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My name is Elsie Hagley, known on some social networks as kiwinana.

I have been writing for some eight years now, all though not much on HubPages until my articles were transferred from Squidoo to HubPages.

I enjoy this new platform very much a great place, very friendly members that are helping me become a better writer in my old age, it's like going back to school.

Hope you enjoy my ramblings of days gone by and what I have learnt over the years from experience, especially bringing up a family, gardening and living on a farm from the day I was born, nearly seventy-five years ago.

I live in Urenui, Taranaki, New Zealand!

Now semi-retired, I spend any spare time on my computer.I guess you would say, I'm a computer addict.

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  • All About WWE
    2

    All About WWE

    4 weeks ago

    WWE World Heavyweight Championship for 2015 is Sheamus cashing in "Money in the bag" after Roman Reigns won the title.

  • Tribute to Doris Day
    11

    Tribute to Doris Day

    13 months ago

    Tribute to a beautiful lady with a voice to match her beauty - Doris Day.

  • Urban Suburban or Rural Living
    12

    Urban Suburban or Rural Living

    13 months ago

    Looking at life in the country, a few questions to consider before setting up farming, whether it's a lifestyle farm or a big farm.

  • Waitangi Day New Zealands National Day
    13

    Waitangi Day New Zealands National Day

    2 months ago

    It was the 175th celebrations of Waitangi Day in 2015. New Zealand National Day on the 6th February 2015. Memories of that very important day that all kiwi's share together. We love our country.

  • Random Sentence Writing Challenge - by Elsie Hagley
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    Random Sentence Writing Challenge - by Elsie Hagley

    13 months ago

    My first story from a random sentence selected from a popular phase by Woody Allen.

  • Winter Memories of Snow in New Zealand
    37

    Winter Memories of Snow in New Zealand

    4 days ago

    This is a fun challenge about winter memories, so I'm sharing my experiences about winter, snow and dairy farming under Mount Egmont/Taranaki New Zealand.

  • Lipogram - Word Play with Nursery Rhymes
    22

    Lipogram - Word Play with Nursery Rhymes

    12 months ago

    Lipogram refers to any text composed of words which lack a particular letter. It may be prose of poetry which I used the letter "O" for all of these nursery rhymes. Word play is good for the brain.

  • Baking Cookies in a Microwave
    19

    Baking Cookies in a Microwave

    7 months ago

    Microwave Coconut Fudge is a very tasty cookie it doesn't take long to make and is always enjoyed by my visitors and family, plus some helpful videos about baking in a microwave.

  • Margarine or Butter
    23

    Margarine or Butter

    12 months ago

    This subject about Margarine and Butter is something that most of us stop and think about which is better. In my eyes there is nothing wrong with either, you can age healthy, just avoid "Trans-Fats".

  • It's Taken Years to Get This Old: A Lighthearted Look at the Senior Moments
    33

    It's Taken Years to Get This Old: A Lighthearted Look at the Senior Moments

    8 months ago

    It's true we can all have what they call Senior Moments, this book is taken a light hearted look at them, best way to cope with them is to laugh and remember you don't need to be elderly to have them.

  • The Cholesterol Solution Guide Review
    44

    The Cholesterol Solution Guide Review

    13 months ago

    This is a Cholesterol Solution Guide to lowering your Cholesterol level in thirty days without drugs.. If you can do it, it's worth having a go, so you can live a heathy life in your aging years.

  • How to make a Spotted Dick Pudding
    9

    How to make a Spotted Dick Pudding

    13 months ago

    Spotted Dick Pudding was a dessert my mother, a english lady, made regularly and we never became tired of eating it. I loved the outside skin the best. It is a pudding that is coming back into menus.

  • Kenny Rogers - American Music Idol.
    7

    Kenny Rogers - American Music Idol.

    13 months ago

    Kenny Rogers a perfect male country superstar, I love listening to his songs and having many tapes, I still listen to them especially the ones he sings with Dolly Parton, those two sing well together.

  • Making a Lemon Meringue Pie
    17

    Making a Lemon Meringue Pie

    13 months ago

    Lemon Meringue Pie was I pie I grew up with, back in the 1950's my mother always made it. As the years have gone-by, it is a dessert you don't see very often, until recently, it is making a come back.

