kate5kiwis: January 2011


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Monday, January 24, 2011


i've known fleur for nearly thirty years. we met in skool, and shared our teenage years together. now our kids are teens. this summer, famille fleur ventured to NZ and our two families spent new year's week sleeping marae-styles at our place. even though we see each other only once a year or two, our kiddos have an instant connection, which is pretty amazing, and makes me so happy. these few escapades were captured on fleur's daughter's vintage camera.

these are our kids! and lookit, they're so grown up. their freshness and zest for living make me go all gooey. it's an amazing and wonderful thing to have such beautiful people in our lives, sharing the same sorta antics we used to share. i have that circle of life song from the lion king playing cheesily in my head, but really, i am so blessed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

beautiful bessie

skwoozle did another photo shoot late last year for fabulous margot of the exquisite hair pretties - she sent some pics through today.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

the holly holidays

we've actually had
a wonderful
summer hols so far -
with lots of peeps
to stay
and lots of peeps
to visit -
these pics are
from yesterday
in the sunshine -
i confess
i saw
a teensy bit
too much sun -
i'm a bit pinky today -
but we all had a brilliant connection with the cuzzies.

Friday, January 07, 2011

katie has a new camera. it's only a canon point-and-shoot, but katie thinks it beats random pxts. so she spent five mins pointing and shooting.

oooh, lookit. something shiny over there.
i think that my mousey has the most exquisite hair colour in the entire universe.

beautiful raych pulled all sorts of funny faces and then she got the giggles.
this is my view of the world most mornings.