legal tide is turning on gay marriage

Gay marriage should be celebrated

Four days ago, America become the 26th country to legally recognise single sex or gay marriage and 26 million people changed their Facebook profile in support of it.    A tidal wave of rainbows has flooded through Facebook ever since and rightly so!  This is a decision to be celebrated and I sincerely hope the […] Read more…

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8 Top tips for photographing kids

I’m not a professional photographer but I absolutely LOVE taking photos, and I’ve had a whole heap of practice since having my three kids.  Over the years I’ve learnt a few simple techniques that really help to get that perfect shot. 1.  HAVE PATIENCE When it comes to photographing kids, patience really is the key.  […] Read more…

Kids on Safari in South Africa

Kids on Safari (Mrs D does Africa part 6)

There is no way we could have gone all the way to South Africa and not taken the kids on a safari.  It just wouldn’t be Africa without a safari. As soon as we drove through the huge gates of the game reserve, the excitement rippled through the car.  The kids had never seen an African […] Read more…

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Thermomix cut out cookies for kids

These biscuits are absolutely perfect for little kids in the kitchen.  Although I’ve used my thermomix, you really don’t need one. This cookie dough is so easy to work with that the kids can really get stuck into making all kinds of shapes without the dough breaking up and falling to pieces.  It’s just like […] Read more…

The boat house Shelly Beach review

The Boathouse restaurant & kiosk at Shelly Beach

The boathouse restaurant and kiosk at Manly’s Shelly Beach is finally open. It’s been about a year since plans were announced for the Boathouse Collection to open a new restaurant at Shelly, and I’ve been dying to see how it will turn out.  Its sister restaurants at Palm Beach and Balmoral beach are beautiful, so this […] Read more…

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