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Have a less crap Christmas…

It's beginning to feel a lot like... Christmas - it creates a weird combination of joy and dread in me. It's a magic time of the year to spend with cool people and do fun stuff. But what really dulls my baubles is the commercialism and waste that can come along for...

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Milking it…

Milking it We're into dairy in our house. Milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt - it's all invited. I made the decision to switch to buying local organic milk a while ago. It costs a bit more, but I'm totally down with buying local and reducing my chemical load. Plus it's...

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All about cupping…

Know thy cup Flat white is now a recognised religion in New Zealand. Coffee is a fascinating ritual, and I love getting amongst it. I'm a convert for a reusable cup. I swear coffee tastes better out of glass. I also reckon they help give me a few points in the...

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My Kmart confession…

Weekend adventures. I went to Kmart last weekend. That may not sound like a big deal, but it was for me (and my 4 year old). As an aspiring minimalist, it's not really a smart place to hang out. However, I'm exploding the plant population in my house (I'll write about...

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Feel the power…

A gaggle of coffee drinkers... I have a friend called Christine. She is very tall (totally irrelevant to the story). She works in a fancy corporate office in Auckland. She is part of a regular gaggle that go out to get a daily takeaway coffee. Christine got herself a...

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Oversharers…

Gotta fly... My daughter had a dress up day at preschool. She wanted to be a 'sun fairy'. Personally I've never seen one, but she had a very clear vision of what was involved. Rule #1 - it had wings (fair enough). Challenge #1 - we don't have wings, and I have 24...

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