Monthly Archives: December 2013

Country Christmas

There is something pretty great about making the trek home for Christmas. I’ve written about my Mum’s place in the country before and how I love going there to relax and eat ridiculous amounts of food. This Christmas was no … Continue reading

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Brewin beach Christmas

For the last few years, my Dad’s side of the family has spent the weekend before Christmas together down at the beach. It’s a nice way to catch up without having the stress of being in three places at once … Continue reading

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In time for Christmas: choc cherry cheesecake

I whipped this up on Thursday night for a dinner on Friday and it was completely divine. A total crowd pleaser. I plan on making it again before cherries depart. – 250g chocolate biscuits (I used Arnott’s Chocolate Ripple biscuits) … Continue reading

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Friday Lunch

I never go out for lunch during the week. Mostly due to stinginess, laziness and a general lack of decent lunch options near work. Lunch is usually a microwaved soup or toastie eaten at my desk or at the table … Continue reading

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5 ridiculous pieces of advice for avoiding weight gain this Christmas

At this time of year the internet is saturated with inane recycled stories on how not to gain weight over the festive season. They are generally chock full of helpful and fun advice like ‘eat before you go to the … Continue reading

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Retro pool party

Some people think that I get quite involved in theme parties. These people have not met my friends Ellenmary and Flash. Last year Ellenmary called me on the day of my Halloween party to enquire about the width of my … Continue reading

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Maybe Scrooge had a point?

Try as I might (and I have!) I just can’t get into the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve done everything: Looked at Christmas lights (see photo above- wowza). Played Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is You a few times on … Continue reading

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Seminyak Sunset

I do love a good sunset (see here, here and most epically, here for proof) . As corny as it sounds it’s the best natural entertainment around and if you happen to miss a show there’s always one the next day! Obviously some … Continue reading

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Banana choc chip cookies

This is the story of my (banana related) life: Rather than make more banana bread and more smoothies, I thought I’d try a cookie recipe with my decaying bananas. These cookies are so good, delicious and moist. Perhaps the best … Continue reading

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More Bali places I loved

La Plancha Thanks to Claire and Mike for this recommendation. La Plancha is a tapas bar set on the beach at Legian. Beware of imitation bars that have set up the same parasol/beanbag look to try and snare your business. … Continue reading

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