March is one of those change of season months, here in the Southern Hemisphere we reluctantly start bidding summer farewell and start prepping for the colder months.. Earlier this month it was the anniversary of my first blog. It has been an interesting journey, so far for me, and has gone a different route from … Continue reading The March of Time
I’ve recently been on a bit quiet on the writing front, because I’ve been on a road trip, and this was going to be a piece about food on the road and memorable meals…. But my Muse had other ideas, and the only thoughts I had, were about my travelling companions and inter-generational relationships… so … Continue reading …Mothers and Daughters….
The First of The First of --- is always one of “those” dates that draws a line in the sand. It is an arbitrary beginning, and as with all endings and beginnings, we naturally look back and evaluate past actions, achievements and failures; and then strategize, calculate and determine our plans for the following 12 … Continue reading 1.1.19
Kitty was another one of my Mum’s besties. She was the first friend Mum made when she arrived in NZ in 1971 and they stayed friends through their kids growing up, pickle and jam making, a shared love of curry, grand babies, retired husbands, roses and a helluva lot of laughs! This shortbread recipe is … Continue reading Pani Kitty’s Shortbread
My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….
Christmas at Chrissie’s House is like it is for most people – that mix of old family traditions and trying some new things to spice things up…. Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the Sun As we move towards the festive season, I’m going to attempt to give you 12 Foodie posts to give you some ideas, … Continue reading The Twelve Foodie Days of Christmas..
When we last met, I was talking about my Bucket List trip to Alaska…. But there were a couple of smaller entries on the Bucket List that I ticked off, before and after – sort of like the Bread around my Bucket List Sandwich… Ticking off the Bucket List – “Il Primo” I have been … Continue reading Ticking off the Bucket list…. Dolce