THAT ONE TIME WE GOT MARRIED

Saturday, 25 November 2017

So, remember how we got engaged in Ha Long Bay back in June 2016? Well, we finally tied the knot on October 7, 2017 on the most gloriously rainy day.  I was planning on doing this post when we received all of our amazing photos by the ridiculously incredible Patina Photo, but I'm impatient and we got a tonne of previews to tie us over and they are far too good to not share.

OUR WHOLE30 EXPERIENCE: WEEK ONE

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Our first week of Whole30 is over! Let me tell you, I decided to start on the most stupid weeks of them all - Dylan flew to Christchurch to play a show on Friday and I went out to brunch with my friend, Zoe, on Saturday.

Why are we doing Whole30? I'm sick of feeling bloated and need a kick up the ass, really. I've heard so many amazing (and not so amazing) things about it, so why not try it? And document it while I'm at it. Dylan is also partaking in my experiment, but he's also still having protein shakes like some mad bodybuilder.


PICKLED GHERKINS

Monday, 6 February 2017
Not to sound completely like my Grandmother, but pickling is one of my favourite things to do. There is nothing more satisfying than opening a jar of your own chutney, sauerkraut, preserved lemons or jam and being all "hells yeah - I made this!". I've never made my own pickled gherkins before, so I spent the last month or so researching recipes to inspire my own concoction when our gherkins starting to come into fruition. 

PHU QUOC, VIETNAM

Monday, 2 January 2017


The last stop in our whirlwind adventure was the beautiful paradise that is Phu Quoc - a tiny Vietnamese Island off the coast of Cambodia. Our tour guide in Hanoi had mentioned it was an upcoming resort island, modelled off the buzzing delight that is Phuket in Thailand.

LOOKING BACK AT 2016...

Sunday, 1 January 2017


2016 was a very special year for us both. It was filled with love and family, travel and adventure, fabulous family and friends, and as always, good coffee and good food.