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  • My present predicament

    9/25/2017 2:20:02 PM, by ANIHAKA

    My husband and I left the comfort of home (New Zealand) bound for Europe in early June 2017. We travelled to China first and had a beautiful ... Read more

  • Harrowing

    9/21/2017 4:21:31 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Oh, Sparkies, I feel so petty this evening, after my last grizzly blog. Such a harrowing thing at work. A poor demented man set himself on fire o... Read more

  • The future

    9/18/2017 9:55:54 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    We have an election this weekend and the next day is the beginning of spring daylight saving. I HATE daylight saving as I am a morning pers... Read more

  • All is OK

    9/18/2017 2:20:29 AM, by BRASYANN7

    Still have a long way to go. Stamina is improving fitness getting there, weight loss not so good... Read more

  • New toy

    9/15/2017 11:37:42 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I bought myself a little present, an aromatherapy diffuser Read more

  • Spring birthday

    9/13/2017 3:36:23 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    There are many birthdays in September in my neck of the woods including DH's birthday today. I bought him a new toy, a water flosser. Do you ha... Read more

  • Walking like a little old lady

    9/10/2017 2:44:02 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I was in the garden at 7am determined to sort out the terrace I was working on. Forecast was for rain later in the day and I was on a mission. Ya... Read more

  • Garden minutiae

    9/9/2017 2:58:27 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Sparkies I feel a bit sheepish. I looked back on my blogs and they are all the same, gardening, microgreens, sprouts - this is my life. And he... Read more

  • Indoor garden

    9/3/2017 6:14:08 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Here's my kitchen garden. It's messing up my kit... Read more

  • Springing ...

    9/3/2017 12:37:19 AM, by BARCLE

    ... into action this Spring. That's right - Spring. It's Spring, Spring, Spring, Spring here in New Zealand. So far this month (okay it's... Read more

  • Microgreen salad

    9/1/2017 10:31:34 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Today I made a garden salad that I grew myself. It had baby silver beet, beetroot leaves, rocket, calendula, parsley, mint, broad bean tips, and ... Read more

  • Microgreens

    8/26/2017 1:44:01 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    My first planting of microgreens is coming along. They had a sudden boost when I gave them a drink of compost tea. I shall do this more often and... Read more

  • Sprouts

    8/23/2017 5:24:27 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    For the first time in some years I made sprouts and we ate them in our dinner salad. Mung bean sprouts are pretty easy. I've started some microgr... Read more

  • Glorious gardening

    8/19/2017 3:34:50 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Got in a good day's gardening yesterday. My neighbour in the middle flat helped. He wants to have a flower garden so I gave him the beds his wind... Read more

  • Gales and gardening madness

    8/16/2017 9:53:24 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Woken just now by blasts of wind. It is supposed to get to gusts of 130 kph, which is 80 mph. Windy! I hope that it will settle down but think we... Read more

  • Sring fever

    8/14/2017 12:17:21 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    It's raining off and on and when it is on it is REALLY raining. Truly, this is spring. Next will be the equinox gales. Read more

  • success, sorta :) (keto-ish after a month)

    8/13/2017 2:43:57 PM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    Well it's a few days off a month since my last update. I did indeed, do several keto recipes for all kinds of yummy treats, eg keto chocolate m... Read more

  • How Are You ? What are you feeling/Doing ?

