2021 has been a rough year. I thought it would be a better year than 2020 but the pandemic is still ongoing and lockdown hit me a lot harder this year. I’ve already posted what lockdown was like for me so I wanted my last blog post in 2021 to be a more positive one. I’ve put together the best parts of this year. From travel, experience, food I’ve had to best purchases, I’ve collated them all in this post. I looked back on the past year and picked out the good bits from this pretty shit year.Continue reading
Back in February, we had a Christchurch trip. We were there for a wedding but I decided to make a mini holiday out of it as I haven’t really explored Christchurch at all. We had such an amazing time so I wanted to do a recap of it here. We stayed at 2 beautiful places and explored both the city and a seaside town.
Hokianga Harbour Road Trip
A few weekends ago, we did a weekend road trip up North to Hokianga Harbour. In all my years living in New Zealand, it’s an area I’ve never been to before. I haven’t explored Northland much at all so I was really excited for our little weekend away. We managed to fit so much in and I had an amazing time.
NZ Lockdown Diary
I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post during this time but I’ve found writing a bit therapeutic. New Zealand has been on a lockdown for roughly 5 weeks and this is my 6th week of being at home. I have gone through a rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions during this time and I thought I’d put them down here and reflect on the past few weeks. I’m sure what I have felt during this unusual time is not unique as we’re all in a similar boat.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a homeware haul here on the blog and for some time, I didn’t really buy too many homewares since I was focused on getting new lounge furniture instead. Now that I’m done with that, I’ve slowly moved on to my kitchen and upgrading a few things. This haul is mainly from Kmart and The Warehouse. If you’re after affordable home stuff, check out my post below.
I feel like I say this every month but how fast is this year going by though?! It’s already May and April whizzed by so quickly. Next thing you know, it will be the end of the year which is crazy.
April was quite a hectic month for me. There were some stressful parts but I also did some exciting things. See monthly recap below.
Talk Beauty NZ
Last Saturday, I attended my first ever beauty event. Talk Beauty NZ is an event for beauty bloggers/vloggers, makeup artists and beauty lovers. Now I know I’m not just a beauty blogger but I do love makeup and feature it here on the blog so I thought it was a great opportunity to meet fellow beauty enthusiasts and brands.
If you want to know what we got up to at Talk Beauty NZ, click below.
January has been an eventful month. It’s my birthday month and lots of happy and exciting things happened. It was fairly easy to think of the highlights this month.
If you want to know the best things from January, click below.
Auckland Seafood Festival
Today is Auckland Anniversary day so I thought I’d make a relevant post. I know I already talked about the Auckland Seafood Festival on my last post. However, that was just a tidbit and today, I’m sharing my experience of the actual festival as I went on Saturday night and I was able to try the food on offer.
I also wanted to post this because you still have a chance to go to the Auckland Seafood Festival because it’s on today from 11am – 4pm. If you fancy some great seafood, head over to the city and also enjoy Auckland’s day.
ASF Launch + OOTD
Yesterday afternoon, I attended the launch for the Auckland Seafood Festival thanks to the awesome people at Zomato. The launch was before the festival opened to the public and it gave us a great insight of what the festival is all about, what it is trying to achieve and what will be on offer during the festival.
I love seafood so I had great pleasure trying some of the best seafood on offer. If you’ve bought tickets and want to know what to expect in the next few days, read more below. If you haven’t bought tickets but you’re considering going, then this may persuade you.