Few weeks ago our 9 year old did his first post on the blog documenting his journey through Thailand and New Zealand in pictures. He had just gotten a new camera from his Biko Chachu at the start of our travels in 2015 and I am happy to see that he is continuing with this new hobby and wants to do a photography post again in a few weeks time.
Wanting to do everything her brother can do, our 7 year old, who is slightly (that’s an understatement) competitive, wanted to add her original output to the blog as well. She had started a travel diary back when we did a 3 week road trip through Europe last summer. Whilst it’s been endearing reading all that she had written and drawn then, her writing wasn’t very legible and I didn’t really care to transcribe all the entries so one can actually read what she had written! So we sat down together to try and come up with another way she can add a post to the blog and I suggested that she share her experience of her travels in New Zealand so far through her art. It would be impossible to choose from ALL her artwork, she has so many!
So without further ado, and not wanting to make this my post, here is a glimpse of how she has experienced life, nature and travels in New Zealand. She chose which pictures and added the funny captions herself.
Inspired by our day out sea kayaking at the Bay of Islands – and now we have our own kayaks to enjoy the rest of the year in New Zealand 🙂
Inspired by the beach, sea and sunsets we have had the joy of experiencing so many days of our one month in New Zealand!
Sea fishing has been a big hit for father and son and when Shama joined them for their first time night fishing, she really liked it as well. She drew the views of the city from the rocks by our house where they fished. Shahaar caught a fish and we had that for dinner – from sea to our plates in one hour 🙂 The kids never want to buy fish from the market again, only catch their own!
We have all been enjoying and learning about the new flora and fauna in New Zealand, Shama’s art of all the cactii in front of our house
I love the fact that the kids (and us) are learning so much about Maori culture, their ways, their traditions, their songs and folklore…they even learned to do the Hakka at school. I so wish they would let me video them doing it!
And the biggest influence in our way of life here in New Zealand has been the sea! It’s been all about the sea, the ocean, the big blue 🙂 swimming, kayaking, fishing, soon to be diving(me), marine life viewing and ‘surfing’..
Hope you have enjoyed her first post! Feel free to leave any comment and feedback. Shama would love to hear from you 🙂