Essentials for Mum

Personal and household essentials are many and varied. Some are determined by practicality, some by need and some by pure desire. Essentials may be about making...

Almost heaven …life is old there…older than the trees!

Although HELEN PERRY has travelled to a good many parts of New Zealand, the beautiful Tasman district, including Golden Bay, had remained elusive....until last month...

Living mindfully – the Irwin Way

This is a story about mindfulness, a meditation technique based on being present and aware from moment to moment. While it may appear faddish...

Animal ‘crackers’ in her book

Miranda is a hypochondriac sheep, terrified of water, which is why she is never without her floaties – one look at her face says...

Disneyland who would miss it?

Last month, EastLife featured Part One of a local family’s recent holiday States-side. After exploring San Francisco, part of the Californian coastline and Las...

Family holiday made in the USA

Rachel Watts wasn’t Born in the USA, but after an stimulating three-week holiday States-side, you could almost call her an American Girl. She told...

Terri’s mad for hedgehogs and other creatures great and small

Terri Marchant’s haven for hedgehogs is not for the faint-hearted – she can have several baby hogs to care for at any one time...

Head Start on Wedding Day

Getting ‘hitched’ might once have been a simple and easy affair but not these days. The modern bride and groom have plenty to think...

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