And we have lift off! A few baby sprouts of rocket & mizuna making their way up today Anna 2 years ago And we have lift off! A few baby sprouts of rocket & mizuna making their way up today Share this: The pastel de nata is the most iconic pastry of Portugal. And we enjoyed a few to cap off a wonderful day at one of the most famous places to eat these in all the world (and the original bakery who makes them) Pastéis de Belém.? ? The history is fascinating, as 18th century monks & nuns in Lisbon were using large amounts of egg whites for starching clothes, and had all these yolks leftover. This is what sparked the idea for making pastries to sell with the leftover yolks, and thus the birth of pastel de nata (and other cakes & pastries around Portugal)? ?April 1, 2022In "Photos"day 16 Last view from our lovely Lyttelton house. Today I’m grateful for the last six months that we’ve been able to enjoy this beautiful home and these wonderful views from our front yard. Today we packed up and cleaned up, loaded up our car and said goodbye. A few hiccups along the way, but super thankful to the help of my mum who came over to lend a hand and help get us all moved out. So grateful for family, support, and some time spent in my hometown. It’s been a wonderful 6 months, and I’m excited to see what the next 6 months bring.October 9, 2020In "Photos"Reflecting on what was a magical trip to the Northland region of NZ earlier in the year. ? ? This was the view from the porch, and it was still early autumn so the weather was fantastic, aside from the odd rain shower and beautiful rainbow after. ? ? Despite growing up in New Zealand, and traveling the country fairly extensively, I'm still delighted & surprised to always discover such new & beautiful places to visit. ? ? In just a few weeks we will set off for another vacation in New Zealand, and rediscover a few of my favourites from last year along the way. ? It's been a tough couple of months here, and I'm so excited for the break & recuperation ahead!June 9, 2021In "Photos"