Category Archives: Nature

Kumara harvest time again

Over the weekend Mum and I harvested our kumara crop (Maori sweet potatoes). Unlike previous years, this year we only grew one variety. With a deep fuchsia skin, poporo kumara go the most amazingly deep purple when baked and they taste … Continue reading

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Autumn mornings

We’re having the most gorgeous golden, fine Autumn days at the moment. Perfect blue skies and crisp chilly mornings. This morning I went for a regular walk that I do with a neighbour. I forgot to take my camera but … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunt

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter. We’ve had a long weekend of perfect, golden Autumn weather. We don’t have any kids in our household, so my partner and I were surprised (and delighted!) when we got up on … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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Travelling feet

As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m going to be blogging about my recent travels to Morocco, the UK and Germany over the next few weeks, but today, I’m just giving you a little preview taster to whet your appetites! … Continue reading

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A new season…

Goodbye New Zealand Spring blossoms…. And hello Autumn in London, England! Sorry I haven’t blogged for a while, I’ve been so busy getting ready for my trip. I’m going to be away for 6 weeks and will try and touch … Continue reading

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Happy Equinox!

It’s the Spring Equinox here today and we’ve been having crazy stormy weather every day for the past week. Up on top of our hill it’s felt a little battering at times, with the wind roaring straight in off the … Continue reading

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…and the winner is…

CONGRATULATIONS to April Yedinak who has won the giveaway!  Here’s what April had to say about where she lives and what she’s loving about this time of year: “I live in Hodgenville, KY. Birthplace of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It is … Continue reading

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Rainbow eggs and a basket of flowers

If you haven’t already entered the giveaway, don’t miss out! I’m picking the winner on Tuesday (New Zealand time). I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying reading all your comments for the giveaway! Most of you are in the Northern … Continue reading

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Spring love: magnolia blossoms

I’m so enjoying reading the comments you’re posting for the giveaway about what you’re loving this time of year. Don’t forget you can enter the giveaway right up until Tuesday morning (NZ time), so keep sharing your seasonal loves and go … Continue reading

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