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TIME TO CLEAN THE WORLD… AND OUR HOMES

TIME TO CLEAN THE WORLD… AND OUR HOMES This little poem got me thinking… We are confined to our homes while we clean the world so why not use this time to get on top of those germs in our homes as well. The world got so busy, There were people all around. They left their germs behind them; In the air and on the ground. These germs grew bigger and stronger. They wanted to come and stay. They didn’t want to hurt
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LOCKDOWN COUNTDOWN

LOCK DOWN COUNTDOWN Here we are, day 6 or is it day 7? I’m thinking the best way to live with this is to keep track. The ideas are unlimited, from something homemade to a monthly calendar to an Advent. I’ve searched my media library and come up with a few visual options… Lets Stay Home x
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Time to Paint

TIME TO PAINT I’m not in my house during this Lockdown period, its unnerving, unsettling, I’m not the best at being a guest this I know so I’m making myself useful. Its not only time to paint but there is actually time to paint. Today is painting the exterior of this 1960’s bungalow. The colour choice was limited to what was here… the grey was bought at Christmas time and has been awaiting an opportunity to be opened,
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Lets Stay Home

LETS STAY HOME A month ago things seemed normal, but they weren’t, slowly and steadily this strange virus was making its way around the world, sneaking through airports, invisible to the human eye, invisible to those of us who thought NZ was a safe-haven from things like this, things that threaten the existence of, well, us. It seems like life has become a movie that is playing out around you and somehow you have become the main character,
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Banana Bread Recipe

LOCKDOWN BANANA LOAF RECIPE I used to make Banana Bread/Cake or Muffins when the banana-lovers in my home were away or for some reason stopped eating them… in this new regime of ‘Staying Home’ I think taking a Banana and making it become so much more is pleasure for both the stomach and the mind. This is my favourite , its the quickest and easiest as well as the most moist I’ve ever made, and in the spirit
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How to set up a Bar Cart

HOW TO SET UP A BAR CART There is something ultimately sophisticated about a Bar Cart or Drinks Trolley.  Popular in the mid-century they are finally making a comeback and they are better than ever.  But don’t be daunted by the Pinterest and Instagram beauties, you too can have a perfectly styled cart simply and affordably. The cart itself is a matter of preference, whether you love vintage, the glitz of a brass and glass trolley or a
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My Christmas Nest

MY CHRISTMAS NEST If you have been following me for some time you will know I have embarked on a journey of living a little more simply.  Taking time to appreciate the beauty in simplicity and quality.  I have shunned the chain store market in search of a more sustainable lifestyle where perhaps less is more. And so to Christmas, in the spirit of giving and receiving gratefully and with a clear conscience  for my Lagom lifestyle I
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Rosemary and Orange Shortbread

ROSEMARY and ORANGE SHORTBREAD I am a sucker for pretty things, pretty things that taste good, even better, so when I stumbled upon this gorgeous post on Lunch Lady Blog with a simple recipe, put together in cohorts with our very own Elenor Ozich  I had to try it. So here it is, tried and tested in my little kitchen and like all good food processor recipes it is super easy! The Biscuit 1 1/3 cups of flour 2/3
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Sundowner

SUNDOWNER The name Sundowner comes from Africa, it represents the early evening when you can celebrate a good days work with a drink, preferably a G & T, while you watch the sun go down. I prefer my Gin and Tonic pool side, well before the sun goes down, on a lazy Summer weekend and sometimes I think it’s best not to mess with a good thing;  G & T and a wedge of lemon has done us
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Sticky Date Pudding

STICKY DATE PUD Sometimes I share recipes, not often as I’m no great chef and I do tend to stick to meals that I know work and that everyone likes. Searching for an easy dessert to serve last week took me through my cookbook shelf, most of them required a trip to buy chocolate or other such things that I try not to keep in the cupboards (I’m not good with resisting temptations) and living semi-rural means a trip to
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