How to make a terrarium

You will need:  A selection of small indoor plants Ornamental and river stones Potting mix A glass container to build your terrarium in Activated carbon (I got mine from an aquarium) Moss. Next you need to build your layers. Arrange the stones on the bottom – these will provide your terrarium with drainage. Add a […]

Ghost Shark & Sharknado; a symphony of bad dialogue

What better way is there to spend your night than watching the ultimate duo of shark-based horror movies – Ghost Shark and Sharknado – with a group of friends? Trick question, there isn’t a better way! I really enjoy indulging in bad horror movies. The poor acting, the bad dialogue, the implausible situations… and if nothing […]

Peach, tofu, avo and pear sweet spring salad

Aka the best accidentally delicious lunch ever Today I wanted to use the little honey posts I purchased earlier today from the Arataki Honey Farm. My initial thought was to try and recreate a salad I had read on Undressed Skeleton which included pears dipped in honey, coated in coconut. But then I got home […]

BEES – visiting the Arataki Honey Farm

One of the hardest things about no longer living in a big city is losing the ability to go on day trips to new suburbs you’ve never seen before and exploring somewhere completely different when the mood strikes. However, I’ve become determined to make the most of  exploring my surrounds in Hawkes Bay, and to […]


On Thursday I’m having a Shark-night with my friend Bridie. Do I hear you saying, what is a Shark-night? I’m glad you asked! We plan to make it a back-to-back duo of tacky i’m-laughing-at-you-not-with-you shark-based horror movies – Ghost Shark and Sharknado, complementing the experience with a few wines. David Hinckley of the New York […]