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Gorgeous 2014 – 2 Double Passes to Win!

14/11/2014 | By

Gorgeous 2014It’s almost halfway through November, with it’s lengthening days and warmer evenings, and that means we are skipping, all frocked up and with tinsel in our hair, inescapably towards the party season. Increasingly, my favourite way to kick off the celebrations  is to head to the Southern Vales wine region for Gorgeous 2014, the fab Fleurieu food and music festival, being held on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November.

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Wish You Were Here Postcards – Nova Scotia, Canada

12/11/2014 | By

Stream, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia/

Stream, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

As spring turns to summer here in Australia and we begin to anticipate the horrid hot weather, I love to think back to my time on the east coast of Canada, especially Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, during their fall.

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Remembering the Somme

10/11/2014 | By

Vista from the Thiepval Memorial to the British Missing, Somme battlefields.

Vista from the Thiepval Memorial to the British Missing, Somme battlefields.

On a sunny spring day in Australia it can be difficult to imagine the horrors of the muddy battlefields of the Somme, but that is just what many of us will be doing tomorrow at 11 am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – Remembrance Day.

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Brilliant & Bullet-Proof – Haigh’s Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

07/11/2014 | By

Haighs Chocolate Mud Cake

Haigh’s Chocolate Mud Cake

One of the things I love about food blogging is checking the post. Occasionally there are interesting-looking parcels waiting for me that I wasn’t expecting. If the parcel contains chocolate, well – my day is made.

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Wish You Were Here Postcards – My Adelaide Hills Back Yard

05/11/2014 | By

My back yard.

My back yard.

I just don’t get sick of this view and apparently neither does our Border collie, affectionately known as “Brains” because he has none.

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Vietnam Travels – Hoi An

03/11/2014 | By

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Now that we’ve been there, I’m a little disappointed that it took us so long to visit Vietnam, but I suppose kids, dogs, horses and a farm are all fairly effective brakes on one’s travelling plans. And while, once I got there, I had every intention of lying around in the resort, the Han Market at Da Nang was not the only place I visited. Loads of friends told me I just had to get to the pretty town of Hoi An. So I did.

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