe it’s the grandeur of the Mountain or the smell for the damp ground, but it gets me every time.
What are some of the rituals in your life that keep you sane?
Until next time
Unlike previous summers, we spent most of ours at home. We usually spend the summer in a bit of a mad rush between families and friends, never really feeling like we have had a break. So with this in mind we thought we would stick around, spending our days in a balance of renovations and swimming in the river.
We headed north to visit my parents in the new year, it’s quieter and feels more like home at that time of year. It never really feels like summer until I am swimming in the Northland waters.
And now to get back to ‘normal’ and get stuck into 2015!!
Until next time,