Well, the past two weeks have been something haven’t they? From extremists attempting to strike fear into us (and everyone standing together with strength and love in defiance), to hung parliaments, to job offers, and dining disasters. Right now though, I am sitting at my desk, looking out across the gardens below my flat and … Continue reading Taking a moment for myself
Welcome to Summer! What a shit month May was. Although this week has seen some mild weather here in Scotland, last week was scorching hitting highs of 27C in Glasgow! In all honesty, I am hoping this was a freak occurrence and that we’re not in for a hot summer, cause I’m not here for … Continue reading June Update & Surviving Summer
Hooray it’s May! And… My laptop has died. A dead laptop means sporadic updates until I can have it repaired (thankfully it’s under warranty), but I won’t have a chance to have it sent off for another two weeks – damn real-work and Paris getting in the way! Anyway, broken equipment aside, my birthday is … Continue reading May Update (and a broken laptop)
Over the past few months I’ve noticed my body having a bad reaction to something… Now, I keep a careful eye on my diet because of my existing intolerances, but something new was causing a very painful, not-so-nice reaction. So, doing what any person with a lot of food intolerances does: I did an elimination … Continue reading Farewell, beloved friend
Happy Easter everyone! And if you don’t celebrate Easter, then Happy Chocolate Egg Day! Because I can’t send you all chocolate right now, I’ve made these Easter Wreaths just for you! There’s four to choose from, and if you like them you should join my newsletter – I send four free printables to my subscribers … Continue reading Happy Easter Weekend!
April is upon us! Where the hell did January, February and March go? Has any one else noticed that time seems to be travelling faster these days? No? Just me? Anyway, as this year proceeds to, uh, march on I’ve already started planning content for the months ahead. Apart from my weekly recipes, there’s lots … Continue reading April Update & Newsletter
I love Paris and France and everything about it: The imagery it conjures, the food, the culture, the wine, the fashion! Every woman who loves any of these things has a love affair with Paris, after all, who wouldn't want to dance beneath the Eiffel Tower, whilst sipping Champagne and nibbling Macarons during Fashion Week? … Continue reading Paris: A Love story that is very possibly not meant to be
I think we’re all living in interesting times at the moment, especially with what happened yesterday in London. I had written this post a few days ago, and scheduled it to go live this morning, but now I feel somewhat reluctant to share my good news during such dark hours. However, we must go on, we must … Continue reading Living in Interesting Times
I haven't written much lately, in fact, I can admit that besides a recipe or two, I have written nothing at all in the past week and a half. See, a week an a half ago, after having an absolutely amazing week and weekend, I received a very big, very figurative slap in the face, … Continue reading WIR: There’s Always Some Good, Right?
This week hasn’t been very exciting or interesting – it’s been almost painfully average with few highs or lows (other than Maia trying to burn down my kitchen on Thursday night, of course). When you work all day, relax all evening, (try to) sleep all night, it can be hard to find the things in … Continue reading WIR: The Little Things
I started kindergarten in Sydney when I was four years old: Just imagine! A little girl with light brown hair, big blue eyes, and cheeks big enough to store enough acorns to survive the winter, all dressed up in her uniform, excited to be going to Big School! Keen to be learning anything and everything … Continue reading A Story About Rainbows
No matter how stormy life gets, the sun is always shining behind the clouds somewhere. This may be hard to remember at times, but I think in order to try to live a better, healthier and happier life, it’s time I start rememberin it. It’s been a tough week this week, what with suffering from … Continue reading WIR: Focus on the Good, Forget the Bad
Yesterday, I had a rather disappointing experience with a fellow Blogger, where I helped an aspiring blogger with some html. It was some basic code that literally takes less than five minutes to write and yet it took an hour. Why did some simple html involving using an icon as a hyperlink take so long? … Continue reading Don’t Test The Patience of Strangers
Somehow over the weekend I have caught a bug, and it is wearing me out. I am achey, fatigued, and feeling generally horrible, which means writing blog content is the last thought on my mind – yet here I am, persevering! One of my goals for this year was making sure I blog more, and … Continue reading Cuddles Needed, Please!
It’s snowing here in Scotland! Hooray! Many Australians haven’t experienced snow, not having had the chance to either travel overseas or visit the Australian Alps. Lucky for me, most schools in New South Wales have a school “camp” out to Canberra with a short stop to the snow in around year 6, which was my … Continue reading 3 Ways I’m Keeping Cosy This Winter
Forget Christmas, it’s time to talk about the New Year. It may be a week late, but I wanted to spend some time seriously considering how I plan to change and improve myself and my life in the year going forward. Last year, as previously mentioned, wasn’t the easiest year for me and I was … Continue reading Time to Prep for 2017
Somehow, and I am not sure how, Christmas is only a week away. It seems a gobsmacking thing, almost preposterous, but even now as I sit, staring at my diary, the proof is in the Christmas Pudding and the day we all love to love, is next Sunday. You’ve probably read this post, when Christmas … Continue reading Oh No! It’s Almost Christmas!
I am asked quite frequently, in fact pretty much every time I meet any one new which is every other day, why I gave up sunny Australia for dreary Scotland. I always laugh, and say “the weather” which is a true and factual reason for my relocation, but this is only part of the truth. … Continue reading Let’s Talk Christmas
Maia is the diminutive black panther who stalks the halls (well, hall) of my Glasgow flat, and today is her second birthday! Maia and I have only been living together since April this year, but we settled into a routine together surprisingly quickly! I adopted her from a young, growing family who found that with two … Continue reading There’s Something About Maia
I love Autumn and all it entails – snuggles, sweaters, socks and comfort food. I have always been a fan of the colder, darker months of the years and it was one of the great motivators for relocating to Scotland. After a lifetime in Australia, I am used to a slow descent into Autumn which … Continue reading Welcome to Autumn