When we travel, our visits to the Duty Free liquor store always involve a great deal of deliberation. Not over whether to buy or not. As sure as the Pope is a catholic we buy something. No the deliberation is over what to buy.
One of the traditions we uphold at this time of year is to go and view the Christmas lights. I am never overly keen. I find driving from one place to another jumping in and out of the car to view a jumble of lights before heading off to view … Read More
We’ve had Christmas. Yes, tree, presents, turkey, corny jokes, bad music, the lot. This year because we will be in Auckland with family on Christmas day we had a quasi-Christmas here, in Brisbane before leaving. Well I guess the only thing ‘quasi’ was that it wasn’t on the 25th December. Everything else … Read More
Mark Twain said ‘ cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education’. Well call me a crock pot and roll me in gluten free flour but I love cauliflower. I use it instead of pasta. I will either make rice/couscous and construct a salad with it as a base … Read More
It’s three in the morning and I am still awake. Usually a couple of Panadol washed down with a good slosh of whiskey and it’s ‘good night nurse’. That hasn’t worked tonight though, and if I have any more whiskey I won’t be able to take the girls to school in the … Read More
This is a dish I started making a while back. It is quick and easy to prepare and is low in fat and carbohydrates. Assuming of course you are not going to drown it in some creamy sauce. Here I am teaming it with some asparagus, chilli and salmon. The … Read More
A while ago I wrote about peri-menopause. I knew I was experiencing some of the symptoms but at the same time wondered why they were so bad given that the last blood test I had wasn’t showing enough of a change to warrant what I was going through. That blood test was … Read More
Before Lulu’s worst-day-ever she was an energetic, young, eight year old girl. She was full of life with absolutely no fear of anything. She did tumbling, trampoline, Aikido, swimming. She slid down slides, and climbed up slides. It was the climbing up slides that led to her falling and breaking … Read More
Finally I get to sit and write. It has been a crazy time. I’m using the word crazy here loosely though. The dictionary didn’t have quite the right descriptive word but I could liken it to what you would see looking through a kaleidoscope while high on some mind bending drug. Not … Read More
For my birthday this year I want a lens for my camera. The only lens I own at the moment is a 50mm which takes great photos but only if you want close ups. I want something I can take photos of Lulu doing her gymnastics or Molly in the … Read More
Just like that another week has gone by without me writing a blog. My two readers will be totally devastated.
The week gone has finally chewed me up and spat me out like some slimy wad of tobacco that some wizened up old man just spat on the footpath. That will teach me to have unkind thoughts about that woman I saw in the mall, the one with enough facial … Read More
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