homebound nz holiday

Over christmas I spent two weeks at home in New Zealand.

Two glorious weeks spent napping, reading a copious amount of magazines, spending time with family, forgetting what day it is, catching up with old friends, eating glorious food………..and lest I forget travelling around some lush North Island countryside, think Bay of Islands and Gisborne.

I reconnected to my love of the country and the lifestyle, which after a ten year hiatus of living abroad (with only short trips home) was a lovely reunion.  Dropping back into shared history with people was comforting and treading homeland soil definitely had restorative powers.  The trip was the perfect way for me to close a year (that needed closing) and ease myself into the rolling twelve months of 2012.

In upcoming posts there’ll be pictures and stories on some of the lovely spots I got to rummage around in.

trip highlights

eating and napping

travelling around Northland with mum

new years day swim, Gisborne

being covered in mud – Ngawha Pools, Northland

hanging out with family

visiting Te Whare Runanga – Maori meeting house at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

checking out the newly re-birthed Auckland Art Gallery

hanging out with old friends

experiencing a mirimiri session – traditional maori healing, Paihia

squeezing in a last minute trip to Leigh Sawmill Cafe

finally buying a pot from Morris and James (for ma)

eating Kumara

being closer to my culture

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About maree

I'm creative and curious and love writing about the fine and messy art of creating an authentic joy laden life.

One comment

  1. anton

    where my foft of dinner …sounds fab

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