Lucy

This was actually meant to be a birthday post for Bill! But true to form, my blogging skills are sadly lacking – this post is decidedly late. Happy birthday Mr B. More to the point, I have another summer without Bill! Needless to say, the kitchen just isn’t the same without him (nor is the …

Leaky hose

While watering my veg garden the other morning before the heat of the day, I noted that some things just never change. After all these years and given that I really do know better, I still over plant. Why I planted three zucchini in close confines is baffling. Why I planted a cucumber next door …

No pressure

It seems that my posting prowess is resulting in one post per month, which is appalling, especially when there are those amazing bloggers who post daily. I wish! Then there was my last post which was devoid of pics of the famous Mona Museum in Tassie which I visited with the lovely Lizzie (thank you). …

South to the North

September was a busy month for us. A quick trip to Bruny Island, Tasmania (a great mate of hubby’s was turning 60) meant stuffing into a suitcase appropriate clothes for the cold, jeans, jackets, boots and jumpers. Beautiful Bruny Island Windswept and 60 .. Stephen B We were back home for a couple of days …

In search of Spring

As you know I’m a beach fan.  I never tire of visiting the beach and hauling out my camera. iPhone beach and cloud magic iPhone morning mist at Muriwai Back at home, my veg garden is looking surprisingly good. Winter for us means rain and plenty of it!  Not that I’m complaining, as the land …

Winter light

Whilst many of you may be sweltering in a northern hemisphere summer, it’s mid winter in NZ, which means I’m out and about in boots, scarves, warm jackets and yes leg warmers! Winter is also an excuse to make some hearty soups which taste even better with crusty bread dipped in our very own olive …

Clouds and olive oil

We had some friends staying with us from Tasmania just recently. I had a brain wave and suggested a weekend away for the girls (Lizzie and I) at a resort at Karioitahi beach on the West Coast, leaving the boys at home and why not? Nothing like some pampering at the resort spa, beautiful sea …

Sailing into Autumn

Can you believe that it has taken me over two months to do this post? Shame on me! We went on holiday with some friends a few weeks back … sailing in the Whitsunday Islands, something that I have longed to do for years. For those that don’t know, the Whitsunday Islands are located in tropical …

A mighty summer

Frog Pond Farm is looking particularly lush – we have had some rain recently, well quite a lot actually. The grass is electric green. Chook towers Our property is approx 10 acres and being a chicken fan, I dedicated a paddock to my feathered friends. For all those that don’t have chooks you are probably …

Nature’s supermarket

The sky is bright blue today .. a fringe of cloud puffs dot the horizon. It is hot and humid, but there is a good breeze which is doing a splendid job of banging the blind against the open window .. I’m ensconced upstairs in the garage. This is the time of year that the …