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This month I am on the wagon, and it has been my most social time for a very long time, with dinner parties and dinners out, houseguests and drop in visitors, and now a funeral to attend. Every single one of these occasions would have involved a... Read more
We went out for dinner last weekend to celebrate DN's birthday, and I was the sober driver! I wear glasses and I'm not keen driving at night, but I managed and enjoyed being the chauffeur.
This has to be one of the most social months lately, w... Read more
Dinner party weekend included an impromptu lunch date also! And tonight out for dinner with DN. So far this has been our most social month for a while. Regardless I am pressing on with Stoptober. No liquor for the month.
Usually wine accompan... Read more
Hello there Sparkadees!
Long time no post.
I,ve been MIA the last few weeks. DH,s birthday. Messy work situation I'm helping out with.
Sister came to stay and whilst picking herbs in prep for her visit I hurt my left forearm. We think it's... Read more
Mixing it up a little
Even though the days are getting longer and I am enjoying the light mornings, it,s still dark outside right now. I do love this time of year when we naturally wake early and have time to inhabit the mornng before heading to work.
Though the b... Read more
Thinking about Stoptember
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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.
DN took some photos of her own as we were driving back along the coast ... Read more
A working weekend
Hi there, sparkadees
I know i have been quiet, but, boy have I been busy. Nothing very exciting.
F... Read more