Category: life

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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Singing in the car makes you happier

I was caught singing in the car again. “So what?” you might well ask “Everybody sings in the car.” Well, yes, lots of people do. But I have a convertible and I had the roof down. And I can’t hold a tune – I can’t even get near it. When my kids are in the …

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How to eat a mango and other tropical fruit stories

I’ve just had my first mango of the season. Summer is here!!! I love the summer, apart from the weather the fruit is one of the things I love the most. Especially the tropical fruit. Mangoes, mangosteen, papaya, durian, rambutan. Even the names are exotic and exciting. Surely it’s only in the tropics that somebody …

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Who is really getting all that social security?

This is a decidedly political blog. My new year’s wish this year was for a kinder, gentler facebook. I was sick of posts that just fed hatred for particular groups or even individuals. Unfortunately, during the Australian election it seems to be getting worse. So I’m going to go out on a limb here – …

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Mexican bean soup

Here’s my recipe for the Mexican Bean Soup I made on the weekend and tweeted about. Even though I have a lot of cookbooks I don’t generally use recipes. Rather, I read recipes then make things up as I go along based on the basic ingredients. The quantities in this are not exact but the …

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Wedding photography

My life isn’t all fun and games just travelling and taking photos. Sometimes it’s also fun and games taking photos of people’s weddings. With a boutique photographic studio I can design your wedding photography to suit your individual style. See “Weddings” under “Photography” on the top toolbar or more information and sample photos, or just …

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