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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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

A few cool things I have found whilst living and perusing the Internet. Some of these gifts excite me so much, but I don’t have anyone quite right people to give them too – please give someone theses gifts! For the creative types: 1. Sarah K Benning (find her on instagram or etsy) makes amazing…

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Plants a’Plenty: What’s in season this December

December is such an exciting time for me. We have the lead up to Christmas, the beginning of summer, so many birthdays (for me that’s a lot of twenty first’s this year!) and so many delicious fruit come into season! Here are my favourites:  Cherries! Oh my gawd. A traditional Christmas fruit in the Gough household,…

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Brie vs. Camembert

Both are cheese. Both are round, mild and creamy. They are usually next to each other at the supermarket or cheese stall. Camembert and Brie both sound Frenchy, and in fact both are French. So… um like what is the difference? Honestly, previous to researching this post I could not tell them apart on a…

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A few of my favourite things..

Hello everyone. Today my favourite things are… Josh – my boyfriend, thank you; Cozy, warm, blush pink, blanket coats; Roses covered in dew drops; The morning – my favourite time of the day; Orange/yellow/green/red falling autumn leaves; The moon – full moon tonight!; Cinnamon tea; My dad and his career advice; Almond milk, love that…

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A whole new world..! #1

Welcome to a new segment where I show you places around Auckland that I like. That was read in a newscast voice if you were unsure. Go ahead and read it again properly. Obviously the title is read as the song from Aladdin ‘A whole new world’. You got that. Right? Anyway! Today I show…

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A few of my favourite things

When the dog bites! When the bee stings! When I’m feeling sad… I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad! If you didn’t sing that to the tune from A Sound of Music then please let me educate you.  I love gardening  (and garlic, and josh, whom you can’t really…

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