Yes. I know. He looks grumpy. That’s probably because he was. In the last week he has had cataracts removed from both eyes. A week apart. First one was a breeze. Done and dusted in two hours in a walk-in /walk-out eye clinic. Most of that time was spent resting in a reclining armchair with … More The Week That Was
We had my sister visit for a week. Apart from an overdue catchup, it led to a week of indulgences. And saunas. On the weekend we visited a new tourist attraction in the Barossa Valley. A Chocolate AND Wine factory. How good is that. It’s brand spanking new, only been open for 3 months. Even … More A week of indulgence
House renovations continue. Contrary to what I said in my last post about this, I was pleased to find I could actually take a semi decent photo of the recently renovated hallway. ‘Let there be light’ is what happened miraculously when the little round skylight was fitted into a dingy and dark hallyway. It had … More From the Man Cave and My Craft Corner 2
I was feeling in the mood for trying a new recipe on Sunday. The paper had a lovely sounding cake from Jamie Oliver. Ginger and Rum orange. Yum. Having sent himself to the shop for some missing ingredients, I set about getting myself organised. First, I prepared the meat and veg for a slow cook … More I filled the house with smoke!
I was inspired to make ranch dressing today. Recipe in hand I headed to the pantry and fridge. No buttermilk. Texted my neighbour. We have a steady traffic of ingredients between our houses. But no luck. She had none either. BUT she sent me a link for a buttermilk substitute! Awesome. Having made that and … More When you run out of ingredients
It’s been a while since I posted pictures of the latest Man Cave creations. Time has not been standing still, however. Seeing it is not possible to take any decent photos of the latest house renovations- enlightening the corridor, I thought I would share a few photos of his time pieces…. Want to know more … More From the Man Cave – and My Craft Corner
Have you heard all the hoopla lately about something called the microbiome? To put it simply, it’s about the gut and its health. It’s all those itty bitty little bugs that live in your intestinal tract. And keep it working well. They have some really important roles to play : The gut microbiome is made up … More What is this thing – Microbiome?
I know, it’s a strange topic to be writing about. However, it IS a serious subject. Amazingly people have very strong opinions and preferences about what they use to wipe their unmentionable parts. The cavemen undoubtedly had far more limited choices than we do in the Western world. Here, we are spoilt for choice. They … More Loo Paper
The Easter Bunny is one of those weird traditions I could never get my head around. Why does a cute little bunny go around delivering chocolate easter eggs? Donning my clever bunny detective outfit, I hopped and snooped trying to uncover the secret. Alas, I could not find a definitive answer. It seems the origins … More The Easter Bunny delivers eggs ?
Our youngest has a birthday coming up this week. Twenty five. Which of course led me to reminiscing. Which is when I found this post…. “Do you know there’s a dog on the roof of your house?” asked the newspaper man in amazement as he collected the monthly fees. “Oh, yes. That’s Jessica. She’s surveying … More Mangled Fingers, Sheep, Turkeys, Puppies and Jabs