Maraetai Beach

We visited Maraetai Beach today. It is a beautiful beach that is crystal clear and there is a park too by the beach as well as a wharf and lots of shells on the beach. Maraetai beach is about 50 minutes from Pukekohe. It was a lovely sunny day and the kids enjoyed it alot…

Unicorn Coloured Birthday Cake with Rasberry Jam

I had so much fun baking our daughters birthday cake. I doubled the chocolate cake recipe I always used and just went for it. This time I wanted to do it the right way, from scratch and with no exceptions. I think all my experience and knowledge learning to bake cakes properly have lead up…

Unicorn Coloured Smash Cake for our Daughter’s 1st Birthday

Our daughter’s 1st birthday was recently, and I decided to make her a smash cake. I had so much fun! My pantry was overflowing with ready made frosting, so I decided to make the cake and decorate it with the frosting I had and to just add some colouring to it. It was amazing to…

Chocolate Lovers Trifle

The highlight for me for 2020 was to be able to pull this yummy dessert off. It is definitely on the top of my list of desserts. In South-Africa at Woolworths foods I love eating their chocolate desserts, it is always so decadent and chocolate mousse just perfect, fluffy and delicious. This dessert reminds me…

Murray

After our lovely sunny but windy morning on the beach, we decided to have some lunch at Murray. They serve the best fried squid and delicious street food. Murray is located before you get to the beach. It’s a lovely atmosphere and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There food is delicious, if you…

Piha Beach

Hey everyone. Readers, bloggers and foodies alike. I am ready for the new year, and feel refreshed and energised after my 2 week break from blogging. Hope all of you had a special and wonderful festive season. Here in New Zealand our little town was mostly empty and most people went away on holiday. You…

Krismis in Kerikeri

It’s so lovely that my husband is off with us and the kids for the holiday season. We get to do the things we love and explore the places we want to, where we don’t always get time to do it. We have great friends who lives up North is Kerikeri. Just before Christmas we…

Orewa Beach

After our outing to the Beach House Eatery for lunch, we went down to the beach for a little walk. It’s a lovely beach and was also packed with lots of holiday goers. We enjoyed it so much. After the beach, we drove home and the kids passed out too. Our day was packed full,…

Beach House Eatery

After our Snowplanet visit, it was lunch time and we decided to head to the beach, a Restaurant on the beach. The food is devine! Me and my husband had the fish of the day with veggies and tartar sauce, our toddler had some nuggets and chips. The place was packed and quite busy. We…

Snowplanet

We visited Snowplanet today. It is located in Silverdale, Auckland. It was packed full of kids and families having a fun time. I must say snow is not my thing, but it was lovely to take our kids there even though they are too small still. You can rent boots, jackets and mittens at Snowplanet….