Hi! I know some of you have already found it but just wanted to draw your attention to the new Recipe Index page on the right hand side bar. It's a work in progress, I'll categorise it so it's easier to use, but at least it's a start!

Thanks to those lovely friends who've been commenting – without your comments it's a bit of a one-sided conversation and I can have that with my navel. Or with Adam when he's crashed out on the couch at the end of the day. Or with Cow, the next door cat. I love Cow. She sits in my dining room in a patch of sun in the morning. I digress. I love your comments because it gives me an idea of which posts people are responding to. 

I'm also going to list in the right hand side bar all the food adventures I plan to have in the next month, it'll give you an idea of what's cooking!

And meanwhile, I'm going to tell you a few things about me. 

I love cooking.

I love medieval history.

I love reading.

I love writing.

I love blogging.

My biggest goal in life is to publish a novel.

I love Celtic music, even though it can be as daggy as all get up.

I love films.

I love yoga.

I love people, generally. (Which I didn't, when I was younger.)

I love this guy:
He's marvellous and possibly the best fella I've ever met.

I love fabulous food and extravagant dinners but most of all I love grilled cheese on toast, sausages, baklava and I love custard. Any kind. Most of all the kind that my sister Naomi used to bring me home when we shared a house and she knew I'd had a bad day. My sister in law Rachel has taken over that post now that Nomie is out of the country and she will occasionally drop in with a pot of custard to ward off the world. I'm very lucky.

I love dark beer, like Toohey's Old, or Stout or Caffrey's.

I love a really big Shiraz.

I know it's horribly corny but I love love love my family. All of them. They're the best people I know.

I love the country (although I live in the city) and I love this house, currently for sale, three hours out of town:

Verandah hilldale


Awesome, hey?

I have a just-turned five year old who's been in various therapies since he was nine months old and was recently diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome. He's developmentally impaired and gets terribly terribly tired and is a HILARIOUS mimic and could re-programme your web browser with his eyes shut.

I have a two and a half year old who has been trailing after her brother through hours and hours of Occupational therapy and Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy and is the most cheerful person I've ever met. She's the queen of stripping naked and wearing her swimmers over her clothes. She loves her dolls above all else and I love watching her put them to bed and sing them baa baa black sheep and pat them till they go to sleep.

All right then. 

Shiraz, anyone?


9 Comments on “housekeeping

Alex N
August 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

We love your blogging, your recipes, your photos, your children (pictures of them!) and of course your wonderful life!

I can say it too – I love my life. We have some wonderful friends, the boys have some great friends, James is at a great school, Edward at a great pre-school, they are all (generally) happy individuals. We have a garden with chickens and a vege patch (currently I could supply the whole village with runner beans!), and our garden backs on to a field whioch is safe for the kids to play in. I could wax lyrical all day about my life, but I just love reading about your wonderful life too!

I cannot believe that today I have a 3 year old! This is sandwiched between having a 6 year old and a 7 month old, and he has gone horse riding! He just loves it. Edward is a horse-mad boy, with disappointment today because he got some wooden train track and a scooter (amongst other things) but didn’t get a ‘real horse’. I feel sure he’ll love what he DID get, but still focuses on what he DIDN’T!!!

Anyway, I have my own blog that I could write all this on, but I wanted to comment so that you knew I like THIS post!!

Lots of love, and I really will post that parcel soon!

August 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Buy that house.

August 20, 2009 at 3:24 am

Beautiful – you, the post, etc… xo

Suzie B
August 21, 2009 at 6:39 am

And your family love love loves you! xo
P.S. I’m pretty sure your friends love you very much too (see Alex’s post for example) but I could only speak for the family side of things 🙂

August 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

THANKS you guys.

Alex: how did I not know you had a blog??? address/link please!

Suze: Thanks, and for ref, Alex is family! (a.k.a Adam’s cousin Pop.) Have you guys never met? Shame you live half a world apart, you’d get on like a house on fire xxxx

Alex N
August 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Love it just seen that you’ve already put that!!! Will send you a link to my blog – not quite as diligent as you at updating every day xx

September 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Ooh love that house! We’ve lots in common 🙂 I look forward to getting to know your blog.

Daniel Thomas
September 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

If you love the house, buy it! Don’t wait to regret because somebody has bought it already. Do not wait for it! Grab this if you love the thing.

October 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

I like that your willing to share with us what you love. Some people just want to complain about what they don’t have or what they should have. You appropriate what love has given you.


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