  • Pancakes - Crepes - Flapjacks
    18

    Pancakes - Crepes - Flapjacks

    13 months ago

    Pancakes are quick and easy to make, recipes and tips to show you how to make perfect, pancakes in no time at all.

  • Fairy Tales of Days Gone By
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    Fairy Tales of Days Gone By

    2 months ago

    Favorite Fairytales from my childhood in the 1940's, most are from the "Brothers Grimm's" collection that I received as a Christmas present when I was eight years old.

  • 20th Century Sweets
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    20th Century Sweets

    13 months ago

    These recipes for sweets are from the twentieth century, so if you are looking for a pudding from your grandparents days you may find it here. Happy sweets time. Enjoy.

  • Bob Dylan Singer - Song Writer
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    Bob Dylan Singer - Song Writer

    13 months ago

    Bob Dylan has been around singing popular music and culture for more than five decades. Still reforming around the world and has achieved many accomplishments in his life. Great singer-song writer.

  • Popular Females Singers  2016 - 2017
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    Popular Females Singers 2016 - 2017

    12 months ago

    Popular female singer for 2015 was an ever changing roller coaster on the internet. New singers rising to stardom all the time. 2016 is here now, I wonder who will make the top females singers.

  • English Breakfast
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    English Breakfast

    13 months ago

    Have you ever cooked a full English Breakfast for brunch? Great weekend meal especially after having a late night on saturday, a real pick me up. Check out how to cook Bubble and Squeak it's very nice

  • 10 Vegetables to Grill on the Barbecue
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    10 Vegetables to Grill on the Barbecue

    13 months ago

    Tips and ideas what you can add to barbecue vegetables to give them the taste you desire. Most vegetables can be barbecued, I have explained how to and how long to cook them on the grill.

  • Barbecues and Christmas Holidays
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    Barbecues and Christmas Holidays

    13 months ago

    It's not too late for barbecue and salads, with the modern grills you can use inside you can have one anytime of the year, summer approaching in the southern hemisphere, barbecues are high on the list

  • Is Cheese good for you?
    11

    Is Cheese good for you?

    13 months ago

    Enjoy cheese all the year round. There are so many tasty cheeses these days there is sure to be one that pleases you, cheese is good for you, especially with a nice wine.

  • Earth day - help save the world
    38

    Earth day - help save the world

    7 months ago

    April 22nd is Earth Day. So much can be done to make the future for our children healthy. In this article I'm covering all subjects about water, saving water, recycling water and pollution of water.

  • Jelly Bean Day - April 22
    9

    Jelly Bean Day - April 22

    13 months ago

    It's great to have a special day for Jelly Beans, a sweet that has been around for more than a century, let's enjoy them. Yummy.

  • Body Shapers - Foundation Undergarments
    41

    Body Shapers - Foundation Undergarments

    13 months ago

    Ladies body shapers work like magic, making you feel like a princess, a foundation garments lift up the bust, trims the tummy, hips thigh and buttocks, a must in any up town girls wardrobe for looks.

  • New Zealand Native Plants
    49

    New Zealand Native Plants

    13 months ago

    New Zealand native plants are a sight to admire the green foliage is so powerful among the flowers in the garden. Silver fern towering above the shrubs keeping the roots cool in the hot sun. Powerful

  • St Patricks Day - Recipes
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    St Patricks Day - Recipes

    8 months ago

    Ideas for St Patrick's Day meals, I have a recipe here for a green salad, cupcakes, also green lamingtons. Have fun Enjoy!

  • Christchurch New Zealand Earthquakes
    15

    Christchurch New Zealand Earthquakes

    15 months ago

    Christchurch NZ earthquakes are still raw in many peoples hearts, many still don't have their homes restore from that fateful day February 22 - 2011. This article is in memory of those that lose lives

  • New Zealand National Birds
    12

    New Zealand National Birds

    15 months ago

    New Zealand Birds, many of these species cannot be found anywhere else in the world. like the Kokaho, Saddleback and the very rare Bush Wren

  • All About Penguins
    19

    All About Penguins

    13 months ago

    Everyday should be Penguin Awareness day, New Zealand have the sea all around us and it's a real joy to come across a penguin, but some are becoming very rare so we must protect them.

