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One weekend...with recipe
Sunday, December 04, 2016      11 comments

It was a three day feast, thank goodness it's over. A wonderful still night on Friday, we sat outside in the garden for our housemates' dinner. Later we turned on the outdoor heater but there was not a breath of wind and the night sky was bea... Read more
Monday, November 28, 2016      10 comments

What a relaxing time at the beach. The weather was wildly windy and there were rain storms on the water. The waves rolled in ceaselessly, with breakers far out into the ocean. Seabirds hovered and swooped in the wind. But it was warm, we did not... Read more
The beach
Thursday, November 24, 2016      12 comments

It is the last few days of spring, and we are preparing for a trip to a beach called Raumati, which means summer. Unfortunately rain is forecast, but we are taking our bathers just in case. The place we stay is architect designed, and captures... Read more
The joys of gadgetry
Sunday, November 20, 2016      11 comments

Today is the end of the fourth week and of this round of the Cura, and I begin to wind down for a weekend at the beach, along with a return to more normal eating, at least some of the time. The dust hasn't settled yet but I got my fourth gold st... Read more
Garden bliss
Saturday, November 19, 2016      15 comments

Early waking this morning after a nap yesterday. I gardened for five hours, the weeds are so lush and easily pulled out. My garden is full of weeds, many flowering. I know they are there but others just see a mass of flowers, and the garden is ... Read more
The next gold star...
Friday, November 18, 2016      14 comments within reach. I'm so glad for Beck's weight loss goals. She says graph up to a 5lb loss and start a new graph each time you achieve 5lbs. Every time I get rid of 5lbs I put a gold star on my phone. This round of the Cura I have 3 shiny n... Read more
A new reality for some
Thursday, November 17, 2016      15 comments

We saw the sun for a while, and I caught a glimpse of the supermoon, but mostly it has rained since Sunday. The rain is washing down all the displaced soil in the earthquake slips, so we are experiencing a little taste of what it could be like i... Read more
Quakes AND stormy weather
Monday, November 14, 2016      14 comments

Honestly, you wouldn't read about it. We are still having significant jolts, just had a 5.8, and to top it off there are gale force winds and a record downpour in the Wellington region. The MOST drenching rain, but I still went for a swim and fe... Read more
Earthquakes in Canterbury
Sunday, November 13, 2016      16 comments

More earthquakes in Canterbury, a 7.5 which woke us in Wellington, it went on for 2 minutes! We're fine, our friends and family are fine, the quake was a long way away but followed by a wave of quakes up the country. Not much sleep last nigh... Read more
For America
Friday, November 11, 2016      10 comments

In this dark dawn... Read more
Spring rain
Sunday, November 06, 2016      12 comments

Raining today, it started out as a soft morning, the odd bit of drizzle, but now it is more than that, falling straight out of the sky, drenching and so good for the spring garden. The tuis are not put off at all, my flowering flax bushes have... Read more
Chocolate bean cake recipe by request
Saturday, November 05, 2016      9 comments

I have yet to taste this but apparently the chocolate black bean cake went down a treat. DH advises it tasted as good as my goto chocolate cake, which is loved by all. That,s a surprise as he knows I'll bake it again, so I guess it's a recomme... Read more
Foody thoughts
Friday, November 04, 2016      9 comments

Once again blogging in bed admiring a beautiful sunrise. Just weighed myself to find I am at a new number for this year, and have earned myself another gold star for my phone cover to mark the next five pounds lost. Yesterday I came home ... Read more
In bed
Thursday, November 03, 2016      8 comments

...looking out the picture window at a dark and threatening sky. Yesterday, a work day, was blissfully sunny and mild. Why is it that the weather packs up for the weekend? Anyway, I'll wear my raincoat today. But before I get up... I'm approac... Read more
Monday, October 31, 2016      16 comments

The first day of November here and I have made serious inroads on my eating for the week. Food shopped yesterday, my least favorite thing, and I have so much enjoyed MyFoodBag taking that off my hands. But I'm on the Cura now so MyFoodBag won'... Read more

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