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Loose height instantly!

Ever wanted to be shorter?  Any taller gals out there like me ever wished they could be petite, or just average?  Not loom over every guy in the room?  Not have to shop for special pants because the ordinary ones only came to your shins? Well, I have figured out how to loose height, INSTANTLY.  Over the internet!  Using rainforest herbs (for a given value of rainforest herbs).  For FREE (while supplies last). It’s super easy. Just measure yourself in centimetres (yep, those funny little things on the back of the tape measure). Then go to this top-secret website I found called Google.com. Then type in your measurement in cm and ‘in feet’.  Like this: Then stand back, and admire the result. An instant loss of over 2″ in height! It’s like magic! I did it for myself, and suddenly, instead of being a tallish 5’7″ like I always thought, I’ve become the totally average American woman’s height of 5’5″! Now I’m off to find the magic calculator that will do the same thing to our …

Welcome to the castle: 110sqm of happiness

As most of you* guessed from my hints about The Project, it is indeed a house! Our first house! And it’s wonderful and adorable and I love it sooooo much, even though I seem to spend all my time trying to get it to the state we want it at, and cleaning it! Mr D and I house hunted for over 3 years.  New Zealand has some of the most unafforable housing in the world, and while Wellington isn’t as expensive as Auckland, what you get for $400,000 (the average first home price in Wellington central) isn’t much.  So we scrimped and saved and looked, and looked, and looked.  We put offers on houses, and tenders (blind bids) and paid thousands for building reports and valuations, only to loose to higher bidders on tenders. Then, in Mid-January, our landlords at the flat where we’d lived for over five years asked us to move out as they wanted to move in.  Eeek!  If we had to move and rent, we’d have to sign a year long lease, …

The Project: a few hints

Ever since late February I’ve been dropping hints about The Project – a massive, top secret endeavor that has been taking up huge amounts of my life. I thought I would be able to show you The Project at the end of March, but it still wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be. Then I wanted to debut The Project at the end of April, but I was still waiting on one major part I wanted to be in place. In May I scheduled two different dates in which to take photos of the The Project, but things came up on both days. By June, winter had come, and it was harder to get good photos. Now that July is almost at an end, a reveal is so overdue almost feels silly and anticlimactic – it’s been 5 and a half months! Obviously, it’s high time I told you what was going on! Not today though.  Today, I’m just going to be mean and drop a few hints about The Project. The Project is sooo …