Oh boy is there a lot on my mind right now.
In no particular order:
- Thank you for the rad response to my book idea! I’m so stoked that there are folk out there who would like to read it. I’ll have you know I’m getting started on it ASAP and I will see what I can do. I AM EXCITED. In fact, I haven’t been this excited about a project in ages. YAY!
- I am making some changes around here which means I’m busting out the inner frugal once more and popping her squarely at the helm of this ship. So question number one is – what are your favourite cheap af recipes? I like to think I’m pretty decent at coming up with budget meals but I’m always interested in what other families do.
- I’m loath to bring up the weather but hey I’m a Melbournian – IT IS GLOROIUS TODAY. I’m sat in the sun like a smug cat and so very grateful we moved to a house where there is a front and back yard and I can chase it all day. It did nothing for my mood that in the townhouse I could only sit in it until noon and then I’d have to go back inside because there was nowhere else to go. Thumbs down.
- Tonight I’m going to see Carmen, which I’ve never seen and am excited about. I have a friend in the biz and when she comes to town I am her plus one, which is incredibly generous and something I’m really grateful for. Last week I got to see Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci aka Cav Pag, aka the opera Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George are going to see in Seinfeld.
Not one I would recommend for coulrophobes…
- A little while ago I came on board as the Melbourne Features Writer for ellaslist – those of you in Sydney might know it – a website full of fun ideas of things to do and places to go with kids. I’ve been busily traipsing Melbourne and writing, and the website is now launched, which is super exciting. Their Facebook page is here, and they are currently running a weekend escape giveaway for Melbourne folks who share their favourite kid-friendly restaurant. You should totally enter! Some of the fun things I’ve shared recently are:
- But there’s also:
- So question number two is: where do you like to go in Melbs? I’ll check it out and add them to my lists!
- Question number three is terribly random but I got to thinking over the weekend while I was reading Stephanie Alexander’s diary about how people would say to her how grateful they were she wrote The Cook’s Companion, which helped them immensely in the kitchen because they’d never really learned how to cook and were unsure of how to break out of the rut they were in. So I was wondering – how did you learn to cook? Who taught you? it’s such a fundamental part of life, having to eat, yet not all of us are proficient in the kitchen. I’m completely self-taught though I watched my mum a fair bit as a kid, but not everyone loves cooking as much as I do and the thought of slaving over a hot stove night after night sounds like actual torture. Especially if they’ve never really been taught things or ever wanted to learn. yet have to cook or starve to death! So I was wondering what goes on in kitchens of readers across the land. Love it or loathe it? Did someone teach you or did you stumble your way through? Tell me everything!
- It’s tea time. I’m off to boil the kettle and read your responses. Thanks for chiming in!
Keep on wombling, wombles x
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