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November 2016

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Book Review: Lily and the Octopus

A quirky and deeply affecting charmer of a novel, Lily and the Octopus is funny, wise, and utterly original in its exploration of what it means to love any mortal creature. This brave little dachshund will capture your heart, as will her prickly, tenderhearted,…

November 21, 2016
@Life

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.

Sending Christmas presents back to NZ is the biggest faff. I end up spending more on the postage than the bloody gift. Every year I say Iโ€™m going to spend more on birthday presents for my family, finding personal gifts for them on their…

November 18, 2016
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Whole 30: Day 30!

Boom, alright! I feel amazing. I’m not stopping at 30 days, I’m carrying on. I won’t be as stringent, because hello! Christmas is on it’s way. But apart from Christmas celebrations and my trips to Prague and Salzburg – I will beย eating Whole 30.…

November 17, 2016
@Creative

Book Review: The Couple Next Door

Gripping. This book kept twisting and turning in ways I could not have expected. I could not put it down and flew through the dark and suspenseful chapters. Losing a child must be one of the most unsettling experiences ever. To then not be…

November 15, 2016
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Welcome little one.

Today, Monday 14th of November I became an auntie for the first time. I now tell everyone I encounter. I know Iโ€™m not the mother, nor did I go through the nine months carrying the little bundle but in the lead up to my…

November 14, 2016
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Whole 30: Week four in review

We are beyond fully in the swing of this thing. We are owning it like Whole 30-champions. Every day I’m excited to look up new recipes or simply experimenting with the fun things I find in the vegetable zoneย of the supermarket: courgetti, boodles (butternut…

November 14, 2016