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Lights Out!

Our close friends dropped by on Friday to see Caleb (he’s on the mend, thanks!).
You know how it is with friends – a doctor’s visit soon turned into dinner around our table. 583 more words

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Beauty and the Beholder

Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives…
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting…

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I Just Call to Say...

I turned 37 on December 1st.
*Thank you! Thank you!!*

And while it was a wonderful weekend of birthday busyness (Mondays are too manic at our place for any celebrations), I realised something that made me a bit sad. 489 more words

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Citizen Science

VIDEO: Citizen Science – Is It Beer O’Clock Yet?

While channel surfing on Sunday, I came across this segment on Weekend Sunrise (Click on the link above to view the video). 409 more words

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pie


You know the tale about the Grinch who stole Christmas?
I’m the Halloween version of the Grinch.
I don’t do Halloween. Full stop.

My kids definitely do not need any more lollies and I don’t want them knocking on neighbours’ doors for a sugar-hit. 534 more words

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The Garage Sale Trail

I always wish my home could look like those picture perfect ones you see in glossy lifestyle mags like Australian House & Garden or Home Beautiful… 422 more words

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Recipe: Pomegranate, Cous Cous & Pistachio Salad

“They’re like precious little jewels, mum,” says C1
“Yes, rubies!” enthuses C2.
What are my kids talking about?
Pomegranates!

When we went to Bombay last Christmas, my dad (Papa Tony) used to bring home pomegranates (plus heaps of freshly cleaned and sliced pineapple, watermelon, papaya, guava…) from the Bandra bazaar all the time. 331 more words

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