Nutrition information, I’m breaking up with you.


  + If you are using wheat bread, it absolutely must be quality sourdough. + Gluten is bad for everyone, whether you are coeliac or not. Avoid bread. + Our bodies aren't designed to digest grains, which means traditional bread is out. + Sandwiches aren't a nutritious choice for children and should be given sparingly. + Children … [Read more...]

Four tips to survive flying with a hangover


Exhibit one: A young girl tagging along on a band tour. You start drinking on an 8am flight on tour. My drink of choice was gin. Exhibit 2: I have no idea what day of the tour this was. It was clearly pre-children. Exhibit 3: Whatever day it was, eventually turned into a night. Well, it was probably 4pm, I was a bit of a rookie in this … [Read more...]

Standard pantry items


I have an awesome worrying habit of looking in people's pantries (note the "r") when visiting their homes. What kind of cereal do they buy? Are their herbs past their use-by date? What junk food crap are they trying to hide at the back behind that jar of barley? Mostly I just do it to get ideas so I can go home and make something different. I … [Read more...]

People you need to follow on Twitter

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In October 2008, I created a Twitter account. In January 2010, I created another one, for my blog. Sometime in late 2012 I mostly abandoned it in favour of Instagram. So many people had joined Instagram by then, and I had plenty of things to look at. Given I'd just had two children 18 months apart, I had very little brain capacity over and above … [Read more...]

Taking Stock

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This post contains affiliate links. Joining in with Meet Me at Mike's. Making : A poncho from some alpaca yarn I got from Bendigo Woollen Mills on my roadtrip with Kate from Foxs Lane.Cooking : Apple and Cinnamon tea cake, Raspberry Jam cake, Jammy Pecan and Oat Biscuits from Wholefood for Children, Spinach Alfredo Pizza, cheese … [Read more...]

A stroll down memory lane


In April 1980, one small girl child was born to a couple of teenagers in the small town of Rushworth, Victoria. Ok, the mum (who was married, just in case you're thinking she was Teen Mom-ing MTV-style) went into labour in Rushworth, had the baby get stuck millions of hours later, had a caesarean in the next big town, and went back to Rushworth in … [Read more...]

The one blog post the whole internet needs to read


It was about this time last year when I read a post that changed my life. And I think everyone should read it. It's called "Quit Pointing Your Avocado at Me", and I recommend it to everybody any chance I get. It's very easy to see things that aren't there in the words other people write, the things that they say, and the avocados they feed … [Read more...]