Being Blended

Wishing on stars

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It’s the perfect antidote to a busy life…  Laying under a blanket in the middle of no where with my children watching stars fall from the night sky.

Once a year, around October, the Orionid meteor shower is visible.  Orionid is one of two meteor showers created by debris from Comet Halley and ups the chances of seeing a shooting star to about 10 an hour at it’s peak over labour weekend.

Stars are always best viewed away from the light pollution of the big city (that’s why stars always look brighter and more of them in the country) and as luck would have it we were camping out in the back section of James parents bach at Waitete Bay so it couldn’t have been more perfect timing.

For me life is always so busy.  I’m forever rushing from one thing to the next, juggling 3 jobs and when the sun goes down I sit there and wish had spent more “quality time” with the kids.

Turns out there is nothing more perfect than laying on the grass, cuddled under a blanket under the night sky and wishing on shooting stars.  We saw heaps in the time we were out there – at least 2 each and as I tucked them in bed that night for the first time in ages I didn’t wish for anything more than what I had that day.




Cat is one half of Getting Lost. She met James (the other half of Getting Lost) when she was 12 when she was camping over summer holidays. They were best friends for 25 years before finally getting together and now they live together with her 2 daughters and his daughter. Getting Lost is their story of the amazing spots they discover around this beautiful country of ours – both together and with the kids, as well as how they are making their way through blended family life. They would love it if you would join them for the ride.

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