    8/8/2017 10:11:32 PM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Hello Sparkies, Just dropping in to say hello and to not be a Spark People Recluse who doesn't make any contact anymore. I'm still doing the u... Read more

  • Spring weather

    8/8/2017 2:25:08 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Warm today but rainy, showers all through the day and if I'd been sufficiently motivated I might have got a little bit more gardening done. Here ... Read more

  • Determinedly digging

    8/7/2017 2:52:48 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Another session in the garden, a good four hours. I feel I am in a race with the spring weather to prune what needs to be pruned and get the soil... Read more

  • Nesting

    8/5/2017 8:43:55 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I saw a fantail flying overhead with a long piece of straw in her beak. If that isn't spring I don't know what is! So I prepared a bunch of nesti... Read more

  • August

    8/1/2017 4:43:29 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Hello Sparkaroos! Golly it's cold today but that doesn't mean that spring is not in the picture, the birds insist. Also there are buds and they... Read more

  • Multitasking

    7/25/2017 3:22:55 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    What a satisfying day I had yesterday. Put on the laundry and tidied as I prepped a slow cooker meal. It was lamb shanks cooked with vegetables ... Read more

  • Going green and frugal

    7/24/2017 4:22:59 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Another fine morning and not really that cold. I think I will go to the beach for a walk today. I will take a bag along and be sure to pick ... Read more

  • Critter love

    7/22/2017 11:08:58 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    The new neighbours are so happy, and Ali, the chef bought a bag of chicken treats for the girls. They have never had such wonderful delicacies. ... Read more

  • Another windy weekend

    7/21/2017 7:03:12 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    There has been another storm, I think it is over for us now but still raging in the bottom of the South Island. Towns have been evacuated as more... Read more

  • Ouch!

    7/16/2017 10:25:08 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I was so excited to have the space and the weather to garden I went mad and made both arms really sore. Only temporary, I'm sure. But in the mean... Read more

  • First Week Review

    7/16/2017 7:37:58 PM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    So I have been integrating David into the Ketogenic diet, he's clearly never counted macro's before in his life, he finds it quite... disdainful;... Read more

  • After the storm

    7/15/2017 3:50:51 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Here is a photo taken from my bathroom window of morning fog the day before the weather turned bad last week. Read more

  • Keeping On, day 2

    7/11/2017 6:42:43 AM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    Today David and I went to our new house, (first time to try living together), and,, we had had such a negative horrid experiencethe firsttime we ... Read more

  • Back on Spark! wooo! Intro and Pics :)

    7/10/2017 4:34:08 PM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    Today my 2 year long partner, David and I did ... Read more

  • I'm baaack

    7/6/2017 3:40:26 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Where have I been? I dunno. Taking care of business. Not exercising quite as much as I ought. Gardening. Swimming. Working. Really busy at wor... Read more

  • Kefir, resistant starch, motor racing

    6/11/2017 6:36:39 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I think I have got the hang of kefir now, I make it every day and have some on the go for a second ferment. Every few days I make a smoothie for ... Read more

  • Holiday weekend

    6/3/2017 1:28:04 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Yet another domestic day, housework, made scrambled eggs for DH, swam, bit of gardening, then had a glass of wine with our new neighbour who was... Read more

  • Domestic doings

    5/29/2017 10:37:05 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I made my first milk kefir today, a little more trouble than yogurt but apparently a zillion more good strains of probiotic. Haven't tasted it ye... Read more

  • Time for New Beginnings

    5/28/2017 10:32:00 PM, by ROSINVN

    We are about to enter the sixth month of 2017 so it is time to evaluate and set new goals. I have been regularly signed into the BLC Challen... Read more

  • In the swim with new shampoo

    5/22/2017 11:41:59 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I haven't been swimming as regularly as usual because I've been busy with other stuff. So it's nice to pick it up again. I overdid it the last co... Read more

  • My New Look -oo-

    5/16/2017 2:13:37 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Hello again Sparkies, I hope that you are in a good space. Since I last blogged I am restarting yet again. It is day one, after letting the co... Read more

  • Getting real

    5/15/2017 10:37:51 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    It's scheduled to snow somewhere in the country but thankfully not here. However the cold weather is with us now. In a spirit of hope I have hu... Read more

  • My Day

    5/15/2017 5:06:21 AM, by SLIMMERKIWI

    Today I decided to use some of the left-over roll of bubble-wrap to 'line' my south-facing bedroom windows for the winter. I really like it AND ... Read more

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