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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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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From hank to ball and a new stitch

Over Christmas I visited Hokitika for the first time – the joy of family who relocate enabling you to see new places. For some unknown reason I did a bit of advance preparation, as in I found out there was the world famous, or “perhaps world famous in NZ” Sock World Hokitika – here is their website and facebook page.…

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This book has made me a widow!

A long while back I invited you to enter Mr Chen’s Emporium.  This time I did not have to wait several months and need to get sick to read the sequel!  Though on this occasion I purchased the book in Australia, and it wasn’t until I was home in NZ on the west coast for Christmas…

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And I missed May too!

Slippage, just like April!  So a blog goal of two for June.  Here is the first. “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself” I love this.  How often do we hold ourselves back from doing what we really want to? Often thinking that all is out of our control.  Or we can’t…

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Heaven where you least expect it

Sometimes the last place where you would expect to indulge yourself is the best indulgence of all.  If you are ever in the small town of Westport, on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, with part of an evening to spare I have an indulgence for you to experience.  The West…

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Whitebait, Sand, Inspiration and Aspiration

It all started with a whitebait fritter, and it exploded from there in all directions, almost like a shock wave from a nuclear bomb.  

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Online passport application, who knew?

Well I am just managing to squeak in a second post before the month comes to an end, and its not even December!  I am tempted to ask for more hours in the day for Christmas, however I would probably just fill them with more chores and not me time which is what I really…

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