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Published on May 5, 2013, in Lifestyle, Recipes.

I finally found a yummy cookie recipe. Really easy to make (which is always a bonus). I have made them several times (already) and they have been a hit every time. You have got to try it! Ingredients: 2 Cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt (not required if you use salted butter) 170

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Published on August 7, 2012, in Lifestyle, Recipes.

I found this in the in Food (formerly Foodtown) magazine. This Quick Quiche recipe is so incredibly easy to make. No fuss at all! So I thought I would share it with you.  Recipe: Frozen Pastry Sheet Ham or Bacon 4 Eggs 1/3 Cup of Milk Gruyere Cheese Salt and pepper Method: Line a flan tin

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On Monday, I decided to take my 1 year old to the Beach Haven Playgroup. This was our first visit (to this particular playgroup). We arrived at 9.30am (which is when it starts). The place was pretty busy by 10am. So be there early if you want a space in the car-park. The coordinator (I believe her

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Published on August 2, 2012, in Recipes.

Haven’t had a lot of time to write. What with birthday parties and constantly sick kids, and everything else. You know what its like? Anyway, for my son’s Birthday this year, we had Gruffalo party. He was very much into it at the time. He loved the books (The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child). He also

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Published on October 29, 2011, in Lifestyle.

It’s October – it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, my good friend Teresa and her sister host a  High Tea Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. And each year I am always amazed at the time and effort all the ladies (who attend) put into making delectable high tea treats. All the goodies you see

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Published on October 14, 2011, in Gardening, Lifestyle.

It’s great to have fresh home grown vegetables and fruits. Now that number 2, has settled down a bit (has a bit of a day routine), I have been able to get out into my garden again. What a jungle?! The glasshouse was covered moss and lichen. There were old bags of half used potting

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Published on May 1, 2011, in Pets.

We spent our Easter weekend at Wairoro Park - Beachfront Estate, in Russell.  It was our second time there and this time we asked family and friends to join us. And we all had a great time there. The forecast was for rain for that weekend. Fortunately, the weather held out till our drive home on

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I am currently into the forth week of my Certificate  in Small Business Management (CSBM) course offered by Te Wānanga o Aotearo (TWOA). This is a level 4 programme The purpose of this course is to, “Provide business owners and potential business with the necessary skills and knowledge to set up and operate their own small

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Published on April 2, 2011, in Things to Do.

If you are looking for playgroups on the Northshore. A good place to start is by visiting buzzonline. They will have the most up to date information. So far, I have only visited two playgroups – Highbury and Northcote. Both are quite good although it can get pretty crowded at times. I have tried to

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Published on March 27, 2011, in Recipes.

As a child I remember having rice porridge for breakfast or lunch, usually in the weekend. We would usually have fish porridge or pork mince porridge, or just plain rice porridge with a few small side dishes. And on a day like this, when it is cold and wet outside, I love just a simple

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