Month: February 2018

Soap making

When we got together in January for our failed attempt at making cheddar cheese, my mother and mother-in-law decided they wanted to have a creative day once a month.  We plotted out some ideas.  We could make soaps, candles, chocolates, waxed fabric food wraps, and other things.  We decided to do the chocolates in March,…

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Falcon Game Reviews

I’m participating in a fun blogging activity started by Ian at Adventure Rules. He assigned us all ‘secret Valentine’s, and we get to explore a new blog and share it with you, our readers. Great fun! I love exploring new blogs, and this was a good way to get out of my comfort zone. Falcon…

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I’m not okay

Although I wrote this poem in January, I think I’m about done revising it. For a tiny poem, it’s been through 11 drafts, and I think I’ve given up. It’s as good as it’s going to get. Feel free to make suggestions though!   My shoulder muscles tense, instinctive reaction to a threat. I’m not…

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I want to say a big thank you to Shannon at Simply Shan for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m really honoured, thank you!  Shannon lives in the UK (can’t wait to go back there next year) and posts on a variety of topics.  She calls herself boring, but I find her quite…

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A wee poem

I’ve got a few poems jotted down that need a second (or twelfth) look before they’re ready to share, but this one is unlikely to become any more than it is, so I’m just throwing it out there. I was sitting in a rattan egg chair (I think they’re called egg chairs? Like a little…

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Auckland Anniversary Day

As promised, photos from the Auckland Anniversary Day celebrations, which was Monday 29 January. Auckland Anniversary Day is a public holiday in Auckland, New Zealand.  The whole long weekend (because the holiday is Mondayised) is a celebration of Auckland, and that usually means a pretty heavy focus on the harbour.  After all, Auckland is ‘the…

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