Ponsonby – K Rd bakery crawl.

You heard right! Much like a pub crawl a bakery crawl involves visiting many bakeries within walking distance and stuffing yourself with pastries, deli sandwiches & donuts. What a jolly good idea. My sister is back from Northland (she’s studying to be a midwife and was on placement). Which means three things WOO HOOO –…

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Bernie’s Bar & Eatery

Atmosphere: 5/5 Coffee: 5/5 Food: 3/5 Price: 4/5 A review: A light drizzle fell as I walked up the slate steps towards the back entrance of Bernie’s Bar & Eatery. Stepping inside, Bernie’s was delightful and moody on a rainy Sunday. We were seated in the back half of the Eatery. Facing grand architectural windows…

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My wine cellar

I have been blessed by the wine gods! Three bottles of champagne, two pinot noirs, one bottle of riesling, one rosé & one rioja have all been gifted to me by various lovely people.  I’m so excited! My wine collection has begun. I didn’t even know I wanted a wine collection. Currently they are being…

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Blueberry & Banana muffins

Delicious and airy; such a summery combination – I’ve modified this recipe from the Edmond’s cookbook banana muffins: enjoy! 2 cups of flour 3 cups of mashed banana (roughly 5 banana’s – use up those frozen ones maybe?) 4tbsp warm milk 1tsp baking soda 1tsp baking powder 3/4 cup of sugar 1 punnet of blueberries…

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Plants a’Plenty: Whats in season this January

Happy January – this is my favourite month! Hint: It’s because of my birthday!   Lets get into it.   Basil: Oh you humble yet delicious herb. Pair me with cheese, tomato, cucumber, mint, apple and basically any cocktail that could use freshening up. Plant me anywhere warm and give me some water. Yum, yum,…

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A few of my favourite things 2018

  Unintentional mushrooms.   Frida (the movie).   The fact that I actually sat down and JUST watched a movie (usually I multi-task, and end up enjoying nothing).   A delicious and nutritious meal. Full of yummy things like pine nuts, blue cheese, apples and mussels.   Greek yogurt.   A warm cool evening (how…

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Knitting for beginners: 5 tips

Hello lovelies! I taught myself to knit, and learnt a lot of life lessons along the way – something which surprised the heck out of me and made learning to knit all the more meaningful. I have failed at making a cardigan, jumper and cable knit scarf (although I’m still attempting that one). I love…

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LookFantastic Advent Calendar 2017 Haul & Review.

At Christmas time I tend to indulge myself a little.. Not usually being a make up or skin care type person I splurge and grab a beauty advent calendar. Partially strategic as the mini’s and full size products just about cover my makeup usage for the year, but mostly  for the joy of it. I…

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5 Tips to Ace a Tricky Recipe the First Time

Read the recipe before getting started. This gives you a lay of the land. You can anticipate steps that are approaching and organise in advance. You also know how long it will take to prepare and cook/bake – I have been caught out too many times by unexpectedly long bake times when I had planned…

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