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Fly fishing in our pristine rivers





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Kayaking at Milford Sound South Island New Zealand



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Abuzz with change in NEW ZEALAND!

Hallo from New Zealand. Interesting people are giving me a buzz so come and join me. My world is also abuzz with change... I am eager to try new things, to explore. I have learned that exploring recipe books and cooking food from all cultures in the world is not good for the waistline as it is encouraging us as a family to eat more.

In the culinary world, Vegs are my bestest friends, followed by limited portions of fruit, then legumes and yes, I eat meat but I stay away from ...
Hallo from New Zealand. Interesting people are giving me a buzz so come and join me. My world is also abuzz with change... I am eager to try new things, to explore. I have learned that exploring recipe books and cooking food from all cultures in the world is not good for the waistline as it is encouraging us as a family to eat more.

In the culinary world, Vegs are my bestest friends, followed by limited portions of fruit, then legumes and yes, I eat meat but I stay away from refined carbs including flour and added sugar.

I do love a couple of squares of dark chocolate from 70% cacao upwards.

My favourite exercises are walking and the Elliptical.

A good movie is something I prefer to theatre. A good book make my heart sing and my bed...never puffed up or angry, never any back chat, it is just there ready to give me what I want. One day I will write a poem about my love relationship with my bed. Ha -ha.
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MAGGIEVAN : hubby has urinary track infection. He came home last night after work very pale and went to emergency rooms. I feel for him. I know he will get better soon.
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Member Since: 6/21/2010

My Goals:
To love and be loved.

To promote love, peace and harmony, with other members of the human race, the animal kingdom and our wonderful planet but mostly with myself.

My Program:
Abundance of good nutrition...I am a firm believer of "nushi gusui" Japanese for "may your food (and lifestyle) heal."

I eat plain food with limited human intervention.

Doing exercise 6 days of the week.

My Guru is Dr. John Tickell of Australia with the Great Australian Diet. Long life Dr. John!

Personal Information:
My name is Maggie and I am happily married to Roelf, the love of my life. My children (3 boys) are adults now and I have time to look after myself and time to record what I do. I like that.

My grandchildren are also boys, and the two of them living in South Africa with their parents.

We are ex-South African but living in New Zealand for 18 years.

Other Information:
"Hakuna Matata" No worries... as life is at times too negative and life is so short.

I love reading and have a huge knowlege of nutrition. I hope with the help of Spark to put it into action.

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PKCTTS
10/23/2014 11:06:00 PM

Hi Maggie, Thanks for the goodie. Actually Suezette (ETTEZEUS) is in charge of the Camp book club. But your plan is one that I'm sure she would approve of.



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WATOGA17
10/23/2014 7:35:05 AM

Hosseini really does have a wonderful way of painting a picture that makes you feel like you are right there experiencing the story. I really enjoyed them all, but the first two were my favorites.



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CHRYSTALSEWELL
10/22/2014 1:35:47 PM

Thank you for your 'veggie chomping' encouragement! Have a lovely day! emoticon



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WHITNEYTEACHER
10/22/2014 8:19:41 AM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my "Today is the First Day" blog. I feel like we're ships passing in the night, I keep seeing you in short little bursts different places on the site - nice to be back in touch emoticon



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WHITNEYTEACHER
10/21/2014 5:38:49 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page to read my blog. I haven't made it to our cabin for a few days to say, "Hi" there but plan to before much longer, I'd like the chance to catch up with you some emoticon



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