Friday, 6 January 2017

My friends and I decided on those activities for our new years bucket list a couple of days after my family and I had gone to spend the 2nd of January picking strawberries, just saying hahaha. So be prepared for another post about a trip to this beauty of a strawberry farm.

My family and I decided to kick off the new year with something sweet and drove 40 minutes to a strawberry farm out in Helensville called Sweet Red. There were endless fields of fresh berries spreading as far as you could see and it was one of the coolest things. Not only did we get to pick the berries and consume some delicious fresh strawberry ice cream but those berries tasted SO good. We didn't however pick the best day to go and give the farm a visit however as our strawberry picking was rudely interrupted by some heavy rain about 10 minutes in but it sure was a good idea while it lasted. I can not wait to go back and pick some more with the girls.

New Zealand has some pretty darn amazing places and I am so grateful to be living in such a beautiful country. There is no other place i'd want to call home.

XO, Danielle



Thursday, 5 January 2017

I am generally not one to pick a new years resolution and actually stick with it for all 365 days of the year however last year (how weird is it that 2016 is now considered to be last year??) I decided to join my aunt and give up fizzy drinks. I wasn't sure if I would have been able to do it but with some dedication and determination not to give in to my cravings for a frozen coke I managed to do it. I was so proud of myself that when 2017 finally rolled around I decided that I wanted to do something similar but wasn't too fond of the idea of giving something up once again. Instead my four best friends and I came up with a list of activities and places to visit together throughout the year, creating ourselves a bucket list of things to accomplish together. I have added the list below to possibly give you some inspiration for a similar resolution for yourselves and so that you have a reference point to refer back to when I post about these adventures of ours (because you and I both know that I will ;)) So here you have our 30 things to accomplish before 2018...

Our Twenty Seventeen Bucket List:

01. Bowling
02. Spend a day at the zoo
03. Put glow sticks in a pool and go swimming
04. Water balloon fight with paint
05. Picnic at a park
06. Mini Golf
07. Go strawberry picking
08. Botanical Gardens
09. Rangitoto
10. Finish a game of normal monopoly
11. Go into a supermarket and try to put things into peoples trolley's without them noticing
12. Brunch at Cafe Melba in Manukau
13. Casa Del Gelato
14. Camping
15. Hot Water Beach
16. Make a cake, decorate it all fancy and eat it with forks
17. High Tea
18. Lazer Strike and Bumper Cars
19. Go on a road trip to Matakana Markets
20. Night rides at Rainbows End
21. Paint Twister
22. Carve our names into a tree
23. Have a photo scavenger hunt at the mall
24. Leave love letters everywhere
25. Make up our own language
26. Aerial Yoga
27. Make a scrapbook
28. Attend a self defence class
29. Play hostage
30. Take sunset photos at a playground

I'm so looking forward to even more adventures together, because our little girl gang has made some pretty awesome memories so far and I can only imagine how much better this year will be if we continue to experience more of them together.

XO, Danielle



Thursday, 22 December 2016

I stole Jayde's ice cream to take this photo and make it look like I had the better looking one, sorry Jayde I had to do it for the gram ^^

I got to visit one of my favourite places with a few of my favourite people the other day and it was the absolute best. Matakana has always been place of fond memories of walking through the Saturday markets with my family and it seems to get even more stunning every time I visit. I'm telling you, if my friends came with me I would move there in a heartbeat. Everything about the little town is just something amazing.

On the fourteenth the girls and I plus Daniel (who became an honorary member for the day after Tamsen couldn't join us) visited the beautiful little town and had a picnic down by the river. We snacked on bread, chocolate, chips & dip and laughed at each other as we joked about pushing Daniel or Shanae into the water. It was such a great afternoon. We soon found a playground round the back of the toilets where Jayde stopped to take a photo of her picking the statue just outside the entrances nose. It was definitely a good old laugh and well worth the photo as you saw above.

After a few hours we went to Omaha beach fully ready to spend some time in the sand unaware of the fact that unlike Matakana there was a lot of wind picking up around the beach. We powered through spending a good twenty minutes running through the water up to our ankles, taking snapchats and watching the sand blow along the beach before we decided it would be best to take another trip back when it wasn't so windy. It was however despite the wind absolutely stunning, I can't wait to experience its beauty again when the weather is even better.

These summer adventures of ours are getting better and better and I can not wait for the next one!

XO, Danielle

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