  • Winter Home Decorating Ideas with dark color home décor and lights
    20

    Winter Home Decorating Ideas with dark color home décor and lights

    13 months ago

    Do you like a dark color for winter decorating? Or would you sooner have a lighter shade?

  • National Bird Day
    11

    National Bird Day

    10 months ago

    Help birds to survive, without our help some species of birds will not survive. Every day should be a day to protect our birds, not just special days. Protect and cherish our birds.

  • Helpful Information for Cats Owners
    7

    Helpful Information for Cats Owners

    13 months ago

    Are you a cat lover? I have a few ideas that may help you with your first cat, as I have been a cat lover all my life and learnt many things about cats that may be helpful to you.

  • Easy Sweet Pastry Pies
    18

    Easy Sweet Pastry Pies

    13 months ago

    Fruit Pastry Pies are not hard to make, worst, bit is the pastry. This article there is some helpful advice that will get you going. It's the same as anything the more you make the better you will be.

  • How to make a Savory Pastry Pie
    4

    How to make a Savory Pastry Pie

    12 months ago

    How to make Savory Pastry Pie gives you tips, takes you through the process of making the pastry, lining the pastry in a dish and recipes for preparing the filling for a savory pie, bacon and egg pie.

  • South Island - New Zealand
    25

    South Island - New Zealand

    13 months ago

    South Island New Zealand a beautiful country. Have a look at the scenery I have added in this article and I'm sure you will agree. Looking forward to going and exploring it myself in the coming months

  • New Zealand Bush in Taranaki
    27

    New Zealand Bush in Taranaki

    13 months ago

    Interested in some of the beauty in the out-backs in New Zealand here I have added some photos to give you a idea, beautiful bush walks a place beyond bliss.

  • Thanksgiving Recipes
    9

    Thanksgiving Recipes

    12 months ago

    Thanksgiving is about celebrating the harvest that will take you through a harsh winter until the new season blooms, bringing the next year's harvest.

  • Halloween And Witchcraft
    3

    Halloween And Witchcraft

    13 months ago

    All about Halloween and Witchcraft a few facts that you may not know. Happy Halloween.

  • Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe.
    18

    Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe.

    13 months ago

    Christmas is a special celebration at the end of a long year and what better than starting to make that tradition christmas pudding, letting it mature for that important family day when santa visits.

  • Autumn Food Preserving
    7

    Autumn Food Preserving

    7 months ago

    Harvesting Fruits, Vegetables, Meat for the long winter by home preserving, dehydrating, freezing are only a few of the ideas in this article to help you get those foods saved after the summer growth

  • Beautiful Butterflies
    17

    Beautiful Butterflies

    8 months ago

    Butterflies are one of natures beauty, sad their life is short. Here is few facts about a insect that's slowing disappearing, I feel the cause is the wasp as I have seen them eating the caterpillars.

  • Ghosts And Haunts In Aotearoa
    10

    Ghosts And Haunts In Aotearoa

    13 months ago

    Exploring the paranormal in New Zealand. Top ten haunted places. Also a true story that actually happened to me, a unusual rock that led to a nightmare.

  • Food Additives and Detoxification
    5

    Food Additives and Detoxification

    15 months ago

    Food Additives and Detoxification is that for you? It is better to know your food additives especially were children are involved. This article gives advice that will help you with your food choices

  • Tips for a new dad
    4

    Tips for a new dad

    13 months ago

    Helpful advise for a new dad. My advise, just love you child and partner and every thing else with fall into place. Happy Parents Happy Baby.

  • Feeding Children that are Fussy eaters
    14

    Feeding Children that are Fussy eaters

    13 months ago

    Children will eat what they want, they are healthy really, a little of the food everyone is saying "No" to giving to children really doesn't hurt them, just eat it in moderation.

  • Healthy Food - Eggs
    7

    Healthy Food - Eggs

    13 months ago

    Eggs are a healthy food for most of us. Some will disagree but like anything eaten in moderation you will be healthy and live a long life.

  • Healthy Seafood Recipes
    10

    Healthy Seafood Recipes

    13 months ago

    Collection of fish recipe that are sure to please. You can use them with a barbecue and salads. Fish is a healthy food that has many benefits in your diet for healthy living.

