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Soft Falling Snow

Finally the moment had arrived. All the preparing, arranging and packing had been done. Little notes were stuck to appropriate places around the house so that birds would not be forgotten, dogs would be cared for, plants would be watered and still alive on our return. The car had been checked over for oil, water […]

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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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Sing, Sing A Song

He might be a bolshy little fellow in his bright orange suit of feathers but, oh my, he can sing a great song. Seems to start with the cover coming off his cage until it goes back on at night. Personally, I LOVE it. My family, however, aren’t quite so thrilled. Perhaps they just don’t […]

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Goosebumps Down My Spine

He sent a text saying he could be there at ten. Although it wasn’t an emergency I was grateful. A piano is an investment that needs to be looked after. Our piano is not only an investment but for me an emotional attachment. Out first Christmas together as Mr. & Mrs. He was late home […]

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All Awash

  The long  weekend to celebrate Easter has come and gone. The house is now empty again as everyone has gone back to work. I should also be out in the studio wielding that paintbrush but first I’d just like to get the washing out and drying. Taking all the  cleaned clothes off the lines […]

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The Gift of a Moment

I watch my friend as a mother of young children, pre-schoolers and a gorgeous new baby, post in her blog of her desire to be present, not wanting to waste any of these precious newborn days. She’s such a good-hearted mum and I love reading of her journey. You can read her story here. Only  a […]

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Watching Clouds Go By

Doesn’t that title just just scream of lazy Summer days? It was exactly that… the gift of a lazy Summer day. Sitting  side by side down at the water’s edge Away from home and work and responsibilities An afternoon to catch our breath To breathe. Nothing but clouds scudding across the sky in front to entertain us […]

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Roast Dinner AGAIN!

Senior moments? Forgetful? Doing too many things at once? Who knows…but it wasn’t till after the post had gone up that I realised there was no artwork attached. All the effort those wonderful kids had gone to cooking us roast dinners, and I had not even included the very grateful empty plate with knife and fork […]

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Summer’s Song

Summer is coming to it’s fullness. Garden flowers are showing their bright colours. The grass on the hills is turning a sunburnt golden hue. And we find ourselves seeking respite from her piercing rays. We pitch the tent under a tree. We enjoy the cool of the bush for a walk during the day. We cool […]

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