Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Since retiring from working as Head of Art at a school, my Dad has become an art examiner marking International A Level and GCSE Art. As part of this he gets to travel around the world visiting schools. I am sure he is busier now than when he was working full time - some retirement hey! On a recent trip to New Zealand he came across these wonderful corrugated iron buildings and took photos as he thought that I might like to share them with you on the blog. Hope you enjoy! It is enough to make me want to visit NZ to see them, despite the VERY long flight! Perhaps we could think about creating one in the garden although I am not sure what our neighbours would think!


utterlyscrummy said...

I'm from NZ and have been in the UK for 4 years with my husband and 3 children. Thanks for sharing these, helps me remember how cool home is. I'm past the homesick stage, thankfully.

It is a torturous journey home, was 32 hours door to door last time and that was a "direct flight" via LA with a 2 hour stop.

Love the blog, have both books, am also a keen baker and needleworker.

Thanks for really brightening a cloudy dull day! XXX :)

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Love the iron buildings and I think your neighbours would love them too!

Tell your dad thnks for sharing his pictures with you and you with us.

Tracy :)