GONE FISHING

Hello Friends, I hope everyone has had a gorgeous Christmas and is gearing up to give the big middle finger to 2016 on New Years Eve. I thought I would pop a post up to say hello! And, sorry I have gone a bit quiet. I’m just having a little holiday and will be back […]

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YOUTUBE: KATIE COOKS | GINGERBREAD ‘PEOPLE’

In this video, me and my cuz make gingerbread cookies and hot mochas with whipped cream. On reflection, this video could also be a couple of pigeons on a windowsill chortling…. Merry Christmas xx

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THREE FESTIVE HOT DRINKS TO GET YOU FEELING JOLLY

Yes, I do realise that it is summer at Christmas in New Zealand. But, I still drank a hot coffee every day when I was in Fiji. El Niño aside, a hot drink in the morning is a must for me and I do like to drink my dessert at night. Also, I am from the […]

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MILLENNIALS AREN’T ENTITLED – THEY’RE JUST BETTER THAN YOU

I’ve always listened to the Millennial debate with interest. There are many articles saying that Millennials are entitled and don’t want to work hard. And it never sat right with me because I didn’t actually think this was the case. When I care about something, I will work for 16 hours a day on it […]

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BAKING GINGERBREAD COOKIES

A manager once said to me that one of my greatest strengths was that I knew where I excelled and where I didn’t. I could bask in the glory of my natural talents, but was also the first to admit my shortcomings. Well, baking is one of my shortcomings. 

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YOUTUBE: OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS

In this video, we put up the Christmas tree, make eggnog and visit the Franklin Road lights. Merry Christmas! Eggnog recipe: Jamie Oliver

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YOUTUBE: MONTHLY FAVOURITES

As promised, here is a monthly favourites video. A couple of weekends ago I went to the newish Zara and H&M in Auckland. I’ll show you (with a try-on) what I bought, plus some shots of the stores. On Sunday, I will post a video of setting up the Christmas tree!

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THE GUT – THE INSIDE STORY OF OUR BODY’S MOST UNDERRATED ORGAN

I can’t believe I missed it all along. I’m a neuroscientist who focused on what I considered to be the only brain – the one in our head. As someone who has long-suffered from a nervous tummy, food sensitivities and takes a long time to recover from tummy upsets, I completely ignored what has now […]

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WOMEN – HOW TO RECOVER WHEN YOU’VE SAID SOMETHING DUMB

Author: Katie Appleyard The other day, I was in a meeting and I said something stupid. I was on a roll about a project and I didn’t think clearly. I meant to say the word ‘product’, but I said the word ‘commodity’. The product we were talking about was not a commodity, it was electronic. […]

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