Sweet sweet Friday: Caramel Oranges

Last week, on leg one of the great Moving-House-And-Having-A-Holiday road trip, we stayed with my sister in sunny Hawkes Bay. This part of New Zealand, on the eastern coast of the North Island, is renowned for its gorgeous Art Deco architecture and amazing climate. My sister has an incredible garden, filled with flowers and fruit…

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Settling in

A KitchenMaid’s home is her castle (at least, the top half of one is!) We are – at last – unpacked and our new house is beginning to feel more like home. We’ve lived in this city before, but never in this particular area, and it feels like an exotic new country. The nice thing…

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We’re here!

We made it! Two nights with Grandma, three nights with my sister, one night in a dubious hotel and now, our new house. The sun is streaming in the windows, there is a tempting Salvation Army store at the end of the street (though I have banned myself from buying anything for the kitchen –…

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On the move…

Things are going to be a bit quiet around here for a few days – the movers are coming this morning and we’re going to take the slow road to our new home. Am suddenly plagued with all sorts of scary thoughts about the move. It’s not like we’re taking off on a proper island…

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Musical Monday: Something Good Can Work

One more day to go until the movers come. List of jobs getting smaller, pile of miscellaneous things on kitchen bench getting bigger. Still time to listen to this song though – a KitchenMaid can’t dust and scrub and clean without some sort of soundtrack. What’s keeping you busy this Monday – and what are…

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