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The good, the bad and the brilliant [ 27 September 2014 ]

A (roughly) weekly maybe monthly round-up of what’s got in my head, up my nose and in my heart. THE GOOD Please allow me one vainglorious moment to gloat about being placed in the Eat Drink Blog Writing Competition 2014  for Australian food bloggers. Who would have thought? Eatdrinkblog logo I share the podium with two super food-savvy bloggers and I suggest you scurry over and read their winning blogposts (at the very least) to see what Aussie bloggers are up to. They are: Deepa Gopinath  of One Small Pot with her  Quick Mango Pickle (and stunning photography) and Nadine Long of The Divine Family Tree with Sharing a Meal My winning blogpost is over here: There’s Someone Living in my Kitchen I have some goodies, including a coffee machine and clever kitchen playthings, coming my way. Big, meaningful mwahs and thankyous to Eat Drink Blog, Nescafe Dolce Gusto and Dreamfarm for supporting Australian bloggers.   THE BAD So sad this week that young Numan Haider became the face of terrorism in our community. I feel for Numan’s mum, for his family and his Muslim community, for his friends. I feel for the two police officers involved and for their families, for their colleagues. And I feel for my family and my community. None of us should live in fear of each other.   THE BRILLIANT Today’s early morning trip to the Newtown Farmers Market was sublime. Just enough sunshine to warm the heart, and a plethora of happy, chatty traders. Always a great vibe at the farmers market. We indulged in seedlings (grown with love / without chemicals) for our backyard veggie boxes (zucchini, beetroot, kale, parsley, rocket and lettuce), gourmet sausages, heirloom carrots, cauliflower, pumpkin, onions, roma tomatoes, olive bread, banana chips, wasabi peas and more. Brilliant! newtown farmers market, geelong, fresh, local, midlife, boomers, fifty-something newtown farmers market, geelong, fresh, local, midlife, boomers, fifty-something newtown farmers market, geelong, fresh, local, midlife, boomers, fifty-something

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4 thoughts on “The good, the bad and the brilliant [ 27 September 2014 ]

  1. Congratulations on your placing. It is lovely to be recognized for all the hard work we put into our blogging. As for the Bad, I agree entirely. Sometimes it is a very sad world we live in.

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