Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese

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I don't think there's ever been a situation where I haven't liked mac and cheese. Well, there might be those years when I was a toddler and all I ate was Weet-Bix (sounds familiaaaaaar), but in all the years I've been conscious of cheese, I've loved mac and cheese. Having said that, I'm pretty sure I've never made it with actual macaroni. I … [Read more...]

My Parenting Style, Summed up in One Image

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Smalls is two today. And as I was going through the photos of her first birthday party (it was a Peter Rabbit theme complete with carrot cake because of course), I came across this one I forgot. I had tried to order cupcakes from a friend who is much better at decorating them than I am, but she had to pull out at the last minute, which meant my … [Read more...]

Taking Stock

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Joining in with Meet Me at Mike’s, not stealing broth. Making : Still on the poncho from last month. Cooking : ancho lentil tacos, cake, cake, cake, cake, and endless varieties of spaghetti. I've hit BoringTown. Drinking : Yorkshire Tea Reading: Cross Stitch/Outlander still, the Not Quite Nigella book, Jay-Z's Decoded. Wanting: To find the … [Read more...]

Spring Fling

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About two weeks ago, something happened to me. I think it had everything to do with spring, and having basically hibernated through my first Melbourne winter. I NEEDED TO EXERCISE. It has frightened and confused many. Including myself. I could also feel a CLEANSE coming on, which does not require juice and frequent toilet … [Read more...]

Life at Mine

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I have been making lots of puddings. And buying all the books in the land. AND EATING ALL THE BUTTER SHUT UP Sharing my yoga mat with everybody. Getting obsessed with Yorkshire Tea. It's not often I deviate from loose leaf but hi Yorkshire. Hi. You're strong. I like you.  My garden has begun its Spring Assault. And you'll find me … [Read more...]

I had Lunch with Seth Godin and This is What he Taught Me

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Seth Godin is an entrepreneur and marketing guru. He encourages people to think outside the box. To eschew the restraints of society and authority, and be creative in your endeavours. As we all know, I'm not particularly creative. I also rarely think outside the box. Not because I don't want to, but because it doesn't come naturally to me. So … [Read more...]

Apparently High School Girls Haven’t Changed Since I Was One

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There was a pack of loud girls on the train, whom I normally don't mind because it kind of reminds me of how I was as an obnoxious and mouthy teen, and how much fun I was having while doing so. I get a real kick out of hearing their conversations, who did what with whom, trash talking about how hard they're going to party on the weekend, what … [Read more...]