A Change of Scenery

cat survived

The cat survived!  And, her mum was so pleased to see her.  In fact she even commented on how her darling looked sooooo good.  ….. Well Done Me!

Leaving the suburb of Pyes Pa I had a night free, so off I went to Katikati to stay with my dearest friend Caitlin.  How great that was!  Chilling out with great conversation and good food with her and her darling hubby – nothing could be sweeter.

But it came to an end the next afternoon when I left to get back to Tauranga and to start the next house-sit.

Vegan Onion & Mushroom Tart

Vegan Onion & Mushroom Tart

So, where am I ?  Geez it sounds like a Where’s Wally book!  I’m now in Devonport road about two blocks from my favourite restaurant, Grindz  – a cafe that serves my kinda food!!  Definitely within walking distance.  So I can see that on my days off I’ll be trotting along there, with laptop underarm, to get my coffee fix and work on my book.

So for those who don’t know Devonport road … this is the road that goes through the CBD shopping – kind of Tauranga’s version of The High Street.  Although, now days, because of the malls that have been built, Devonport road is not as bustling as it once was.

The house has a beautiful outlook over the water, seems to get the winter sun nicely during the day, but sure is cold in the morning as the night air circulates around a fairly open plan living area.  Still, it has such a lovely feel to it, there’s no animals to look after and the owners are away for 10 weeks.

Finally I have been able to unpack properly.  The lady of the house kindly provided an empty closet in the room and empty scotch dresser … although, as you can see by the photo of my packed wagon above, I don’t have enough to fill it all.  She thoughtfully also cleared a couple of shelves in the panty so I don’t have to keep my “pantry” boxes in the kitchen as I normally do.

It probably all sounds very mundane to you, but trust me, it’s the little things that makes my life easier!

Now it’s all hands on the computer.  I really must get this next book finished.  I’ve been asked to speak or do a cooking demo at a “Vegan Vibes” expo being held here in September and it would be excellent if I could have this book ready for sale.  Might be pushing it a bit, but we can live in hope.

Haven’t totally committed to the cover of the book yet … your comments will be appreciated.


On that note – I will say adieu and get my focus reset.




  1. Hi,

    I have read 3 articles on your website – all of them are very helpfull.
    I added feeoshea.com to favourite websites.
    What do You think about Brexit? Are You proponent or oponent?


    • feeoshea

      July 15, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Hi, Thanks for your comment…shame you haven’t put your name as it would be nice to “talk” properly to you. Brexit? I am not able to say if it is a good thing or not as I don’t live in Britain or Europe and I don’t think anyone is going to be able to tell at this early stage. Perhaps you read my Brexit post and that’s why you’re asking? My feeling is that the status quo is coming apart at the seams. I only hope that the new order, when it arrives, is kinder to man, animals and the environment.
      Perhaps you can comment on your ideas of Brexit?

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