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What a relaxing time at the beach. The weather was wildly windy and there were rain storms on the water. The waves rolled in ceaselessly, with breakers far out into the ocean. Seabirds hovered and swooped in the wind. But it was warm, we did not... Read more
It is the last few days of spring, and we are preparing for a trip to a beach called Raumati, which means summer. Unfortunately rain is forecast, but we are taking our bathers just in case.
The place we stay is architect designed, and captures... Read more
The joys of gadgetry
Today is the end of the fourth week and of this round of the Cura, and I begin to wind down for a weekend at the beach, along with a return to more normal eating, at least some of the time. The dust hasn't settled yet but I got my fourth gold st... Read more
Early waking this morning after a nap yesterday. I gardened for five hours, the weeds are so lush and easily pulled out. My garden is full of weeds, many flowering. I know they are there but others just see a mass of flowers, and the garden is ... Read more
The next gold star...
...is within reach. I'm so glad for Beck's weight loss goals. She says graph up to a 5lb loss and start a new graph each time you achieve 5lbs.
Every time I get rid of 5lbs I put a gold star on my phone. This round of the Cura I have 3 shiny n... Read more
A new reality for some
We saw the sun for a while, and I caught a glimpse of the supermoon, but mostly it has rained since Sunday. The rain is washing down all the displaced soil in the earthquake slips, so we are experiencing a little taste of what it could be like i... Read more
Quakes AND stormy weather
Honestly, you wouldn't read about it. We are still having significant jolts, just had a 5.8, and to top it off there are gale force winds and a record downpour in the Wellington region. The MOST drenching rain, but I still went for a swim and fe... Read more
Earthquakes in Canterbury
More earthquakes in Canterbury, a 7.5 which woke us in Wellington, it went on for 2 minutes!
We're fine, our friends and family are fine, the quake was a long way away but followed by a wave of quakes up the country.
Not much sleep last nigh... Read more
In this dark dawn...
https://youtu.be/6wRYjtvIYK0... Read more
Raining today, it started out as a soft morning, the odd bit of drizzle, but now it is more than that, falling straight out of the sky, drenching and so good for the spring garden.
The tuis are not put off at all, my flowering flax bushes have... Read more
Chocolate bean cake recipe by request
I have yet to taste this but apparently the chocolate black bean cake went down a treat. DH advises it tasted as good as my goto chocolate cake, which is loved by all.
That,s a surprise as he knows I'll bake it again, so I guess it's a recomme... Read more
Once again blogging in bed admiring a beautiful sunrise.
Just weighed myself to find I am at a new number for this year, and have earned myself another gold star for my phone cover to mark the next five pounds lost.
I came home ... Read more
...looking out the picture window at a dark and threatening sky. Yesterday, a work day, was blissfully sunny and mild. Why is it that the weather packs up for the weekend? Anyway, I'll wear my raincoat today. But before I get up...
I'm approac... Read more
The first day of November here and I have made serious inroads on my eating for the week.
Food shopped yesterday, my least favorite thing, and I have so much enjoyed MyFoodBag taking that off my hands. But I'm on the Cura now so MyFoodBag won'... Read more
Dryathlon drawing to a close?
Nearly the end of Stoptober and while you might be preoccupied with Halloween, I am thinking about my dryathlon coming to a close.
It has been our most social month this year, all unintentionally. I have lost count of the ... Read more