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Travel

I get knocked down…but I get up again

August 18, 2017

Life has been a little unsettled since we got home from China. I guess we thought we would come home and everything would be clear regarding our future direction. We found some amazing products that we would like to import into New Zealand, and we had the trip of a life time. It’s a funny […]

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Travel

The Detour from Yuyuan Gardens

August 8, 2017

The Lonely Planet Guide rates the Yuyuan Gardens & Bazaar as a ‘thing to do in Shanghai. ‘With its shaded corridors, glittering pools and whispering bamboo, the Yuyuan Gardens are a delightful escape from Shanghai’s glass-and-steel modernity.’ We had been in Shanghai 5 days and felt like we had found what we were looking for […]

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Travel

My New Best Friend in China

August 1, 2017

Well we are back in New Zealand, and what a trip! don’t know that I will ever be able to blog about every little experience we had in China, so I’m simply going to write about what comes to mind at any given time. I have to say that every day we had an adventure […]

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Travel

He’a always on time

July 21, 2017

He’s always right on time  The first day we walked in to our travel agent to inquire about trips to China, we felt like a door opened very wide. We had quite a long list of things we thought were going to happen over the month of June. It’s been quite an interesting month really […]

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Travel

The Great Wall

July 21, 2017

We have been off the grid for a couple of days. Yesterday morning we were picked up early from our hotel in Beijing, and we travelled 2 1/2 hours by car to do an intrepid hike of the Great Wall where not many tourists go. Our guide said last night we were not tourists, we […]

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Travel

A blog from the bullet train

July 17, 2017

One thing I have learned from all this travelling in China is that some things do get easier. Today our English speaking guide picked us up from our hotel in Pingyao, and we had a short ride to the train station to catch the bullet train to Beijing. It doesn’t matter where you go on […]

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Kingdom Business

Props for the Shop

July 7, 2017

There was a pressing sense that we needed to have everything set up for our online shop before we left for China. That seems kind of strange when we don’t actually have a whole lot of stock yet, but our systems are starting to fall in to place and the ‘shop’ is starting to look […]

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Travel

Travel tips on Staying Well

June 30, 2017

On the advice of my very good friend & travelling companion on the Yangtze River cruise, it was back to the Doctor today to dose up on Dukoral, which is a lovely little drink you can take on an empty stomach to shield against all water based bugs in third world countries. One dose today […]

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Sewing Projects

It’s All in the Bag

June 24, 2017

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 well as a good sized […]

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Essential Oils

The joys of jabs

June 16, 2017

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 is very much needed. And […]

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Kingdom Business

The birthing of an online shop

June 9, 2017

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 Pukekohe not feeling much wiser, […]

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Testimonies

Be Still

June 1, 2017

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 the way that seems logical […]

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