BRITA 3-Way Water Filter Tap and…Ricotta and Lemon Tortellini


This post is sponsored by BRITA. About a decade ago I became concerned about our drinking water and while not understanding completely what exactly is in the mix, I just knew I could have a cleaner form of water if the amount of additives were reduced.  I bought a water filtration system that had a […]

In My Kitchen, July 2014

My new salad bowl

In my kitchen I have been making pasta.  It would be easier if I hadn’t lost the clamp that locks the pasta machine onto the bench.  Where did it go?  I need a third arm to hold the machine in place as I feed the dough through the machine.  Making pasta is a messy process; […]

A Country Escape

Miss Arabella about to head off on her big adventure

Carl and I, together with our ‘only’ child, have left the ‘big smoke’ for a few days on the farm in Mittagong.  For me it’s a much needed time of de-stress after taking Miss Arabella to the airport, first thing Saturday morning. It was a few weeks before Christmas when Arabella came to me and […]

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 […]

Jarrah Hot Chocolate and a Giveaway

The range

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Jarrah Hot Chocolate. Have I told you I used to be a nurse?  I worked at one of the major teaching hospitals in Sydney and was shunted around for blocks at a time on all the different wards. On every ward there was a Charge Nurse and these […]

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 […]

The Beach Kiosk, Alexandra Surf Club

Alexandra Headland Surfclub

I think I’ve told you that when we had our mini-break on the Sunshine Coast, the sun didn’t shine.  But it did come out on the day we were leaving!  We woke to a glorious day of clear blue skies and warm sunshine and as we had just a few hours before heading to the […]

Mini-Mos 2014

Alfie with the great Herb Elliott

Yesterday was the day where I ran in my first running race since 1983 (apart from the Mother’s Race at Alfie’s Athletics Carnival a few years ago). As most of you are aware, I tried to prepare for the race by buying new shoes, purchasing orthotics and joining a jogging group.  From the outset things […]

Rick’s Diner, Palmwoods

Rick's Diner

When we were on the Sunshine Coast we arranged to meet Carl’s parents for lunch in Palmwoods.  Palmwoods is a very small suburb in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast with a population of around 5,500.  The majority of the local shops line either side of Margaret Street and this street seems to be the […]

Thai Nine, Mosman

The courtyard and entrance

Last week my sister, Lou, was out from Beijing for just five days.  For those who might be getting a little confused about all the sisters, here’s how it works; there’s Millie, then me, then Em, then Katie and Lou is the youngest. For almost 10 years Lou has been living in Beijing so I […]