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10 top things to do on a rainy weekend

It’s raining. I know right.  What did you do the last time it rained? Oh yeah that’s right you filled one day pretty easily but what did you do for the rest of the weekend?  Here are a few suggestions to get you through your next rainy weekend. 10 top things to do on a rainy weekend […]

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Quick school holiday meals

Quick school holiday meals are a must during the long summer Christmas break. During the school term I’m relatively organised.  I know what we’re having for dinner in the morning, the meat’s usually defrosted by the end of the day and the meal usually contains some form of vegetables. Come school holidays my meal planning gets […]

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How to stop soap scum on the shower screen fast

How to clean soap scum from your shower screen and stop if from coming back again Do you get scummy shower screens from soap scum?  How do you clean yours? Not long ago a really useful thread started on a great local facebook page on how to clean soap scum from your shower screen and […]

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The Blog Reno Part 3

The Blog Reno – Part 3 So by now you know that design for nickywaywrites is changing with a blog reno. Change seems to be the flavour of my year! And the last part of redesigning  your blog is choosing your design and here is the design I went with…         I’m really […]

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The Blog Reno Part 2

The blog reno – Part 2 The second most important part of redesigning your blog, after choosing a graphic designer, is the low down on what kind of design you’re after and what outcome you want from the redesign. Are you trying to increase sales? Increase readership? Refresh a tired brand.  Getting the brief, or […]

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The Blog Reno Part 1

The blog reno – Part 1 That’s not Nicky you say and you are right, it’s Shae Irwin of Red Copper Blonde.  She is an agent of change…. Do you ever look in the mirror and think gee I need a change? A concave bob or some blonde balayage? Slouch pants instead of slacks?  Birkenstocks […]

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 Tech talk – 6 reasons to upgrade to iPhone 6s

The new iPhone 6s is out. No surprise it’s flying off the shelves and has been restocked several times since its September launch. 6 reasons to  upgrade to iPhone 6s. Peek and pop – 3D touch. Press hard to peek at info and then harder again to ‘pop’ and open the facts. Use this feature […]

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Out of my comfort zone with Wild Women on Top

I arrive for my adventure challenge and I’m greeted by Trek training leader Jo Vartanian.  I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. It’s cold, a little bit wet and that Point looks like a mountain from here. Then I meet the other Wild Women on Top (WWOT) trekking ladies Michele, Christine, Mary, Karen, Barbara and […]

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Wee little problem

There was no time to waste the wee was sinking fast Click To Tweet It was kind of cute when Max came into our bed at 5.30 in the morning and went straight back to sleep snuggled into me.  What wasn’t cute was when he joined me in the kitchen and told me he needs […]

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How to walk the dog with windchill

OMG what was I thinking.  I could hear the wind howling around the bedroom windows, the pool furniture being whirled around the backyard.   So what do I decide to do?  Walk outside. Have you heard the expression, ‘takes your breath away’?  Well it’s sooo true. I knew I was in trouble when I could […]

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