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Garden Make-over

Our neighbours embarked on a very ambitious building project which left us with, among other things, a very large, ugly wall to disguise. We have been trying to come up with a plan to make it look less like a … Continue reading

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Ignorance Still Exists

I met a lady the other day who completely shocked me with her ignorance. She was a fairly well educated, professional woman who I had been having a nice conversation with until I happened to mention that I had heard … Continue reading

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Sometimes Ugly Has a Hidden Beauty

First a disclaimer – these biscuits are ugly! There is nothing I can do to make them pretty and I suspect a food stylist would struggle. On Masterchef they would probably be described as ‘rustic’ which roughly translated means messy. … Continue reading

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Stars in their Own Right

These little biscuits are great favorites with my children. They are quick and easy to make and are very addictive (consider yourself warned!) Cheese Biscuits 100g grated Parmesan cheese (can use strong bites cheddar) 100g cold butter cubed 3/4 cup … Continue reading

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Happy Days

What a beautiful day it has been. Although the weather is cooler there has been gentle sunshine and blue skies. The children and I decided to make the most of the break in the rain to play outside. Just like … Continue reading

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For the Love of Ella

I have always found music to be wonderfully evocative of mood. It can soothe you, fire you up to exercise, enable you to cry over a broken heart and lift your spirits when you’re feeling flat. My taste is eclectic, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day in Australia today. I know it’s different in different parts of the world but Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there. My baby girl woke me up with a move that would not have been … Continue reading

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What will the future hold?

When all my children were little I used to play a game where I would guess what their future careers would be. The eldest was going to be a lawyer or killer saleswoman because she thought the word ‘no’ meant … Continue reading

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Ashley’s Assembley

My beautiful Ashley can reduce me to tears sometimes. Today was school assembly and it was her classes turn to perform. By 6:30am Ash was raring to go and telling me to hurry up because she was ready! Ashley has … Continue reading

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Children of Courage

The Lions clubs of Western Australia honored some amazing children today at their Children of Courage Awards. It’s a beautiful initiative, honoring not only children who have committed acts of bravery, but also acknowledging the bravery displayed by children with … Continue reading

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