About the about

The blog name changed between June and September, the layout after that, the About has been languishing, unloved and out of date. Not for much longer though, the About is finally to get a makeover in the last month of the year. So what prompted the name change? As previously mentioned while I am still…

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Anyone still there…?

Not quite Mayday, Mayday as in the emergency call for help, but I have chosen to put fingers to the keyboard again and post this on May 1st as it is May Day in the northern hemisphere – despite being located in the southern hemisphere. I am clearly confused, or perhaps simply a tad bonkers…

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Lemon honey in the city

Living in a big city naturally means you do not have an acre of land. We are lucky in that we have a courtyard, and it gets sun in the summer. You have heard me wax lyrical about basil pesto before. Well now it is the turn of some humble lemons. One of our first…

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Cafe Melbourne in Thames

I consider myself a small town girl in origin. Devonport was my first home, after the age of five I lived in a village in the UK, returning to NZ from the age of ten where Thames was home until I headed off to University. I was recently back in my old home town of…

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Pineapple Icy Poles

If you are busy, or even if you are not busy I have a great and affordable idea to get you through the ensuing summer days. My daughter is a fan of ice blocks and ice creams. Particularly on the walk back from the park to our place, where we pass a place of potential…

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Healthy takeaway never tasted better

I don’t know about you, on one hand the end of the year cannot come soon enough – it has been a long year at work, and on the other the thought of getting organised for Christmas is something I cannot bear to contemplate – toast is acceptable for dinner every night until Christmas isn’t…

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WOMANz: How to be a Rock Star

I never thought I would be taking my three year old to a Melbourne Fringe Festival event. I imagined this was the exact opposite of what the Fringe was all about.  But hey I am open to being proved wrong… and I was totally wrong.  In fact when you go their website – kids is the…

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Made in North Melbourne – Going Pro!

Gosh, starting to be a bit missing in action here.  I could fib and say it was because I really am going pro with my Made in North Melbourne gig, but alas fibbing and I are barely even acquaintances!  And I have no desire to change that.  I have just been sucked into the work…

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Bad Mum (and Dad)

Do not ring the cops, I am not really a bad Mum, nor is my dear other half a bad Dad.  But on our scale of things bad or perhaps shocking is the word we might use about ourselves. Of late on a Friday evening we have developed a tendency of having dinner out in our…

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The demise of the DVD store

I think I have tinge of sadness mixed with a good dose of rip off-itis. (I do not think I am just showing my age!)   Our local DVD store is no longer.  With the emergence of online (or having just watched The Internship last night, can I say on the line!) this was always…

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