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  • fireplace, wood burning,

    I’m dreaming of a winter getaway!

    Winter Getaways have been on my mind. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of winter. I love it!   Of course, winter in Brisbane is very mild as compared to other parts of the…

    August 9, 2021
  • Scarves

    Project Scarf-A-Day!

    It dawned on me recently … well actually it had already dawned on me but on this occasion it hit me with a thud … that I have many things that I LOVE that…

    June 7, 2021
  • Today is my birthday

    Today is my birthday!

    Today is my birthday and I’m going to revel in it!  Let the festivities begin!  I turn 57!  Yes that is certainly getting up there.  Yes it is closer to 60 than it is…

    May 31, 2021
  • A shared birthday

    Today is a special day so it didn’t feel right to blog about anything else.  It’s the 3rd of May and it’s my Mum’s 80th birthday and my daughter’s 26th birthday.  Yes, they share…

    May 3, 2021
  • dog, cavalier king charles spaniel, ava

    Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

    AVA, COLBY & CHELSEA Most readers would know that I have a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named ‘Ava’ who I love and adore.  She turned 8 last September (2020) so at the time…

    March 18, 2021
  • Beach

    Coffee Catch Up Time

    COFFEE CATCH UP TIME Take a seat and grab a tea or coffee and one of my virtual scones with jam and cream.  So how are you?  No, how are you really?!  So often…

    February 15, 2021
  • 15 Minutes of Fame

    My 15 minutes of fame

    I’m a pretty ordinary person. I’m a middle-aged Mum, quiet, introverted, I’m no entrepreneur, and I don’t excel at any one particular thing. I’m not a model, an author, a journalist, or a celebrity…

    January 21, 2021
  • Hello 2021

    Hello everyone, and hello to 2021! Happy New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are safe and well. I’ve enjoyed my little break from the blog. 2020 was a lot…

    January 11, 2021
  • Xmas cat

    Shopping, Summer & Christmas spirit!

    Shopping Centres It’s nearly Christmas! How’s your Christmas shopping going? I don’t like shopping centres much anymore. Even before Covid I didn’t like them, but with Covid in our lives, more-so now. It’s the…

    December 10, 2020
  • xmas gift ideas for men

    Xmas gift ideas for the men in your life

      This is a sponsored post for RedBalloon I don’t know about you, but I find men so much more difficult to buy for than women.  There’s only so many shirts, socks, undies, alcohol,…

    November 30, 2020
  • Twenty-Eight

    Twenty-eight years ago today I was twenty-eight and gave birth to fraternal twin boys – Twin 1 and then 1 minute later Twin 2. Today my twin boys are twenty-eight, the age I was…

    November 19, 2020
  • November Feels

    Can you believe it’s November already?  Where has this year gone?  In a whir of a new reality of a Covid-19 world is where!  It’s certainly been a year like no other hasn’t it? …

    November 5, 2020