OOTD :: pretty little details

Give me black, give me a pretty cotton lace trim, and pair it with billowing sleeves with an elasticised cuff and I’m in. Since I firmly subscribe to the shopping school of show me what I really need not what I actually came in for, I couldn’t resist this black dress. Not something I need ...

I get up again

*This post was in the drafts folder when I found out that Brian Henry Hooper had succumbed to his illness exactly one week after the benefit gig. Rest in peace Brian, and thanks for all the incredible music. My sincerest condolences go out to all of his family, friends, and bandmates. So right before the ...

OOTD :: Great jeans need great tops

When you find yourself with an amazing pair of black jeans you need some great tops to go with them. Give me ten minutes and point me towards my favourite store and you can guarantee I’ll walk out happy, and that’s exactly what I did last week. Ten minutes only though because I had Mr ...

OOTD :: When you really {don’t} need another pair of black jeans…

It can be like searching for the holy grail, looking for that perfect pair of jeans. And way more important than the pain involved in finding the perfect swimsuit because let’s face it, a good pair of jeans will get a lot more air time than any swimsuit no matter how perfect it is. Naturally, ...

This one goes out to 2234.

Living in a bushfire prone area brings with it a certain reality. Regular hazard reduction burns along with real and dangerous threats to the community when bushfires do get out of hand go hand in hand with Santa driving down the street in a fire truck on Christmas Day handing out lollies. The day we ...

Talking hair again…

There’s only so much you can do with dark-ish brown hair which tends to dryness, doesn’t like being lightened, and throws lots of brassy warmth. You can try fighting it, as I have done many times over the years, with attempts at balayage, foils, dark blonde {WTF was I thinking???}, and various ashy tones which ...

Donna Hay’s banana & choc chip muffins

Faced with overripe bananas and not wanting to make banana bread yet again, I was happy to discover this recipe from one of my favourite Australian foodies, Donna Hay. All pantry staples, super quick and easy, and perfect for an after school treat. I’ve left the weights as per the original recipe despite my assumption ...

Potato bake

My kids all love this, as do I, but due to the rich fattiness of all that cream it’s not something I make often. This is a super easy version that you can tweak in so many ways, and it easily lends itself to catering size quantities. The amount of cream stated is obviously going ...

OOTD :: March: lots of black with a splash of pink.

Can I just say that I can’t believe it’s April already? After a colourful and print filled summer of frocks I got to the point where I was in desperate need of some black. Black everything and anything. Just black. I just feel like me when I look more ready to attend a funeral than ...

MOVIES :: My Top 20

I don’t usually do movie posts because I’m actually not that much of a movie buff. Basically I enjoy watching them but don’t tend to analyse them to pieces like certain other members of my family do. But my youngest child recently asked me what my three favourite movies are and I was surprised how ...

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