How NOT to start your vacation (Hint: Check your pockets!)

Most of the time I like to consider myself a fairly organized person. In fact, I’d guess that the majority of the people who know me would say that I’m “organized” to the point of obsessive about some things. Which …

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Ten THOUSAND days!?!

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I popped onto my blog to look at something and was stunned to see that the little widget on the left hand side has passed the ten thousand day mark. How on earth can that be true? I’ll be the …

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OOPS! The missing post!

Egads! Thanks to a careful reader pointing out that I was actually missing a day (or two!) I went back and realized that I had something sitting in the drafts folder that I thought had been published.  So if you …

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Day Thirty Eight: Matamata and Hobbiton, then Hobbit Hole Hotel

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In the morning I got to spend more time chatting with Joy before the rest of our crew was up. She also was really great and offered some fantastic ideas about where I should book some of my final north …

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Day Three: Greymouth and Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

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It’s about a half hour drive up to Greymouth from Hokitika, and then from there another half hour up to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Both things will be done again in a couple of weeks with another set of friends, so …

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The Brabett Has Landed!!

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It’s Monday morning here in Auckland, even though we’re still in the airport awaiting our flight to Christchurch, having gotten off a flight from San Francisco that left on Saturday night. Sunday, December 8th, did not happen for me– a …

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D-day* is finally here (*as in Departure!!)

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Breathe, right? The whirlwind of pre-trip activity is coming to a rapid end. In just a short time I’ll leave to pick up the friend that is joining me for the first leg of the vacation, and then it’s on …

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Recipe: Pam’s Oatmeal Hotcakes

Print Recipe: Pam’s Oatmeal Hotcakes Author: Pam Bruton (1988) Recipe type: breakfast Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 2-3   Amazingly easy to make, these oatmeal pancakes are great to make ahead and reheat for grab …

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Ramblings…

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Not sure where to start with this, but I’ll figure it out soon and post SOMETHING!

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