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Copper shopping in the house of memories

Copper, copper everywhere. This warm, pinky metal seems to be front and centre of every magazine, lifestyle supplement and Instagram account I open. From sleek light fittings to organic shaped bowls and even wood baskets, copper is the metal flavour of the month year. And I want me some! Such are the dilemmas one faces… Continue reading Copper shopping in the house of memories

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Local Love Project – candles that pay it forward

Like many fifty-somethings, I no longer have my mum around to spoil on Mother’s Day. Finding a meaningful way to honour her is tricky. This year, Geelong Mums’ Local Love Project gives me a mindful way to celebrate Mum’s spirit while paying it forward to other mums in need. When I buy a beautiful Local… Continue reading Local Love Project – candles that pay it forward

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There’s someone living in my kitchen …

There’s someone living in my kitchen. She tucks herself away at the back of the countertop. She’s shy and unassuming (so no photos). She burps a lot. And farts. I met her about seven weeks ago. Well, I didn’t really meet her. I made her. Just as Doctor Frankenstein created his monster, I created my… Continue reading There’s someone living in my kitchen …

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Salads in (vintage) jars

Being fifty-something, I’m always on the look-out for new lunch ideas. I’ve counted the beans and figured I’ve had close to 20,000 lunches in my fifty-something lifetime. No wonder I’m keen for something novel! I noted a lot of online chatter about “salads in jars” and my fancy was tickled sufficiently for me to give… Continue reading Salads in (vintage) jars

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The hams of Christmas past …

Being fifty-something, I’m familiar with the reflective phase that pervades as the last vestiges of the Christmas munchfest are munched and the new year looms with a fresh chapter of menacing resolution. This year, I’ve been reflecting on ham, mainly because my fridge has been brim-full with the stuff and this year’s ham will be… Continue reading The hams of Christmas past …

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Grow your own adventure

Being fifty-something, I’ve taken a renewed interest in where our food is sourced, who grows it and how it arrives in my fridge. We’ve been exploring farmers markets, trying to buy more local produce, frequenting our local green grocer and generally trying to avoid supermarket shopping where we can. This year we decided to take… Continue reading Grow your own adventure