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Strawberries and Cream Banana Bread

I also refer to this cake, as my “contingency cake”. I bake these when the bananas are on the verge of being binned, then freeze for morning teas at work. Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 … Continue reading

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Feeling mellow ……

Alcohol ……. Interesting stuff …. alcohol. Having an iodine allergy bites, mostly because it counts out most alcohol.  No vodka, no wine (red or white … allergic to sulphur too), no tonic for gin, no sweet liqueurs. So what are … Continue reading

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Precious Resources

A news article recently, said that up to half the population of Syria, are being forced from their homeland, by civil war and ISIS.  These people aren’t driven by adventure and the promise of new lands ….. they are persecuted … Continue reading

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Are you beautiful?

I’m not ….. I know that. Now before I get howled down, about how I need to accept my inner beauty, be a beautiful light, and many other such trite’isms …. please be aware, acknowledging my lack of beauty doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dear young woman in the black dress

To the young woman in the black skater dress at my local shopping centre. Firstly, your dress is lovely ……. black, with lace panels up the side of the closely fitted bodice, beautiful swirly circle skirt. The dress complimented your … Continue reading

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Purging a Wardrobe

This is difficult for me……. really difficult. A childhood of poverty and perpetual “hand me downs” means that I am used to wearing clothing that is ill-fitting, not liked, and close to falling to pieces. When I buy clothes, I … Continue reading

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The Great British Sewing Bee

Woohoo, a sewing programme!  Whoda thunk it? Mind you, its only in Britain, and only through youtube do us Aussies get to see it, but still its there.  And what great viewing!   Don’t get me wrong, this is not … Continue reading

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Secrets …….. ssshhhhhhh!

When my children were much younger, they were both very similar in their thought processes.  While most kids would just accept the presence of secrets in their lives, my kids would argue the point, accuse me of lying, and generally … Continue reading

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PJ Top – front opening

Front opening PJ top – Simplicity 9193 – with alterations.  Fabric – Japanese Lawn from Spotlight. Thinking about upcoming surgery has me worried, and the way I deal with worry, is to plan.  I am a bit of an extreme … Continue reading

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Work Blouse – with alterations

Style Arc – Katherine Blouse – with alterations, in Japanese Lawn, white with grey/blue paisley print. Well i finally got around to finishing this top. I made the wearable muslin for this one last year, and have worn it a … Continue reading

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