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    Kitchen Renovation – Part 1 – Before

    I’ve decided to do a short series of posts to cover the Kitchen Renovation, rather than try and cover it all in one post, for a couple of reasons:  if I were to wait…

    July 19, 2018
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    Taking Stock – June 2018

    Well here I am, on the eve of the beginning of the kitchen reno.  Tomorrow the new cabinetry and appliances are delivered, the old 90’s kitchen gets taken out, plumbing and electrical are disconnected,…

    June 28, 2018
  • Original UGG Boots Australia – Genuine Aussie Uggs!

    I was delighted to be asked to review some UGG boots, and look, it’s a tough gig walking around on clouds of beautiful Australian wool encased in Australian Sheepskin, but I do these things…

    April 12, 2018
  • lamb, sheep, mutton dressed as lamb, mdal

    The MDAL (Mutton Dressed as Lamb) debate

    This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by…

    April 5, 2018
  • curry, mild, sweet, mild sweet curry, dinner, food

    Taking Stock – March 2018

    It’s time for my first Taking Stock post for 2018.  I’ll be Taking Stock quarterly, just as I did last year, so the next Taking Stock posts will be in June, September and December. …

    March 22, 2018
  • blouse, jacket, fashion

    50 and Stylish: 6 Ways to Update your Wardrobe

    This post is written by guest author, Helen Bradford.  More information on Helen can be found at the end of the post. Long gone are the days when women over 50 were expected to…

    January 25, 2018
  • frangipani, flowers, pink flowers,

    Taking Stock – December 2017

    It’s time for my last Taking Stock post for 2017.  During 2017 I have ‘taken stock’ quarterly.  First in March and then June and September.   I will probably do quarterly Taking Stock posts during…

    January 1, 2018
  • fashion, wardrobe, sunglasses, tulle, pink

    Your essential wardrobe

    This post is part of The Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown-Up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela…

    November 9, 2017
  • cockatoo, cockatoos, bunya mountains, birds,

    Taking Stock – September 2017

    It’s that time again … to take stock!  This year I’m taking stock quarterly, so I did so in March and June and will again for the final time this year in December.  Has…

    September 28, 2017
  • wombat, crochet, crochet blanket, granny squares

    The crochet bug bites again!

    The crochet bug bites! In July this year I decided I was going to pick up the crochet hook again for the first time in around 25 years and crochet a blanket.  Why had…

    September 19, 2017
  • lounge, sofa, yellow lounge, yellow sofa

    Ways to breathe new life into a room

    This post is written by guest author, Helen Bradford.  More information on Helen can be found at the end of the post. Sometime after my ex moved out, I decided to redecorate my home,…

    September 5, 2017