Monday, March 19, 2012


IMG_9748IMG_9765IMG_9780IMG_9749IMG_9787We’re lucky enough to have a family bach in the Coromandel, one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand.  Brett’s mum and dad built this little holiday house when he was a baby and it has remained untouched since then. 

We have spent many months living there during our travels and adventures and it has become one of my most special places in the world.  It is amazing to see the next generation bringing out things that have been untouched for years, Ivy wore the little jandals (thongs) that Brett wore at the same age for the whole holiday… they were still sitting in the little bedroom cupboard.

It truly is a magical place, it is in a tiny beach town and generally when we’re there you can only see a few odd lights on in a few houses, the town is pretty much 90% little bach’s like ours.  We are just across the road from the beach, so we can carry our kayaks down to the water and I can watch Brett windsurfing from the deck.  Ivy leant to snorkel during this holiday and she loved surfing the waves on the kayaks.

This little bach holds 30 years of holiday memories for this family and it is evident as soon as you walk into this happy, special little place.  It couldn’t be more perfect. 



  1. What an awesome story!! I'm thinking some of those furniture shots were for me!! Love everything!! I wouldn't touch a thing, it's all perfect as it is :)

  2. How lovely and lucky to enjoy such a place. I was eyeing up the bedroom wallpaper.....tres cool :)

  3. What a delightful blog :)
    I see you are in home country, I have an Aunty with a bach in the Naki and have very fond memories of time spent there.


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