Christmas fabric heaven!

I love having family visit at Christmas time, and I especially love it when they bring gifts like this: Yay – a major stash enhancement! My mother sent me some fabric swatches a couple of weeks ago, and said if I wanted any of them she could bring them with her when she came to visit at […]

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~christmas~

‘ Twas the night before Christmas So what did we do? Shared a bottle of wine And enjoyed the view! This is the sunset from our verandah on Christmas Eve, as we enjoyed this: Craggy Range Te Kahu 2007 – a delicious Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels wine using the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet […]

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~the icing on the biscuits~

With L off to a friends for the afternoon, I finally had time to ice those Christmas spice biscuits we made the other day – don’t they look delectable? After a couple of days stored in the top shelf of the pantry, I am sure there weren’t as many biscuits as I remembered, and that […]

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~shopping satisfaction~

Yesterday was the last time I will be making one of these for a while, as school holidays here have now begun. For his last primary school lunch L ate everything except the sandwiches, which returned home in their wrapper completely untouched. I suppose that is my hint to try something new next year, instead […]

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~christmas cookies~

The other day I took a short cut through Queen’s Arcade and couldn’t help but notice these stacked on a table outside a kitchenware shop. I used to collect cookie cutters, but they seem to have gradually disappeared over the years – usually into L’s toybox! So two minutes and seven dollars later I walked […]

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