Absence Makes The First Blog Back Harder!!

So I have hardly blogged at all since the start of this year and my number one excuse is ‘life happens’! Back in April we did a huge trip to NZ to Mr OC’s family followed by a huge drive up to Auckland, a relaxing night in a hotel, and then a 30+hour trip (and three planes) to England to visit my family. It was a fabulous trip including a few blissful days deep in North Devon countryside with my dad, and a second engagement party – brilliantly organised by my mum – plus bridal dress shopping, bridesmaid dress fittings, and generally showing Mr OC around the South of England. Since returning we’ve been busy with, new car buying, catching up with friends, another addition to our home – a little kitten, and we had a ‘dry’ month to detox from holidays. I have been back into training and have signed up for some ‘events’ in the coming months… which is something I’m going to be blogging about – in the vain hope it makes me commit to some writing time (outside of my job!) a little more often.

So, if you want to know a bit more about how I’m training for a massive event that will help raise $40,000 for Uganda ‘The Hunger Project’ then stay tuned… another blog to follow in the next day. In the meantime, please enjoy some photos of how we’ve been spending our time for the last few months. Hope everyone is enjoying their winter and snuggling up warm, or their summer and getting some warmth and sunshine, depending on which side of the world you’re on!


Building and DIYing over with the Family in Wellington


Commemorating a sadly missed man – a year after he passed. STUNNING headstone.


Didn’t see Frodo though… but did get caught in huge storm in a*se end of nowhere

Clouds and sky

Above the clouds… love this sight

North Devon Sunrise

Early morning in beautiful North Devon – dream world.

North Devon Country Lanes

North Devon country lanes in spring time

Country lanes

Winding country lanes

Misty fields

Misty springtime fields in North Devon

Early morning country walks


Watersmeet in North Devon


Get the Kiwi on the Barbie

London Eye

On a Thames Rivercruise – London Eye

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge – ahhh I know I’m home…

The Shard

The new Shard building in London

Tower of London

I love the Tower of London

My favourite London sight – Big Ben I ❤ you!

Thames from the London Eye

Looking down the Thames from the London Eye


The obligatory Guard shot – at Windsor Castle


Being a guard at Windsor Castle!


Speeches from special people at the party!!

Dee Why Beach

Back home at the beach – winter mornings


Lorikeets – so cute – nestling from the rain on our windowledge

Afternoon tea

An amazing afternoon tea at ours with family back in Australia

Riding the car

New car, new baby!


Make a piece for my friend’s new baby’s quilt!

Winter sunrise

Winter sunrise at home on the beach


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