Musings of ordinary life, New Zealand

Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand

Summer's here!  Down in the depths of the Southern Hemisphere, that is. Yes, I know not the most profound statement to be made on this blog.  Though we usually do sing out quite loudly even from rooftops most years when the month changes from December to January and then February.  As the temperatures on land… Continue reading Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand

Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

The PAVLOVA Palaver

What do you mean its an Aussie Christmas treat? Come on, we all know it originated from New Zealand. Or did it? Our next door neighbour, Australia and us [New Zealanders] have had, shall we say, a tendency to take "the Mikey" out of each other since little Adam was conceived.  Our not so serious… Continue reading The PAVLOVA Palaver

Housesitting in France, Life of adventure, Travelling between housesits

The Markets of France

Our time cruising along the Friesland canals and the road trip across part of France came to an end with the beginning of October. We are now reintroducing ourselves to our current housesit and a neighbourhood walk or two with the delightful Dexter. The previous time we were here, as in Espalais, France was in… Continue reading The Markets of France