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NZ 2015 Part 3: Hamilton and Cambridge

When we were researching for our New Zealand holiday, we found two activities near Hamilton that we were keen to check out – Hobbiton village (a tour of the set of The Shire from the Lord of the Rings /

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Landscaping: Before and After

Back in September, we commissioned a huge landscaping project at our house, taking a gamble on a guy we found on Gumtree. His sales pitch was admittedly not the greatest, but he won us over on two factors. His price

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Camping at Lake Broadwater

A few weeks ago (quite a few weeks now, actually), Rob and I joined Piet and Ben on their annual camping trip. “Annual” may be a little generous – this being only the second year the trip has been run

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Five days at the Gold Coast

Mom and Dad’s unit at Grande Florida had quite a bit of vacancy in March, so we felt it was our duty as good family members to go down and keep it company last week. We really lucked out (in

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The Inaugural Croquet match

Way back when team Barbeque Chicken was a whole, in the glory days of our Putney apartment, Shelley and Julian introduced us to the wonders of croquet. When they first told us that “croquet is awesome”, followed closely by, “no

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Happy New Year!

As seems to have become the tradition, The Fourbies last night hosted a lovely little New Year’s eve shin-dig at their house. And, for the second year running, we once again made it through dinner without having to call the

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This and that

Since having two kids, I have definitely found that its much harder to find the time to blog as frequently as I used to. Each night, in our heads, we have the kids “tucked in by 7 PM”, but in

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A week in Sydney

The second of our week-long holidays was a jaunt down to Sydney to stay with long time friends Jason and Louise, who we met way back in 2005 in New York. Oh, how time has changed since then! Like us,

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St Dympna’s School Fete

A few weeks (months?) ago, we paid a visit to the St Dympna’s school fete. Being my primary school (many years ago now!), it was rather nostalgic for me – especially since I’ve barely set foot on school grounds since

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Stradbroke Island

The first of our week-long trips was to North Stradbroke Island (“Straddie”) at the beginning of the month. Mom and Dad joined us for the first four days, and then we stayed on for three more after they left. I’m

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