Ode to My Sweet Tooth

As a serious sugar junkie I have a hard time accepting there are people who rate themselves a zero, two or three on the sugar scale of 0 to 10.  Me?  A definite 9.5. I believe inside every sugar naysayer is a sugar devotee wanting to bust out of unhealthy constraint.   Ode to My…

WPC: Guided Tour

The slideshow is a selection of photos that will always remind me of the time we have spent in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas of New South Wales in Australia.  Some of the photos are captioned while others speak for themselves.   This week’s challenge is to take you on a tour of where we live. …

Pantry Tidy Up

There I was, poised with purpose and a plan.  The pantry needed a makeover and today was the day.  I unpacked the cupboard contents and cast about for a small space on which to place the baking powder tin.  In the midst of such kitchen chaos and with a plan yet to be actioned, my…

WPC: Variations

Sydney Harbour is amazing any time but it becomes magical on special occasions. Like Australia Day, which we celebrated yesterday. For a summer day it wasn’t the best. Clouds and humidity and excitement and noise couldn’t the spirits of those celebrating. This place dresses up and the crowds come out to marvel and share the…

The Year Behind, The Year Ahead

Sixteen weeks combined long service and annual leave added to many days’ time in lieu helped make this one of the best years yet.  It was filled with happy times: travels and friends and a road trip and ocean swims and lazing-by-the-pool days.  Work and studies featured in the mix making 2017 a year of…