Happy New Year Everybody. Yes , It is February but here in New Zealand I feel this is when the  year really starts,.When the kids are back at school .... the day's are long and hot. We have also survived the first month of the year and boy it has flown by .


I am sure I am not alone in thinking or believing that we are already in NOVEMBER   ..... how on earth has this year gone as quickly as it has. One moment ago we were enjoying the Summer, Winter came and went and just like that we are heading very quickly to the end of...

October 1, 2018

Wowzer its October already, how on earth did that happen so quickly !! It is a wet rainy day outside so a perfect opportunity to sit and connect with you all.

I have been reflecting a lot this month about the power of friendships. I really would not be where I am today...

Spring is a perfect time of the year, to dust of your jandels, peel of your socks and feel the warmth of the sun on your face again. Spring is a beautiful time of the year. Blossom graces the trees and there is a bright new energy in everything we do. Its a perfect tim...

August 7, 2018

Kia Ora ..... Welcome . Its been a while since I sat and had a chat with you all. But here I am live from my kitchen table here in Nelson with the sun streaming through the window and I felt inspired to share with you all my thoughts and pondering of the last wee while...

April 24, 2016

Hip Hip Hurray it's the school holidays!. Some of you might be attending a school holiday programe and other's will be at home. Making your own crafts is a wonderful way to spend time with your children, to see the joy on there faces once you have made that extra effor...

April 24, 2016

Its been a horrid wet winters weekend here in New Zealand so a perfect chance to make a pot of delicious nutritious soup. I cannot say enough good things about Soup, so here are my top ten things I Love about SOUP !!!

  1. Soup gives us us a daily vegetable boost and get...

April 5, 2016

As a first time Mum, it can be quite overwhelming when it comes to making puree - How do I do it? It's too hard? I don't know where to start ? Do not fear, CHARLEY CHOP CHOP is here!

A child's nutrition is more important in the first years of their lives...

March 16, 2016


The wonderous ice block, ice lolly, popsicle, freezer pop, is in my eyes nothing short of magical, and a very clever gentlemen named Frank Epperson of Oakland California brought the ice bloc...

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"I loved being at Charley's workshop, so much so that I decided to host my own, and look forward to hosting again. Charley's recipes are delicious, nutritious, and easy to learn, even for someone like me who is not a very experienced cook.

- Laura Loghry June 2018.

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- Liddy Aislabie March 2018