Cafe Dog’s Bluesfest Protest!

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“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.”
~ Bob Marley


We’re attending Bluesfest over the Easter Break – five days of music, music and more music! On Thursday morning we left Cafe Dog (Harry) at home while we went out for a coffee and did some last-minute running around. Harry was not impressed, but forgave us. Then we left him home with Bert while we went off to dance in our gumboats.

Yesterday morning Harry was hopeful.  A brand new morning, a brand new coffee opportunity. 🙂  But we dashed those hopes by going to the Mullumbimby Farmers Markets, which is a dog-free zone. We chained Harry up and put him on the very comfortable day bed on the veranda, where the dogs would be out of the rain but have a view of the farm. Bert went straight to sleep but Harry was as pouty as a grounded teenager.

When we came home, Harry had staged his own protest.

He ate the bed!

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Bad Harry.

It’s still raining here, but this morning we are taking Cafe Dog into Byron Bay for a quick social fix before the festival starts.

You got to keep the masses happy!

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Homemade Easter Treats

“Hedwig didn’t return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy’s letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken’s egg. Her face fell when she saw it.
“Your mum doesn’t read Witch’s Weekly, by any chance, does she, Ron?” she asked quietly.
“Yeah,” said Ron, whose mouth was full of toffee. “Gets it for the recipes.”
Hermione looked sadly at her tiny egg.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Easter is almost here! Ben and I will be gumboot dancing at Bluesfest again this year – a brilliant world-class blues and roots festival here in our home town of Byron Bay. Maybe we’ll see you there.

For those of you who enjoy cooking or who are looking for some easy ideas for Easter gifts, I’ve pulled together a collection of recipes that you can use to make homemade treats for your family and friends. They are all simple enough for beginner cooks and kids in the kitchen.

To access the recipe, just click on the blue link and it will take you to the recipe page.

Easter Treats:

For easy and delicious marshmallows try this marshmallow recipe.

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For a tasty treat that is gluten free and can also easily be made sugar free, try these Walnut and Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites.


This No Bake Yummy Slice combines chocolate with nuts, seeds and dried fruit. It’s irresistibly good and simple enough for the kids to make.

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Five Minute Fudge lives up to its name, being able to be whipped up in no time at all. Easy as! But gee, it sure is delectable.

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