Our Mothers ANZAC Biscuit Recipe

by   I’m certain our mother wouldn’t mind sharing her ANZAC biscuit recipe in commemoration of ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp est. WW1) on 25 April. It’s a standard recipe anyway, a tradition adopted since World Wars I & […]

QSO Live Performances

by   Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s (QSO) most recent maestro arrangement, Enigma was as described, a Musical Tour de Force. Their sensational opening arrangement struck the audience as they showcased a spine-tingling brass and organ production of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C […]

Dandelion & Driftwood Returns To Hendra

by It wasn’t so long ago I attended the delightful comeback and opening night of a Queensland institution, Dandelion & Driftwood. A comforting and much-adored fully licenced café that had loyal followers from around the state eagerly waiting on the steps for […]

Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show

by Listening to the echo of children’s excited giggles at QPACs Lyric theatre throughout the night warmed our adult souls. Their laughter was pure delight, flowing from their heart. I had a smile on my face as internationally-acclaimed Australian circus ensemble Circa […]

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

by   Alliance Francaise French Film Festival (AFFFF)  is my favourite and I was thrilled to be asked to view a few movies on Vimeo from their vast collection. They never cease to disappoint with their diversity and cross cultural story lines. […]

#SheWatches Girls Can’t Surf

by   So it was said Girls Can’t Surf and this wonderful somewhat frustrating historical documentary, gives you hope. It is a downright reminder of how long it can take to be included, treated as an equal, recognised, respected, and paid for […]

2 Greens Summer & Winter Soup

by   For those who know me, I love healthy food and green vegetables, so it is not surprising that I share yet another one of my regular simple recipes I have created.   This one I call 2 Greens Summer & Winter […]

#SheWatches Boss Level

by   It was the actor’s names that caught my eye before I considered the film’s title, Boss Level a mind-bending drama like no other. I can promise it’s action-packed from the beginning to the end, not a film for lovers of […]

#SheWatches The Food Club

by   In late 2019 before Covid became famous, I was in Tuscany, Italy attending a writing workshop. I consumed saporous cuisines, sipped on Aperol spritz, swirled local reds around my gums, and shared stories with old and new friends.  This week […]

Saying Goodbye With Live Streaming

by   On the day It was Friday 4 December 2020. I opened an upstairs window, the breeze was stronger than normal and already its warm breath was close to its predicted 33 degrees. I immediately pushed down on the metal window […]

#SheWatches – A Gift From Bob

by   A Gift from Bob is just what we need right now in this strange 2020 environment and the perfect family movie in our lead up to Christmas but make sure you have a few tissues on hand.  The opening scene […]

#SheWatches RADIOACTIVE

by   It’s strange how our universe works. I have been providing online school support to my youngest grandson Lachlan. He is working on a project titled Let’s End the Gender Divide based on a research paper about gender stereotyping in toy […]

Fiddling With Fiddle Plants

by   Do you own a fiddle plant? I know fiddle plants (fiddle-leaf fig trees) are the trendy, tropical rainforest interior decorating thing these days and I have to say their large green leaves are appealing. Needless to say I eventually succumbed […]

#SheWatches Miss Juneteenth

by I found Miss Juneteenth to be a touching, charming and poignant movie. Although it saddened me to watch an authentic story about what black American life is for some, it was also heart-warming and sends a strong message to people of […]

#SheWatches – Fatima

by   You don’t have to be a believer to believe. Based on a true story the children who starred in the movie FATIMA were outstanding. It’s a moving and uplifting rendition of actual events.  Of the innocent honesty of children. I […]

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