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Brought a gingerbread house down from Germany for our new neighbours’ 2 kids. Fine example of teamwork in action. Mum wrote “Doesn’t look exactly like the illustration on the packet, but it’s pretty close…” Advertisements

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Water rats

Patrick built a pontoon at the bottom of the road for our shared neighbours’ 2 kids the other day. Guess who got roped in to swimming out, clambering up on it and doing a divebomb yesterday Correct….

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Schulczi strikes again

Our rose bushes have been bit neglected over the last year – folks who rented over winter (pruning time…) reckoned they knew what they were doing. They didn’t. Schulczi does. You just need to look at her garden at Tasman … Continue reading

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Customer loyalty

Air New Zealand’s done this as long as I can remember. They don’t give you a lot on domestic flights – a smile, some water, coffee or tea and a biscuit reminiscent of the hard tack that Captain Cook’s sailors … Continue reading

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The only thing that you can say against the Sublime cafe on Haven Road is that they serve up in takeaway cups. Not if I can do anything about it. Rocked up the other day with my own espresso cup … Continue reading

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I might have left this too late….

A tad slack in writing this post in a timely manner and if I don’t get my skates on, I might be an Honorary Uncle before the pixels hit the ether…. Andrew van Leeuwen and I go back quite a … Continue reading

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Constance? No, this is Emily, still baristeuse par excellence at Alberta’s on Mapua wharf. Things change pretty quickly around here – the restaurant that you really rated last year now has a different name, new owners and might even be … Continue reading

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