Sick Kids, then Sick Parents lends itself to easy comfort food, every time

The kids have been sick for the majority of the week and Tim and I have taken turns working from home and looking after them.  It’s been a pretty nasty flu, with high… Continue reading

Festivities and Festive treats

It’s hard to believe that it’s THAT time of the year again.  I know I have said it a lot, but I honestly have NO idea where the year has gone.  It has… Continue reading

Learning something new each time, is the cherry on the cake.

I started writing this post a few months back, oh my goodness, where HAS the time gone this year??! I thought it was about time I finished it off and got something off… Continue reading

It’s been a while, and things have changed …..

Hey you.  Nice to be back.  As the title of this post suggests, it’s been a while, and things HAVE changed.  I’ve changed.  I’ve changed the way I look.  I’ve changed my eating… Continue reading

Everything is better on a stick

Birthdays.  And more specifically kids birthday parties.  Of course there is cake, and all the normal party food, but a great chance to revisit your child hood and make all those things that… Continue reading

Lazy Days and sloooooow cooked lamb, and left overs

A funny thing I noticed when I travelled to Australia to visit family recently, was how incredibly cheap the lamb was there, especially in comparison to home.  I found this most disturbing considering how NZ… Continue reading

Easter is upon us, it’s time for chocolate, family and to be thankful

Mmmmmm … *contented sigh* ……  Easter.  That time to rest and relax for a few days, hang out with family and friends, eat a bit of chocolate (normally),  and nestle into a blanket while taking… Continue reading

Seriously, who can really help but lick the spoon?

2013 is my year. my year to make a change. my year to do something for myself .my year to finally get there. I’ve been pretty overweight all my life, but this year… Continue reading

Finding my Mojo

For as long as I can remember, in time off stress and or deep loss, I have retreated to the kitchen, for sanctuary, sanity and safety.  But for the last few months, there… Continue reading

Turbulent times

It’s been a rough few weeks, as one friend has said, an emotional roller coaster, and I haven’t been coping too well.  Hence the radio silence on this end.  Apologies.  The inevitable happened, we… Continue reading