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A Beanbag For Every Style


Who doesn’t love a beanbag?  They’re comfortable and cozy but unfortunately they’re not usually very stylish.  It’s hard to find a trendy beanbag that matches the rest of your decor but doesn’t blow your budget.  Fortunately I have stumbled across Blob Beanbags.  Made in New Zealand and shipped worldwide these wonderful beanbags come in a range of colors, materials and sizes.  I personally love the luxe velvet which would look amazing stacked up in an array of eye-catching colors.  The wonderful thing about these beanbags is that you can get removable liners which makes washing your beanbags much easier.  So now that I’ve found our new fabulous beanbag I just have to tell the pooch that we’ll be getting rid of his old one….. queue tears.

Bailey curled up on his favorite beanbag.
Bailey curled up on his favorite beanbag.


How I Can Afford To Feed My Family Wagu Beef

wagu steak

Wagu beef dinner plus money in your bank account? Yes it’s possible!  My Partner and I love a good steak but usually a nice cut of beef is just out of our price range.  That was until I came across First Light Wagu Beef at Farros.


Wagu beef has beautiful marbled fat and a rich nutty taste that makes it a pleasure to eat.  At Farros you can buy skirt steak or tri-tip (bottom of the sirloin) which both make excellent steaks.  I bought 1.3kg for NZD48 and portioned it into five meals which means I can feed the two of us for just under NZD10 per meal which is pretty affordable.  We usually slice it up and add it to stir-frys, make philly steak sammies or pan fry it and have it with salad.  To make the most of your wagu I suggest leaving it uncovered in the fridge to age for a few days.

My Wagu portions ready to pop into the freezer
My Wagu portions ready to pop into the freezer

If you would like to try some of this amazing beef I suggest going onto the first light website and checking out where your nearest store is. After all, is there anything more fabulous than Wagu?

Film Review: What We Do In The Shadows

 what we do in the shadows

What We Do In The Shadows is another kiwi gem by the extraordinary director Taika Waititi (also directed Boy) about a household of vampires living in Wellington New Zealand.  This Mocumentary style film features kiwi comedic greats Jeamaine Clement and Rhys Darby and if you love the television series The Office or Arrested Development then you’ll love this movie too.  Theres something innocent and genuine that Waititi brings to his movies and his portrayal of the Dandy vampire Viago was a pleasure to watch.

So for those of you that want to immerse yourself in some good old kiwi hilarity I throughly recommend this movie.