Young Pilgrims Jewellery

I’ve been following Young Pilgrims Jewellery on facebook for a little while now, lusting after all of the pretty things but never quite sure what I wanted to buy.  Until my gorgeous friend Phloss got me this super cute kitty candle – it’s almost too sweet to burn! Seriously, I haven’t lit it yet because I can’t bring myself to burn that lovely kitty head!

YPJ Cat candle

It smells amazing, like fresh beeswax and summer and nature and … deliciousness. And it’s so adorable!

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What a wonderful week #2

As I’m sure you have noticed, I haven’t posted anything this week. Naughty naughty!  I have a good reason though – I’ve been on holiday! So without further ado, this is what made my week wonderful:

Fishing: boring as heck, until you catch something

Fishing: boring as heck, until you catch something

1. The boything and I took the boy up north to have a wee holiday with my parents. We went fishing and swimming and ate delicious food and played Yahtzee and generally had a great time.

2. After reading this NZ Herald article, I am super grateful that my parents took the time to teach me how to fish, basic life skills such as how to cook, and ensured that I was capable of changing my own tire before letting me drive a car.  Seriously, can not believe that there are people in their 20’s who couldn’t cook a meal for friends – if you want to hire me to give you private cooking lessons then I can totally do that (seriously, I’m a poor student. I need the money!). If you want to check out some of my recipes, you can do that here.

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What a wonderful week #1

All too often, I notice people focussing on the negative things that happen.  I used to do that all the time.  Thanks to my darling friend over at Change One Woman, I am now consciously focussing on the positive things that happen in my life. Every day, I write a list of three good things that I’ve experienced during the day – sometimes it might be a real struggle to think of three good things, especially when I have had a rough day, but they are always there (even though it might be something small). If you want to know more about this, check out The Happiness Experiment.

So, inspired by this, I would like to welcome you to a new feature of – a round up of wonderful things I’ve seen/done/heard/experienced during the week.

I spent New Years Day swimming at Judges Bay - bliss!

I spent New Years Day swimming at Judges Bay – bliss!

1. Lots of sunny days = lots of beach time. I spent New Years Day swimming at Judges Bay with friends, which was amazing! I’m such a water baby! Seriously could have stayed in the water all day if we didn’t have to leave. Today we went to Mission Bay – I sadly didn’t get to swim (someone has to guard the chillybin, right?), but the wind blew the spray from the fountain my way so I stayed cool in the shade. Check out my post on nzgirl for a list of my five fave Auckland beaches!

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Summer giveaways: part five

Look up at the stars and explore the universe

Look up at the stars and explore the universe

In anticipation for tomorrow, Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that your 2013 starts with a bang and you’re not too hungover tomorrow morning.  If you are heading out partying, make sure you check out my Hangover Prevention and Cure tips over at nzgirl before you kick off the festivities!

To kick the year off right, I have a great giveaway lined up – entry for two adults to the Stardome Observatory in Auckland! Auckland’s Stardome Observatory & Planetarium has amazing shows all year round, with some aimed at kids (ideal for a holiday outing!) and others that are on later that are perfect for date night.

Want to win this wonderful prize?

1. “Like” my facebook page.

2. Comment on this post! Easy as that.

You have until 12.00pm NZT on Thursday 3rd January, winner to be announced on my facebook page.

The prize is a voucher for entry for 2 people to Auckland’s Stardome Observatory. The voucher is valid up to and including 31 January 2013 and does not include special events, Tuesday night shows or War of The Worlds. Prize does not include flights/travel to the Stardome Observatory. This competition closes at 12.00pm NZT on Thursday, 3 January 2013 and the winner will be chosen at random from the comments on the competition post on You must be a fan of “This Is Meagan Kerr” on facebook, and the competition is open to people in New Zealand only, sorry overseas fans!