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A New Chapter

11 May

A lot has changed since my last post… We’ve planned and had an incredibe wedding, lost loved ones and started new journeys.

That said, it’s time for a new chapter in our lives.  The new chapter comes in the form of a new blog – one we’ve started together.  It was originally our wedding website to give everyone information about the big day and had morphed, as planned, into our somewhat infrequent diary of our lives.

We hope you enjoy it and continue to follow our journey with us, as this will be the last post on Spank the Plastic – it’s been fun!

See you over at

R x




16 Jul

To those of you who are reading this entry, I thank you…  And while I have your attention, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest Spank The Plastic contributor…   none other than my beloved Matt.

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Worst blogger in history…

29 Oct

Ok, so I’m kinda sucking at blogging lately… sorry!!

This is just a tiny wee blog entry to make me feel better about myself for not blogging, and it’s also a public promise that I’ll keep going (no pressure Ros!). Anyway, I’ve got a bit to blog about, including but not limited to… our new bedside drawers, the weekend that was Labour weekend (and the list of jobs that didn’t get done!) and much much more exciting topics (I’d better think of some!) Continue reading

Samoa Quake & Tsunami (updated)

30 Sep

I’m feeling a bit emotional about all of this news this morning.  I was totally fine, until I had a look at Google Maps Aftermath of Samoa Quake.

There is a post there which reads:

Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa

Last Updated 14 minutes ago

Kiwi Lyall Preston sees the bodies of three children in the aftermath.  A nearby hotel and restaurant have been destroyed.

This is such sad news!  Matt and I were there in February and stayed at the Sinalei.  It is a truly beautiful place and the people were amazing.  It is right next door to Coconuts resort and between the two resorts is a local restaurant called Lupe’s.  I hope all is ok here… it was such a precious spot, where our meal was made in the family’s home kitchen!

We have some beautiful memories here and things like this can really turn a place like Samoa upside down.  Here is a shot of our lovely Lupe’s and a few more to boot…  Continue reading

Under Pressure

21 Sep

The power of Twitter really is quite amazing… I replied to a message with my blog URL and today (according to my blog stats), I’m feeling rather popular, yay!!  No doubt the popularity will take a severe dip once people have had their initial visit, read, nosy round and then never return again!

Don’t get me wrong, I really do want people to keep visiting, it’s just that I feel like I wasn’t really ready to go public.. come out of the closet if you will.

My plan was to get a good few posts under my belt, both for interesting reading (everyone knows content is king) but also to give myself a chance to get used to the idea of blogging.  Oh well, there’s nothing like being under a bit of social pressure to get a girl blogging, right?!

So, the moral of the story… Add me to your favourites, follow me on Twitter and as Apu would say, ‘thank you, come again’.