Category Archives: cleaning

Not bad for a 13 year old cat.

You know the feeling that you get when you wake up one morning and think, “I must beautify myself. I’m going to the hairdresser!!” I decided to try one closer to home, as up until now I’ve just kept going … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Look, but don’t buy.

Last week my friend Megan collected me and we went to an antiques barn in Glen Waverley. It was HUGE. We didn’t end up buying anything but we had an entertaining hour or two wandering around looking at all the … Continue reading

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Busy.

Things have been pretty busy around here since the new model thermomix came out and then school started again. I’ve been having a lovely time zipping around and doing demos showing off Sheldon, but when I woke up this morning … Continue reading

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I’ve joined the CLUB.

It’s so nice having young chooks again! Here’s the haul from around two days worth of egg collecting. Even though we don’t seem to have a huge range of different types of chooks, there’s still enough variance in the eggs … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Prepare early for the zombie apocalypse

In a mad rush because I fly out to South Africa tomorrow and I still haven’t started packing or shopping for food for the boys. I┬áhave fed the garden and watered the chooks, though, so at least that’s a start. … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy.

Gratuitous Poppy shot. I’m toying with the idea of getting Poppy a little sister. She’s bored and Bertie is no company for her. All he does is eat and sleep and when she tries to play with him she ends … Continue reading

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Argh! Running out of time!

    Today is the last day I have to clear off any jobs left lurking from 2013. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do them all, but I’ll give it a mighty try. My favourite task will be … Continue reading

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Why are the holidays so short?

Even in the holidays I like a good English Teacher meme. The holidays are drawing to a close. Readers who’ve been with me for a while will know that I’m usually torn between a feeling of mourning, mixed with frenetic … Continue reading

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No way I’m doing a demo tonight!!!!

David19 started his tertiary course today, setting off early in the morning for his first day at Music Composition at Box Hill TAFE. It’s not a place we live close to… he has to take a train into Richmond and … Continue reading

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Last Day of Freedom.

    This will be me tomorrow as I get into work. *sob* It’s 10.15AM on my last day of freedom. Watch me finish my coffee and then start to scurry. I have a LONG list of Things To Do … Continue reading

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