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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Christmas in July

June 24, 2009
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It’s nearly that time of year again.  Can you believe it?  I can’t. Christmas in July is a bit of fun, especially here in Australia.  Our Christmases are usually hot and dusty.  Not the ideal time to be enjoying traditional Christmas fare, although we still give it a pretty good go Not only is July [...]

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Menu Planning – Planning Ahead

March 6, 2009

This week my menu planning was unbelievably simple.  Two meals.  That’s it. Last week I put a little forthought into my menu plan.  The Thinker will be away all week, so I decided to double up on most of the things we had for dinner so I could freeze some.  I don’t mind eating the [...]

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Christmas in July – Gifts

July 22, 2008

One of the major tasks at Christmas time is organising gift giving. In my post, I suggested starting a list of possible gifts early in the year. This has a number of benefits: You won’t be in a flap come December trying to think of things to give someone. More time to think will quite [...]

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Achieving goals – June

July 2, 2008

It’s time to report in and see how well I’ve done in achieving the goals I set for June. I have to say that knowing I’d be writing about my goals here, for all to see, has really made me focus. Blogging Write a series of posts to schedule if I am away. I’m into [...]

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Preparing for tax time

June 30, 2008

Today is the last day of the financial year in Australia. That means it’s time to start thinking about taxes. Ugh. Do you have all your paperwork ready to go for this year? Is it a simple matter of grabbing a file and handing it to your accountant or plugging in some numbers yourself? No? [...]

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