• 20190520

    I finished my alpaca cowl! It’s gorgeously soft and squishy, and whew I think the colour suits me! 😅 Awesome pattern by @aliciaplums🧡 A happy ending to a rough weekend – both kids and I were sick all week 🤧

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  • 20190518

    The kids have a joint birthday party to go to today so it’s time to get drawing! They’ve spent the morning decorating the wrapping paper with drawings, messages, and Batman stickers to make really special gifts for their friends (plastic-free too, I might add 😉). Although we bought the gifts (books) it’s nice to have

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  • 20190513

    I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed autumn as much as I have this year; perhaps because I’ve had to slow down and enjoy it, perhaps because the autumn colours are so spectacular out here in Pirongia. Probably both 😊🍂. I decided to go looking for an #inspirationquote about autumn and I found this one. As my friends

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  • 20190511

    Daniel has a bit of a head cold today, so I decided to try my honey fermented garlic on him! I got this awesome idea from @milkwood_permaculture (these guys are so so so inspiring! 😍). I peeled some fresh local garlic cloves, put them into a small Weck jar, covered them with raw honey then put an

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  • 20190509

    The last cowl I knitted (silver and blue stripes) turned out really beautiful but to my dismay, it doesn’t suit me at all! 😩 I have since discovered that there is such a thing as ‘seasonal colour charts’ – where your complexion is best suited to a group of colours that fall within a spring,

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  • 20190506

    Here’s Stella rocking the beanie I just finished today 😁. Her teacher thinks I’m a machine, but it’s just because I’m doing almost nothing else with my time these days! Today I packed the kids up and drove half an hour in to Hamilton for a specialist appointment that isn’t till Friday 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😩. This is

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  • 20190503

    I’ve had a terrible headache all day and all last night (it kept me awake and is impervious to painkillers 😞) so I’ve done nothing at all today except sit in bed and watch Gone with the Wind while the sun shines on another beautiful autumn day 🍂🍁. Except I did just finish Stella’s second

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  • 20190502

    Daniel’s super-happy with his new mittens! It took me two days to knit these, thanks to The World’s Simplest Mittens pattern by @tincanknits 😍. Our hands get cold when we bike to school on these beautiful crisp autumn mornings. Now Stella is waiting patiently for her pair…

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