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Culture, talking and listening and how to do OUR part for world peace

What does culture mean to you? Is it the outside colour of someone’s skin (cos everyone’s skin, and organs are the same colour on the inside)? Is it the sound … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment


Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. I forgot until about dinner time, when daughter was asking me how to spell it, but covering up the words with her cupped hand, begging me: … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

A guide to design stores in the Bay of Plenty

I have lived in a few different cities and towns in my time, and whilst there is romance in ‘discovering’ that special store that makes you swoon, sometimes the practicality … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Little Long Cafe – possibly or definitely the most photogenic cafe in the Bay

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s on – in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui – February 2017

Event-excite of the month: Thursday 16 February – 7.20pm until 9pm – MUSIC – Kirtan (Chanting the heart open) with Auckland’s Premratna. Kirtan (joyful chanting) is the practice of singing your … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Nourished Eatery (Tauranga) – Vegan, Raw, and Restful

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Love Rosie Bakery – Auckland’s best cafe in Tauranga

January 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Me and You Cafe – especially good when you’re craving a raw sweet after shopping at Tauranga’s Farmers Store

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Art of the Temporary – today’s insight whilst painting dots on rocks with the kids and the kitchen table

Peter Kageyama – For the love of cities – encouraged us to sell our creative idea, our radical idea, our idea for change as one of ‘the temporary’. I came … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Excelso Coffee Roasters – for the best coffee in Tauranga town?

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wild One Wholefoods Eatery – a retreat from the main street – Mt Maunganui

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Blogs to read, especially for those interested in Homeschooling, Alternative Education, Housetrucking with your kids, and leading a simple happy healthy life, according to Amy Board.

A dear friend Kimberley brought a now dear friend Amy along to one of our Jemily parties. What a delight these two humans are. Inspirational through their brave and creative … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

A blog post about what you can expect, like sugar, sex and death, from the blog site wild & grace by Emily based in the Bay of Plenty

And a New Year begins. My name is emily and i write and sometimes photograph for this blog wild & grace. Why wild & grace. I write this blog because in … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

7 Reasons Parents need or want Grandparents – something to show Granny and Grandpa

7 reasons i love my children being with their grandparents, which in my case is Greatma, Grammy and Poppa, Babu and Dani and Nana and Popstar : 1) I am super … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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