The Gold of Ophir

King Solomon’s gold came from Ophir.  Today historians cannot agree upon where exactly this gold-rich location was.  Rider Haggard, in his classic novel, King Solomon’s Mines, placed Ophir in Africa. Perhaps it was in Africa, although some think India, others Burma and still others believe Ophir was in the Philippines. We are in Ophir, New…

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Yours to Keep!

Waiting Rooms.  We avoid them.  Some waiting rooms are like tiny motel units – minimalist. Other waiting rooms are business-classy, meaning they have a rare palm parked in one corner, or an indoor water feature and the magazines will appear unread. I was not in that kind of waiting room.  The magazines in the waiting…

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Ti Ora

Ora means health or well-being.  He reka te ti ora nei.  Translation: Is delicious the healthy tea this.  I am not just saying that.  I have found a flavoured green tea I love.  Top shelf.  Price on request. Ti Ora tastes healthy, looks pretty and I’m feeling very good about my life choices right now…

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The First Cup is the …

The first cup is the greatest I have always thought.  I’m feeling patriotic today hence New Zealand Breakfast tea. To be honest I felt cynical about Twinings national tea series: English, Irish and New Zealand breakfast blends.  What’s the difference? New Zealand Breakfast tea will taste exactly the same as English Breakfast tea I told…

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