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How to make a real, traditional Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding has always been one of my favourite parts of Christmas. My grandmother used to make Christmas pudding and Christmas cake every year, and if I was lucky enough to be at her place when she made it I not only got to watch, but could help in the ritual. I can’t remember who …

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Cuckoo, cuckoo. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Have you ever met a cuckoo? Cuckoos are brood parasites. They lay their eggs in other birds’ nests, and when the young hatch they get rid of the other babies. Sometimes they’ll kick the other eggs out before they have time to hatch, other times they’ll worm their way in, taking food from the other …

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How does your garden grow

It was one year ago today that I posted the first picture of my new garden. What a difference a year makes!

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New Years resolutions to stop and smell the roses

Aah, new year’s resolutions. I don’t make them. Well, except for now, and not just to give me something to write about (though that’s one of them). So many times I’ve said to Doc (or to my girlfriends, children or whoever), “we really should ….”. There are so many things “we really should” that I’d …

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Miniature roses

I promise this blog won’t turn into one just about my garden, but lately it seems that’s where my energy has been focussed. That and taking photos of babies, but I know you don’t want to see that here. In a couple of days I’ll tell you all about my luxury cruise on Sydney Harbour.

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Getting over the winter blues

For the first time in years I didn’t go away anywhere this winter. Which made it seem like winter just went on forever. I don’t care who says Sydney winters are mild – I’m not good in winter at all. Winter for me is like one long episode of PMS, and the longer it goes …

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