Man, such boring photos! But I wanted to show you some (actually a fairly small portion!) of the sewing I've been doing since being back.  

I've been doing loads of sewing for the little ones. School holiday fun was stamping the cats and "thunder bolts" (her idea, didn't come out all that well but still cool!) and sewing up the blue dress. And when I gave my niece the cat dress she straight away said "I want to wear it!" Can't get much better than that!

After all that I finally got around to sewing something for myself! This top turned out awesome and I will take some finished photos soon!

As well as sewing I've been baking up a storm. No photo evidence but a lovely full belly, which is awesome and delicious.


(W)WP ~ Te Aroha

Last weekend we hiked Mt Te Aroha. Jacob and Sam had never done it, I'd done it when I was, like, 8 or something. And man, I am proud of my 8 year old self! It's not super long. It maybe took us 2 and a half hours to get to the top or something. But shish, it's quite the climb. 
Anyway, it was such a nice day. We could see so far once we got to the top. Oceans and islands and farmlands abound. 
After we had fish and chips with my Nan, with obligatory whiskeys as well of course!
I'll be missing this weekend as I'm visiting my brother, but I'm excited for our next Waikato Weekend Peak! Woop!


(Waikato) Weekend Peaks (WWP)

 We've been tramping/hiking on the weekends! (also omg we are back in New Zealand). We're trying to do a tramp a week. Jacob only has Sundays off, so thats the day. 
Our first week back we walked up Wairere falls. Such a cool spot! And doesn't take too long, though it is pretty steep. It's so nice and peaceful at the top, and with a cup of peppermint tea from the thermos in hand it made for a satisfying first "peak" (note; it is not a peak but I'm going to be lenient with the word)

I'm pretty excited about the impending summer (even after 5 weeks in the Philippines....more on that later when I have photos to show), I've got a bit of sewing to show case. So good to be back where I can sew and bake and do things I love. Even though I miss kimchi like made (but don't worry we have some in our fridge hohoh)


So much time spent hiking in our Daegu days. 
We were so lucky, the hills/mountains were so close.
Not that one should complain when we now live on a small island with the sea nearby and a massive volcano to hike a stones throw away.