I had Madeleine about a year after I arrived in New Zealand so I didn't have a huge amount of time to explore this beautiful country (trekking to Cathedral Cove whilst 8 months pregnant was probably the last major adventure I had before she arrived!).
We've rediscovered wonderful walks in hidden bays just a short drive from our house.
Found hidden caves that lead to otherwise inaccessible beaches.
Leapt and ducked and squealed in the waves.
Tried and tested lots of different playgrounds.
And walked miles in sand so fine it squeaks.
Summer is almost over. It's raining and much cooler today but hopefully our adventures won't stop here. Muddy gum boots and hot chocolate here we come.