Ramblers June/July

Blog, News, News & Events, Ramblers

Winter Rambles A misty day greeted ten Ramblers on the 23rd of June. Starting from The Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens where nature had created interesting sculptures in the shrubbery the group continued along Armagh St rambling along to Victoria Square. A bleak looking area on a not so nice day in Winter. A Weeping … Read More

Ramblers Restart

Blog, News & Events, Uncategorized

Ramblers restart Restarting Ramblers post covid-19 lockdown was a delight as 22 turned out to ramble through parts of Fendalton, this included three new faces. Everyone wanted to see a new area from the area they had been walking in while lockdown exercising. After a good frost and a bright sky the group started out … Read More

Discover the Effects of the Jasmine Plant on Health

Blog, Herb of the Month

Discover the Effects of the Jasmine Plant on Health Jasmine is a plant believed to have originated in the western Chinese Himalayas. The name is derived from the Persian yasmin, meaning “a gift from God,” because of the strong, pleasant scent of jasmine’s flowers. More than 300 species of jasmine exist, most of which are … Read More

Growing Microgreens

Autumn Gardening, Blog, Fruit & Vegetables, Uncategorized

Microgreens As always at this time of year I have started off my micro greens. Although most of my garden is looking good, the summer lettuces are about to finish and my aromatic herbs, basil and coriander, are dying off. Hopefully with the garden centres about to open again I can fix the lettuce problem … Read More

Easter Buns

Blog, Recipes

My girlfriend sent me a picture of these delicious looking buns on Easter Friday so I just had to try them out myself. They are adapted from a Nadia Lim recipe. First version was a little under-spiced so  I made some adjustments and the second batch was much improved. I had to substitute a few … Read More

Rhubarb Butterscotch Pie

Blog, Recipes

This scrumptious autumn recipe is from Wendy Marshall’s well-used, cover-less Burnside High School Cookbook 1st ed. circa 1968. (The comment is from her teenaged daughter Meredith) Feel free to replace the short pie crust with sweet pastry sheets. It keeps for a couple of days in the fridge if you are strong-willed. Delicious hot or … Read More

Fruit & Vege Deliveries

Blog, Fruit & Vegetables, News & Events

Home deliveries There are still a few options for getting your fruit and vegetables delivered in Christchurch – without the wait times of the big supermarket chains. We’ve come across a few that might appeal to our members. If you hear of any, or would like to share your experiences do let us know so … Read More

The Virtue of virtual


What Virtual Meetings can do for you Being online at the moment is essential for businesses to get through this period of COVID-19 pandemic. Not only for sales, but for connecting with customers and even continuing events. It is also relevant socially and can work form anything from wine tasting groups to book clubs. Here … Read More