You taught me love is everywhere you taught me not to judge you taught me to be true to myself and never to begrudge. You taught me to be honest to always look for good to accept other people beyond our neighborhood. You taught me responsibility and to always do my best that … More Remembering Mum
I had a dream the other night that I left my bag on a tram. The doors slammed shut and I couldn’t get back on. As the tram trundled off I ran after it, frantic, knowing that my purse, my phone and identity had all gone with the tram. And I wouldn’t get it back.
One of my aims this year is to create a dream vision board. I want to set my intentions, see my goals on paper and visualise how they might look when I achieve them. Yesterday I bought myself a large poster size sheet of cardboard paper. I took all the magazines out of my bulging magazine … More Culling and crafting new Dreams
I’ve made this cake so many times I know it off by heart. Last week I baked it for my sister’s birthday. It’s a recipe I stumbled upon years ago and one that became mum’s “go to” cake whenever her Italian friends visited. It’s light and moist, has the most amazing crust and best of all is super easy to … More Spanish Flavours
Since we’ve had Lamby I haven’t had to mow. But I’ve been doing a shit load of sweeping. Her poops are everywhere, black pebbles strewn on the garden path. My lemon tree is half eaten. She’s taken a particular fondness to my bay leaf bush which up till now seemed indestructible and she seems to … More No Apricots or Lemons, just a happy lamb
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the past lately so when I saw the latest theme for The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia I knew it was a perfect chance for a trip down memory lane. And to share a bit more of my world. Here’s my family from a few years … More A Nostalgic trip back in time
Isn’t it amazing how, when we’re young, we want to be mature and all grown up. We can’t wait to get to double digits, then we can’t wait to be a teenager. At 16 all we want is to be legal and driving. Then we hit 21 and the world is at our feet but … More 21 Again … with 30 years experience
Isn’t it amazing how the simplest things can make the biggest difference to our moods. On Saturday I woke up feeling down but was determined to shake the mood. I’d read about an orchard of spectacular cherry blossoms in a neighboring suburb so I suggested to hubbs we take a drive to check them out. … More Smiles, Sparks and Spontaneity
Today in Melbourne was one of those glorious days when the sun was shining and the perfumed spring blossoms made the world feel alive and full of promise. Yet despite all that my well felt dry. How can the world feel so gray when all around the sky is blue? Then out of the blue … More Looking Up
I’ll never forget when I first left home. I was so excited about venturing out on my own but there were also some fears and nerves and a tinge of sadness at leaving the place where I’d grown up. Where I’d gone to school, had my first date, boyfriend, my first job.