• decorated jars cricut vinyl yellow feather blog

    Creating personalised jars with Cricut

    March 10, 2021

    It’s been a really long time since I did a craft project. Since leaving the UK I haven’t really stocked up on crafty materials so when Cricut got in touch to see if I wanted to try their Cricut Joy cutting machine, I jumped at the chance. I love the smaller size of this model.…

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    Sustainability swaps I made in 2020

    December 17, 2020

    I’ve been trying to live more sustainably for a few years now but 2020 was the year I made one of my biggest changes… I broke up with fast fashion GASP! It was my New Year’s resolution and I’m really delighted that I’ve managed to stick with it. Here are the other sustainability swaps I…

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    Putangirua Pinnacles – AKA The Dimholt Road

    November 28, 2020

    Stunning natural beauty, tonnes of adrenaline sports, incredible wineries. New Zealand is known for many things, and pretty high up on that list for a lot of people is Lord of the Rings. As most of us know, the film series was shot here. And with Director Peter Jackson living just a few suburbs away…

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    Wairakei Terraces & Hot Pools

    November 22, 2020

    For Labour Weekend I jumped in the car and took myself for a solo trip to Lake Taupo. It was so nice to be solo travelling again! I knew I wanted the weekend to be relaxing, so Lake Taupo with it’s many hot pools and geothermal wonders was the ideal destination. In fact, that’s how…

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    Wonderful Welly: Van Gogh Alive

    October 20, 2020

    On an overcast but surprisingly mild and dry night the other week I set out to the harbourside to check out a new installation that promised to be unlike any art exhibition I’d seen–Digital Nights Wellington – Van Gogh Alive. It’s billed as “An outdoor debut of the world’s most visited multi-sensory experience celebrating the…

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    An update from the life after lockdown

    August 9, 2020

    Well, it’s certainly been a while since I updated this particular corner of the internet.  If you need a reason all I’ll say is…2020. Like everyone, I went into lockdown thinking I’d achieve so much with all the new ‘free time’. I’d meal prep and make healthy choices, I’d bake, I’d craft, I’d blog constantly…

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    Review: Grin Natural Grin On The Go travel kit

    May 5, 2020

    *Update 11/20: I love it when through this blog I discover and get to work with brands that I end up loving. That’s certainly been the case with Grin Natural. Since writing this review it’s been the only brand of toothbrush I buy. I’ve even got my boyfriend hooked. I was really touched when recently…

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    Wellington on Lockdown

    April 21, 2020

    I’m typing this on day 26 of lockdown here in New Zealand. Today we got news that next week the country will move from Level 4 to Level 3, which means that a few more essential businesses can open up and deliveries from certain shops, cafes and restaurants can resume. However, we’ll still have to…

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    Review: Messy Weekend Hobbes sunglasses

    April 5, 2020

    I love sunglasses, I’m never without them as years of wearing them means any tiny hint of sun leaves me squinting. I’m also weirdly (although probably justifiably!) paranoid about breaking or losing them so there are always a couple of extra pairs stashed in drawers and handbags. So when MessyWeekend reached out to see if…

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    Art Deco Architecture Adventures in Napier

    March 16, 2020

    With its colourful buildings, Art Deco architecture, and proximity to wonderful wineries Napier is a must visit New Zealand destination. I’ve had is on my must-see list for a while, so when a recent bank holiday weekend coincided with my Birthday week we hired a car for a little break in the Art Deco capital…

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