Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Laynes Loves Youtube Cooking Channel Banana Choc Chip Mini Muffins

My daughter has started her own Youtube channel and today she is bringing you her recipe for easy Banana Choc Chip Mini Muffins.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

A Beach Cottage at Norah Head


Just wow!!!!! On the Central Coast of NSW, this beach cottage at Norah Head is beyond cute.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Stunning Paynesville and Raymond Island in the Gippsland Lakes District of Victoria


If you have never ventured to the Gippsland Lakes Region in Victoria in the south east of the state, it's time you did.  It is truly beautiful.  We stayed in Paynesville, from where it is just a two minute free ferry ride over to Raymond Island, where you will see koalas roaming wild.
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Stunning Church Conversion into a Beautiful Home


Located just east of Geelong, in the settlement of Curlewis, making it a reasonable commute to Melbourne, this stunning church conversion is definitely worth considering.  With bay views, 4 bedrooms, 3 living areas, a gorgeous kitchen and a huge garage spread across 2 acres, what a wonderful way to spend your days.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Really Moist Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Recipe


Because I'd rather contribute to the world travel fund, than spend upwards from $65 a head in a cafe on average food, purely because it's Mothers Day, we decided to picnic at Brooklyn on the big day.  We did end up spending about $65, but
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Original Queenslander for Sale



Be still my beating heart.  'Glenelg' is an original Queenslander, built in 1914 and named after the a family member of the original owner, who sadly perished in WW 1.  Glenelg is a stunner and a beautiful window into Australian social history of a century ago.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

West Head Army Battery on Sydney's Northern Beaches


This weekend past we attended the official opening of the West Head Army Battery on Sydney's Northern Beaches.  What was terrific about walking through history last Saturday, was that there was a living link with the battery in attendance, by the name of Bluey Mercer.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sutton Forrest Public School is for Sale and It's Stunning



Having served the community of Sutton Forrest in the Southern Highlands of NSW for over 100 years, this beautiful little public school is now for sale.  She looks like she also once doubled as the local church, with her Gothic shaped doors and vestibule, which now serves as the school hat room.
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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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