Dinner delivery to the front door with Menulog

As a full time working mum of a two year old on the odd occasion (and that might be a slight understatement!) the mere thought of cooking dinner sometimes makes the other half and I look at each other and cave to the higher power known as ring up and order dinner!  And when we…

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Tea, old and new

Read a post recently about a young mum heading out for afternoon tea with her sister and daughter, an occasion that is seeing a resurgence in popularity around the globe. Which made me think about tea in particular, and brought back a fond reminiscence of my closest Aunt.  As I have mentioned earlier we have taken…

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Decadence in a cup

Now I am a coffee girl.  I had a coffee (as in one) every day of my pregnancy.  My logic was the benefits of the calcium probably outweighed the potential downsides of the caffeine (which before anyone berates me was at or below the recommended level!). However I may have found a new love, and…

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There is a baby in my coffee!

Different things bring smiles to people’s faces.  I have a habit that on my non-working day of the working week (there’s a pseudo tongue twister) to go out with my daughter for a coffee.  That’s a coffee for me and not her in case anyone thought for a second I was already drugging her with…

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A tale of two poppies

The first a tale of a hot poppy.  A waxing lyrical of a baguette of pulled pork with hoi-sin  spring onion & cucumber to be precise.  I love food, I think it is one of the true pleasures in life.  And Melbourne is a bit of a foodie heaven; great restaurants, great cafes, and great coffee.…

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Basil pesto in the city

Have you ever eaten fresh basil pesto? It is divine, sublime, you pick the noun! Living in an inner city suburb with a courtyard does not mean that you cannot have your very own fresh produce.  I have grown basil in our ‘back yard’  every summer since we have been here.  In fact our courtyard can…

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A wee treat

I am quite a big believer in the saying “a little bit of what you fancy does you good”, and today I found exactly that. So what did I find … I found Natalie’s cupcakes.  Now I am a regular omnivore, but these happen to be vegan cupcakes.  They were divine, and good value – always a…

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The best advice prior to bub’s arrival

If I can give one piece of advice to a mum/mom/dad to be it is get some meals prepared in advance and in the freezer. I think I read this in more than one place, and was certainly told this as well. It sounded like a sensible idea, without knowing what it was going to…

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Let your fingers do the walking ~ online shopping – convenience versus cost

Today I made my first online purchase of nappies, and a month ago my first online purchase of groceries. As someone who has long embraced online banking and purchasing, this is hardly a landmark change to my behaviour. I can remember when eft-pos commenced in NZ, and promptly bought a packet of tic tacs from…

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Michelin stars here I come

Well missing in action for the last few days, so have not made my every other day promise to myself to blog. One might simply define that as parenthood. Time and plans not always as you imagine 🙂 Makes me realise that my ultimate goal of blogging every day is more than a little way…

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