when cute turns brute

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Remember these cute little critters? Yeah, well they’re not cute anymore. The rest of the ducklings we fostered for Bird Rescue grew up, found homes or swam down the stream into the wilds but not these two. Nope. Tiny and … Read More

summer shoes

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My favourite shoes this summer. I had been eyeing some Saltwater sandals online but they were way too much money for me to justify buying them. The next day I was at a school fair and there was a pair, … Read More

Heroic Garden Festival

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It’s that time of the year again!  If visiting other people’s gardens is your idea of a good time, take a friend along to the Heroic Garden Festival. You’ll have access to 22 fabulous gardens all over Auckland on the … Read More

Meet Frank

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Gah! Is anyone else struggling to get back into the work headspace? I love my work too. I feel for those who don’t have that motivation.  Some consolation is cracking open the new diary. The lovely Julia from Do Good … Read More

Bring on 2017!

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I feel so grateful. I started the day doing a huge pile of dishes remembering good times with friends and have spent much of the day in the garden, walking, playing on the land and harvesting. Look at the yellow … Read More

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Seasons greetings lovelies.  Whether Christmas, Yule, Solstice or Kwanzaa is your thing, I hope these days are full of all the good things for you.  It’s a hard time for many. On Christmas morning we were walking the dog and … Read More

Back

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After a month out of action because of a back injury, I am back in the garden. It’s such a big part of our lives, this pottering in the garden thing. The growing our own food, tracking the seasons by … Read More

General Collective

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What a week it’s been.  We have so far to go, we humans. I have a lot to say about the US elections and the outcome. Others will say the same things more eloquently than me tonight. The hardest part … Read More

catching koura

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It was the morning after friends had slept over at ours. I had promised to make the boys a ‘training course’ so despite the post-flood sogginess I created a series of activities to do around the property. It ended with … Read More

ducklings

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Jed has wanted to foster ducklings to help out the local bird rescue centre for years. Our new house has a stream running past the front door, a big garden and a fenced off area (for when they get a … Read More

munro

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How fabulous are these jocks?!  There are three pairs, but one pair went on straight away and you know, it didn’t seem right to take ’em off to take a photo. Ahem. This colourful lot arrived in my mailbox last … Read More

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