Lounging and Lunching

1 July 2011
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Ah, July. It’s a month to get accountants stocking up on tax-deductible coffee, us southern hemisphere dwellers to start getting a bit over this whole winter malarkey, and those of us who thought signing up for Dry July was a good idea wonder what the hell we were thinking. We must have been drunk. Dry […]

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Amazing Honkers

3 June 2011
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Happiness is a Kong Foo Sing, with good fortune that it brings. So quit your moping, and crack one open. Smiles abound, the cookie has spoken. Unless of course you are tasked with biting into hundreds of fortune cookies, reading each one aloud in a quest to find the elusive one that will end the […]

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Good Food & Wine Show 2011

28 May 2011

You know what I hate? When my sandwich gets caught on my tooth. I also hate it when you realise you need to turn around when you’re walking somewhere busy, and you feel you should do something like look at your watch and act surprised before turning around so you don’t look weird just turning […]

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The Amazement Begins

22 May 2011
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15 friends 12 m2 Dozens of tiny hard-to-vacuum paper streamers 1 projector we couldn’t get working 1 TV that worked quite nicely, especially when raised up on multiple cardboard boxes 7 tasty dishes 2 sweepstakes prizes 1 Bintang shirt Watch out world, the Aussies were coming.

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Happy Mum Day

2 May 2011
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Yes, it is that time of year again when I find myself struggling with the big question – is it Mother’s Day or Mothers’ Day? In my heart of hearts I swing towards the plural possessive as it is a day for all mothers, but signage in florist windows and subject lines on day spa […]

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International Cake Pops Incident – Cake-atoos

17 April 2011
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In a house not so large as to impress thieves, but large enough to impress those who officially aren’t, Olive and her husband Mick have not spoken for a decade. Olive went silent on him when he let her budgie die, and they are now locked in desperate communication through written notes. A stray cockatoo […]

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MaltEaster and a case of the CRAPS

10 April 2011
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Aussie readers, do you remember Tempters? They were to Maltesers like Crunchie is to Violet Crumble, though sadly their 80s ad wasn’t quite up to the same standard as that awesome Crunchie one with Naomi Watts. It’s just as well really that Tempters were so short-lived, as Cadbury execs would now be cursing themselves for […]

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Prawnfinger

27 March 2011
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Whilst trying to tidy up my computer desktop today I came across a Word document in which I’d kept some bullet points to remember things to write about in my blog posts about my Bali trip.. in July of last year. Although I did get around to discussing the joys of the many breakfast buffet […]

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The PhoDown

17 March 2011
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The battle lines were drawn. Loose fitting clothing was donned. Afternoon tea was shunned. The rules of engagement were produced and agreed to. The day of reckoning was upon us. It was time for the Pho Down.

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Eat Drink Perth for the Digestively Challenged

10 March 2011
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Fear not, my digestively challenged friends! You too can revel in the eating and drinking fest that is Eat Drink Perth without having to fill your pockets with emergency antacid supplies and take a pet dog around with you to blame for potential alarming gas situations. As those of you who follow me on twitter […]

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