Hoodoo? You do.

Its been school holidays here and my niece and two nephews came to stay for a few days, which was pretty special.

We went to the Putangirua Pinnacles  – which is this surreal lunar moonscape of Hoodoos on the Wairarapa Coast.  Hoodoos (ain’t that the coolest geological term ever, right?) are these amazing pillars of stone, bastions to the effects of erosion. And these ones are particularly noteworthy as they were used as a backdrop in the Lord of the Rings.  No doubt it would have been at some bad-ass point in the movie, because these hoodoos have got some serious presence going on. Its an eerie kind of place. I was pleased when we started walking back down the river valley away from them, no doubt about it.

Elida is 14, Asher is 11 and Jed is 7 years old. Each one of them, in their own way, is coming into who they are more and more, and I love how each of these photos reflect that. They are awesome kids. (gushy Aunty moment).

We all stayed in a hut on the coastline, played twister while the sun went down, played pictionary once it had set.

Oh and Albie played with a teapot for an hour. What a marvel!


  1. I can’t believe Elida is 14!!! I remember she was born when we were in a history tute together…although guess that was prob 14 years ago now, thinking about it….getting old! Love the twister shot!

  2. You are making me homesick. Ngawi is one of my most favourite places in the world. And check out Albie’s puku! Wow! Awesome 🙂 Happy days. Here’s to many more xxx

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