It’s All in the Bag

It’s All in the Bag

On the last overseas trip I took to Israel eighteen months ago, I made a pledge to myself that I must travel lighter. You would think that I would have learned by now. Memories of traipsing around the U.K. with a suitcase that no one else wanted to lift, as

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The joys of jabs

The joys of jabs

As part of our preparation to go to China, the travel doctors recommend you get a few immunizations before you go.
 Now I'm not a huge fan of injections or needles, although I willingly donate my blood every 3 months to the NZ Blood bank since I'm told my blood [...]
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The birthing of an online shop

The birthing of an online shop

A lot can change between blogs. A week ago we went for a drive north to get a feel of where we might possibly be moving to. It was a lovely sunny day and we took quite a scenic drive almost as far as Port Waikato. We ended up in [...]
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Be Still

Be Still

Today I am going to follow on from my last blog about our container, and ‘just walking in’ … I’m sure the Lord must spend a lot of time laughing from on high at His kids, as they try in their own strength to work things out, and do things

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Just Walk In!

Just Walk In!

When we first moved to Cambridge 10 months ago, we literally felt like God said to us that we would ‘come to a bridge’ which was like crossing over for us in to a new season.
It took 3 weeks to find this gorgeous spot in the country, 15 minutes

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Family

Family

Aren’t families the most wonderful constitution? We have just had the most wonderful weekend with my family and I keep kicking myself that things could be so good.
There have been times over the past five years when my heart has almost broken with some stuff that has gone

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To zip or not to zip?

To zip or not to zip?

Above picture: The finished cushion covers waiting to be stuffed with inners. I've been on a bit of a sewing mission making cushions for my sister. She sent me a box full of gorgeous fabrics which she had bought locally and pretty much left me tondo what I do best [...]
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Breathing new life into old shoes

Breathing new life into old shoes

A couple of years ago I broke away from always wearing black boots in the winter, and I invested in a bright teal green pair, which were super comfy and got plenty of wear. I guess they also made a colour statement, but they matched or contrasted well with the

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Farewelling friends and reacquainting with others

Farewelling friends and reacquainting with others

Picture above: A recent ‘Block of the Month’ quilt completed. Pattern courtesy of Dellbrook Quilt Company
I needed to head south last week as a very good friend passed away from bowel cancer, and it was a good time to reconnect with some old friends at her funeral, as well

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To market… to market…

To market… to market…

So… for the past couple of weeks we have been preparing to finish off a whole heap of projects which we were hoping to sell at the Tamahere Market, 10 minutes south of Hamilton city. The market is held on the St Stephen’s Church grounds on the third Saturday of

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