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A Visit to the Tui Brewery – Yeah Right!

During our recent trip we visited the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka. It was a lunch stop, and of course, we had to try the beer. According to legend, in 1889 a man called Henry Wagstaff stopped on the banks of the Mangatainoka River to make a cup of tea. That cup of tea was the best cup of tea he’d ever tasted, and right there and then he decided that with such great water, this would be the...

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Want to Grow a Bonsai Tree?

Yesterday Mr. Munro and I were listening to the radio while driving down the motorway. Hubby listens to a fuddy-duddy station with lots of chat, but it turned out to be interesting when the discussion turned to bonsai trees. The lady speaking about them made growing...

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Four Rules For The Socialized Writer

My guest today is Carina Press author, Cathy Pegau. Cathy has both a new release and a cute new puppy. On the surface these two things might not have any thing in common, but read on and you might change your mind. Welcome, Cathy! We recently adopted a six month old...

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Attending a Cocktail Party? Make Your Own Fascinator Hat!

I'm really excited to introduce my guest today. Maddy Barone writes romance and has a love of all things paranormal. In her own words, "I’ve been writing since junior high. Werewolves, time travel and handsome princes who can wield magic and lead armies are my thing....

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Savory Biscuits: Sesame Crackers

There’s nothing nicer than sitting down with a glass of wine and a few nibbles on a Saturday afternoon, so I thought I’d try my hand at making some crackers. This recipe is taken from Allyson Gofton’s The Great New Zealand Baking Book. These crackers are fairly low in...

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Promotion Secrets with Author Maria Zannini

My special guest today is author, Maria Zannini who recently self-published a paranormal romance called The Devil to Pay. Maria has been out on the virtual road with the Indie Roadshow where she tells writers about her self-publishing journey and the things she's...

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The 13 Step Guide to The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton

I have author, Miranda Neville visiting me today. She's celebrating the release of her historical romance, The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton, which is out at Avon on July 26. Her heroine, Celia is taming a dandy, among other things. Please welcome Miranda and read...

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