Swwet and sticky pork recipe - food in Hong Kong

Mouth Watering Sweet & Sticky Pork + Travels to Hong Kong

A few years ago we took a family trip to Hong Kong, it’s an amazing city, bustling, dazzling, and at times, oppressive and overwhelming. So many sparking lights, and people rushing around in every direction like worker bees, and then you get onto the harbour, and the crossing on the star ferry is like a short sweet respite before the…

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Spicy Tomato & Red Wine Meatballs with Spaghetti

Spicy Tomato & Red Wine Meatballs with Spaghetti

It’s a sad truth that I find preparing meals a chore, I’m never organised enough to plan ahead and then find it really frustrating to scrape something appetizing together that I actually want to eat. The Mr is rarely home for dinner as he usually works late most nights, so it’s just Emma and I every night for dinner –…

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easy and delicious banana cake recipe

Favourite Banana Cake Recipe – with cute video

We love making and eating Banana Cake at home, it’s quite quick and very tasty! Sometimes I think the bananas get ignored in the fruit bowl on purpose just so they can over ripen, and then the only option is to bake a cake. I’ve tried a few recipes, but this one simplified from Charmaine Solomon’s Family Recipes (sadly out…

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flower garden party themed birthday decorations

Emma’s Flower Garden Birthday Party

Emma’s birthday always sneaks up on me. It’s usually around the same time as Easter so all the chocolate bunny hoopla tends to be quite a distraction. I always have the best intentions for organizing a proper party and actually inviting her little friends, but alas, between school holidays and the Easter break, it never happened. Luckily for Emma, her…

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Fire Ready Challenge

Fire Ready Challenge: How to make fire preparedness a family affair

I live in Victoria, it’s one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, so the harsh reality is my family or people I know may be affected by the impacts of bush fires. It’s not something I’ve paid much attention to though till now, because I’ve always lived in an urban environment and thought we were ‘safe’. But the…

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2 min chocolate brownie in a mug

Easy Recipe: Two Minute Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

Craving a little chocolate fix? Well if you have a few minutes and a microwave, you can make this Easy Chocolate Brownie in a Mug Recipe I discovered this recipe on one of those unsourced Pinterest internet hint meme things. It’s super easy and just the thing to satisfy a Chocolate craving without baking a whole cake. I shared the…

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Metting Mickey Mouse

Hey Mickey!

Being a blogger is the best job I’ve ever had, sure it doesn’t pay that well but sometimes you get a chance to do something pretty fun. I was offered a family pass to see Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show, and the opportunity to meet the most famous mouse in the world. I’m not normally star struck by…

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Road trip regional victoria

My Brilliant Road Trip Escape…

Wow, it’s amazing how one brilliant weekend can re-light a spark that was almost forgotten. The tedium of my normal routine was making me a little glum, Emma is going through a challenging age, so you can’t blame a girl for wanting to escape for a few days. Thanks to Hyundai’s #BrilliantRoadTrip, my sister and I threw caution to the…

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Freedom City outdoor setting

My Mexican Fiesta Christmas

You’ve probably noticed that Christmas is just around the corner, it has snuck up again on me this year. It’s my birthday month so I don’t really get into the Christmas spirit until I blow out the candles on my birthday cake.  We’ve been desperately in need of an outdoor setting to help extend our entertaining space, so it was…

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Meiko, Kyoto Japan

Postcards from Japan

You may not have noticed unless you follow me on Instagram, but I was in Japan last week for a short and amazing break. Here are some of the colourful highlights. Osaka Kyoto Nara All these photos were taken with my new fave camera Fujifilm Finepix X100. Most were taken on one of the various auto functions and have only…

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