Day 170 19 June – hawain burger

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Nothing beat digging into this tasty burger the Monday after a cray-cray weekend.

There is a dairy and bakery at the corner of the street from my parents’ shop. The owners are so friendly and lovely, always asking how we are doing and how the kids are. We are clearly regular visitors 🙂 And they make the best fries with sour cream and bacon!

Magies vol, ogies toe.

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Day 169 18 June – prize givings galore

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As our annual rhythmic gymnastics competition comes to an end, I can’t express what an eventful day it has been. The support from our rhythmic gymnastics community was incredible and the event ran as per schedule.

It was an experience I wouldn’t want to take on board again any time soon!

Day 168 17 June – darkness

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Today was day 1 of our club’s rhythmic gymnastics competition. Although I worked all day, I managed to get there at 6pm and helped until end of day (which tonight was around 10pm). I think it is safe to say I am pooped!

“Hello darkness my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains within the sound of silence” – Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence

Good night world …

Day 167 16 June – figgy

My daughter went to the Auckland Botanical Gardens today on an educational field trip. She is one of the school’s head gardeners and a small team of 4 went along with the head of their conservation department. They had an opportunity to plant more trees and in the process learn about certain tree and plant types.

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While they were walking around, one of the educators handed Annebell this strange looking greenery. She was told it is a fig, but I am not convinced. It looks more like an artichoke to me. But I must admit, when you slice it open it does smell like a fig, but I can’t tell if any of the flesh is edible.

Nature surely is mysterious.

Day 165 14 June – pretty pansies

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As part of my competition co-ordinator role I have the privilege to also put the judges gifts together. We have approximately 26 judges who dedicate their time (some of them are there for 15 hours on both days) and as a small gesture of our appreciation we give them a small gift. This year we had tea mugs filled with tea, coffee and my lemon & lavender cookies, with a planted pansy.

My lounge certainly feels like a small forest where little fairies would frolic as 2 dozen of these pansies are carefully spread across the carpet.

Just another day in the life of me.

Day 164 13 June – bananas

I get SUPER bored very quickly with breakfast. It is liberating to have the freedom to choose from a variety of interesting combinations and flavours to transform an ordinary bowl of cereal into a taste sensation.

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We have a small single egg frying pan which comes in handy when I make a single serving of French toast, or as we call it, eggy bread. Today I dressed my eggy bread with a layer banana, cinnamon sugar and maple syrup.

A fruity breakfast pizza to get the day started.