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Thinking about Stoptember
Monday, August 29, 2016      11 comments

In Nz we have a Steptember challenge going where people raise money for charity by increasing their steps. September here is the first month of spring, although we have had a wonderfully mild winter and the last month has had some lovely weather... Read more
Food blog: Grab and go lunches
Sunday, August 21, 2016      9 comments

Warning, trigger food maybe mentioned here. This morning is one of my batch cooking days. i got a head start yesterday when I made a chicken vegetable curry (chicken, pineapple, cauli, potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, beans and corn briefly fire... Read more
Fish pie for OJ
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      6 comments

Fifi's fish pie, by request. Mash potatoes for topping. Preheat oven to 180 centigrade. Heat 2 cups trim milk with 2 bay leaves and 4 peppercorns. Gently fry celery and onions in butter. After 5 minutes add 1/4 c flour and some salt and coo... Read more
A feeling of virtue
Monday, August 15, 2016      13 comments

I exercised first thing this morning, a swim and water yoga. Felt so good. Was tempted to do more but decided to go easy. Just as well because on my return home I prepped and even cooked a few things. Prepped for Vegetarian stir fry tonight, c... Read more
A pleasant surprise
Sunday, August 14, 2016      11 comments

Yesterday was bright and mild. DH & I walked around the waterfront. Little boats were out in the harbour and there were many walkers. We both enjoyed our walk and promised to make it a regular feature. Nothing strenuous, just normal walking - it... Read more
A week in the life ...
Friday, August 12, 2016      12 comments

It's been cold - we have had frosts to the extent I have had to scrape the car windscreen. But ravishing days, and they are getting longer. Driving home around Oriental Bay the water is pink with the sunset, the Harbour fountain foams hyperwhite... Read more
Busy busy with lovely treats
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      12 comments

It is freezing today, 3 degrees centigrade which is quite cool for us in Wellington, which is normally temperate in winter. Our island is not blanketed in snow but there's a fair amount about. I've had the washing out twice today but I give up n... Read more
Doing things differently
Monday, August 01, 2016      11 comments

I've taken up Sudoku again. I got into the craze when it started in the West, then did them less often as I got busier, and more tired. When I'm tired, I don't do so well at sudoku. I am slower. My app tells me how long they take, so I can se... Read more
its all a matter of priorities
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      10 comments

i've done lots of fun things lately. On Sunday Dear Niece and I drove to the Manawatu to see the Frida Kahlo photographs exhibition. http://www.temanawa.co.nz/fr
ida/ DN took some photos of her own as we were driving back along the coast ... Read more
A working weekend
Sunday, July 17, 2016      12 comments

Hi there, sparkadees emoticon I know i have been quiet, but, boy have I been busy. Nothing very exciting. F... Read more
Strapped
Friday, July 08, 2016      17 comments

I live up 106 steps, and they've been giving me a bit of trouble since I sprained my knee. After treating it myself with rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation, and exercise) and anti inflammatories I was getting nowhere. In fact, there were a ... Read more
The winterless north, continued
Sunday, June 26, 2016      11 comments

It has been so rainy here, and it's getting a bit cold. So I am going back in my mind to our April trip to the winterless north. Last travelblog we had spent a night at Omapere after a drivey sort of day, which concluded with a sundown swim. ... Read more
Still drinking
Sunday, June 26, 2016      13 comments

Hey there Sparkadees, checking in for the first time in a while. I've been logging in but keeping a low profile this month. Keeping up my hydration challenge, which has interacted a little with last month's sleep challenge, as might be expected.... Read more
Drink up: wine o'clock
Friday, June 10, 2016      13 comments

That,s not quite what I had in mind for my hydrating June challenge, but I came home early today because my arms are overcooked from too much computer work. It's Friday, it can be wine o'clock, I am rereading the Cormaran Strike books, it is v... Read more
Back to basics: Drink up
Monday, May 30, 2016      12 comments

Taking a leaf out of OverworkedJanet's book to focus on something each month. This month has been getting enough sleep. And it,s been more successful than I anticipated. I am feeling rested and relaxed, due to getting seven hours sleep most n... Read more

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