Monthly Archives: September 2012

A busy and productive week

This week has been hectic at work and at home with interviews, doctor’s appointment and birthday celebrations.  I’ve also been busy crocheting more of these gorgeous galoshes which I made to order for a friend’s daughter.  You can see more pictures … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Joe has been busy studying and completing his practice exams at school.  As a treat for him (and the rest of us) I decided to have a go at making double chocolate & banana muffins from this Alison Holst & … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake I stumbled across this chocolate cake recipe about a year ago.  I was having a bad day and was craving some chocolate.  It was too late to go to the shops and we didn’t have any chocolate in … Continue reading

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These Boots Were Made for Walking

Well, actually these particular boots were made for saving money!  Sam and I were over in Te Kuiti today and on the way back to Hamilton we stopped at The Big Apple Cafe for a coffee when I spotted these … Continue reading

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I Just Couldn’t Resist…

buying this gorgeous yarn.  I was in my local Spotlight store and noticed they had this yarn at half price.  Such beautiful colours who could resist? I’m not sure yet what I’m going to make but suspect it will be … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

At the beginning of 2012 I made a decision not to buy shop bought cookies or snack bars anymore as it was costing too much.  Making my own is more cost effective plus I know exactly what goes into them. … Continue reading

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Gumboots, Galoshes & Wellington Boots

A rainboot by any other name!  Also known as billie-boots, gummies, wellie-boots and poop pickers! Originally worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This unique  “Wellington” boot became the essential boot for hunting and outdoor wear for the … Continue reading

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