Things I’m Loving with a touch of icing sugar, paper chains & random elephants…

This was the week that started with three daughters at home. A Monday that witnessed mass paper-chain making, faces in plates of icing sugar and a Christmas elephant made out of an old milk-bottle! A Tuesday and Wednesday spent mostly at home, with two daughters (whilst Charlotte enjoyed end of term fun and shared lunches). […]

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LOVING the school holidays (shame about the rain!)

So the irrigation system isn’t working and we’re waiting for a plumber, but at least we don’t have to worry about the plants – it has barely stopped raining all week! New Zealand’s native Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa, is blooming around Wellington city and brings the promise of sunshine soon – hopefully in time for […]

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Taking a break

There’s end of term madness descending upon us, The next three weeks are full of fuss. Carols on the lawn, discos for juniors, prize giving ceremonies and class performances. There’s singing at a hospice and a bus to pack. There’s an outdoor swim party, dance rehearsals and touch-rugby to get Miss 8 to. A whole […]

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Delicious Florentines

These are a favourite festive delight, that will quickly be devoured at any time in our household.  The combination of dried fruits, cherries, cornflakes and rich, dark chocolate, all held together by sweetened condensed milk is magic to the taste buds. We made these as Christmas gifts for Sophie’s Kindi teachers (but didn’t have time […]

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