Answer Me This: Hot Fuzz, BuzzFeed and Homemade Ball Gowns

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1. Beach or Mountains? Where would you rather be?

I grew up in a coastal town and love to go to the beach and just watch the waves come in, or swim if it’s nice. One of the first times I left New Zealand was to go to Australia and at one point we drove 4 hours into the desert. I felt parched from the inside – kind of Continue reading

7 Quick Takes – The Week That Was

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1. It’s Adoomi’s birthday today! He’s finally out of being an almost-two-year-old and is now officially in the Terrible Two’s. Lord help us. Seriously though he is such an amazing kid and I am struck by how blessed I am to be his mama every single day. Last night Harry was late home from work so Adoomi and I had some time to kill Continue reading

Answer Me This: Where I Get Weird About Hair

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1. What’s the scariest thing that’s ever been in your yard?

This is a hard question! I’m trying to toss up between the swarming ants in Australia, the malaria mosquitoes in Uganda, and the black bees in Tauranga. I know none of these compare to the horrors some others will have seen but they’re all scary to me. On a check-before-you-go-outside scale Continue reading

7 Quick Takes – On Rampaging Wildlife, Cakes, and Why I Need Your Potty Training Wisdom

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1. I got stung by a bee on Sunday. While I was doing the washing, of all things. As I was picking up the last few pegs to hang little baby clothes on the line for my sister I felt like I got an electric shock in my finger and flung the pegs (and bee, apparently) Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Biscuits // Peanut Brownies

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IMG_5816 - CopyThese biscuits are crunchy when they cool and are so good dipped in tea! This is a super easy recipe to make and can be adapted to taste or made into peanut brownies instead. The Edmonds cookbook is my source once again although a couple of the measurements have been altered slightly. It’s actually their peanut brownie recipe. As always, enjoy! Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Friday – Home and Away

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1. I grew up in a town called Tauranga and most of my family still lives there. This week Adoomi and I went home for a visit and it has been so nice. Wonderful family, good food, familiar sights, beautiful weather, and a relaxed lifestyle. The best kind of holiday. Here is a pic of The Mount for ya, just because I can: Continue reading

7 Quick Takes: Afghans, Kindy and the Midwife Life

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1. Part of the reason for me starting this blog was so I could write out some stories from work that I don’t want to forget. I finished the first one off this week and you can find it here. It has drama, intrigue, big red bells and, of course, a happy ending. Let me know if you want more.

2. It has been a whole month since Continue reading

Vanishing Slice

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IMG_5354This is another of those recipes which is almost entirely adaptable. I pretty much just chucked in everything that was in my pantry to see how it would turn out and it was actually quite tasty. You could put anything in it but just make sure you’ve good a good balance of wet and dry ingredients, enough sweetness, and something to bind everything together. And ENJOY. Continue reading

An Eponymous Beginning

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Each day at the start of our shifts we meet in the hub and the Charge runs briefly through the board before assigning staff to patients. The birthing unit I work in has quite a lot of high risk patients and the more red writing on the board next to their name, the more complicated their situation. On this particular morning there was a woman whose entire Continue reading

Dining Solo

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I went out to a restaurant for dessert tonight. By myself. What an interesting experience! I have dined out countless times for all sorts of reasons and at various times of the day but never have I done so alone unless I was ordering takeaway or eating something like sushi. This was a full-blown restaurant with dim lighting, smooth music, attentive waiters and Continue reading

7 Quick Takes – The Pictorial Edition

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1. I’m one of those people who only uses LinkedIn to accept invitations to connect in the vague hope that it might help me get a job someday down the line. Well imagine my surprise when one of NZ’s very own midwifery celebrities requested to connect with me! Continue reading