Category: life

Jan 02 2014

No new year resolutions, but some highlights of 2013

Happy New Year everybody. I hope your Christmas was as good as mine, with family, friends, decorations, lots of good food and wine, presents, and everything that you find in Christmas cards. This year my mum & dad visited from Adelaide. I think this is the first time I’ve spent Christmas with them since before …

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Dec 14 2013

You’re never too old or too cool to get your photo taken with Santa

Forgive me readers for I have been slack – or busy depending on whether you want an excuse or a mea culpa. It has been over a week since my last blog … It’s not that I haven’t got things to write about, but I have been very busy. Christmas can be like that. ‘Tis …

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Dec 06 2013

An Australian Christmas

I’m a Christmas tragic. I love it – as you might be able to tell from the new site background. I love the decorations and sparkle, I love buying, wrapping and giving Christmas presents, I love all the cooking and the entertaining. And mostly I love the fact that it’s hot and you can sit …

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Jan 24 2013

How to ruin a holiday – get stuck in the airport

I have two children overseas at the moment. My son is in Cambodia somewhere (I think), and the Outdoorsy one is in Hong Kong. I know that’s definitely where she is because she can’t get home!

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Sep 23 2012

A weekend with The Outdoorsy One

The Outdoorsy One came down to stay for the weekend. She was missing her mum and wanted to hang out. So we did. Saturday was a beautiful day. We got up and sat in the sun having breakfast. I made spiced ricotta, raspberry and hazelnut muffins, which we had with real coffee and champagne (well …

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Sep 02 2012

Into the Mosh Pit … for a little while

I went to the Jack White concert at the Hordern Pavilion in July. I was reminded about it the other day when a friend wrote on facebook that she just bought tickets for Status Quo next year. Status Quo was the first concert I ever went to – and it was at the Hordern way …

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Aug 07 2012

High tea, champagne, jewelry and a didgeridoo

The Outdoorsy One and I went to high tea today at the Museum of Sydney. It’s been a while since we’ve had a Sunday lunch – somehow life seems to keep getting in the way. Too often, after working all week then doing housework on Saturday, by Sunday I just want to relax and maybe …

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Apr 25 2012

Sunday lunch (and breakfast) with the family

This week the Sunday lunch project has extended to breakfast. Doc had his foot operation during the week so is not very mobile. Of course, I did the good partner thing and left him home on his own while I went to the football on Saturday night. Well, you have to get your priorities right …

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Feb 09 2012

I’m not going to clean my children’s house!

I’m on my weekly trip to the city for work, and staying at my kids’ place again. It always brings up mixed feelings when I’m here. I miss my kids now that I’ve moved out of home, and still feel a bit guilty for leaving them to fend for themselves. I’m sure a good mother …

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Jan 24 2012

Somebody please give my son a job

Number 3 child is having another career change. This is the child who was often bored at school because he found things too easy. I’d ask his teachers to give him more difficult work to keep him interested, only to have them reply that he wasn’t showing them he could do it. “That’s because he’s …

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