The Teacher’s Pet

Sponsored by Westpac, who is proud to offer Mathspace Essentials free to all Australians Mrs. Prescott had had enough. “Please do not use red pen to do your exam.” “Please go and report in for a detention at lunch.” “PLEASE STOP TALKING!” Mrs. Prescott had the unenviable task of trying to teach me mathematics in High School. Mrs. … [Read more...]

What did you end up doing as a job?

Sponsored by Westpac, who is proud to offer Mathspace Essentials free for all Australians When I was in Year Six I had a teacher called Mr. Holloway. Mr. Holloway could be fairly frightening but underneath it all he was your typical Aussie larrikin. I remember him as very lanky and he dressed like a bushie. His preferred method of torture was … [Read more...]

How to bond with your sports mad son + a very cool giveaway!

Sponsored by Steggles One of my fondest childhood memories was going to the footy with my Nanna and my Pa. They were MAD Parramatta supporters and even moved to the suburb so they could walk to the matches. I was also a mad footy fan, but my team was the Western Sydney Magpies. I thought Terry Lamb was the ant’s pants and I wanted to be Tommy … [Read more...]

Easy, Cheesy, Chicken Empanadas

Sponsored by Steggles Meet my Nanna Marion. Sitting on her lap is my cousin Thomas and my sister Lizzy is rocking the red pants. And sporting her awesome coke bottle glasses? Well that would be my good self! Nanna was the nicest woman in the world. A farmer’s wife, she raised six kids on the farm. Not an easy gig, but she was the best … [Read more...]

Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Sponsored by Steggles It is quite often said about motherhood, that the days are long but the years are short, and it isn’t until I flick though photo albums that this really rings true. In the blink of an eye! When Horatio was a baby, there was nothing I would prefer to do than lie on the rug with him and play. I loved making him laugh. … [Read more...]

I love food but sometimes it doesn’t love me back

Sponsored by Weight Watchers Out of all the weight loss businesses we have on offer, Weight Watches is the one that I believe is the best. Losing weight is hard. I exercise regularly for my mental health but mainly weight loss is about what you put in your pie hole. But for someone who loves food as much as I do, it was important to really look at … [Read more...]

How to make the worlds best chicken pie

Sponsored by Steggles There comes a time when your family moves from being a one roast chook family, to a two roast chook family. But what happens when one is too few and two is too many? What to do with that leftover chook? How can you turn it into another meal? And not just any old leftover chook meal, but one that is so delicious, so moreish … [Read more...]

The worlds best chicken noodle soup

Sponsored by Steggles The smell hit me as I opened the front door of Mrs. Goodman’s joint. The smell of warmth and love and beckoning. One of my most favourite aromas ever. Smells that I adore include the following.... A young baby’s skin Freshly cut grass Gardenias Coffee Popcorn My Asian Neighbour’s house at 6pm because I … [Read more...]

When did braces become cool?

Sponsored by the Australian Society of Orthodontists  FACT When I was a kid, as my teeth fell out, my new teeth grew in like they were at a dance party, and my mouth was the mosh pit. My parents assumed that I was an orthodontists dream. FACT When I hit eleven, my teeth were all partied out and fell into rank and file, saving me from … [Read more...]

The Felix to my Oscar

Sponsored by Bupa So I have been writing on the internet for a few years now, and one of the best thing that has come out of it is some really great friendships. Beth and I are solid. Click here for more. … [Read more...]