No-Bake, Easy Hedgehog Slice and…Night Runs!

Quick, easy and no-bake

‘Night Runs’.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a post about Archie and his goings-on at boarding school. A few weeks ago Archie said to me, ‘I really miss boarding school; I just had the best time’. Now you have all heard me talk about the highs and the lows of Archie’s boarding school […]

Almond Biscuits and…Starting School

Almond Biscuits

Long, long ago when Archie was at pre-school there came a day when it was time to make that transition to big school.  I had booked Archie into a school that said you could only attend if you turned five before the end of the year.  Archie wouldn’t turn five until the January.  The school […]

Chocolate Whiskey Balls and…Christmas Eve Trauma

Very Christmasy but it's never too early to get ready!

My parents like to organise holidays for our whole family however lately there have been some comments from my family directed at my family like, ‘But there’s no hospital in the area’, and, ‘But I don’t think the medical centre is open after hours’, and, ‘Do you still have medical insurance?’  It’s as if we’re […]

Incaberries and…The Morning Ritual

Dark Chocolate Incaberry Clusters

I think I’ve mentioned, (probably numerous times) that Arabella is onto a new eating regime where basically everything I buy deserves a roll of the eyes.  It’s because the boyfriend with no tattoos from the neck up, is health conscious.  And in between he and Arabella’s five break-ups and six getting-back-togethers, this new eating regime […]

Zucchini Flowers in Beer Batter

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers in Beer Batter

Carl and I went away for the weekend.  The teenagers were left to fend for themselves and that wasn’t so bad, they’ve been on at me for years about how I need to let go and let them have their space.  So they had plenty of space because I walked out shutting the door behind […]

‘Chockie Night’ and Cherry Ripe Chocolate Slice

Cherry Ripe Slice

When I was in high school I had a friend who lived across the back fence and at their house, every Thursday night was ‘Chockie Night’.  Chockie Night was where my friend’s father would buy chocolates on his way home from work in the city, then catch the train, walk home from the station then […]

Dealing with PR Companies

Mushroom Port Pate

Being a blogger involves so many things I never thought about before that first post went to air and one of the things is dealing with PR companies. As my blog is only around 18 months old I do not have a wealth of experience when it comes to PR companies but I can say […]

The Vascular Surgeon and…Christmas Coconut Swirls

Decorated with glace cherries to look like holly

I was chatting with a friend over the phone a few days ago and she was purging this story of a horrendous surgeon she had ‘employed’ to remove her gall bladder.  After the operation she was in a lot of pain and wanted some adequate pain relief but the doctor had only written-up panadeine forte.  […]

Caramel Popcorn and…The Wrong Side of the Law

Caramel Popcorn

I have to tell you about my friend. She tries really hard to fly under the radar but somehow, despite her best efforts, she is surrounded by drama. A few weeks ago she had to take her daughter for an ultrasound of a wobbly ankle so drove to the clinic in her massive 4-wheel drive.  […]

Marinated Mushrooms and On the Trains

Great on an antipasta plate

The solo and impromptu performance on the bus gave Archie inspiration.  A few weeks ago he came to me and said, ‘Mum, I won’t be home Friday night.  Don’t cook me any dinner’. ‘Where are you going, Archie?’ ‘I’ll be catching a train.’ ‘Where to?’ ‘I don’t know’. ‘Is everything okay?’ ‘We’ll just be going […]