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In the swim with new shampoo
Monday, May 22, 2017      6 comments

I haven't been swimming as regularly as usual because I've been busy with other stuff. So it's nice to pick it up again. I overdid it the last couple of days so had yesterday off just to be sure I had DOMS (=delayed onset muscle soreness) and no... Read more
Getting real
Monday, May 15, 2017      8 comments

It's scheduled to snow somewhere in the country but thankfully not here. However the cold weather is with us now. In a spirit of hope I have hung out the washing but there is very little breeze so I think the dryer will come into play. I had... Read more
Saturday, May 13, 2017      8 comments

Cool here today, I think there would have been a frost down in the valley. I am getting rugged up to get into the garden and do a few things while the sun is still out. Week two of my new food delivery service will arrive tonight. Ginger b... Read more
The mystery of the disappearing meringues
Friday, May 12, 2017      8 comments

I know, meringues shouldn't be a part of Fifi's food vocabulary, but making aquafaba meringues really appealed to the thrifty side of Fifi. Aquafaba is the brine from a can of chickpeas, and it acts like egg whites if you beat it. So I made a ... Read more
Kitchen improvements
Sunday, May 07, 2017      7 comments

I'm presently recovering from our endeavours upgrading the kitchen in our flat. Here it is, just one unit but quite a bit of work Our tenants are ... Read more
Tuckered out
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      7 comments

Thank goodness I am going to work today! I have spent my four day weekend deep cleaning the bottom flat in preparation for our new tenants & I am tuckered out. Old tenant moved out after three years, and we have a week between to do some stuff. ... Read more
Time out
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      8 comments

It's been balmy lately and we have spent quite a few evenings and afternoons sitting out enjoying our garden. Easter was followed by ANZAC day on Tuesday as a public holiday, and I've enjoyed the company of a decompressing DH. As usual I have ... Read more
Easter holiday
Friday, April 14, 2017      8 comments

I only work 3 days a week and not on Monday's so having Easter Friday is my only public holiday. I get 5 days off in a row. Five days of gardening , I think. Though we were supposed to have a tropical cyclone. It swung past a little to the east ... Read more
Shower dome image and other domestic stuff
Monday, April 10, 2017      17 comments

OK, for those of you that wanted to see my new gadget, here is a picture Not my shower, though very similar, but the dome is hard to photograph, you ... Read more
Domestic busyness and food talk
Monday, April 03, 2017      9 comments

Getting our new tenants has generated a burst of domesticity. I spent yesterday prepping vegetables. I made a vegetable curry and some rice and quinoa, a coconut rice pudding, vegetable soup, spiralized carrots. Today I cooked a haloumi and adde... Read more
New tenants
Saturday, April 01, 2017      10 comments

Our Irish tenant is returning to Ireland so we need to replace her. What a palaver! But actually it has been relatively simple and Oh, so quick. She had friends who wanted the flat, but in the event they changed their minds. So I advertised ... Read more
Yet another day in the garden.
Monday, March 20, 2017      7 comments

What a glorious day, so hot I was tempted to go to the beach but gardening is my spare time agenda. Planted alyssum, weeded and swept, made space for other ground cover. As I was planting lettuces my chicken buddy watched and rushed to try to... Read more
Autumn flush
Saturday, March 18, 2017      8 comments

The last few days I have made serious inroads into my garden. The unusual season means it has been friable from spring right through. And now we have an autumn flush I want to take full advantage of the opportunity to move and establish plants a... Read more
MIA for a few days
Monday, March 13, 2017      10 comments

Don't know what happened, I've been MIA lately. But getting on with things, swimming in the colder Wellington sea, gardening, and picking up Yoga with Adriene again. I made a good start on the 31 day Revolution when on holiday but on my return d... Read more
Holding on to the holiday
Sunday, March 05, 2017      6 comments

I've been back nearly a week, including my four day work week. I got a bit lost in the mundane, but am clawing back that holiday feeling. My break was truly like a spa, with rest, swims, yoga, walks, and a strong connection with nature. My wor... Read more

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