The Sugar Train Departed

It is summer time here. People are swimming and flocking to the beach. But not me.

Today I saw Les Miserables for the second time, this time in Gold Class. It was much better, which you would expect, however one thing that was better was the quality of the sound. Not so much an audio assault. Smoother. The image seemed clearer too. I am impressed with this movie. It is not perfect. But it is very very good. I hope Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway get OSCAR nominations. And perhaps Mr Cooper the Director and then there is….

During the pre-movie ads I started a list in My Notes in my phone: Movies I want to see. Already there are 7 on the list.

At midnight on New Year’s Eve The Sugar Train left my life. I remained on the sugar-free station. Now I am back to fabulous salads and healthy options. How about you? I’m using this image for the Weekend Cooking also.


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I’ve been watching movies, mini series etc on You Tube. Currently I am half way through ‘Ghandi’. Not really an average movie. 

I am also reviewing my options for the year, how I want to structure the work I do. Not to mention my life. And get my writing completed. And published.

PS. I am totally creeped out by spiders. I have a dead one I am trying to remove. {shudder}

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The Essential Christmas Cookbook.

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat…well maybe, or maybe not…but for sure there is a lot to do if you have family and friends coming over on the day or for a seasonal party in the lead up.

I recall the first Christmas I took over from my mother. She had several friends drop in during the morning. However all had to rush off  home to stuff turkeys and crank up their ovens…she was delighted to inform them she just had to take a bag of frozen peas ‘to Jane’s place. She is doing it all’.  That was the year of my turkey cooking adventure…more about that next week. 

I have had this book for several years…it is very traditional yet also helpful. I snaptured these images with my iPhone and used an app to create the frames etc.




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Weekend Cooking

I am delighted to return to Weekend Cooking with Beth.


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Summer has arrived. Here in Australia. And that means stone fruits, salads and BBQs. I love salads. I like to add all kinds of foods to a salad.

copyrightThis time I added slices of Nectarine. I used a Mango dressing.


The rest was kind of basic. But fresh and yummy.

Yes, Christmas is almost here…more about that next week…

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