out and about · shopping / or not

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? I share the podium with two super food-savvy… Continue reading The good, the bad and the brilliant [ 27 September 2014 ]

craftiness · decorating / homefront · shopping / or not

DIY Terrarium … the gift that keeps on growing

Being fifty-something, I’m a terrier when it comes to a gift-giving mission. I love to stick to my guns and, in this year of buying nothing new, it’s more critical than ever. With my great niece Miss E’s fifth birthday looming I was keen to find a suitably “ethical” gift for her. I’d set a… Continue reading DIY Terrarium … the gift that keeps on growing

decorating / homefront · remembering / musing · shopping / or not · Uncategorized

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

decorating / homefront · it's all about me · kitchen capers · out and about · shopping / or not

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 …

decorating / homefront · it's all about me · kitchen capers · shopping / or not

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