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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more