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Pakira Marae Opening in Waitahanui

A special day was dawning so in the dark  we all gathered outside waiting to be welcomed in. The call went out and slowly the crowd moved through. We filed along with them expectant. Ipads and camera flashes illuminating the dark along with fire drums emitting both light and heat. The drone overhead capturing the […]

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Clean Sheets

That day that you make the effort to change the sheets, air the bed well and have it all remade as well as doing lots of other jobs about the place. By the time you get to climb into bed you are pretty tired and being horizontal is a blessed relief. As you slip your […]

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Ironing It Out

I am NOT a fan of ironing! There, I’ve admitted it. It’s true that things look lovely all pressed and sharp, but the effort and time involved doesn’t balance it out in my books to make it a priority. The solution to this Martha Stewart dilemma… everyone does their own ironing in our house. If you […]

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All Dressed Up

We’ve been the proud owners of this little car for two years now and one of the first things I asked for was new hubcaps…it had just one 😦 . Well, life comes and goes and we come and go with it, and the car has been used by all the kids at various times […]

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The Gentleman

gentleman ˈdʒɛnt(ə)lmən/ noun 1. a chivalrous, courteous, or honourable man. Although I am quite capable of getting my bike out of the garage by myself, that chivalrous man keeps doing it for me…His kind favours in my direction. A little love gift each time we go riding together. His considerate behaviour has not gone unnoticed. […]

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Peas in a Pod

Summer evenings spent watering the garden and enjoying a pod of peas (Okay…a few). It’s a joy that spells warm summer days and sunshine. #Grateful

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An Udder Story

Since we have been gone from New Zealand, small town New Zealand has gone through a make-over which is absolutely delightful. All these little towns doing something comical and quirky to show their particular flavour to the world. And the town of Bulls is no exception. On the road into town there is a sign […]

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If It Weren’t For Ya Gumboots…

An unexpected road trip with Jo is always going to be filled with fun and laughter. She is the Queen of Disney Princess music and her theatrical bent and gorgeous voice have you singing along before you know it…Okay, it might have been just my finger tapping on the steering wheel but I was definitely […]

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Colour in My Culinary World

We have no garden, so I have made a substitute with pots and although I can grow quite a lot of vege there is no way I can grow it all. So, that beautiful logistics co-ordinating daughter was online even before I had finished my moan and found me an online source that delivered to […]

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Keeping it all together

We had taken so long to organise ourselves to get ready that I chose not to go back for my gloves…bad mistake right there! By the time we had biked into town on a dreary cold Taupo winter morning our fingers were bitter cold. So, after our jobs were done we popped into the bike […]

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