Gardening and Nature

We’ve been away

Not only have we been absent because of moving blog homes but we’ve also been on a family holiday.  I’m hoping our blog move is all under control now, so here’s a brief gallery of holiday photographs showing the team doing their usual thing while […]

Nga Manu Nature Reserve

Back in July I took the two Oh Waily kids for a drive up the coast to Kapiti and the    Nga Manu Nature Reserve.  We went mid-morning in order to join the feed out tour, in which visitors get to meet some of the […]

Integrated Learning

I am about a third of the way through creating our first exemption application and it has been going well.  That is to say, it is going well now that I have managed to overcome a rather large dose of writer’s block. Part of the […]

Family Field Trip: Cape Palliser

Family Field Trip: Cape Palliser

Once we came down from the lighthouse, we made our way back to the beach below.  Locals were heading in to the rocky outcrop at the end and were clearly bringing up shellfish, probably paua.  The beach was mainly a variety of large or small […]

Family Field Trip: Cape Palliser Lighthouse

With the last few days of Mr Oh Waily’s summer break we went on another family outing.  This time we headed out to Cape Palliser.  Not sure where that is?  Here’s a map for you. [googlemaps,174.761855&sspn=0.26899,0.615921&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cape+Palliser,+Wellington&t=m&ll=-41.611335,175.289612&spn=0.616058,0.823975&z=9&output=embed&w=300&h=300] At the end of a mix of gravel […]

Two peas in a pod

Like many young children, the Oh Waily kids are not that fond of green veges.  This is especially true of the humble pea.  So you should have seen the wrinkled up noses on our gardening day when I said that the seeds I had for […]