Posts from 2009


Read More Blind tasting

Posted on Thu, 01/10/2009

People need to realise just how seriously some of our reds are starting to be taken on the world stage. This isn't the first time that 'our' Gimblett Gravels bordeau style reds have come out very well in a blind tasting with...>>>

Read More The Bay of Plenty on a Plate

Posted on Sun, 04/10/2009

I made a point of sitting down to watch this episode of 'New Zealand on a Plate' before I went over to the restaurant last nite, becos not only do we know the chef presenter, Peter Blakeway, but we also knew the local food...>>>

Read More The Purpose of Life

Posted on Tue, 06/10/2009

 Alot of  my more right wing leaning friends scoff when I mention something I may have read in the Listener. But this link to an extraordinary article, proves to me ( not that I especially needed the proof), that...>>>

Read More Cookschool Musings

Posted on Wed, 07/10/2009

I have the hugest pot of bolognese sauce simmering away on the kitchen stove, and have retreated out the back of the house to our rickety old deck, to enjoy some late afternoon sun, after what has felt like days and days...>>>

Read More Serves me right!

Posted on Thu, 08/10/2009

Last nite in the restaurant we had a classic example of what is described so well in a speech that I linked to in an earlier blog this week, namely that sometimes people who may cause you grief up front, are not quite what...>>>

Read More Heilala Vanilla

Posted on Fri, 09/10/2009

We went to a presentation last nite that Jennifer and Garth Boggiss from Heilala Vanilla did, for local business people on the growth of their business. It had been meant to be out at their plastic houses in Te Puna, where...>>>

Read More Motu - 2009

Posted on Sun, 11/10/2009

The family did it again! The Motu Challenge yesterday, was run in bleak, cold, blustery conditions and the team performed magnificantly. They even went as far as improving on last years time, which given the conditions, was...>>>

Read More I'm not alone

Posted on Wed, 14/10/2009

Am just about to head over to the restaurant for a cookschool - but finishing off a newsletter, so that I can proof it, before we head down to Nelson on Sunday. Simpson will print it for me next week, and we'll get it out...>>>

Read More Screen saver

Posted on Sat, 17/10/2009

My computor, which is the business computor, is on my desk, ( naturally enough!),  which is in the hallway by our bedroom door. Our house only has 3 bedrooms, and even though both our daughters have left home this year,...>>>

Read More Club Road Cycling Nationals

Posted on Mon, 26/10/2009

Back at my desk, after a very pleasant week away. Just been over at the restaurant sorting and restocking wine, and working out ordering lists. We're heading up to Auckland later this afternoon, to take Hannah and her boyfriend...>>>

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