I’ve been bitten

July 27, 2010
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A strange thing happened to me on the weekend. I felt a sense of calm and clarity that has been missing for a long time. I opened my computer and did a search for some decorating blogs.  Can you believe it?  I can’t! I haven’t had an inkling of decorating urge for the longest time. [...]

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Road Trip Tips

October 7, 2009
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Our recent road trip up to the Coffs Coast involved nearly 3,000 km (about 1,860 miles) of driving.  That doesn’t include sightseeing once we got there.  All in all we spent a good 2 1/2 days in the car each way.  I knew the road trip would be tough on the kids.  We have a [...]

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October 6, 2009

This is our study.  It’s a calm, but bright and cheery place where I can sit down to write, edit my photos and of course, study. What feral animal was locked in there overnight that created this mess? Oh, wait.  It was kids.  My kids.  And they weren’t even locked in there.  They did all [...]

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Shirt collars and deals gone bad

August 31, 2009
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Does anybody like ironing? I’ve tried to make it as bearable as possible. I listen to my iPod while I’m mindlessly waving the iron back and forth. I bought a “you beaut” Laura Star iron (which I love – but not in the same way I love my coffee machine – and is worth every [...]

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Yummy Lemon Slice

August 10, 2009
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One of my favourite foods from my childhood is lemon slice.  My auntie used to make the most delicious one and it was all I could do to stop myself gobbling a whole plateful when I visited.  Then I learnt to make it in Home Ec and there was no stopping me.  Until I left [...]

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Grocery Shopping Blues

July 31, 2009

I am so over grocery shopping.  Every week for the last, ohhh, 3 months I have tried to find a reason not to do it.  The unfortunate fact is that my family has to eat.  Bugger. I’m pretty sure I’ve made it as quick and painfree as possible – menu plan, Aldi has only 4 [...]

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