Christmas preparations

I love Christmas. I love all the festivities and excitement. I love that it heralds a new beginning and lots of gatherings with loved ones. I love Christmas songs and the decorations. I love Christmas movies. I love the nativity story. I love the British TV Christmas specials. I love Red, Green and Gold. I’ve…

Brownies

A Tempting Tuesday recipe For the longest time, I could not accept brownies. I felt they could not make up their mind. Are you a cake? No. A cookie? No and definitely not a biscuit. Who are you? What are you? An inbetweenie – A brownie. I have new found respect for brownies with this…

Scattered thoughts about Words

Words move me. Poetry, Quotes, Lyrics, Stories, Anecdotes, Fairytales, Sayings, Idioms, funnies on postcards, Idioms from both parents were part and parcel of my discipline. Wise old sayings which I still live by. Phrases that made me behave even if I still to this day do not understand what they mean. Words can convey truth,…

Time out in the city (Melbourne)

It was a glorious day to be out in the city. Perfect blue skies one minute and then cloudy the next. The temperature did stay constant which is unusual for Melbourne. I met Posh Brit at Flinders Street Station and we made our way to Arbory. Arbory is a casual dining eatery that sits on…

Words Wednesday featuring S. Adeyinka

Sabine Adeyinka is a talented and creative woman. I have known her for many decades and amongst other traits like loyalty and kindness, she is known for her humour. She is   good at crafting words together to tell a story that makes an impression on you. Her first published work, is a delightful children’s…

Christmas Cake memories

My mother used to make our Christmas cake months and months before December. In April, the preparations would begin. We would have dinner and then whilst watching the News, she (who is she? the cat’s mother?) would gather the ingredients, a small table, a sharp knife and a tray. The household would know that this…

A little bit about my Australia

Melbourne! Melbourne! Oh Melbourne! From the moment I stepped out of the aeroplane and realised my made-for-British sun sunglasses were not going to be effective, I fell in love with the city. The ride from the airport to my new home felt familiar and yet I had never visited before. Perhaps in another life? In…

Tempting Tuesday

This is a Chocolate, Apricot and Hazelnut Cake that I made for friends last weekend. It was my first attempt and it came out really well which means it can now be added to my list of signature cakes. YAY! I adapted a Woman’s Weekly recipe so that I could make it gluten free. It…

Brunch in Bayswater

I absolutely love getting out and about in Melbourne.  In the past few weeks I have travelled to Ringwood, Bayswater, Balaclava, Essendon, Elsternwick, Blackburn. Noble Park, Dandenong (not to be confused with The Dandenongs), Sherbrooke, Northcote, Thornbury, Bundoora, Nunawading and of course, The City. If you live in Melbourne you notice that I have been…

Testing, Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3,

I am new to blogging and expressing myself on a public stage. This is my very first post. Welcome! My Cousin sent me a video but I could not get past her profile picture to view it. This was her profile picture. If you look closely, you see that some enterprising person has made a…