My veggie patch is calling me – autumnal plantings

After the heat of our blinding summer, the weather takes a blessedly cooler turn…finally. My mind turns to what vegetables I can plant for the upcoming winter’s crops. Growing your own vegetables is somewhat akin to a religion for some people. Yes, it’s environmentally sound and eliminates carbon miles, but nothing can beat the taste…

Oh dear, I’ve come over all crafty

Being on maternity leave has meant that I now have the time to perform crafty projects! While bub sleeps and when the will to perform the endless amount of house work has left me, my mind wonders to what type of potential projects I could do to fill my time. I love projects!! Doing craft…

Delusions of holiday grandeur!

Our family has just returned from our annual beach holiday. A relatively easy road trip down south to a region filled with gorgeous grape vine covered hills, wineries, restaurants and other gourmet food delicacies and sandy empty beaches. It sounds divine doesn’t it? Unfortunately our getaway didn’t quite go according to plan. And in hindsight,…

The simple things in life

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that simple everyday occurrences can bring us the most joy and meaningĀ in our lives. We too often focus on the negative and the seemingly unrelenting tediousness of our existence. Yesterday it rained for the first time in three months. Admittedly it was still warm, humid and sticky, but the…

This ‘tom boy’ is raising a ‘little princess’

This morning as I was getting my three year old ready for day care, she looked at her wardrobe and said, “Mummy, I want to be a princess today”. This phrase translates to, “I want to wear a twirly skirt”. I replied, “It doesn’t matter what you wear, you’ll always be a princess”. Not the…

Pizza, pizza, pizza…yummy

Pizza is a great family option for a lazy Saturday night in, which lets face it, is every Saturday night for me! It’s easy to make and is always eaten with gusto. I like to get my three year old involved, as I find the more that kids get involved in making food and getting…