Te Whare Rūnanga is a carved meeting house found on the Waitangi Treaty grounds in the Bay of Islands. It faces the Treaty House, with the two symbolising the partnership between NZ Māori and the British Crown. This places is rich in history and a ‘must do’ if you are visiting Northland. The Bay of Islands is a beautiful location to spend several days as there is so much to do and see!
👀👀 Seeing double 👀👀⠀
Double trouble these two...⠀
Beautiful mother and daughter on her wedding day.⠀
This was such a fun day I ended up being leisas personal hairdresser/makeup artist/assistant for the day.⠀
Also got to join in on the after ceremony with food and drinks.⠀
Some of my clients have become my close friends and we get to share these sort of journeys together.⠀
makeup and hair styles by yours truly.⠀ @leisanadler
As my step mother and I sit vigil by Dad’s bed, I pulled out the enormous box of photos from under stairs. Quietly we safari through a lifetime of adventures. Sometimes gently smiling or exclaiming over an image we pass it between ourselves.
They lived on a yacht for 16 years, and they sailed around the world. That was his dream, and he lived it. Not many people can say that when they lie on their deathbed.
The photos tell a million tales. He was the life of the party, a charmer with a wicked sense of humour. A terrible dancer, though. My mad dancing skills definitely came from my mum.
He told me a few weeks ago he has lived a full life with only one real regret. Not being there enough when we were kids. I agreed he was not there enough, but he made up for it when we were older. No regrets, I said. Only love now.
These images might be taken in the Whitsundays on a school holiday. We may not have seen him much, but school holidays spent sailing and diving around tropical islands is certainly a memory we will always have.
I’m baaaaaacccccckkkk lol.
Mōrena whānau. Been on a bit of a 2 week break from posting but back into it... “Hapiness is letting every situation be what it is rather than what you think it should be. Every negative situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock tells the right time twice a day” 😊
Stay happy whānau, stay warm be kind and smile...You only use 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown, smiling’s easier and less work haha 😊. #waitangi#bayofislands#morninghikoi