  • Domestic Rabbits
    7

    Domestic Rabbits

    13 months ago

    Domestic rabbits are pets, they need looking after and feed with the right food to be healthy or they will die. They aren't like cats too much handling can kill them. Hope you find this article useful

  • Help With Bed Wetting.
    5

    Help With Bed Wetting.

    13 months ago

    Are you having problems with a bed wetter in your home? Whether it is a child or adult, there is help available, I have a couple of videos in this article that could be very useful.

  • How to help children keep their rooms tidy
    22

    How to help children keep their rooms tidy

    19 months ago

    It's never too soon to teach children to tidy up after playing with their toys, also put dirty clothes in the laundry after changing.

  • Slow Cooker - Crock Pot Recipes
    4

    Slow Cooker - Crock Pot Recipes

    13 months ago

    Recipes for cooking in a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot, I tested them all, the Crock Pot Macaroni Cheese is my favorite. Slow cookers are economical to cook meals, prepare and cook while doing the shopping

  • Healthy Living  -  Sleeping Well
    12

    Healthy Living - Sleeping Well

    13 months ago

    Healthy Living is Sleeping Well. Sometimes it easier said than done. In this article I have some helpful advice which I hope will make living your life a breeze. Happy living and enjoy!

  • Calico - Tortoiseshell Cat
    17

    Calico - Tortoiseshell Cat

    13 months ago

    Persian cats are beautiful but they do involve some work to keep their fur from getting knotted, especially if it's a cat that goes outside and hunts mice look my fluff did, she was a farm cat.

  • Pregnancy - Helpful Information
    8

    Pregnancy - Helpful Information

    13 months ago

    The old wives test is all about the old fashion way of guessing what the sex of your unborn baby is. Those days are over now, but you still might like to try the old way before you find out.

  • The Green Issues
    15

    The Green Issues

    23 months ago

    The green issue is a problem world-wide. Here are a few tips and ideas on how we can make the world a better place for the future generations.

  • My Phobia Fear Of Heavy Rain
    41

    My Phobia Fear Of Heavy Rain

    23 months ago

    Phobias of fear for rain or floods are very real if you suffer from this. I 'm sharing this article why I'm so afraid of heavy rain, now I know it was a trauma I had in my life that cause the fear.

  • Stress Management
    17

    Stress Management

    13 months ago

    There are many ways to manage stress most of us can cope with it. Occasionally life does get us down, in this article I cover ways to avoid stress, some helpful advice I have discovered over the years

  • Farming - Through The Years
    4

    Farming - Through The Years

    6 months ago

    Farming in New Zealand, considered the land of milk and honey, it wasn't always like that farming is hard work 365 days a year. This article give you a view of farming starting in 19-20 century.

  • Rat Phobia
    22

    Rat Phobia

    13 months ago

    Rats - What are you thought's about rats? Would you or have you a rat for a pet? I would like very much for you to comment about this subject. Thanks.

  • The Topp Twins
    4

    The Topp Twins

    23 months ago

    Topp Twins are New Zealanders and they are top entertainers, I enjoy the yodeling, they make it seem so easy, wish I could do it, listen to the video below and have a go, I think you will enjoy it.

  • Growing Vegetables and Fruit
    23

    Growing Vegetables and Fruit

    8 months ago

    Home grown Fruit and Vegetables are very easy to produce, this article is full of helpful ideas if you need help, getting the soil ready and feeding are very important for a successful garden.

  • Grandmothers Recipes
    18

    Grandmothers Recipes

    13 months ago

    Recipes from my Grandmother, even a child could make those loaves, they are good in school lunches. Thanks you Grandma, my children loved you, and enjoyed your recipes, you will never be forgotten.

  • Park Like Garden
    166

    Park Like Garden

    6 months ago

    Tips and helpful advice for planting a large garden with shrubs, bulbs and ground cover plants all the year round in New Zealand.

  • How to Cook in a Microwave Oven.
    34

    How to Cook in a Microwave Oven.

    12 months ago

    Tips about how to use a microwave oven for successful meals every time. Also recipes for microwave cooking.

  • Helping children to enjoy vegetables
    21

    Helping children to enjoy vegetables

    13 months ago

    Getting children to eat vegetables has been going on for hundreds of years. In this article I have added tips and helpful advise on ways of teaching them that vegetables are healthy, it does work.

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