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…

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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…

Curing your own Olives

My family have always had a love of olives.  With fond memories, I recall my 3 year old counting the olives on our plates, to check she had not been short-changed her portion of olives!  She's now 21 and still loves them.  As teens, our children could devour a bottle between them, a costly business!  So…

GreeNZ 10 Best Pieces of Advice 

When our two teenagers were still living at home, we took them for a meal at an Indian restaurant for a treat one night.  After placing our order and waiting for the food to arrive, I asked our family to come up with the ten best pieces of advice for anyone prepared to listen.  I…