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Saturday, February 17, 2018      6 comments

It's windy and a tropical cyclone is headed our way. So I have to prep the garden for a big blow, and also for my absence for a few weeks. I'm off to the beautiful Mohua Golden Bay to our holiday place again for a two week retreat. Leaving next ... Read more
February
Saturday, February 03, 2018      7 comments

Well that went quickly. Really since October I have been getting up first thing and working in the garden, but the last few days were very stormy. Tomorrow I'll be picking up after the storm, but today I mostly had the day off. Here is a storm... Read more
Holiday pix from our trip to the beautiful South Island.
Sunday, January 14, 2018      13 comments

A gravel road in summer leading to our holiday spot. Swimming at the beach ... Read more
A holiday
Saturday, December 09, 2017      9 comments

We're heading off for a holiday next week, the usual spots, south. Looking very much forward to departing but my garden is just kicking into major production. Bro in Law has just said he will stay at ours so he can get the benefit of the fresh ... Read more
A swim
Friday, December 08, 2017      6 comments

For various reasons I have not been swimming for a while, but sparkies, today was the day. After work, in 17.8 degree water, a swim in the harbour. Now feeling fresh and relaxed, and also, virtuous. Summer is on us here in Wellington and we ar... Read more
A swim
Friday, December 08, 2017      4 comments

For various reasons I have not been swimming for a while, but sparkies, today was the day. After work, in 17.8 degree water, a swim in the harbour. Now feeling fresh and relaxed, and also, virtuous. Summer is on us here in Wellington and we ar... Read more
Pinch and punch for the first of the month
Friday, December 01, 2017      8 comments

And it's the first month of summer. Lovely 21 degrees, apparently. I think hotter. Too hot to sit outside in our usual spot. Luckily we have two shade gardens. And that,s where we had an appetizer of tomatoes and mozzarella with home grown le... Read more
More taunting...
Monday, November 27, 2017      9 comments

..not really. I spent a hot morning in the garden and got a little dehydrated. But it's just about all done. After a judicious retreat in the heat of the afternoon, I returned to finish up around the chickens in the cool of the evening. Our n... Read more
The wild garden
Sunday, November 26, 2017      7 comments

At the bottom of the section is the wild terrace. It has the compost bins, and some very big trees, and a wild garden. I sow seeds there and let what will grow, grow. The chickens have access to it so it does not have so many enormous spiders a... Read more
eBiking [now with picture]
Sunday, November 19, 2017      8 comments

I wrote a blog about this and it just... disappeared! Have you tried eBiking? DH & I went for an excursion yesterday and it was the best fun. ... Read more
Spring has truly sprung and there is so much to do.
Saturday, November 04, 2017      10 comments

Hello strangers! I've been flat out lately, and neglecting all things Sparky. Working very hard in my garden, which is in its second flush of spring. All my forget me nots and bulbs are done, and the philadelphus, sweet peas, cranes bill gera... Read more
Fifi fizzing
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      8 comments

Have you ever had kvass? There is a company in NZ making it, and DH likes it. The brand he drinks is called Brod. It comes in nice bottles and they have a rose flavored kvass which I quite like. But not as much as wine or beer. My neighbour g... Read more
Oh...what have I been doing?
Friday, October 13, 2017      8 comments

Relaxing! Things are quiet at work and he weather hasn't been conducive to gardening so I have been tending my microgreens and kinda tidying and mooching and actually it's quite pleasant. Right now the evening is coming on, and the birds are ... Read more
Raining
Friday, October 06, 2017      10 comments

The forecast is for a rainy weekend, so I cleaned out the freezer. We've been eating out of it and have nearly got to the bottom. I made soup and golden latte and a Jaffa smoothie. (Cocoa, banana and orange with a hint of mint.) We are going t... Read more
The weather bounces
Thursday, October 05, 2017      10 comments

..from 20 degrees to 14, this is truly spring. Many plants have been planted, including another three potatoes in a container. Basil is everywhere. I caved in and bought some tomato potting mix, I will plant tomatoes directly into the bags. I pr... Read more

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