Sadie and Lance to the rescue, again!

I wanted to make a yummy easy slice within half an hour.  So it was, I recalled the wonderful recipe I found at Sadie and Lance back in 2008. It worked a treat!  But this time I added hundreds and thousands on top!  …

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Bribery is a beautiful thing

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Today was spent with the whole family in ‘domesticated bliss’.  I decided it was time to work as a family and clean the bedrooms TOGETHER as a family, and today was also declared a ‘NO Nintendo DS or computer technology day’. So it …

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Made my own laundry detergent – I wonder how long this will last?

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In my routine ‘cleaning out’ of my laundry cupboard I chanced across Electric Soda and ‘remembered’ back to 10 years ago when I purchased it!  I was all inspired when I was at a MOPS meeting and Barbara Lord (author of The Green …

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My lucky day!

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WOW!  What a day! Firstly, I got creative with the children – thanks to SquiggleMum and made some Salt Pictures!  What a great idea!  B4 & K5 loved this activity.  Whilst a little messy as far as ‘grainy salt’ on the kitchen floor this was a fantastic, …

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Getting creative with Noddy

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I don’t really know what has come over me but I’m hearing that homemade clothing & toys is ‘back in fashion’.  So it is that I found myself in a fierce bidding war on ebay recently over some Noddy knitting …

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‘Me’ day

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Today K6 & I had an adventure in the city of Melbourne where we boarded the train and met my Mum & Dad, and my sister (a belated Mothers Day outing).  With the three of us living in varying suburbia and country …

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A mini-celebrity and back into netball

I feel honoured to be featured on Squiggle Mum’s blog as the MAY ‘Real Aussie Mum’ (I feel a bit like a mini celebrity).  Squiggle Mum is an inspirational mother herself and a wonderful writer.  Always interesting reading – if you have a chance it is …

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The Parklands Apartment Motel – Canberra

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Today I spent time beginning to finalise our Canberra holiday arrangements.  The Parklands Apartment Hotel is where we are planning to stay in a 4 bedroom apartment – this will accommodate all 8 of us!! What were the selling points for me? …

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Gotta love Hubby’s golden syrup dumplings

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Must admit Hubby Ian made an excellent dessert tonight – Golden Hubby’s Golden Syrup Dumplings  –  SERVES 8 SAUCE: 2 cups water 1 cup white sugar 2 tbs golden syrup 2 tbs butter DUMPLINGS: 2 cups SR flour 2 tbs butter 2 eggs lightly beaten milk  …

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Keeping the children entertained on school holidays without sending you broke

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Do your research – many attractions now have websites, so before you venture on your outings, do your research and check out our attraction listings which all have links to the attractions website, if they have one.  If the attraction …

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