Dumpster Diving in Madrid

Hola from Madrid!  We arrived bleary-eyed and comatose jet-lagged yesterday, after 3full days travelling via Dubai, to stay with our friends Maria and Rodrigo.  How fascinating to see how people live on the other side of the world!  Coming from New Zealand, where most people live in houses with gardens, we were surprised to see…

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Hamilton Gardens; Must See!

We have been visiting the Hamilton Gardens over a decade or more and never cease to wonder in awe and amazement at the veritable visual feast that lies on this once-was-bare-sand quarry-and-garbage-dump land!  What a bold dream, to create a thing of exquisite beauty for all to enjoy, in the city of Hamilton. Anywhere else in…

Cleaning Silver Cutlery on the Quick

I was going to blog about worm farming but I discovered such a cool experiment last night, I just HAD to share!  I bought some really old silver plated forks at a second hand shop for just 20cents each a couple of days ago.  I wanted to buff them but my first attempt at buffing…

Moo-tiful Morrinsville

     Small Town New Zealand! Sometimes we just don't stop long enough when passing through little towns, to discover their own piece of magic. I have always loved Morrinsville's beautiful painted roadside cow sculptures, so today, on our way to Hamilton, where both our children study, we stopped long enough for me to wander around and…