Posts from 2013


Read More Inspiring stuff

Posted on Fri, 05/07/2013

An article on Jade, one of Courteney's team mates, in her professional team in America. Impossible not to be inspired......>>>

Read More Reuben sandwiches and Tartines

Posted on Sat, 06/07/2013

I cooked some corn beef this week. Something I haven?t done in years, but some reading I?d been doing for the Hands on Cookschools got me to thinking about braising and poaching, and at some point it occurred to me, that...>>>

Read More Holy****!!

Posted on Sat, 06/07/2013

I'd just been feeling a little sorry for myself, because I'm currently following a 9 week programme, to get over my inability to run - to be able to breathe and run simultaneously would be rather a wonderful thing for me...>>>

Read More An old photo

Posted on Sun, 07/07/2013

Have just come back over to the house after a day long Hands on Cookschool. This was the 4th out of 6 in the year, and they just seem to get more and more enjoyable as we go along. Today we studied cooking meat, and had lunch...>>>

Read More Look what I found...

Posted on Tue, 09/07/2013

I've just been  going thru My Documents file, trying to find some photos that I took in the first Hands On Cookschool earlier this year, and which I've filed away somewhere so obvious that I can't find them. In checking...>>>

Read More Restaurant cards

Posted on Tue, 09/07/2013

Something that I've been wanting to do for awhile - I've unearthed over 30 years of collected restaurant cards, that represent a serious number of great meals out, here, there and everywhere, which have been languishing in...>>>

Read More Unlikely friends

Posted on Fri, 12/07/2013

A delightful video, which proves irrefuteably that sometimes creatures who are different can still get on... Just wish I could convince our pooches that the default position on birds isn't that they are automatically to be...>>>

Read More Farewell to Roz

Posted on Mon, 15/07/2013

I didn?t really intend to sit down next to Rick just now, and watch the last 15kms or so of the climb up Mont Ventoux, but somehow  I just kind of got sucked in, and with him there to explain what the teams were doing,...>>>

Read More I couldn't agree more...

Posted on Thu, 18/07/2013

We are dog people - even though they can be inconvenient, demanding, messy and smelly. We love our dogs, and this pretty much covers most of the reasons, why I prefer to share my life with canine company......>>>

Read More Handwriting

Posted on Sun, 21/07/2013

I've kept a diary for many years, since I was about 16, and while I don't write in it every day, I do tend to spend an hour or so, on a regular basis, clearing out some of the clutter that accumulates in my brain. I am not...>>>

Read More Stonyridge Larose Vertical tasting

Posted on Sun, 28/07/2013

A glorious day, and has been made all the nicer because we've had Hannah and Andrew home for the weekend, and after a leisurely morning reading the Sunday papers, for those of us who didn't get up at the crack of dawn to...>>>

Read More Clouds

Posted on Mon, 29/07/2013

While waiting for Hannah to appear this morning, ( we spend alot of time in this family waiting for Hannah!), so we could say our goodbyes, before we headed over to the Mount, and they departed back to Auckland, I watched...>>>

Read More An old farmers advice

Posted on Tue, 30/07/2013

The sort of worldly wisdom, that I think more of us should listen to more of the time... Old Farmer's Advice: Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life...>>>

Read More 2013 Season

Posted on Wed, 31/07/2013

The American racing season is coming to an end, and Courteney will be heading back to NZ in the near future. She's just sent thru this link to a very cool video that someone in the Womens Optum team has made of the year......>>>

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