Ok, so I’ll do the where oh where has the year gone thing later in the week, but for now, let’s wrap up this Christmas week which, to be honest, was pretty much about eating and faffing about by the pool. How… Read More

As I write this I’m sipping at a negroni – my favourite cocktail ever…except perhaps for a martini, or an Aperol spritz, or a kir royale in Paris. At the moment though, this Negroni is my favourite cocktail in the world. Hubby… Read More

Back in 2015, we spent the leadup to Christmas in the UK. It changed our idea of Christmas forever. Sure, Christmas in Australia is great. It’s the beginning of our summer holidays and there’s a real carefree feeling in the air. It… Read More

This post also appears on my author site, so if you think you’ve seen it before you probably have! I’ll give you a rundown of my year in books next week, but for now, with Christmas just 10 days away, I’m reading… Read More

Although we live in South East Queensland, when I think of Christmas cooking and Christmas tables my mind turns to the northern hemisphere. It stands to reason then, that the food I read about and the recipes I want to cook are… Read More

Mr T is Scottish. He was born in a place called Falkirk – it’s near Stirling – but he can’t even fake an “auch aye” these days. Nor does he like whisky. I know – it’s tough to imagine such a thing…. Read More

I had a different post to this scheduled for today – a recipe for potato scones; a Christmas tradition in our house. Instead, I’ve decided to spread a little Christmas cheer and talk about Christmas carols. I’ll be honest: with very few… Read More

  I remember the first Christmas tree Mr T and I had. It was for the Christmas of 1989. We’d been together for about 6 months and he’d moved in – or rather, stopped going home. We decorated an indoor “happy” plant… Read More

I remember the first Christmas tree Mr T and I had. It was for the Christmas of 1989, we’d been together for about 6 months and he’d moved in stopped going home. We decorated an indoor “happy” plant with tinsel and put… Read More

  I remember the first Christmas tree Mr T and I had. It was for the Christmas of 1989, we’d been together for about 6 months and he’d moved in stopped going home. We decorated an indoor “happy” plant with tinsel and… Read More