Posts from 2009


Read More Serious Pig - John Thorne

Posted on Sat, 06/06/2009

Reading is something that I simply have to do. I pick up a book most nites before I sleep becos I must. And I've never really considered why that should be, but am just very thankful that access to a constant pile of books...>>>

Read More Banana Palms

Posted on Sun, 14/06/2009

When we bought the restaurant back in 1986,  it looked like this,   There was a small gravel courtyard to the rear (with that nasty grey gravel, and nasty plastic chairs and tables that I refused to use -...>>>

Read More The puppies have left home

Posted on Mon, 15/06/2009

Been a big kind of day. We drove down to Turangi with our last 2 puppies in order to rendevous with people who were driving up from Paraparumu and Palmerston North to take them home. I felt like we were engaged in some kind...>>>

Read More A quiet night

Posted on Wed, 17/06/2009

Well 2 quiet nites actually. I knew when I cleared the answerphone after being closed Monday, and we only had 3 messages that it didn't bode well for the week. You can kind of get a feeling for how things are going to...>>>

Read More The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Baumeister

Posted on Fri, 19/06/2009

This book arrived from Amazon yest morning, and by 6.30pm when I headed over to the restaurant I'd devoured it, while perched in an armchair nursing a snoozing puppy, with the afternoon sun streaming in on us both. All very...>>>

Read More Hungry for Paris - Alexander Lobrano

Posted on Fri, 26/06/2009

I've been working my way thru this book for over a year, its been over at the restaurant in amongst the stack of books in the bar, and is what I dip into, either early in the nite when we're waiting for customers, or, on...>>>

Read More Farm City - Novella Carpenter

Posted on Sun, 28/06/2009

I'm not sure what the acreage of the land we have here is - but by  comparison to what the lady who wrote this book lives in, in inner city Oakland, USA, it is substantial. Which makes me now feel incredibly lazy, becos...>>>

Read More Wine Options - 2009

Posted on Tue, 30/06/2009

Our dining room  at home, currently resembles a bike shop as Rick and Courteney get organised for her trip to Australia - bike bags, wheel bags, rollers and all sorts of assorted screws and bits and pieces are awaiting...>>>

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