Category Archives: living in Otago

a day on the Peninsula

This past weekend we have had VIP guests visiting – my parents have been over from Australia. It was also Mia’s 8th birthday, so we had a lot of together-time, meals, and adventures. Our biggest adventure was a day spent … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks 5

I have good reason to be running behind on my Crafty Freaks – really I do. Today is Mia’s birthday, she turns 8, and later on today we have VIP guests and a dinner party to celebrate her special day. Lots to … Continue reading

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To Dad

  Dad & I – early 1980s, next to the trusty Mitsubishi Celeste – still not sure how he fitted those long legs into such a small car This year I would like to thank Dad for how blooming hard … Continue reading

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on the list..

You see that scrappy list up there, and that lovely pile of scrumptious fabrics? Well, that’s this weeks Crafty Freaks ta-dah! I think way-laid is probably the best description for my current condition. Big plans, great idea, loving the design, done… nothing. I … Continue reading

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hazy blue

  It’s been a hazy blue kind of day, sunshine peeking out through beautiful cloud formations. A photograph taking, flower picking kind of day. I hope you are all having a lovely Wednesday. Joanna x  

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Spring!

Spring! After that rather long and dreary winter it deserves an exclamation. Hooray is all I can say – the days are getting lighter, the Daffodils are thinking about poking their heads out, and I spent yesterday with the most … Continue reading

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just for a week

  Yesterday we had the most glorious weather – the sun came out and it was like a taster of all those gorgeous sunny days to come. Spring is around the corner and I, like many others it would seem … Continue reading

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Crafty Freaks #4

On time – phew! For this weeks Crafty Freaks I have made Mia 7 new Hair Clips. Mia is not much for having her hair tied up or decorated, but recently she has taken to wearing her hair pulled up … Continue reading

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365 Grateful (July 2014)

the sky is blue, the walls are yellow, and the guy I just walked past offered a stranger his parking ticket so she wouldn’t have to pay. all is well so happy to have spent the past 2 days pottering … Continue reading

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Winter Warmer Burghul Salad

Tonight’s dinner – a new recipe made up as I went along, consisting of loads of winter veggies, some burghul, and an impromptu dressing. It was rather super yum, so I thought I would share it with you.. Winter Warmer … Continue reading

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