Monday, April 16, 2012


We have left our wobbly north westerly facing house in Mount Victoria and moved across the harbour to Eastbourne.  We'll miss the proximity to restaurants, cafes, Moore Wilsons and being able to walk home but with Folly and bump we were doing less and less of that anyway and the priority for space and a quieter neighbourhood became more important.  We love Eastbourne!  It is pretty quaint and manages to escape being twee by being sandwiched between the harbour beach which is left quite wild and covered in drift wood and the dramatic mountains behind.  From our house in one direction is the ocean - about 100m, and there is a path from our street up into the hills, about 25m away.

Our house - it will be painted shortly!

Eastbourne hills and beach

 Preparing the veggie patch

Edward relaxing in the garden

Folly dog enjoys her pheasant - thanks Nina!

Edward buying fresh fish from the boat on Saturday morning

February Bach

We stayed in a little eco bach up the Kapiti Coast; it was a public holiday weekend and by the time we decided to go the beach side properties had gone.  Fortunately (it transpired) as the one we chose nestled into the start of the Tararua hills, and was so peaceful and in a gorgeous setting.  They even provided breakfast - full of home made delights - bread, yoghurt, jams etc. Know how to make me happy!

Folly did not know what to make of the pigs and spent most of the time staring at them from the bach window in utter fascination!

move to eastbourne

A stunning day in March in our new house in Eastbourne.  The hills are meters behind our house with paths boasting views across the harbour like this.