Thursday, March 31, 2022

Road trips, yummy lunch and a stockist of my books!

We have been on a few road trips with the doggies this year, and they love travelling in the car! This is their cozy crate that they also sleep in at home. It has a comfy bed on top of a sheepskin, and lots of blankets which they love to be tucked in with when they go to sleep at night.

When we go somewhere the dogs can come, as soon as the car starts moving, they settle happily in and sleep for the whole trip. They only get up when the car slows down. There is a bowl of water on offer when we stop, and they never want a wee until we get to where we are going. I have offered so many times on various trips but it's just too scary in a different town than they're used to. They’d rather hold on. Such funny puppies!

Daphne is at the back, and she is six. Chloe is in the front, and she's eight. I adopted them from the SPCA four years ago and they were taken from a puppy mill along with six others. They live a very good life with us! (Even if they're scared of one of our cats who makes it her business to be Top Cat.)

They are excellent co-writers for my books, napping under my desk on another bed there. They just love keeping me in their sight. They are also excellent watch dogs and will let me know if a car goes past, a person walking their dog, or even a butterfly or bird… yes, excellent watch dogs :)

This is one of my MOST favourite lunches. Scrambled eggs made with cream and cooked in butter, with homegrown avocado, tomato and parsley. YUM!

I mostly use two eggs for lunch and either buy free range, or use eggs from my Aunty's chickens when they are plentiful enough for her to distribute around, which is often (the eggs, not the chickens, hehe).

It's faster than fast food and has so much goodness - just look at all those different colours!

Please tell me your favourite lunch - if it's easy and quick to prepare and healthy, so much the better!

If you live in (or visit) Hawke's Bay, you can purchase my books in paperback from my brother Arden's beautiful store Interior Warehouse at 81 Carlyle Street in Napier.

Isn't he a good brother stocking my books? And I regularly have to restock them which is lovely. I feel like a real sales rep or merchandiser when I go in to see what has been bought and top up the titles.

He has gorgeous furniture too (there are fab photos on his Instagram here). So far I have bought a big wall clock, hall table, coffee table and two side tables... every time I go in to visit him I see what's new. I love the rich jewel-toned velvet sofas. It really is quite perilous when I pop in to say hi to Arden!

Wishing you a lovely day. It's SO rainy here and has been for weeks. Still, the garden is looking very green and it's good weather for putting the final finishing touches to my new mini-book due out this week!

xx Fiona

PS. You can find all my books here at my affiliate link on Amazon:


  1. Your dogs look so comfy and cozy! All of our dogs love to go for rides in the car. I need to let them do that more often. That lunch looks amazing! I like to do something similar for lunch- little bits of a lot of things. I usually include dip of some sort, or some shaved turkey breast, along with a cheese stick, some veggies and wheat thins. The more color, the better! I hope you have a good and safe trip!

    1. I agree, Jennifer, lots of colour = lots of goodness :)

  2. My favorite lunch to take to work is a chopped apple with lemon juice and cottage cheese. So yummy and easy ... I always look forward to lunch time. I'm looking forward to your new book.


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