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Southernmost Spot in the South Island, NZ

The southernmost town in the South Island of New Zealand is Bluff. Bluff is also the place to catch a ferry to Stewart Island. Before COVID struck, I'd hadn't had a chance to visit this far south. Since we couldn't travel overseas, we decided to explore some of the parts of New Zealand we hadn't had time to visit. Here is a photo of me (Shelley Munro) in Bluff, plus a close-up of the...

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Cats and Romance – Check Meowt! #books #romance #cats

September is the month of the cat. Cats—both wild and domestic—come from the Felidae family. Around eight to twelve million years ago cats evolved into two categories, which scientists called Old World and New World species. The cat family was also classified into two...

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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...

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Sleep and Tips for Getting a Good Night of Rest #sleep

Humans spend one third of their lives sleeping, and recent research suggests that we’re sleeping one to two hours less per night on average. I watched a British documentary on sleep this week and found it interesting. As I get older, I find I have more trouble...

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The Labor Day Hop #Giveaway #Hop #Books #Romance

Welcome to the Labor Day Hop & Giveaway, hosted by Love Kissed Book Bargains! Win prizes from some of your favorite authors, plus use this chance to meet awesome new ones! Enter on each page for an opportunity to win prizes that are a booklover’s dream. Winners...

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Review – Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Death Below Stairs is a historical mystery and it is set during the reign of Queen Victoria (after Albert died). It is the first in a new series. Here's the blurb: Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself...

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