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Meal Time Yahtzee

One of the best things about being a grown up human person with no dependant responsibilities is that normal meal time conventions do not exist.

Yesterday was Sunday, which is fast becoming my favourite day of the week. Sunday in and of itself seems to have little to no rules about it. I love that. So what happened yesterday that was so different to every other day? Well it goes something like this…

  • Had a fantastical sleep in due to daylight saving finishing…clocks went back an hour.
  • Received cup of tea in bed whilst I watched breakfast television – Andrew O’Keefe, you’re outrageous!
  • Husband cooked scrambled eggs with chorizo sausage on toast for breakfast.
  • Mum dropped in with homemade pecan pie. Stayed for coffee.
  • Decided to eat Grain Wave chips for lunch and wrote a blog post.
  • Big storm arrived at 3pm by which time I was hungry again – ate a chicken and salad sandwich in my beanbag accompanied by a glass of white wine and read the new Donna Hay magazine.
  • Watched a movie with husband as the rain continued to hammer down.
  • At 7pm we ate pecan pie for dinner with vanilla ice-cream.
  • By 8.30pm I was feeling peckish so we had tea and toast for supper.

I adored that all the usual meal times were put in a bag, shaken up furiously and then pulled out at random. It wasn’t probably the most nutritious day in terms of meals but meh, it was fun. So why not roll the dice on your next meal time?

Late night supper - tea and toast with vegemite!


Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Fire Up the Rayburn


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My Top 6 ‘Granny Things’ You Should Try Before You Become One

I just alienated half of my readers with this blog title. All you dudes out there are saying ‘yawn, boring’. Sorry guys…I encourage you to try as many granny things as possible too. You never know, you might love it.

My beautiful Snoopy's Nanna

  1. Get up really early on the weekend, make yourself some tea and toast and watch an english murder mystery in your pyjamas.
  2. Sew your own quilt. It doesn’t have to be fancy. But cutting up material into shapes, then sewing those shapes back together to make a different one is VERY satisfying. Addictive even.
  3. Sit out the front of your house/apartment in the afternoon, when the weather starts to turn with a rug (or your homemade quilt) on your knees and watch the world go by.
  4. Make your own jam. (I’ve covered this in Its Blackberry Hunting Season).
  5. Try to crochet something. It’s a lot easier than I was ever led to believe. And if you come across an article saying this – “Be creative, become a hooker! Beginners welcome!”, you start to believe those crazy crocheters have a wicked sense of humour.
  6. Grow something. (I really haven’t mastered this one. I even kill cacti).

If you’re lucky enough to have any of your grandparents still alive, you might want to hang out with them and pick up some other awesome tips. Unfortunately I don’t have that luxury. But I do remember my grandmothers to be hell raising women with many interests and talents. They are an inspiration to me. And I think their legacy lives on through me. This one’s for you nannas! Love love.

The adorable Nikki's Nanna

Note: When my brothers and I were little, we didn’t know how to tell our grandmothers apart. The easiest way we could come up with was to name them after their dogs.  One had a dog called Nikki and the other had a dog called Snoopy. Nikki’s Nanna and Snoopy’s Nanna. I’m sorry nannas….I realise now how silly this must have sounded.


Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Holly Hobby


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