In the swim with new shampoo
I haven't been swimming as regularly as usual because I've been busy with other stuff. So it's nice to pick it up again. I overdid it the last couple of days so had yesterday off just to be sure I had DOMS (=delayed onset muscle soreness) and no... Read more
It's scheduled to snow somewhere in the country but thankfully not here. However the cold weather is with us now.
In a spirit of hope I have hung out the washing but there is very little breeze so I think the dryer will come into play.
I had... Read more
Cool here today, I think there would have been a frost down in the valley.
I am getting rugged up to get into the garden and do a few things while the sun is still out.
Week two of my new food delivery service will arrive tonight.
Ginger b... Read more
The mystery of the disappearing meringues
I know, meringues shouldn't be a part of Fifi's food vocabulary, but making aquafaba meringues really appealed to the thrifty side of Fifi.
Aquafaba is the brine from a can of chickpeas, and it acts like egg whites if you beat it. So I made a ... Read more
I'm presently recovering from our endeavours upgrading the kitchen in our flat. Here it is, just one unit but quite a bit of work
Our tenants are ... Read more
Thank goodness I am going to work today! I have spent my four day weekend deep cleaning the bottom flat in preparation for our new tenants & I am tuckered out. Old tenant moved out after three years, and we have a week between to do some stuff.
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It's been balmy lately and we have spent quite a few evenings and afternoons sitting out enjoying our garden.
Easter was followed by ANZAC day on Tuesday as a public holiday, and I've enjoyed the company of a decompressing DH. As usual I have ... Read more
I only work 3 days a week and not on Monday's so having Easter Friday is my only public holiday. I get 5 days off in a row. Five days of gardening , I think. Though we were supposed to have a tropical cyclone. It swung past a little to the east ... Read more
Shower dome image and other domestic stuff
OK, for those of you that wanted to see my new gadget, here is a picture
Not my shower, though very similar, but the dome is hard to photograph, you ... Read more
Domestic busyness and food talk
Getting our new tenants has generated a burst of domesticity. I spent yesterday prepping vegetables. I made a vegetable curry and some rice and quinoa, a coconut rice pudding, vegetable soup, spiralized carrots. Today I cooked a haloumi and adde... Read more
Our Irish tenant is returning to Ireland so we need to replace her.
What a palaver! But actually it has been relatively simple and Oh, so quick.
She had friends who wanted the flat, but in the event they changed their minds. So I advertised ... Read more
Yet another day in the garden.
What a glorious day, so hot I was tempted to go to the beach but gardening is my spare time agenda.
Planted alyssum, weeded and swept, made space for other ground cover. As I was planting lettuces my chicken buddy watched and rushed to try to... Read more
The last few days I have made serious inroads into my garden. The unusual season means it has been friable from spring right through. And now we have an autumn flush I want to take full advantage of the opportunity to move and establish plants a... Read more
MIA for a few days
Don't know what happened, I've been MIA lately. But getting on with things, swimming in the colder Wellington sea, gardening, and picking up Yoga with Adriene again. I made a good start on the 31 day Revolution when on holiday but on my return d... Read more
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Holding on to the holiday
I've been back nearly a week, including my four day work week. I got a bit lost in the mundane, but am clawing back that holiday feeling.
My break was truly like a spa, with rest, swims, yoga, walks, and a strong connection with nature. My wor... Read more