Nerds Unite! – Periodic Table Shower Curtain

My daughter had a massive poster of the periodic table next to her nappy table. Every time we’d change her nappy she’d then hop up and look at the elements. By the time… Continue reading

The Minutes with Mel and Patience. A podcast.

  It’s like sitting at the dining table with old friends in a breezy Queenslander and having a good chat, a cup of tea and organic doughnuts – such is the easy banter between Melinda Buttle,… Continue reading

Cloudland – New Feasting Menu and FIRST EXCLUSIVE look at a new room!

Last week I was invited to Cloudland to taste their new Feasting Menu – a selection of casual, tapas style dishes that would be perfect for snacking on while having a drink or… Continue reading

Grilled Asparagus with Firm Pecorino

This is one of my favourite ways to eat asparagus. They are tender from boiling them, and crispy and smoky from the grilling. Grilling tends to bring out the best in asparagus. I… Continue reading


For the mummas and the pappas playing at home that have watched Madagascar 1 and 2 as often as I have – this will appeal no end. 😉

Gotye and Kimbra – Somebody that I used to know

The slow eking simmer of the first verse. It builds to reveal hurt and anguish. And then the retort – a searing, soaring mezzo-soprano. And all this juxtaposed by a strangely chirpy, sampled… Continue reading

Big and getting bigger.

Today I read in the news that an Arizonan woman and single mother of two, Susanne Eman, has made it her goal to become the fattest woman to have ever lived. She is now… Continue reading

Mummahood – the proud moments

We drove to Sandgate last weekend for a stroll on the water front and the traditional fish and chips in the park. When at the shop waiting for our order our 2 year… Continue reading

Pomegranate Chickpea Salad

The salad took 5 minutes to make – and was packed with flavour and most importantly – texture. The pomegranate arils explode and crunch in your mouth! Ingredients Can of chickpeas 1/2 pomegranate,… Continue reading

10 reasons having a toddler is like being at a frat party

THIS IS AWESOME. Totally sums up the last year in this place. 😉 Via A Cup of Jo: