Monthly Archives: July 2012

Omega Workshops – Down on the Farm

Today is the first day of a short holiday I’ve cooked up for myself, in order to sit in front of the fire and do nothing. Surprise, surprise then if I wasn’t at Maidens & Foster at 9.30am this morning … Continue reading

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Simple Jams – that look good on the shelf

Knowing that there is still a jam making season (now passed), and participating in it, is a great part living in Napier – indeed it this is a real Hawke’s Bay tradition that has lingered long after the invasion of … Continue reading

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Havelock – Hero of Cawnpore and Parian

A wet Saturday morning and I have an injured Achilles’ tendon. I was pretty determined not to go anywhere much at all but to stay inside. How then did I end up in Hastings – clutching a Parianware bust in … Continue reading

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How to wallpaper with old book pages

Some time back we came across an old dictionary in a box lot at the local auction house – its cover was missing and it was in pieces but it had great illustrations and great (no longer used) words. There … Continue reading

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