QANTAS Economy

Hello New York

I have been reunited with Arabella and we’re having a fabulous and very special time together but first I have to tell you how about the journey from Sydney to New York traveling with QANTAS at the wrong end of the plane. After the long day of packing and organising and stocking the freezer with […]

‘So Don’t Get Stressed’

What a mess

One of the other hats I’ve been wearing is ‘Project Manager’.  It’s a hat I acquired a few weeks ago when one of the tenants in a building we own moved on.  It was decided that before we advertised for a new tenant, some work should be done on the premises; it is after all, […]

Arabella’s Misadventures

Sundowners

Disclaimer:  The images shown are irrelevant to this post but show you how we spent some of our time in the Southern Highlands. As most of you are aware, my daughter, on a whim, went on-line and bought herself an airline ticket to the USA.  She had an idea in her head that traveling solo […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate and Raspberry Puddings and…The Charge Nurse

Molten puddings with a delicious sauce at the bottom of the dish

After I posted my story about the Charge Nurse on the cardiac ward, a few of the nurses I trained with read it and then contacted me to swap war stories.  This gave us a lot of laughs and we all agreed that tragedy plus time equals comedy. The reminiscing reminded me of another story […]

Raw, Vegan Lemon ‘Cheesecake’

A cheesecake with no cheese

I’m no longer limping. I’ve been to see an osteopath and after telling him my tale of stupidity (air-headed notion of training for less than four weeks for a 10km ‘fun’ run), he looked at me like he was dealing with a slow learner and said, ‘That’s not very wise’. I said, ‘I know that […]

Summer Beef Salad

Summer Beef Salad

Remember when my extended family celebrated Mother’s Day with a lunch and there was a wonderful salad of eye fillet of beef on the table and I promised to share with you the recipe? Well…here it is! And yes, the photos have been taken with a flash and that’s because I’m limping around very slowly […]

Rocket and Pomegranate Salad

Toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan over medium heat

I could just give you the recipe, but I’m just dying to whinge a little bit about my jogging career.  What a business it is, trying to get fit! The jogging group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm.  That just doesn’t suit me.  Last week I was full of good intentions but when it came […]

Here Comes the Jogging Career – Again

My 'licorice allsort' ensemble

Do you remember last year when I thought I’d take up jogging so I could run with my little guy in a 10km race?  Well…if you do remember you’ll know how well that worked out. It’s hard to believe but it’s just four weeks until that race is on again and again, my little guy […]

The Hymn Book

Resting

A few weeks ago I was trying to help Alfie with his homework while also cooking dinner and bringing in the washing and feeding the dogs and keeping an eye on the news and sorting out the RSVPs for Archie’s 21st while playing solo parent because Carl had a late meeting.  And the phone rang. […]

‘I’m very sorry to hear that’

Totally irrelevant to the story but I'm getting my stained verandah furniture recovered.  T

I was talking to a friend this morning and she said, ‘I think you must be exuding a special kind of energy’.  And she said that because I was telling her a story of what happens to me when I go to the supermarket.  (And you know the supermarket I’m talking about because it’s the […]