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Cooking Class in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico #Adventure2019

Our cuisine in New Zealand is a fusion of European, Asian and Pacific influences with an emphasis on our fresh produce and seafood. We don’t get much in the way of Mexican food in New Zealand, and Mr. Munro and I decided to attend a cooking class when our cruise ship visited the port of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. We both love to cook, and this seemed like the ideal way to immerse ourselves in...

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Wedding Do’s and Don’ts with Catherine Bybee

I have a special guest today - New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer Catherine Bybee. Catherine is celebrating her new release Married by Monday, book two in her Weekday Bride series, and I’m thrilled to have her here to visit. Over to Catherine and her...

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Shop Until You Drop!

For some people shopping is a sport. Others, like me, don’t find the past time as much fun. Battling with crowds—forget about it! There’s a few exceptions to my dislike of shopping. I can shop for books for hours, and I enjoy exploring markets, especially when they’re...

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Keep on Truckin’

One of the things that sticks in my mind about India and Pakistan is the large number of trucks, all highly decorated, honking their horns nonstop. At times the horns are deafening. No one seems to pay attention to them, but I remember the racket with fondness. All...

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The One About Afternoon Tea

Recently my husband took me to a traditional afternoon tea at Cornwell Park in Central Auckland. It’s always fun setting aside the jeans for something a little dressier and enjoying the occasion. Our afternoon tea inspired my TT this week. Thirteen Things About...

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World Travel and a Takeover

Shelley is a little busy and I have offered to blog today. Be patient, I’m a virgin blogger. Recently I’ve been scanning our old print travel photos to digital. Trying to condense them as well, since there are thousands. A very time consuming but rewarding exercise....

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13 Snippets About Life in 18th Century England

This week I’m time traveling back to 18th century England and Georgian life. I’m reading Behind Closed Doors, At Home in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery as research for a historical I’m planning to write. Thirteen Snippets About 18th Century England Life 1. Locking...

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