01 September 2015

A tray of freshly baked bran & ginger muffins

 

As one of our RAOKs this year we've summarised many of the low or no-cost ideas we've written about in our RAOK & Volunteering posts into a:

ONE-PAGE LIST for you to download (pdf).

 

We hope you are inspired and would love to hear what you did.

What can you do, with what you've got, where you are, for others?

17 August 2015

A few of the mainly merino newborn hats for HB mamas

 

This last fortnight we have donated 51 educational books and materials to local families; and have finished 93 newborn hats to give away via local midwives.

The hats have been in progress for some time but the method of construction meant that I needed a sewing machine with 3-step zig-zag (which Vega's machine doesn't have) to finish them off.  So in a to-do basket they sat until a perfect stranger on Facebook lent me her new machine.

That's kindness lending to more kindness, for sure!

 

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11 August 2015

 
 
You write a blog post, it gets read, then it disappears into the depths of your website archives.
 
We'd like to think that over time our writings have delivered more and more helpful information to our readers, and there are posts worth featuring.
 
So here are a few links to the topics we've written about thus far:
 
 

DRIVING

General information about driving in New Zealand including driver's licenses and safety.

 

MOBILE HOMES

What decisions there are to make when buying or building a mobile home.

 

A majority of our posts in this category, expanded and illustrated, now feature in our e-book:

 

LIFE THROUGH A LENSE

While neither of us are professionals, occassionally there is a photo we take worth sharing.

 

NEW TO NZ & THE NZ WAY

Ideas and issues that nationals may take for granted like medical care, what to do with rubbish, when shops are open, and our culture.

 

RAOKS

Random acts of kindness for the budget-conscience.  This is where you will also find our 12 monthly posts on what we were able to do for others in our community and beyond.

Inspired to do a RAOK?  Check out our current fund-raiser:

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