Nov 21

6 days left and a mixed tape.

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And just like that, we only have 6 days left in New Zealand.

It’s now that I suddenly realise how busy we are and when I start stressing out about whether I’m really savouring these final days as much as I should be. Every early morning, lunch hour and evening has been planned for between now and Sunday at 3pm.

I’m excited for Mexico. There is talk of us having our own little home for a few months, with a yard for me to grow plants! And a room for Mika! So yes, I am excited – but for now I want to try my best to savour New Zealand. I want to walk the streets, drink the coffee, sit with friends. Everything just seems to happen so much faster since Mika was born. Cliche perhaps, but it’s true.

Thankfully we had a gorgeous couple take a few pictures of our family on the day Ivan proposed to me. It’s the best way to freeze these moments for a lifetime. Here’s just a few of my favourites:

Tess has been here for the last 4 days and just before she left we kinda threw together some songs of the moment for each of us. Here’s the result:

I couldn’t find all the songs on Grooveshark, so you can just download the mix here. Enjoy!

rox in the box – the decemberists
a candle’s fire – beirut
when i go – slow club
shake it out – florence and the machine
my lord my love – antony and the johnsons
buona sera – louis prima
chains – slimpickins
katie my darling – the unfaithful ways
heroes and villains – the ┬ábeach boys
boggis, bunce and bean – alexandre desplat

  • Tess

    Ha, you are a mind reader I was gonna say put something in by slimpickins. amazing weekend. Enjoy your last 6 days. Except they aren’t really your last, cause you’ll be back…

  • Peta

    I just stumbled upon your blog. how lovely it is. beautiful words, beautiful pictures, beautiful family. good luck on your travels!

  • brad

    I just heard Antony and the Johnsons for the first time couple weeks back. Holy Nina Simone buddy.