Homemade Rocky Road for life’s bumpy bits

I was torn between writing a post with a delicious Christmas recipe and writing a post about self-love and nurture.  In the end I’ve decided to do both.  Fingers crossed this combo will work out. I’m dedicating this post to my Nana, Joyce, who is in her nineties, and who continues to be a wonderful […]

Recognising burnout – 10 tips for a better 2012

Are you one of the walking dead?  I’m not talking zombies here and some strange mutant virus.  I’m referring to burnout – that life sapping condition that affects us mentally, physically and emotionally. How do you know if you’re burning out, or already there?   Take some time today, and ask yourself honestly – how […]

A cup of comfort – Chai tea from scratch

I’m a big believer in self-nurture.  And you already know that I am also an embracer of the small things in life.  For me, one of those small pleasures is to sip tea, and a good chai is in a class of its own – spicy, sweet and soul nourishing. Chai goes well with journalling, […]

Embracing the Small Things – an Antidote to Despair

Like you, I’ve known hard days. For a while I even had a run of days that piled up into years.  Poor health, awful health, nearly deadness, and then the fallout of the mess that is created from a person incapable of functioning. It doesn’t matter what the reason for the non-functioning is – what matters […]

Ice-Cream Plum Pudding: Seriously easy, seriously yum!

I can’t quite believe that the first post of my blogging career is to divulge my ‘secret’ ice-cream plum pudding recipe.  It’s a variation on shearers’ ice-cream – a recipe used to make icy treats in the Outback where frozen goods are rendered liquid long before they make it home from the store. Here goes: Soak 1 […]

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