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And Then Our World Stopped (Part One)

It was my second pregnancy, and everything was textbook. BP always fine, baby’s heart rate always within normal limits, I was feeling lots of movement (and started to feel it very early on – first felt ‘bubbles’ at around 9 weeks, and then quite consistently from about 11 weeks – I guess you know what to watch out for and what is likely to be baby movement second-time around), my belly was measuring accurately, and all our scans were perfect. 3,580 more words


Day 141

Wow, what an amazingly warm day! It felt like such a shame to be inside. However, today was highly productive! I went to get my hair done early this morning; fresh highlights and slightly blonder for summer. 174 more words

Daily Blog

Backyard Adventures - Beveridge Track

Where: Starts at the Arataki Visitor Centre, Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland, New Zealand

When: Year round (But can get a bit muddy in winter!)

What: 193 more words

New Zealand

Top things to do: Auckland area

You just arrived in Auckland and you have probably planned some of the things that you want to see and do during your stay in the “City of Sails”. 549 more words


One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill known in Māori as Māungakiekie at 182 metres (597 ft) is Auckland’s largest intact volcanic cone, behind Rangitoto, and offers 360 degree views of Auckland. 291 more words

North Island

Almond, Pear and Raspberry Cake

This light and fluffy cake is perfect for afternoon tea with friends or as dessert after a hearty dinner. For this cake I used delicious and highly nutritious almond meal/flour to make it rich in antioxidants, monounsaturated fats, protein and minerals, and added a bit of white rice flour to keep it gluten-free and give it extra lightness. 286 more words

Healthy Living

Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix

This past Sunday we were tipped off to an awesome event happening in our area. The 2015 Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix. Fifty teams were put up to the challenge of creating the most innovative non-motorized trolley to race for a grand prize of $10,000. 74 more words