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Easter holiday
Friday, April 14, 2017      8 comments

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
Monday, April 10, 2017      17 comments

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
Monday, April 03, 2017      9 comments

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
New tenants
Saturday, April 01, 2017      10 comments

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.
Monday, March 20, 2017      7 comments

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
Autumn flush
Saturday, March 18, 2017      8 comments

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
Monday, March 13, 2017      10 comments

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
Holding on to the holiday
Sunday, March 05, 2017      6 comments

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
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      7 comments

What a pleasant drive home it was. The weather was a little hot, but apart from that, the roads were not too busy and late summer is a beautiful time in New Zealand. It was a very peacable crossing in the ferry, and when we turned into the... Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017      7 comments

To answer your question, OJ, yes. In the river there are little baby fish, I saw them in the shallows. Under the rocks at the far bank there are many eels. But luckily I didn't see any. I'm sure they knew about me, though. One of my friends wa... Read more
The river pix
Saturday, February 25, 2017      11 comments

The rapids The big pool It's quite long ... Read more
The river
Friday, February 24, 2017      13 comments

I am holidaying in the valley of the Anatoki River. We hear the sound of the river day and night.. When it rains the water rises and the force of its heightened flow rolls the boulders over. We hear them as they grind against each other. T... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017      8 comments

Yesterday I was busy all day but headed off for a swim in the evening. I found a beach that had surf, quite unusual for Golden Bay which is shallow and warm. Played in the warm surf and got home after dark. Today was a friend's birthday so I m... Read more
Things that go bump in the night
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      8 comments

I was so chillaxed yesterday, pretty much all I did was reading and yoga. It was very hot but I didn't even go for a swim. I made banana fritters, though. The first banana I have had for a while. They are easy, mash a banana, mix with an e... Read more

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