so what does nhawi mean and what is this blog about? well ‘nhawi’ is like ‘ummmm’ in the local aboriginal language, Yolngu Matha. in simple terms the title of my blog represents the gap between articulating thoughts. its the sound of not saying anything, momentarily.

this blogg is a record of our lives in north east arnhem land and our travels to experience other countries and cultures.

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Patetonga, not to be confused with Pategonia, is little corner of the Waikato Valley, south of Auckland, its Chiefs country if you are a rugby fan and otherwise its basically ...

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..well, home as in back to Piha! We have been over in a suburb of auckland called henderson for a week, housesitting 3 small dogs. it was somewhat challenging, firstly ...

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photo app

sorry, this is a bit of a techy post, so those of you expecting more tales of travel, images of yummy food or photos of sublime wines may as well ...

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new stuff

  thats karekare beach which is just next door to us at Piha, its where they shot the film 'the piano', we went for a swim in the waterfall which is ...

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last night i was putting the rubbish out just before sunset, ended up spending 10 minutes or so watching the orb of the sun dip below the horizon from the ...

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so we were back up north last week, sal's aunt had her son, beau staying and we hadnt seen him since our last trip to bali (where he lives), so ...

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  i realised its a while since i posted, and in fact when I uploaded the images I realised I had completely forgotten to post about our trip to devonport, takapuna ...

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finance 101

  sometimes the light just comes on...and it surprises you too! tonite i was talking to kai about the money he got for christmas and his birthday, quite an amount because he ...

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happy birthday to our beautiful son, kai. he woke this morning fairly early as is to be expected for a birthday boy! we all climbed into bed together and had ...

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whites beach

today was a classic summer sunday, warm, sunny and lazy! we pottered around at the bach, sunbaking, cleaning, washing and a little bit of gardening inderspersed with eating and resting ...

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new year

Ok, i am sorry there have been no posts since last year, but nothing much has happened since last year! today we headed into auckland to see sal's cousin, luke, his ...

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on xmas day we left piha and set off to drive up north to sal's aunt Robyn, who had asked us to join her for christmas dinner, we headed up ...

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at the bottom of each page is a link to all the blog posts, arranged from latest to oldest, you can also use the categories on the side bar in the blog posts to look at posts that are tagged with that specific category.

there is also a column of links to other sites like our old blog, vimeo, smugmug and also Kai’s blog and our seekrit squirrel forum – drop by and have a look, if you sign up you can add topics, posts, make replies and add photos and videos to our little community.