Writers Block

Amanda Anderson • 17 Jan 2011

writers blog

I am really enjoying Cricket's 30 day challenge, however seem to have hit a brick wall with my writing, and get stuck after choosing the title and the picture. Well that's not quite true, I can usually get the first paragraph done.

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Puzzle Time

Amanda Anderson • 16 Jan 2011 • 1 Comments

ocean jigsaw

What better thing to do on Sunday afternoon, than to spend it at the dining room table doing jigsaws?

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More Unpacking

Amanda Anderson • 15 Jan 2011

boxes to unpack

I've been managing to unpack a few boxes a week but I'm quickly running out of places to put things.

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Escapee Ducks

Amanda Anderson • 14 Jan 2011 • 2 Comments

rouen ducks

It would seem that we are destined to have a different group of animals escape from their pen every week. This week it was the ducks turn. The best part is they didn't go far.

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North Canterbury Sunset

Amanda Anderson • 13 Jan 2011 • 4 Comments

north canterbury sunset

As I was walking out tonight to feed the animals and check on the calves and sheep, I got to see the most gorgeous sunset. It really makes you appreciate living out in the country, because although I would have seen this in Christchurch city, it would not have been this beautiful or this peaceful.

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Resetting my body clock

Amanda Anderson • 12 Jan 2011 • 1 Comments

alarm clock

I always find it surprising how simple it is to put your body clock out of sync. One single night where you can't sleep, and catch up in the afternoon of the next day is all it takes.

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The smell of freshly baked bread

Amanda Anderson • 11 Jan 2011 • 2 Comments

bread dough in breadmaker

There really isn't anything like the smell of fresh bread that's just come out of the breadmaker. Today I thought I would share a bread recipe that I used to use when living at home, and still use today. It's also very easy to adapt to different flavours.

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Summer BBQ

Amanda Anderson • 10 Jan 2011

blue sky and flower

It's been another hot North Canterbury day, perfect for an evening BBQ with family, and we were in for a treat.

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Setting up a Planting Schedule

Amanda Anderson • 9 Jan 2011 • 4 Comments

rows of potatoes

I managed to get back out in the garden today and dig up a bit more of the weeds. It was all made harder because hubby broke my grubber yesterday trying to dig a ditch. I decided that now I should do up a planting schedule of what I want in the garden, so that I make sure I plant what I want when it should be.

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The Cat Scrap

Amanda Anderson • 8 Jan 2011 • 6 Comments

random ugly cat

Today I was helping my mum unpack a few things, and we came across a box of breakable ornaments that I'd obviously been holding onto for a while for her and it probably hadn't been unpacked for a good number of years.

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