Tag Archives: Purakanui

Purakaunui School

Well this weeks post was supposed to be about the new place-mats I am making, maybe to be accompanied by my favourite winter vege soup recipe but… once the fabric was cut and put into a nice tidy pile, it seemed a … Continue reading

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Midwinter in Purakaunui

Each Midwinter we are blessed with a day with the entire extended family, in the red house on top of the hill above the Purakaunui Inlet. It’s a wonderful day filled with food, laughter, and wandering around the land as … Continue reading

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Midwinter Solstice

Midwinter, and a lovely day spent at Ross and Barbaras beautiful home on top of the hill in Purakanui. The weather was stunning with sunshine streaming into the house, the company was wonderful, filled with interesting conversations and laughter, the kids … Continue reading

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As Ye Like It (Two – or Happy New Year)

A few days back from Holiday (with a Capital H) and I find myself still not sure what day it is, and dreading the day when I do again. We do not get very many serious breaks from the everyday, … Continue reading

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Solstice (a few days after)

Today we celebrated the Winter Solstice at Ross and Barbara’s home in Purakanui.  A lovely lovely day of family, food, and laughter. It is always such a joy to visit there, and the welcome always so warm. Watching lots of … Continue reading

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Time for a Harvest

Some months ago Ross & Barbara suggested that there was some room on their property to plant a decent sized crop of potatoes for the family, should anyone be interested. So, there was a potato planting day where ground was … Continue reading

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As You Like It

A year ago Simon and I said “I will”, it was a crazy time of year to even be thinking about it. Simon had just finished his first year exams at Uni (by literally 1 week), I had given myself … Continue reading

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