Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Apologies for my absence from here.  February has been a busy month!  I've been writing the occasional stone over at home sweet home but other than that blogging has taken a back seat to my yoga teacher training, and entertaining overseas visitors!

On Sunday I took my aunt down to Muriwai to see the gannet colony. They're a fascinating breed and I could stand and watch them for hours.  They glide through the air with such grace, making flight look so effortless. The chicks are growing fast and soon they will be off to Australia.   In other words, there isn't much left of our summer.  Although right now, it feels as though it might last forever!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

a new month

January has come and gone and the river of stones continues to flow strongly.  I so enjoyed the project that I have decided to continue on my home sweet home blog - not necessarily daily but at least a few times a week. 

In February I plan to take more photographs again, alongside continuing to collect stones.  I'll also write a little bit more about my word of the year - JOY - and how I am hoping to cultivate more of it in my life this year.

The girls go back to school this week so our long summer holidays are officially over - but hopefully that doesn't mean an end to the lovely warm weather!

Here's a picture taken at Muriwai beach in December on a perfect summer day.  It's one of my favourite beaches - for walking, swimming and inhaling the fresh sea air!

Happy February, everyone and thank you for your comments on my stones posted in January!