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Monthly Archives: October 2009

high chai

  Hello! Back in August I sent out a call for chai recipes here – noting my devotedness to the drink and hoping to be flooded with fabulous recipes (aka brownies, for which I have more recipes than I'll ever be able to cook. Or eat.) Surprisingly (to me) you […]

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more corners of home

  Another favourite corner has this old thing in it… I used to play all the time. I mean, all the time, when I was a kid. I played for exams and I played for fun and I auditioned in Composition for the Conservatorium in Sydney when I finished high school, and […]

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lasagne: not pretty but damn yummy

So really, who makes lasagne on a work night?  I do.  Here's the quickest, tastiest, perhaps not low-fattest lasagne ever. Promise. Please try it. Then send me a photo of how-not-pretty-but-delicious yours is too. MEAT SAUCE 1 brown onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

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freedom

  photo credit Freedom, hey? At liberty. Free of constraint. Independent. Able to exercise free will.  It's what we all, here, hopefully expect.  Its loss, in some ways, is what is so confronting as a parent. And it is so inspiring to see our small charges striving for it. As […]

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a happy working song

I love working. It's kind of all protestant and ernest, but I really do.  An old boss of mine once asked me if I'd ever had a job I didn't like. And this was before I spent three months in a Brisbane kitchen cooking for 100 preschoolers. And still the […]

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hie ho, hie ho…

So this is kind of funny. I was going to blog tonight about working mothers… the part time question… the child care question… but I'm still working.  (It's 10.45pm, I worked all day today, picked the kids up, gave them dinner, got them showered, stories read and into bed, sat […]

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who is feeding the children?

  We were at The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour last week, such a hoot, and took the kids back a couple of days later to the water slide park they have there. Also a hoot. More so for Tilly who tore down the biggest slides possible while Henry was […]

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more corners of home

dinner time, our place, tonight You know I don't really know anything about blogging. I only read my first blog this year, Soulemama, which impressed me no end, in fact, the first post I read was this one, which impressed AND inspired me. She made a felt pea, for heaven's […]

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cleaning up

I've found myself in a bit of a muddle. It's not just that there's washing to do after the holidays. There's always washing. My friend Catriona has what she calls a Clothes Mountain which she frequently attempts to conquer. I find myself in snowdrifts. Darks. Lights. Handwashing (never gets done.) […]

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