Archive for the ‘Christmas & family time’ Category

The most joyous celebration is fast approaching and the season to be jolly is finally here! There are so many things to look forward to. The smell of pine that exudes from the Christmas Tree, actually decorating the Christmas tree, being surrounded by loved ones, exuberant amounts of delicious food and presents! Yet the more I think about it, I think the one underlying thing I look forward to every Christmas is tradition. I look to the fact that every year we go to church in the morning, go home and eat a massive Christmas lunch and then the whole family sits around the Christmas tree exchanging presents while sipping on cups of coffee and fruit cake. There’s nothing that can replace the family tradition of coming together to enjoying everyone’s presence – something very hard to come by nowadays seeing as our live only seem to get busier and busier!

Yet despite the joy of the occasion, I think we all know how stressful it is to buy everyone a decent present while keeping within a budget! I find that in Auckland, it’s hard to find something tasteful without unnecessary splurging so I’ve expanded my horizons and decided to shop online instead. Here are some favourite picks:

1. Korres Party Survival Kit from ASOS – NZ $30

2. Kate Spade Desk Top Spiral 2012 Calender – NZ $49

3. Country Road Cosmetic Bag – NZ $44.90

4. NARS Kuroko Nail Polish Set – NZ $45

5. Portfolio Clutch from ASOS – NZ $40

6. Cath Kidston Travel Bag Set from ASOS – NZ $30

P.S. Don’t forget ASOS does free shipping to New Zealand! YAY!


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Christmas lunch complete with turkey, ham, and reindeer headgear!

Reindeer couple!

I love christmas time! Filled with family, crackers, jokes, laughs and a great excuse to drink, eat and be merry!

Spending the year-end festive season in Singapore with my boyfriend and the rest of the family has been an amazing gift! Lots of shopping, eating, and being a tourist in the homeland since it’s my boyfriends first time in Singapore! Can’t wait to go on our road trip to Malacca tomorrow and then to Thailand next week!

Great way to start 2011 : )

More photos to of the new year to come!


Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,

with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

– Hal Borland



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