About us


ClareI am a semi-retired graphic designer and American ex-pat living on 2.5 acres on the Arnold River of the West Coast of New Zealand with my husband Cliff. We have lots of time now so we bake everything from scratch and have started a vegetable garden and small orchard. Recently we adopted three New Hampshire chickens who will provide us with eggs in the near future.

Keeping our land looking good keeps us busy. We do woodturning and fiddle around in our workshop, practice yoga and go out with a walking group every second Wednesday, there are many beautiful walks within a few hours drive.

The photo in our blog header is part of the view from our kitchen window. No wonder we like cooking so much!


CliffI am a fully retired typographer. After spending 40 years in the pre-press area of the printing trade I am happy to be spending my days on our beautiful property we have on the West Coast.

Like Clare I spend most of my days either working on our patch of land or (especially when it rains) being inside either baking, playing the piano or on the computer developing our blog or other websites. Life is good here on the coast, every day is an adventure.

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