Monday, November 24, 2014

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Eschallots, Rosemary and Red Wine



 Before I launch into the recipe for Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Eschallots, Rosemary and Red Wine. I want to share something else with you.

I was thinking the other day about some of my frugal ways.  I have travel on my mind again and am wondering how I am going to manage to get back to Europe.  I need to save, save, save and as a result I did a mental note of what we already do to conserve our hard earned income.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Beach House Decor in Avalon


This beautifully light filled beach house with panoramic ocean views, has a great layout and is extremely well maintained.  With absolutely nothing to spend, install yourself here to live the fabulous beaches lifestyle.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Very Moist Chocolate Walnut Tart Recipe


Hello from the Beach House.

I've had some free time to bake this Very Moist Chocolate Walnut Tart this week.  Why?
Because I've had a boy at school camp.  Not having to drive him to extra curricular activities, has freed me up somewhat.  What a breath of fresh air that has been.

I've also been using the extra time to try and save a bit of money searching online, for cheaper text

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Milk and Soda Kiosk Whale Beach


With Summer hard on our heals and in order to bring you all the latest from paradise, I've been doing a bit of research on Northern Beaches Kid friendly cafes.
As many of these establishments are located next to the most stunning beaches and waterways in the world, I've been judging these cafes on the strength of their egg and bacon roll.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Beautiful Beach House Decor



This lovely beach house has so much going for it,  apart from the fact it is only about 100 steps from the beach.
Striking sandstone feature walls, open plan inside out living and a lovely flat backyard, make this a great northern beaches pad.  If you are a serious player, you can see more of her details here.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blue and White Beach House Decor and My View on Cleaners




When Ray, my cleaner told me in February that he was to retire and go where all good retirees go, the North Coast, I was devastated. Of course it was an over reaction, but I have told you before how Ray saved my marriage each week and that I would spend money on a cleaner before almost anything else in the weekly budget, including food.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Bum Balinos Cafe Bilgola Beach Sydney


I absolutely love the relaxed atmosphere of Bum Balinos Cafe and the Bilgola Beach views are to die for.  The food and coffee are not bad either. I love escaping down here for a coffee after school drop off, or early on the weekend before the crowd arrives.  Bring your cozzies and take a dip in the surf.  It's a great way to work off any calories taken on at the cafe. The whole place is magical and a visit to Bilgola Beach and Kiosk, will certainly lift your spirits.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Lovely Beach Cottage in Palm Beach



This lovely waterfront home in Palm Beach is very private and tastefully renovated.  Designed as open plan, allowing the light to flood in, the beautiful 'Iloura' would make a fabulous first or second home. Located on a quiet street and over looking Pittwater and Ku ring gai Chase National park, this is truly living the beaches lifestyle.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

H2O Cafe Narrabeen Sydney

H2O Cafe Narrabeen Sydney

Recently I caught up with my lovely girlfriend Cath for lunch.  We normally catch up, in the school holidays with our kids, who get on like a house on fire.   Or together with a group of mutual girl friends for dinner, but we had both been away for the last school holidays and we were having withdrawals, so decided to do lunch whilst the kids were at school.
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Banana Choc Chip and Pecan Cake



Banana Choc Chip and Pecan Cake

Good Morning Beach Dwellers

So we are well and truly back into our daily routine after the big trip (sadly nothing lasts forever) and I am back in the kitchen, producing all the meals that a mum must, on a weekly basis.  Ho Hum.
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Beautiful Avalon Estate on the Market.



I must say I am rather partial to a private estate with ocean views.  This lovely 4 bedroom home is set on 1800sqm and was built c. 1948.  It has been beautifully updated and comes complete with a 12.5m heated pool and Caribbean styled cabana.  Walk to beach and village to make the most of the wonderful Northern Beaches lifestyle. For all her lovely details and to view a floor plan.  Take a look here
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shenanigans on the French Riviera Part 3





Hyeres (pronounced ee air) is an Olympic sailing town and forms the western boarder to the the Cote d'Azure in France.  It is definitely not in the same league as St Tropez, but nevertheless, is a very beautiful coastal town and ultimately it began to grow on me.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

An Iconic House in Palm Beach for Sale

An Iconic House in Palm Beach for Sale

Well Beach House of the Week is back and what a way to launch its return.

This house is possibly the one I covert the most in Palm Beach.  We often launch our dinghy from near by and I am always in awe of this lovely house as I pass it by.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

A Beautiful Day in St Tropez



Wow what a stunner St Tropez is.  Mr Beach House was loathe to go, but I said we can’t come all this way and pass over probably the most famous beach resort in Europe if not the world, so we went to lunch in a restaurant with sand on the floor..........I mean they actually meant to have sand on the floor.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shenanigans on the French Riviera Part 2



 Hi Beach Dwellers.

Here's the next episode in Shenanigans on the French Riviera:

We found a cute little beach just down from the yacht club with a great hotel two doors down, that does good coffee and hot chocolate. So the kids are getting to swim on a daily basis and I have access to an easy coffee fix in lovely surroundings.  Yay!! The private beach concept is a little weird, but when in Rome and all that.
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