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eBiking [now with picture]
Sunday, November 19, 2017      7 comments

I wrote a blog about this and it just... disappeared! Have you tried eBiking? DH & I went for an excursion yesterday and it was the best fun. ... Read more
Spring has truly sprung and there is so much to do.
Saturday, November 04, 2017      10 comments

Hello strangers! I've been flat out lately, and neglecting all things Sparky. Working very hard in my garden, which is in its second flush of spring. All my forget me nots and bulbs are done, and the philadelphus, sweet peas, cranes bill gera... Read more
Fifi fizzing
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      8 comments

Have you ever had kvass? There is a company in NZ making it, and DH likes it. The brand he drinks is called Brod. It comes in nice bottles and they have a rose flavored kvass which I quite like. But not as much as wine or beer. My neighbour g... Read more
Oh...what have I been doing?
Friday, October 13, 2017      8 comments

Relaxing! Things are quiet at work and he weather hasn't been conducive to gardening so I have been tending my microgreens and kinda tidying and mooching and actually it's quite pleasant. Right now the evening is coming on, and the birds are ... Read more
Friday, October 06, 2017      10 comments

The forecast is for a rainy weekend, so I cleaned out the freezer. We've been eating out of it and have nearly got to the bottom. I made soup and golden latte and a Jaffa smoothie. (Cocoa, banana and orange with a hint of mint.) We are going t... Read more
The weather bounces
Thursday, October 05, 2017      10 comments

..from 20 degrees to 14, this is truly spring. Many plants have been planted, including another three potatoes in a container. Basil is everywhere. I caved in and bought some tomato potting mix, I will plant tomatoes directly into the bags. I pr... Read more
Friday, September 29, 2017      8 comments

The election is done and we are waiting for the final count. We don't have a government yet and there is no clear winner. So a period of peace and quiet is settling over us. There are about 30 new MPs, and some of them are already asking the lib... Read more
Thursday, September 21, 2017      13 comments

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 on the lawn outside my office steps. There was a lot of smoke, I fear he will not survive.... Read more
The future
Monday, September 18, 2017      10 comments

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 person and I want to get up early and spend 'me' time before undertaking anything else. Daylight saving... Read more
New toy
Friday, September 15, 2017      16 comments

I bought myself a little present, an aromatherapy diffuser I bought it online and was surprised that it is a bit bigger than I had anticipated. Bu... Read more
Spring birthday
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      9 comments

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 have one of these? It is a gadget with a reservoir for water and it delivers pulses of air and water. ... Read more
Walking like a little old lady
Sunday, September 10, 2017      9 comments

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. Yay, I got round it! Very pleased with myself and that part of the garden looks so civilized. My daphn... Read more
Garden minutiae
Saturday, September 09, 2017      10 comments

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 here I am again after seven hours in the garden getting round the main beds on our second to bottom te... Read more
Indoor garden
Sunday, September 03, 2017      10 comments

Here's my kitchen garden. It's messing up my kitchen and I need to rehome some of these plants. ... Read more
Microgreen salad
Friday, September 01, 2017      10 comments

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 mustard and clover microgreens. Delicious! I felt rather proud of myself as it is the second da... Read more

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