Monthly Archives: March 2013


On Saturday it will be 2 years since my mother died.  She was 85.  She had survived cancer earlier in life but had a stroke 4 years before she died.  Physically she was quite good after the stroke but her … Continue reading

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birthing in the 80s, a personal story

There was a post on ivillage today about childbirth in the 80s and asking for comments from anyone who had birthed in that decade.  I wrote a quick response but I thought I would elaborate here. My children may like to … Continue reading

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monday night dinner

For some reason, Monday night has its own dinner.  I don’t know how this came about but I cook the same thing on Mondays.  I wish I could think of Tuesday – Sunday meals and just have the same thing … Continue reading

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the sirius sonic skincare system

I am excited today to finally receive my sonic skincare system.  It is a cleaning system for the face comprising a handle and various attachments.  It is similar to the Clarisonic system but at a fraction of the price.  I … Continue reading

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internet shopping sites

As I have said before I love the internet.  I do most of my shopping on the internet.  The only thing that I buy in the bricks and mortar stores are food, of course, and the cheap clothing from Kmart … Continue reading

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My mother in law is an immigrant from rural Italy in the 1950s.  She came with her sister and her sister’s fiance to join her father who had already been in Australia for a few years.  Some years later they … Continue reading

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great start

Oh, this is going to be a long day.  First the printer is kaput and I am trying to install another spare one we have.  It is not ‘recognising software’ or some such thing so I am downloading software from … Continue reading

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The shoe dilemma

Today is hot and sunny and muggy in Sydney.  For a couple of days there in early March it looked like autumn was here.  Out came the boots and off went the thongs.  Then, it all changed.  Back came the … Continue reading

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The internet and baking paper

There are two things I can’t live without, the internet and baking paper.  Baking paper is one of the most amazing things ever invented.  If you are near my age you would appreciate how baking paper has changed your cooking … Continue reading

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