About the about

The blog name changed between June and September, the layout after that, the About has been languishing, unloved and out of date. Not for much longer though, the About is finally to get a makeover in the last month of the year. So what prompted the name change? As previously mentioned while I am still…

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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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In the words of another…

…as to why I have not written a blog post recently, and a much needed re-prompt to myself. I have mentioned in the past that I am a bit of a fan of Annabel Langbein, and earlier this year there was an article about her in the NZ Women’s Weekly. It resonated strongly, and I…

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Modern art or…

…did you know that cupcake/muffin trays are essential when baking?! My daughter and I decided to have a go at baking and decorating some fancy cupcakes. There was a lot of mixture so I put a set of cupcake cases on a baking tray to bake along with those in the cupcake/muffin tray. Let us…

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‘Tis a modern world

On the walk to or from daycare my daughter and I often have conversations. I really had to laugh the other day. We have taught our daughter our first names in the case of an emergency, and she knows her surname. For some reason we were talking about her surname, and then she asked what…

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Best travel tip ever

Okay, I may be slightly biased as this was my other half’s idea. But I am convinced this is the best ever travel tip. Here goes: A power board Yes, is this day and age with x mumble devices in tow and accomodation when travelling that always seem to only have one or two spare…

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Dinosaurs and round tuits – in underwear terms

I cannot take credit for more than about 1% of this post, it is totally inspired by the Real Women’s recent post, The Underlying Truth, absolutely worth reading. Would you believe I went out a day or two later and made my first overdue purchase! What on earth am I talking about? Letting old, ratty,…

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Always leave work on time

How I imagined my life would be after finishing ‘the big job’ and how it is now are not in full synchronicity. I think this is why quite a lot of ‘always leave the office on time’ resonated with me. I was really good in how I went about what I did with my time…

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And now there are two!

Need I say more?! At the end of most days I ask my daughter what was her favourite thing about the day, and I do the same back. ‘Kid’s rules’ means I am never allowed to have the same favourite, even if it is my favourite. Tonight she said, “that you finished the socks and…

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I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it

I’m about to lose control and I think I like it… To steal two lines from a Pointer Sisters chorus! About what I hear you ask… Socks! The knitting of socks. And I have my daughter and Tin Can Knits to thank. Did I say I was excited?? I have just finished my first ever…

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