To My Unborn Child


The only photos I have when I was pregnant were taken in Samoa at Matareva Beach.


I run wildly in this forest of deception, never halting, bleeding endlessly as I search for your beating heart.  I am cloaked in the mirage of your beauty.  I look for you amongst the trees, beyond the horizon and in the distance I see your smile.  The purity of your essence, now lost, captivates me, paralyses me and I can no longer run.  I am unashamed of my yearning for you to return to my womb.  I succumb to this melancholy as it covers me in the torn remnants of your love.

Curly Miri © 2014

Love & Laughter,
Curly Miri


Carry You

I want to hold you so much and experience life with you. Why is this happening again? Your dad took this photo of us in Samoa, our home. You made us so happy. I already picked out your name. I should be preparing for your arrival but now you are gone. My heart aches as I miss you and I lose you all over again. Please come back, baby. Let me hold you. Let me see you.  Let me carry you.  Love, Mom.


Too Beautiful For Earth

I often wonder what it would be like to wake up on Christmas morning surrounded by my kids jumping into bed for cuddles then rushing away to the Christmas tree to open up presents.  Our home filled with the delightful scent of baked goodies and treats.  Mister and I sitting on the sofa watching our children laugh and play as they open their presents. The simple gesture of ‘Merry Christmas, Mum’ would be the sweetest words to hear.

This Christmas I will light a candle for my baby I never held. Today you would have been 1 year and 4 months old.

“An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. And whispered as she closed the book, “Too beautiful for Earth.”

unity candle

Thursday Treats

Isn’t he a beautiful sight?

Hanging out with Elijah always makes me smile

I enjoy being an aunt to my handsome nephew, Elijah.  Each moment is such a treat, hearing him laugh is so wonderful.

Delightful treats of the week:

Gorgeous home made cupcakes by Mariel’s Delights.  Passionfruit & Mint Chocolate were my favourite!

Lucky Cafe. Mister & I love to frequent this place. You have to visit and try a treat from their beautiful all day breakfast menu.

Mister ready to devour his Big Breakfast & my devine Blueberry pancakes. The Cozy Cafeteria.

My sister introduced me to these lovely Whoopie treats. Absolutely delicious!

My two favourite people.  Mister & Elijah.  Each day I wake up with a grateful heart and this is why.

My favourites.

Love & laughter,
Curly Miri

Thursday Treats

Gorgeous Opononi-Deck View

As seen in my previous Thursday Treats post, Mister & I loved our weekend away in Opononi.  So, we had to go again for Labour Weekend.  We rented a holiday house and woke up each morning to a breathtakingly beautiful view.

Lovely Holiday House in Opononi

Mister snapped a photo of me on the deck (twilight)

Lovely Chicken & Asparagus Dinner made by Mister

Mister relaxing in Opononi-our favourite getaway.

Craft & Vintage stores are a favourite of mine to venture into.  Mister & I checked out Morrell’s Cafe Crafts & Gifts in Waimamaku.  I fell in love with a Vintage Mohair Feel Throw and just had to get it, and it’s green my favourite colour.  I’ll be using this to add colourful delight to the Rattan Furniture Mister & I picked up this week.

Gorgeous Green Mohair Throw

Our gorgeous Rattan furniture. A bargain buy (my favourite kind of buy).

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Cornwall Park with my family.  Elijah slept the whole time as we ate Marble Mudcake & yummy picnic delights.

Mister & I at Cornwall Park


I captured this moment as I admired this elderly man mowing his lawn.  It made me think of how grateful I am to have such good men in my life.

My father migrated to New Zealand with my mother and I from Samoa.  For over twenty years he has worked hard to provide for his family and has done his best to raise my brother, sister and I in a loving environment. Dad’s giving and humble heart is such a blessing to many.

My brother is a loving and genuine person.  I have always had a soft spot for my brother.  Always there for me, he makes me laugh and his love has no bounds. I am so grateful for him.  I have the most beautiful nephew because of my brother.

Mister loves me unconditionally.  A wonderful man and great provider who does not ever complain.  He always finds ways just to make me smile.  I admire his hard work ethic, everything he does is for us.  He takes me out on coffee dates, cooks lovely meals for me, plays my silly games and believes in my ability to flourish and accomplish my dreams.  He makes me feel so loved.  Mister is the reason I wake each day with a grateful heart.

I am so grateful to have such strong and loving men in my life.

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Love & laughter,
Curly Miri

Thursday Treats


Mister and I enjoyed a beautiful weekend away in Opononi, Hokianga.  A lovely three hour drive north of Auckland.  My favourite photo of our trip, admiring the beauty of the beach at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga.

We rented a holiday house with a wrap around deck and amazing view of the beach and sand dunes.  A lovely house with retro decor, blue walls and an inviting atmosphere.

The gorgeous view we woke up to from the bedroom window.

The living room has a shelf filled with records. We played a few of our favourites including Bob Marley, Billy Joel and UB40.

The front bedroom which is connected to the living area and the lovely retro kitchen and dining room.

Mister snapping a photo of me on the final day of our trip.  Beautiful Opononi we shall return.


Delicious treats of the week

Brunch-The most devine Mussell Fritters in Opononi

Lamb loin on a bed of spinach and aligot in a rich thyme emulsion and red wine sauce at The Copthorne Hotel & Resort-Bryers Room Restaurant

Oysters from Omapere-compliments of Steve and Maud. My favourite seafood delight.

Absolutely scrumptious chocolate chip cookie from Columbus Coffee.


Elijah, my handsome nephew is an absolute delight.  At only six weeks old, Elijah has developed quite a humorous personality.  He makes my heart smile and he is such a joy to be around.

Elijah having tummy time.


I enjoyed a stroll through the Auckland Botanic Gardens taking in the delight of spring (despite my hayfever).  During my high school years I would visit this place and dwell within the lively scent of flowers and feed the ducks in the pond.  One of my favourite places where I lose myself in the serenity of nature.

Spring at the Auckland Botanic Gardens


This week’s national news has highlighted the issue of child poverty in New Zealand.  KidsCan is an organization in New Zealand supporting disadvantaged children.  One in four children in NZ live in poverty, alarming but realistic.  Child poverty is prevalent all over the world.  There are many ways to lend a helping hand.  The smallest gesture of giving can make a large difference.  Donating clothing or contributing to the food bank at the  Salvation Army is one of many ways to make a difference in your community.  I’m an avid supporter of our local Salvation Army.  How could you make a difference in your community regarding child poverty?

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Love & laughter,
Curly Miri