Visit The Dowse Art Museum: Flat-pack Whakapapa


I had an interesting outing yesterday. My best friend invited me to visit the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. http://dowse.org.nz/

For more information on the Flat-pack please click on the following link:

http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/maureen-lander-flat-pack-whakapapa

I took these photos of the whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving)

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Absolute fantastic!

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Cooking Spree


The staff of the school had a wonderful evening out on Saturday.

We went to an Azian cooking school.

Everything was ready for the cooking!

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The session started 6:30 pm.

The instructor/tutor/chef demonstrated

what we had to do to make a perfect meal.

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We first made spring rolls.

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Then the main meal:

pork, lemon grass and chilli(which I did not use).

On the plate was a cup of rice and fresh lettuce.

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It was very tasteful and delicious to eat.

 

School stories: Early breakfast!


Every morning we open our Restaurant at the

Before School Center.

The table is neatly set!

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The kitchen table.

Each girl has a task.

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The customers are ready to have breakfast.

SMILE

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Start eating!

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We have the best cooks and waiters!

Making stars against violence


May 13 we, as Soroptimists, came together to make stars.

In the two hours, we made 40 stars.

A view ladies took ribbon home to fold some more.

At that stage, we had 110 stars folded.

Up to date, we are at 200 and there are still in the making.

Excitement in the family


The last two weeks I have been working on my first handmade cardigan for my first grandchild which is due half December. It is going to be a  little girl. Today was the stork party/baby shower.

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Wrapped up with  fresh flowers

from my garden.

One for mommy, one for daddy

one for baby in the middle

School Stories: Enrichment Wednesday


Today was the day that the school’s students started the first of their six enrichment sessions.

They could choose one of the following workshops:

building, scrapbooking, origami, paper mache, Zumba, enviro-ness, cake decorating, stop motion,walking group, bushcraft/camping, computer programming for beginners, storytelling(with puppets), golf, baking, terrarium making.

I am doing the scrapbooking.

Here are the nine girls decorating  their front  cover.

(We are going to create a small album.)

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Production line – Hard work


Hard work? Not at all, but very time-consuming. Concentrating is also very important.

Last weekend my son and I worked on an order of 100 raspberry pi boards.

Visit the business blog for more information.

http://wiki.protoneer.co.nz/Raspberry_Pi_CNC

We made  10 bundles halfway on Saturday, 10 on Sunday.

Tuesday evening we finished all 20 off, ready to go to be soldered on Wednesday!

They still need to be tested before they can be sent to the customer.

We did a great job!