Tag: Blogging

OOTD :: lots of leopard love

I don’t know if I’ve just seen waaaay too many episodes of the Real Housewives of New Jersey but I sure do love me some leopard print, always have, even when it was more Peggy Bundy cringe than it girl cool. And over the years I’ve mostly tried to not give in to every leopard ...

OOTD :: October wrap up.

Um, how is already the end of October? Tomorrow is Halloween, and there’s now less than eight weeks until Christmas, not that you can tell because the Sydney weather hasn’t really been playing along, with lots of cloudy days instead of Springtime warmth. Outfit-wise there were some new arrivals on my doorstep, thanks to a ...

One pan Mediterranean chicken with rice.

I’ve been wanting to try out a one pan chicken and rice dish for so long, and what I had in mind was inspired by a paella but was even less effort, and I was after the kind of midweek meal that ticks all the boxes. Classic Mediterranean flavours have been something I’m stuck on, ...

Beauty review :: SNS nails

Long nails have always been something I could only have dreamed of, being saddled with very thin and very breakable nails, which weren’t helped any by being a lifelong nailbiter. I accepted that long slender glamourous nails were never going to be for me, and tbh with very large hands and thick Balkan fingers, the ...

OOTD :: 1940’s vibes

There aren’t a lot of things that can instantly brighten my day like a parcel landing at the front door, but when what’s inside the parcel is absolute perfection then even the worst day suddenly looks a whole lot better. The truth is that lately I’ve been struggling to feel happy, and while I initially ...

Peka

A peka is a traditional Dalmatian meal cooked under a dome shaped lid and covered over with hot coals. It’s usually saved for special occasions when you’re cooking something out of the ordinary like a large octopus, turkey, or duck, and also because there’s a decent amount of playing with fire involved in the prep. ...

Beauty review:: GO-TO SKINCARE

Wanting to spoil myself for my birthday recently, I was considering splurging on a designer label bag. Thankfully it only took the sensible part of my brain about one second to decide hell no, and with skincare being my thing this past year, I decided to spoil myself with some beauty stuff instead. First thing ...

OOTD :: cheer me up buttercup

Squeezing a month of scorching hot summer into the middle of winter is great until you have to come back to cooler temperatures. And then Sydney can’t seem to get it’s act together and start acting like it’s spring, so it’s been unseasonably cool and what I really need in my life right now is ...

The other big M

For so long there I happily blogged about motherhood, about babies, birth, raising kids, and all manner of bad parenting. Then I blinked and the next thing I know I’m over the moon at being a newly minted mother in law while suddenly having to Google pre menopause because I feel like I’m losing my ...

Meet the in-laws, part 2

The big day dawned bright and hot and sunny. One of the traditions in Croatia when it comes to celebrating weddings is that all the family and friends come to the house before the wedding mass, where there’s a buffet style spread, lots of drinks, and lots of mingling. We’d booked a full size coach ...