Long reef cliff walk

Taking Stock: September 2014

The lovely Pip from ‘Meet me at Mikes’ has posted about taking stocking this month.  It made me realise that the last time I ‘took stock‘ and had a close look at where I am and what I’m doing in that moment was just over a year ago.  It’s amazing how time flies!  Pip is […] Read more…

Thermie Thursday #2

Thermomix Thursday #2

Hello from beautiful sunny Sydney in the school holidays.  I have 5 kids at home with me today and currently they are all having a great time with the garden sprinkler under the trampoline.  How long before the first one cries is debatable…….I’ll give it 15 minutes! It’s week two of Thermomix Thursday and I’ve found […] Read more…

Green seaweed balls on long reef beach

Strange green balls on Long Reef Beach

This morning the ocean washed up some funny looking green balls onto Long Reef Beach – my local.  There’s been lots of speculation about what they are, as no one seems to seen them before.  Some people are even calling them ‘aliens eggs’  They just look like balls of woven seaweed to me, but it’s totally amazing […] Read more…

thermomix spaghetti bololgnese

The best ever thermomix Spag Bol

I’m re-doing an old spaghetti Bolognese recipe that I added a few years ago because, well, it’s spag bol, and it’s delicious and it needs some more attention. Spag Bol is a little sentimental for me as it was the first dish that Mr D ever cooked me.  We weren’t even dating back then either.  I was […] Read more…

thermie thursday square

Thermomix Thursday #1

Welcome to my very first edition of ‘Thermie Thursday’. It’s really no big secret that I love my Thermomix.  I’ve had it for around two years now and it’s totally become part of life in my kitchen.  I probably use it at least once every day if not more.   It’s loud whizzing sound no longer makes anyone jump up […] Read more…

Bloggers etiquette 10 unspoken rules

Bloggers Etiquette. 10 unspoken rules

There is so much more to blogging these days than just tapping out your thoughts on a keyboard and hitting publish.  Fortunately the internet is full of useful articles and advice on how to start a blog, how to navigate SEO, and many other practical tips.  Where things can get a bit cloudy is the silent […] Read more…

Sydney weekend away at the Cambridge Hotel 1

Sydney family weekend away

A couple of weeks ago we drove into Sydney (all of 45 mins) for a family weekend stay-cation as guests of the Cambridge Hotel. It was Father’s Day too which made it extra special to be away together for the whole weekend. We often go into the city for the day, but this was the first time we’ve stayed […] Read more…

Youi insurance

Are you covered? Sponsored by Youi insurance

This post is a collaboration with Youi insurance   Insurance is one of those things I love to hate!  There are so many things we need insurance for these days that sometimes it feels like we’re just throwing money in every direction.  It’s hard paying for something that you can’t actually see…….and it definitely doesn’t have the same […] Read more…

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