Holiday Fun...

By PaisleyJade - Wednesday, January 14, 2015


We've been trying to squeeze in as much holiday fun as we can this last week before Symon heads back to work.  

Being a family of 6, big travel trips or camping expeditions aren't usually on the holiday agenda for us, but we usually try to make use of the free playground that God has given us here in New Zealand - beaches, parks, walks etc.  There are so many great places to travel and explore, and mostly all for free or a very small cost (like Auckland Museum and the North Head tunnels).

There has been a beautiful beach wedding to attend...

We also visited a beach church service last Sunday at Sandy Bay,  followed by the first family surf in a long while!  Massive thanks to Poppa who did a fine job teaching the girls how to stand up on their first surf lesson ever - he taught me many years ago!  A couple of clips here and here of them surfing.

Symon & I even got a surf in, although Symon caught way more waves than me.  I reckon it was the beard that helped him...

We also took the kids on a road trip to Auckland yesterday, making the most of the free parks, North Head tunnel's, cheap Museum trip and more.  I even got to sneak into Little & Friday for a coffee and treats and made sure that I took my crochet along with me on the trip.

Some of the goodies at Little & Friday

It's been so good making the most of what we have around us - so many beautiful beaches and bush tracks to explore - no excuse not to get out and about in this lovely weather (sorry for you Northern Hemisphere folks reading this while you are freezing cold and in the middle of winter!).

Romantic selfie photobombed

We have a few more adventures planned for the family before we get back into work and school! Hope you are enjoying God's playground wherever you live.

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  1. Sounds like you've had a lovely time! Enjoy the rest of your time off!


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