Wednesday, February 19: With three lactose intolerants and two gluten avoiders in the house this is the most friendly pizza around.
Thursday, February 20: Fog rolled in from the bays for the second night in a row to cover the city and disrupt flights.
Friday, February 21: It’s opening night of the NZ Festival so The Big Bang rehearsed in Civic Square to prepare for their show including 200 young drummers, Strike, and Kora. It sounded SO great.
Saturday, February 22: I finally got to see a game of Fighty Mans in action (Warhammer Fantasy). The little models are so detailed! (And lovingly painted by Brendan.)
Sunday, February 23: The best bit of housesitting: having a warm dog snore on your bed.
Monday, February 24: Bed time prep: clean face, hair up, checking if I’ve taken a photo today.
Tuesday, February 25: Snacks that made the puppy grumpy when I wouldn’t share.
Wednesday, February 12: Not sure if that’s where it’s supposed to be.
Thursday, February 13: Whisky fudge is the best fudge.
Friday, February 14: We left town early and went to the zoo for their late night valentines day evening. Had the place practically to ourselves till the after work crowd showed.
Saturday, February 15: Having a friend over for dinner ended with about 8 different bottles of whisky on the table. Is this what being a grown up is?
Sunday, February 16: Pretty flowers with melancholic overtones.
Monday, February 17: Jason made jam.
Tuesday, February 18: What better way to take minds off the pressure of living than watching Gossip Girl season one?
Wednesday, February 5: Celebrating the birthdays of Kelly, Megan, and Amber with flamingo cake made by Billie (and with alcohol reintroduction!)
Thursday, February 6: The vines are winning.
Friday, February 7: Before this change in diet the taste and texture of ripe bananas disgusted me, somehow I can handle them now.
Saturday, February 8: Two of my siblings got me this poster for xmas and I finally went and found a frame. I love him!
Sunday, February 9: It’s Sevens weekend which means lots of very drunk people roaming the streets in costumes sexually harassing bystanders. But, it also meant my not drunk, not sexual harasser, friend Amy was in town. We had brunch on Saturday morning where I got a bonus xmas gift from her which came with this cute ornament.
Monday, February 10: Blueberries are my summer fruit of choice now that I can’t eat any stone fruit.
Tuesday, February 11: My plan for this year was to photograph all my remaining Cupcakes and Mace stock and sell it at a discount…this is as far as I’ve gotten.
Wednesday, January 29: Brendan grew flowers this year, it’s so nice to see them every time I come up the stairs.
Thursday, January 30: Kate is painting again! I love her little UFOs.
Friday, January 31: A new chest of drawers means getting rid of the old ones that are falling apart.
Saturday, February 1: Kate’s flower bunch for the week.
Sunday, February 2: Still wearing this belt after 10 years.
Monday, February 3: Pride of place.
Tuesday, February 4: I woke up with major pain behind my left shoulder blade, I could hardly move my arm or head all day.
Wednesday, January 22: Wood Elf Spellsinger painted by Brendan.
Thursday, January 23: A little wooden fox from Fushimi Inari, Japan.
Friday, January 24: Still.
Saturday, January 25: Currently reading Steven Adler’s (of Guns ‘n’ Roses) biography, My Appetite for Destruction.
Sunday, January 26: Tomorrow I have to get a colonoscopy. Again. It means drinking litres of laxatives which used to be almost impossible because they tasted so bad, but the new lemon flavouring makes it bearable. I almost cried with happiness.
Monday, January 27: A new diary so I can start planning food reintroductions for when we finally finish the Whole30.
Tuesday, January 28: I spied Simon having a lunch time banjo jam across the lagoon.
Wednesday, January 15: I ordered a new chest of drawers online and they arrived in less than perfect condition >:( Pretty glad they offered me 50% off rather than replacing them though.
Thursday, January 16: Curious little fox friend.
Friday, January 17: I have an alarm set to ask if I’ve taken the day’s photo at 7pm every day. Some (many) days it gets late and I still haven’t done it and I end up taking photos like this.
Saturday, January 18: Jason made cookies and they smelled amazing, does everything smell better when you’re not allowed to eat it?
Sunday, January 19: Walking up Mt Vic through the town belt.
Monday, January 20: Catan, a nice non food based way to hang out with friends.
Tuesday, January 21: I love the colours on the map I got Brendan for Christmas.
Wednesday, January 8: He still loves pho.
Thursday, January 9: It’s the first week back at work for the year, new responsibilities and a new diet call for new ways of doing things. Namely becoming one of *those* people who drink green smoothies from mason jars.
Friday, January 10: Never tired of this view.
Saturday, January 11: Friendly brunch at Laura and Tim’s place. Perfect for the year of luxterity and the weird eating plan we have going right now.
Sunday, January 12: Fading light.
Monday, January 13: Amie’s newest addition to the family is too adorable! Love you Theo.
Tuesday, January 14: Sale threads.
Finally I can start on 2014! Let’s see if I can make it without missing a day this year.
Wednesday, January 1: Souvenirs from Vienna, a mug from the Schloss Schonbrunn christmas markets. I drank baileys punsch and orange aperol punsch from this mug. It’s day one of the Whole30 for me and Brend, there’s going to be a lot of tea drinking to make up for the lack of punsch drinking.
Thursday, January 2: Another gift from Brendan, my favourite stone, onyx. I made a cage for it.
Friday, January 3: Three days into the Whole30, there’s a lot of TV watching to go with the tea drinking. I’m introducing Brend to the excellent Battlestar Gallactica.
Saturday, January 4: Dramatic sky.
Sunday, January 5: When the food is this good it’s not so hard to think about all the things you *can’t* eat.
Monday, January 6: We’re going to walk the Tongariro crossing with friends in March so we need to train. Convenient living at the bottom of Mt Victoria.
Tuesday, January 7: CHARGE
Tuesday, December 24: The night before christmas and the walls are set enough to support the roof.
Wednesday, December 25: NZ Christmas involves sun and backyard badminton.
Thursday, December 26: My present from Brendan, I love it!
Friday, December 27: My Christmas present from Brendan’s brother, Mike. It’s Dia de los Muertos Sally :D
Saturday, December 28: Whyyyy does the death card always show up for me? Screw change.
Sunday, December 29: We’re starting the Whole 30 on January 1st so we stocked up big time at the markets.
Monday, December 30: Golding’s Free Dive, where everybody knows your name.
Tuesday, December 31: Home for a rest between more Golding’s and NYE party fun times. Brendan’s Parrotdog shirt.
Tuesday, December 17: Chow Date Night! We left an afternoon movie to find we’d won Chow Date Night! All the food and drink we want on the house. It. Was. Amazing.
Wednesday, December 18: Dinner on the deck, another perk of housesitting.
Thursday, December 19: This is one of the ways I commemorate my trips. I get postcards from each country I visit and frame them. (Clockwise from left: Krakow, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Vancouver.)
Friday, December 20: My first drive in movie: The Lion King at Trentham Racecourse.
Saturday, December 21: Meet Ronin, my family’s new puppy. Such a clumsy cutie.
Sunday, December 22: Lovely Waikato weather. Mum drove us out to Raglan to visit my Aunty & Uncle.
Monday, December 23: Te Parapara garden in Hamilton.