There is such a thing as The Perfect Day…

Sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 words, but today no amount of photos would do justice to the day that was, simply put, it was the kind of day that steals your breath and makes you wonder at the perfection of the universe.   I soaped my final batch for 2016 and it went … Continue reading There is such a thing as The Perfect Day…

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I Did Something Today, Really Off The Wall…

So for the last two days I have been doing something that sane women gave up 70 years ago.  Well, except for my Mum, she went through the same phase about 30 years ago...apples, falling far from trees etc... I have been rendering beef fat for tallow. WTF? Would be a most fitting response to … Continue reading I Did Something Today, Really Off The Wall…

The End of an Era Pt 2.

So it's been 6 weeks, and it still sucks. Not quite as much as it did, but it still haunts me a lot. Like all the time. Like sometimes I cannot function, there is no room left in my brain for other thoughts. But I am winning, slowly but surely the overwhelming urge to smoke … Continue reading The End of an Era Pt 2.

The End of an Era

Today I did it. I have taken the first tiny wee step into a brand new world. I have smoked my last cigarette. I am terrified of life without my treasured rollies, but I am far more terrified of not being around to see my darling kids grow into adults. I stumbled upon an article … Continue reading The End of an Era

My Loveliest Words…

Now I know there are loads of you out there that love words, big ones, little ones, tricky ones, rude ones and of course the obscure ones. This is my list of currently adored words: Dalliance - a brief love affair.  Kinda like me and running, several years ago. Evoke - to suggest.  I find … Continue reading My Loveliest Words…

A Year of Australian Writing – part 2…

Gosh, for a chick that has not read more than a shopping list for the last 5 years, have I got off to a flying start!! Whoop, whoop, me. January 2015 shall be forever known to me as the-month-I-got-to-read-again and lordy, did I love it. It's all part of A Year of Australian Writing, happening over … Continue reading A Year of Australian Writing – part 2…

Images from My Day…

Today I took a load of random images...   My current project, nearing completion.     I love the colours of glass-head pins. Reggie, loving the watermelon. Offering sage advice to Dad re the yard reno's. Connie and Kaz, spending some quality time together.  Cat's are an enigma, right?  Connie spends most of her time … Continue reading Images from My Day…

A Cure for the Blahs…

You know those days when you just feel blah, listless, bloated and just plain blergk? This soup will have you bouncing about in no time - and it is delicious to boot. MILLBRAEMAKES GREEN SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 Brown Onions – roughly chopped 1 Leftover Ham Bone from Christmas (or 1kg of bacon bones or similar) … Continue reading A Cure for the Blahs…