Monthly Archives: September 2012

Why blogging is better than studying – #1

After writing 8000 words for 4 assignments in the last 10 days, I have come up with a list of why blogging is better – and more fun – than studying. 1. Blogging does not require me to rack my … Continue reading

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Real Life Minimalism

I have to confess, I like reading blogs, books and forums about minimalism, decluttering and living a simpler life with less stuff. Anyone who has set foot in our house recently starts laughing when they hear the above statement, as … Continue reading

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BBQ Work Bench

Every garage needs a workbench. Fortunately the inorganic rubbish collection is on. It’s the time to put your old junk out by the side of the road and bring home someone else’s. I wanted to retrieve a couple of cabinets … Continue reading

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Home DIY – Cabinet Restoration

Andrew and I didn’t have a huge amount of cash when we got married, so we haven’t actually bought ourselves any brand new furniture. What we do have is a mish-mash of what we were each using before we got … Continue reading

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Whirinaki Forest Park – Tramp #17

To go tramping in the Whirinaki Forest Park has always been a goal of mine – partly because it’s in The Book ( and also because it’s right next door to the Te Urewera National Park, which is an absolutely … Continue reading

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Summer holi-me-day!

Just taken the big step of organising our summer holiday — in a whole ‘nother ISLAND! We’re planning on spending a few days camping in the Nelson Lakes region before joining some friends and doing the Abel Tasman track together … Continue reading

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We’ve shifted!

Don’t panic friends: we’re not moving house yet again! We’ve been using Joomla as the base for our website for the last couple of years, but it’s a bit clunky to use, and Tania keeps forgetting her password which isn’t … Continue reading

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