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Blue Bottle Love for Project Blue

In the Neighbourhood- Project Blue I first learned of Project Blue almost exactly two years ago, when my then 14 year old daughter showed me her Instagram feed with the photo above, saying "Mum, you should check [...]
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Hi Neighbor – Chia Sisters

Hi there, with respect for the millions of stories that are playing out right now in our world, I'm stopping by to check in on you. Life is rich right now, that's my secret code for a [...]
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Nature’s First Green is Gold- Enviroschools

This Week If I were being honest, and I aim to be, it’s been a crazy week. With no further details needed, except, on top of crazy week, Isaac our second child, started school. I was so concentrating on what was happening right in front of me, that when the moment came to wave goodbye […]

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A World at our Door – Local Markets

This Week Welcome again to new subscribers who have come in through friends’ recommendations to see the Small Adventure videos in eddyhopping.com. I am springtime happy that you’ve joined us. This week I get to introduce a local friend doing an amazing job New Zealand wide. And her article is a brilliant look at the […]

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Guardians of the World of Light

This Week   These are they days when spring is just a concept, even in Northland. We had our first daffodil open two days ago, only to be beaten down into the dirt by two days of rain. What faith. This weeks contributor is Mr. Garry Watson, a leader in Rongoa Maori, which is the […]

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What is in a Name?

This Week First of all, I want to say thank you. You guys are awesome and we love doing this magazine for you. Hello to our new readers. I’m stars and moon glad you found us. Our magazine is loosely held together by the topic of “natural living”, and as many of you have seen […]

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What the Robin Knows

This Week We slide to the equinox, the shortest (or longest) day. Does it feel like that to you? Sliding? Running? Roaring? Last week we had a full moon day, with Venus passing in front of the Sun, did you see that? It rained here most of the day, but I stood with my face […]

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Fiordland and the Waterfall

This Week Six weeks ago I scheduled last week as “feng shui” week, the week that I clear file cabinets, sort clothes, take care of sad house plants, put the garden to bed for winter… you know, this list could go on for 50 more items. And I bet yours does too. What I learned […]

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Pirates, Promises and Oceans Watch

This Week This week introduces OceansWatch to you. I met Chris Bone, the founder of OceansWatch with his wife Julia over summer. They are based in Whangarei, but have a world-wide organization dedicated to environmental and cultural care. I was struck by their dedication and clear, focused action. I think you will appreciate their work, […]

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Blind Juggling

This Week I’ve been thinking this week about what makes an adventure? I tell my kids it’s not an adventure unless it’s a little bit uncomfortable. Maybe I need to work on my marketing, but last week James Cameron completed a solo mission to the deepest part of the ocean… and tweeted about it. He […]

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Aromatic Adventures

This Week Yesterday I got back from 4 days at the ocean…. by myself. John looked after Helena and Isaac, and I immersed myself in a video project that I’ve been wanting to bring to life for months. The environment was just the magic and solitude I needed to bring a vision into form. In […]

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