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Favourite things!

Wow it has been ages since I’ve done one of these – probably the most neglected part of my blog!  I think the problem is that I don’t often find many things that I think are interesting enough to share hahaha  But here it goes!

#1 – My absolute favourite thing at the moment…. drum roll please….  The Edge Fm New Zealand app for mobile devices, and listen live feature online!  Mon-Fri (or in Canada Sun-Thurs) The hosts Jay-Jay, Mike, and Dom in the mornings, and Fletch and Vaughan in the afternoons are by far the funnest people I’ve ever listened to!  Don’t want to upset anyone in Canada, but I found it hard to listen to some of the people on the radio there, but then again, I think they would be kicked off the airwaves if the said things like these guys do! hahah  Give it a try, good music, and funny funny people!  I pretty much have it on either on my iMac, iPad, or iPhone most of the day.



#2 – How can I do a favourite things post without mentioning my new iPhone 5 and 27″ iMac!!  Oh boy oh boy I’m so happy I decided to become a Mac junkie.  I don’t think I can ever go back!  I’ve had my phone and mac for a few months now, and after the first few days of working out the kinks of moving from pc to mac, I’m now in such a happy place!  It’s so beautiful to look at, functions amazing, and the screen is fantastic to edit on!  I tried to use my new windows 8 laptop I got with my phone contract,  but it makes no sense!  The apps are silly!  So frustrating, so I just gave up and closed the lid.  I know what’s on my list for the next unnecessary electronic device…  But really, I love that now all my 3 devices talk to each other, and the reminder app has saved me a few times, sooooo cool!  I’m also very impressed with the camera on the iPhone, the quality of some of the images I’ve taken is very surprising.  It’s especially good with still subjects, add in a bit of movement and it’s a bit too slow to keep the images sharp.  But check out this awesome shot from my iPhone using the panoramic option.  You got to be happy with that for a quick snap!

#3 – I guess I should include something photography related…  My newest addition to my camera bag is a Canon 17-40mm f4L Lens.  I bought it pre-loved off the talented Todd Sisson, and the little I’ve been able to play with it, I can tell I’m going to enjoy it – it’s more what it represents than the actual ability of the lens.  Landscape!  That will be my main use for it, so I’m very excited to get out there in the bush, or at the beach, or on the Mt, and give it a good test run :)


#4 – Last but not least and not something I should probably be admitting… but I’m loving all the junk food I was missing in NZ!  I’m usually such a healthy vegetarian eater with great self control – very limited sweets, chocolate, chips ect but I just can’t stop buying these things!  hahaha  It’s not everyday, I’m still working on a box Purdys sweet georgia browns from xmas which will drive my friends nuts because I take my time to enjoy the good stuff… but it’s often enough for me.  The main culprits are Hawkins cheezies, and raspberry rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream.  Berry and fruit pie was something I was always craving in NZ but could never find, so I’m just finally getting my fill now :) Mmmm Mmmmm Mmmm!

*Obviously this was written before returning to NZ but I didn’t want to take it out.  You have no idea how sad I am :(  I finished my last bag of Hawkins a couple weeks after returning, and am craving fruit pie like crazy!  Ahhh well.  My new nightly fix is Mailbu, pineapple juice, and a splash of cream.  Whatever gets you through eh? :)



Well that’s it for now.  Hopefully it doesn’t take me another 2 years to do another one of these! haha

xx Shari


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