24 days ago


Ric from Ric Mann

Hi, I would like to introduce the services I offer at short notice to neighbours in St Heliers, Kohimarama, Mission Bay and Orakei.

My core services are:

• Pet visits and pet sitting
• Home visits and home sitting

You can book me for half an hour, 4 hours, 7 hours or overnight.
Just click on one of the links below to view my LEAFLET, it explains everything.

View leaflet on mobile
View leaflet on laptop

You can also view my AVAILABILITY and PRICES to the end of January 2020 here:

Bookings calendar

My services are designed for people who want to establish a relationship with someone they can trust to take over when it’s impossible to be in two places at once.
Whether you are concerned about pets, people or property I may be able to help.

• You might be called away on business
• Have a precious pet who needs a friend for a day
• Want to take a weekend break
• Need someone to stand in for you at home or work
• Need someone to keep an eye on a family member
• Need someone to accompany a family member to an event or appointment, across town or to the other end of the country.

“Please do not hesitate to contact me with any thoughts or enquiries.”

Very best wishes from Ric Mann

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Recipe: Shortbread

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Looking for a Christmas Special Recipe? Try baking our delicious easy Shortbread recipe.

This classic shortbread recipe is based on one from Edmond's Cookbook and is great to get the kids started on. Most shortbread recipes use caster sugar but I find that beginner cooks have greater success using icing sugar which is quick to cream.

225 g Butter, cut into cubes

225 g Flour

125 g Cornflour

125 g Icing sugar

Check out the full recipe on the link below.