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A September to Remember at A Deer Cottage 🦌❤️🦌


Hello, dear readers of A Deer Cottage! As we bid farewell to September on this last day of the month in beautiful Kaukapakapa, New Zealand, I couldn't resist the opportunity to share with you all the exciting happenings that have made this September truly memorable.

Our YouTube Channel Adventures First and foremost, I must express my gratitude for the wonderful response to our new YouTube channel, @adeercottage. It has been an absolute delight to connect with you all through our weekly episodes and shorts. In September alone, we've embarked on an array of adventures, each with its own unique charm. We kicked off the month with a comical yet endearing episode featuring TeKani, my husband, and his tractor escapades. Watching him get his trusty machine stuck was a moment of both frustration and hilarity, and I'm glad we could share that with you.

Then came my newfound love for the chainsaw. It's amazing how a simple tool can become a source of empowerment and accomplishment. I've been having a blast exploring its uses and can't wait to share more with you.

Homemade Granola Cereal for Our Guests One of the highlights of this month was whipping up homemade granola cereal for our guests. There's something heartwarming about preparing a wholesome breakfast that warms the soul. The joy of sharing this simple pleasure with others has been a true delight, I always love sharing our farm fresh eggs as well.

The Enchantment of Our Outdoor Bath Area Speaking of delights, our outdoor bath area continues to enchant us. The tranquility it offers, surrounded by nature's beauty, is I believe an experience like no other. We're thrilled to have been able to showcase this oasis on our channel, and I look forward to some lovely warm summer nights when our guests can enjoy the Chiminea or a picnic in this gorgeous picturesque spot as well.


Celebrating Hobbit Day in Style And how could we forget the whimsical celebration of Hobbit Day? My girlfriend in Australia made a gorgeous hobbit home for Stevie her Blue Tongue Lizard, I love that we have a special day to embrace our inner hobbits. The magic of Tolkien's world has a special place in our hearts, and sharing it with you was a joy.

Weathering the Storms with Our Ducks and Chickens September's weather has been quite the challenge, especially for our beloved ducks and chickens. Watching them brave the elements and ensuring their well-being has been a testament to the resilience of farm life.


A Deer Cottage Retreat: A Journey of Learning and Growth In addition to our YouTube adventures, September brought us a brilliant and enriching experience with our second retreat at A Deer Cottage. Te Kani and I had the privilege of hosting this retreat, but we were also active participants in a journey of learning and growth. We had the absolute pleasure to welcome David Clark back, a knowledgeable and passionate facilitator who led us through the exploration of shiatsu, ginger compress and food science, we also had the pleasure having Katrina from Blue Borage take us through the principles of Biodynamics. Personally this retreat experience was both a rewarding responsibility and a source of personal enrichment. It was an opportunity for Te Kani and myself to deepen our understanding of holistic well-being and embrace new ways of nurturing our bodies and souls, and as hosts I found immense joy in seeing our guests connect, share their experiences, and embark on their own paths of discovery was truly inspiring. It was great embarking on this learning journey, further deepening our appreciation for the interconnectedness of nature, nutrition, personal wellness, and friendships.


To find out more about David Clark click here

To find out more about Katrina at Blue Borage click here


Thank you for being a part of our A Deer Cottage community, and here's to more adventures in the months to come. If you wish to find out more about our Bed & Breakfast A Deer Cottage , in Kaukapakapa, Auckland click here. We would love you to follow us on our YouTube, Instagram and Facebook journey if you wish.


Stay tuned for what October has in store for us!

Wishing you all a wonderful end to September and a fantastic start to the new month. With warmth and gratitude, Angela & Te Kani 🦌❤️🦌






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