Marking an occasion

To mark the day someone’s Mum was in hospital (ok mine!) with the words and the drink recipe of others. The words of another – aka 45 Life Lessons Written by a “90-Year Old Woman, who was not actually 90!) here. They are all good, my pick for today is, “The best is yet to…

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Thursday Life

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” Wise words from the now departed but ever fabulous, Maya Angelou. A nice prompt and reminder for me as my time clock is shortly about to roll over another year.…

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Anyone still there…?

Not quite Mayday, Mayday as in the emergency call for help, but I have chosen to put fingers to the keyboard again and post this on May 1st as it is May Day in the northern hemisphere – despite being located in the southern hemisphere. I am clearly confused, or perhaps simply a tad bonkers…

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Season’s Greetings

2017 has not been the year I imagined. Maybe I had more specific intentions or perhaps the years are always like this and it is simply that I noticed this year. Nevertheless I shall have some intentions for 2018. Wishing you all the best for the festive season in whatever way you do or don’t…

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The joy of sox

Bad title pun intended – sorry! I have joined the pilgrimage that many others before me have travelled. What is it about knitting socks that is so addictive and inspiring. I am a complete babe in the woods – one pair of small child socks, three pairs of baby socks, and currently in the midst…

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New from old blanket

In the kiwi vernacular I would say, “I suck the big kumara“, given the almighty gap between this post and my previous post. However I believe that for once the underlying cause is genuine. In about two months I will be relocating to Queenstown, New Zealand. (Do not get distracted, this is a post about about…

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Lemon honey in the city

Living in a big city naturally means you do not have an acre of land. We are lucky in that we have a courtyard, and it gets sun in the summer. You have heard me wax lyrical about basil pesto before. Well now it is the turn of some humble lemons. One of our first…

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