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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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Another Time and Place

Finally, we were here. The place of our destination. The opportunity had been given to come and be the ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Alpine Motel Arthur’s Pass, and we had grabbed it with both hands.My darling dearest had suggested he take time off from his work and we make a holiday/road trip for two […]

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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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Life Class

That you should do Life Classes is something you hear everywhere among those who like to paint. I used to do them way back when, but I got REALLY sick of looking at everyone’s bits and pieces. I mean, is that really life? I might make a quick dash from the shower when the kids […]

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A Spanner In The Works

A long day done and wanting to relax, my darling dearest wearily plodded up the stairs to start the relax process by changing into comfy clothes. He works long and hard and I really like to see him chill out in the evenings. However, what  greeted him upstairs spurred him into lightening action, bounding down the […]

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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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Art Trail Taupo 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve been sharing my #Grateful posts on here with you all…apologies. I have been busy doing my first Art Trail exhibition and I have been just a little consumed. (My family think that should read ‘just a LOT consumed’) It’s over now and I have resurfaced for a gulp of air before […]

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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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