A personal blog about a family who moved from South Africa to New Zealand.

Owner: BiancaSwanepoel

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  • I mean. Look at these gorgeous eyes!
    on Apr 1, 2014 in Bailey Cygnets Just stuff Our House
    I absolutely adore this beautiful dog of mine. Truly. I love her because of her loyalty, her smiley face, the joy she finds in simple pleasures and the wild running-around thing she does when she gets excited.  But mostly I love her because I d...
  • Autumn Evening BlissOur weekend was filled to the brim with sport, a birthday party, meeting up with friends and lifting the kids all over Auckland. But in between all of that typical weekend craziness, we did manage to squeeze in a few tranquil hours on our boat at the...
  • Day Made
    on Mar 26, 2014 in Grateful Just stuff
    Yesterday Grant came home with flowers for me.The birds sang.The sun was shining.And there was magic in the air. The end.      Related StoriesA Trip To Melbourne To Watch Some TennisOur Week In The Coromandel |...
  • A Trip To Melbourne To Watch Some Tennis
    on Mar 19, 2014 in Grateful Sport Trips
    Wow, so I thought I'd better get down to writing this post about our trip to Melbourne to watch the Australian Open before the French Open and Wimbledon roll around and my post is waaaaay irrelevant. ;) So anyway, Grant's company organised a trip...
  • That Time I Went To A Rap Concert
    on Mar 18, 2014 in Cygnets Music Out and About
    Last Thursday night Jessica and I broke with our weekly routines and went to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert in the city. #imean #toocoolforschool #uncoolhashtaggingftw Full disclosure: It was supposed to be Grant and me going to the s...
  • Blondies Unite
    on Mar 11, 2014 in Bailey Cygnets
    I used to naively think that I was Bailey's favourite human because she does spend all day following me around loyally, hanging on my every word, but let me tell you - the minute Sarah gets home from school, I instantly move to second place. It's tru...
  • A Fun Caprese Salad
    on Mar 9, 2014 in Recipe Weekend
    While paging through my recipe folder looking for some salad inspiration this weekend, I was reminded of a fun Caprese salad idea that I'd seen somewhere - and I hauled out some little sticks and put together this crazy-simple salad: All you...
  • Round The Bays Walk 2014Last year, Geoff, Sarah and I did the Round the Bays walk {see that post here}  and I so enjoyed this annual Auckland event that I decided to sign up our whole family to do it this year. {'Cos I'm so awesome like that.} ;) Yes, there was ...
  • Teenage Girls Are Awesome
    on Mar 5, 2014 in Books Cygnets Family Motherhood
    So here's a book that I just recently read and loved. And if you're the mother of a teenage girl, you may want to read it too. Because man, this one's a goodie. And a breath of fresh air. And maybe even a life changer. Parenting a Teen Girl:...
  • The Other Recipe From Christmas Day
    on Mar 2, 2014 in Christmas 2013 Dinner Ideas Recipe
    Hello sweet readers! If you're anything like me, you're always keen to find delicious yet easy recipes to whip up for weeknight dinners {or any occasion really}, so I'm back with another recipe today {the other salad recipe from Christmas Day that I...
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