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I Love Reading And Writing Rants

Here's a quick weekend rant about people who wear $300 watches, but grizzle about the price of food.

Apple Time Is Here Again! Part 3

Continuing the series of apple cake recipes I've hopped over the border of my native Germany to neighbouring Belgium. They do wicked cakes, those Flemings! And don't miss my little rant about vanilla at the end of the recipe.

 

Interior Planning Tips: Planning For Perfection

Interior Planning Tips: Planning For Perfection

Creating the perfect home is possible, but only if you know what you are doing.

All too often dreams are derailed as budgets begin to bulge and decisions become difficult.

Is Silence Golden?

What do you say to someone that you would like to get to know better when you have been around the person a long time without saying anything for so long now that it may be uncomfortable to strike up a conversation?

What's For Tea This Week?

Deciding what's for tea is almost as trying as the cooking process itself. That's why every Sunday I'll post a list of suggestions for the week following. Pick and choose, be adventurous and try something new. If you don't know how to cook something just drop me a line.

Fighting for Peace is like Screwing for Virginity

Fighting for Peace is like Screwing for Virginity

I recently read that more Americans survived the sinking of the Titanic than English passengers, because they pushed their way onto the lifeboats while the English stood in lines, politely waiting for their turn to be saved.

Thailand - What Can Be Said That Hasn't Been Said Before? (Part 1)

Thailand - What Can Be Said That Hasn't Been Said Before? (Part 1)

Bangkok - Mysterious, exotic and swamped with odours.

Apple Time Is Here Again! Part 2

Apple Time Is Here Again! Part 2

I do hope you've been able to find some cooking apples - look out for Gravenstein. It's an excellent choice for tarts, if you can find it. Once upon a time there used to be hundreds of different kinds. Today, there are only about a dozen varieties widely grown in New Zealand.

Kiwis Can Fly

Kiwis Can Fly

Growing up in New Zealand generally makes a safe, clean, natural & fun lifestyle.

Ignore History At Your Peril

Ignore History At Your Peril

Why study history? It was a question I was often asked during my university course. While friends went down the typical path of Accounting, Law and other degrees that led straight into the workforce, for me history was a lesson in life and not just in a particular profession.