Wednesday, 25 August 2010


It was time for some drastic measurements, with a serious haircut as a result. Have taken a few pics of myself but these are too horrible to publish, unfortunately for you, hehehe.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A baby on the way

Yes, that's right, there is a little mainlander (as they call people from the South Island) on the way :-)

Estimated due date: 11 feb '11.

For pregnancy related talk see also our new blog

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The winter garden

Heavenly smelling Daphne

A gazillion lemons!

Can't remember the name of this plant suddenly.

Lovely helleboris :-)

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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Stormy weather and more

In short:
Ziva is grumpy as it has been raining hard the whole day. She tested the waters a couple of times but came back inside very quickly.
(ziva in her favourite spot in the kitchen)

We've bought an oldfashioned handmower. Got sick of the balancing act with the power cable.

Age has secured a couple of contracts, one being a project management role for the upcoming six months in Wellington, three days a week!

We took someone on to give the garden a big winter/spring clearout, especially trimming all the trees. That'll be quite nice for the trees :-)

We have finally decided on the make and model of a new woodfire, as ours is not clean enough pollution-wise. We already have a new pile of firewood, which took Age a couple of hours to transfer from the driveway to the woodshed. Isn't there a saying about the usefulness of wood as a source of heat? Something about getting warmth 3x: from cutting it, stacking it, and burning it.
(two stacks of wood, behind each other)

We also decided on tiles in the conservatory, with underfloor heating. We don't like the current carpet and we hope to get it a bit warmer in there. Curtains are probably necessary too. The temperature range in there during an average winter day is incredible: 3 degrees in the morning up till 26 in the afternoon. And yes, the conservatory is insulated, but it's all single glazing.

What else...

And I somehow managed to win the Bronze B-final of the club champs with golf. Because my opponent had to be somewhere else *sigh*. Looking forward to my prize :-)
I've already won one golfball once, and the unbelievable amount of 6 dollars. Maybe it's a meat pack this time!

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