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Make a Big Mac and Fries at home during Covid-19 Lockdown

Erin Simpson

Make a Big Mac and Fries at home during Covid-19 Lockdown

Hey Team  Well aren't we all nailing our no takeaway diets!!!  If your husband, yourself or any family member is like mine and missing their favourite burger, I have figured out how to make it at home from simple ingrediants found at your local supermarket. Note: I couldn't get the exact ingrediants for some of the items so I just did what I could considering we are in lockdown. Start by making the sauce as it needs to be chilled.... Big Mac Sauce: 1 Cup mayonnaise 1 tbs gherkin relish 2 tsp white vinegar Pinch of white pepper (I used...


The REAL heros of our Wedding Day!

Erin Simpson

The REAL heros of our Wedding Day!

On the 25th of October 2019 I married the man I had been put on this earth to find.  As we all know, the path in which we found each other was very serendipidous but then that's a story for another day!  5 months after our wedding day I can't believe how much my life has changed!  Yes being married 'is' different; weird that no-one says it isn't but it so is!  You feel safe, less vulnerable, more in love, scared for his safety and also very protective.  But the biggest change for me personally is that people are openly...


Our stay at Songbird Retreat

Erin Simpson

Our stay at Songbird Retreat

Over the summer months Zac and I rarely get to have a day (let alone two days in row) to be together. So one night when we both walked in home late, and were missing each other so much we made a conscious decision to spend a weekend together.  Finding that weekend was difficult but when we finally did, we enquired at Songbird Retreat straight away and they were more than happy to accommodate us! Songbird Cottage sits comfortably within the native bush just above Matheson Bay, on the Matakana Coast. Once a former potters workshop, it has since been...


Tips on 'how to be cool' at the Airport

Erin Simpson

Tips on 'how to be cool' at the Airport

 Zac and I have just spent 10 days traveling South East Asia and I gotta say it was so good to have time with him however, it  meant having to spend a lot of time in airports and this brought back so many memories of how stressed out and annoying people can be while travelling!  You need to keep your cool in airports people otherwise it's just a nightmare for everyone!  These are some of the things (in my opinion) that I try and do to keep my own self calm and cool in an airport.. For example the...


Your in home tips to kick start 2020

Erin Simpson

Your in home tips to kick start 2020

Dare I say it, but I think wall Art matters most in interior design. Every room needs one focal point (the first rule of interior design) and wall art fits that position so easily. It’s that wonderful element that can help pull a space together and make it feel complete, that little extra touch that can make your house look like it should be in the pages of an interior design magazine. The worst thing New Zealanders do is leave Art till last!!!  Everyone naturally just thinks they will sort the art work and hang it later once the furniture...