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Five essential travel planning tips

Let’s face it some of us are planners and some are not. Myself, I love to plan and when it comes to travelling overseas I don’t want to miss a thing, I make every effort to find out some of… Continue Reading →

3 step DIY party bunting

Bunting is a simple, low cost way for adding a stylish festive feel to any celebration. Balloons and streamers have their place but bunting can take your celebration to a whole new level, what’s more you can customise it perfectly… Continue Reading →

Gallery of Cookies

A collection of my cookie creations.       Share This:

Grandma’s Lemon Butter

Lemon Butter has appeared on the breakfast table for our family since I can remember and it is an all time favourite of mine.  The smooth sweet buttery texture with the zesty zing of home grown lemons brings back many… Continue Reading →

Tag! You’re it!

I have shared my love of making and giving cards and this passion also extends to gift giving (check out my 60 birthday gifts blog), whether it be something handmade, home grown or a store brought beauty I really enjoy… Continue Reading →

Simple Quince Paste

Winter has arrived and for me that means Quince Paste!  It’s the season where this old fashioned, unattractive knobbley fruit comes into it’s own and is in abundance available at markets and green grocers… or from your friendly neighbours. The… Continue Reading →

Ten things to do in Siem Reap…that aren’t temples!

It’s well known the temples of Angkor are spectacular a MUST when visiting Siem Reap, in fact they are the only reason some visit the city, but there is so much more to explore in this beautiful corner of Cambodia. You… Continue Reading →

Temples and Tuk Tuks – Exploring Siem Reap

After an easy 9 hour flight via Vietnam I stepped off the plane into the sultry, tropical air of Siem Reap, Cambodia, home to the famous ruins of the ancient Khmer Empire. Nestled snugly between Vietnam and Thailand the country… Continue Reading →

Pick a card, any card!

The tradition of greeting cards dates back to ancient Chinese culture where messages of good will were exchanged to celebrate the New Year, there is a version of this tradition in many cultures around the world from the papyrus scrolls… Continue Reading →

Quick Chocolate Cake

I have been on the hunt for a delicious easy chocolate cake and after many trials (thanks to my taste testers) I found the winner. This recipe seems to be around in many incarnations with slightly different quantities and a… Continue Reading →

Preston Market – A Local Institution

I have lived in the northern suburbs of Melbourne for many years and one institution I have become quite familiar with and extremely attached to is the Preston Market. The market is open Wednesday – Saturday and sells just about… Continue Reading →

Escape to your SPAthroom

I have a love/hate relationship with Day Spas. I love the idea of being pampered and relaxing in a beautiful environment, I love the essential oils and luxury products and the calm ambiance and soothing soundtrack. What I hate is… Continue Reading →

One man’s trash

I enjoy shopping, some may say I love to shop and over the years I have diversified my shopping venues expanding from shopping centres to high street shopping strips and I am even guilty of enjoying some shopping online. As… Continue Reading →

Celebrating the big 6-0

I love gift giving and always spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect gift and wrapping it up just as perfectly. Recently, my best friend who just happens to be my mum, celebrated 60 spectacular years.  I wanted… Continue Reading →

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