Chicken Soup for the Soul and my Andy Warhol moment…

Over the Summer, I had a fabulous weekend away with 2 of my “R&R Ladies” (Retail and restaurant) in Christchurch. What started out as a 2-day weekend away to see a favourite comedian, morphed into 5 days, 2 shows, a cricket match and lunches and dinners with friends, with a wee bit of shopping thrown … Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Soul and my Andy Warhol moment…

Pani Kitty’s Shortbread

Kitty was another one of my Mum’s besties. She was the first friend Mum made when she arrived in NZ in 1971 and they stayed friends through their kids growing up, pickle and jam making, a shared love of curry, grand babies, retired husbands, roses and a helluva lot of laughs! This shortbread recipe is … Continue reading Pani Kitty’s Shortbread

……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….

My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….