Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Lemonade Stand And School Holiday Fun


Well there's nothing like inspiring the kids to start a small business to keep them busy in the school holidays and earn a bit of cash on the side.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Profiteroles with Vegan Chocolate Sauce using Avocado


I don't know about you, but I am addicted to chocolate.  I seems I can go cold turkey on alcohol, coffee, pasta and potatoes, but if there is chocolate, I will find it and devour more than a recommended portion in one sitting, without batting an eyelid.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Newport and Justin Hemmes Northern Beaches Coup


Well one thing is for sure, Justin Hemmes sure knows how to throw a party.  Last time I was at the Newport Arms, or The Newport, as it is now officially known, you could have shot a cannon into the beer garden. What you would have hit, was a couple of tables of Bogans in singlets, slamming scooners and my kids playing in the sand pit, whilst intermittently downing chocolate milk shakes and over priced banana bread.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Stunning Stone Beach House in Avalon


Words are not really enough to describe this stunner.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Beach House Front Door Makeover To Revive a Tired Space in Our Home

 Sponsored by White Knight Strokes

There are always a million things to do around The Beach House.   I have no problem coming up with ideas for improving our house, but as a busy mum, it's just mustering the energy to execute them, that gets me every time.
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Friday, March 4, 2016

Garden Makeover to Greatly Improve the Entrance to My Home


To think these garden beds were beautifully coiffed when we bought the Beach House 11 or so years ago.  A couple of babies later, which zapped all my energy for gardening and a husband who would rather sail on weekends than garden.  Accordingly, they were a real mess.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Chicken Larb and a Low Carb Diet


There is no doubt that eating fewer high GI carbs, leads to weight loss.  It's just that bread, pasta and rice are so easy and natural for us to combine with a meal.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Grounds of Alexandria, A Great Place to get Coffee and a Hit of Visual Splendour


One of the best things about getting out of bed at 6am for Saturday sport, on the other side of Sydney, is that it really gets you out of your comfort zone.  And we all know what that means, when we dare to take a step outside the usual.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Stunning Collaroy Beach House on The Northern Beaches of Sydney


This is a completely stunning Beach House.  Come inside and have a look. What a triumph.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Sunken Garden of Mt Gambier South Australia


Just to prove Australia really was the star of our recent roadtrip, have a look at this stunning sunken garden, built over a century ago in a limestone sink hole in Mount Gambier.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Tour Down Under 2016 and a Wonderful Australian Holiday


Just a quick check in from me.  As we were in South Australia at the end of the regatta, we decided to watch a couple of stages of the Tour Down Under as the dates matched up and we love the bikes.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Desire Empire Road Tripping


Hi Beach Dwellers

Happy New Year.

Just checking in from our road trip with a couple of pretty shots from the Victorian High Country.  I have lots to share when we are back.
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Wreath and Our Christmas for 2015




If you are here for the Chocolate Ripple Christmas Wreath, which is the simplest Christmas dessert ever, it's right at the bottom, so scroll down.   My daughter wanted me to say it tastes like Cookies and Cream Ice Cream too. 

But first a bit about our Christmas 2015.

I'd love to tell you the click bait version of Christmas, but that would irrevocably damage relationships, so we shall stick with the G rated one. Go on admit it, we all have a click bait version of Christmas, it's just not the one we put up on Facebook.  That version is what I call the Christmas Show Reel.
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Easiest Reindeer Biscuits Ever


This is a great way to entertain the kids in the crazy lead up to Christmas.
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Santa's Magical Kingdom


We are still rocking the Santa thing whilst we have a believer in the house.  With this in mind, when the opportunity came to visit Santa's Magical Kingdom at the Showground I jumped at it.
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