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One + Four = Life – Waleed, Cosytown, The Age & Tarts

May 3, 2015

 * Disclosure: This post contains an item that was given to me by Freedom Australia

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I’m popping in early today with One + Four = Life, because I am throwing a little party for a few friends this afternoon. Better earlier than never, right?!

Have you had a nice week? I have had a busy one – dotted with good things (in my life) and bad things (in the news). I’m going to talk about my life in this post. That’s the life I know the best.

My photos for this week (from top to bottom)…

I was in The Sunday Age ‘Sunday Life’ magazine today. I got to write a piece and they published it with a photo of me. Of course, I am not a fan of getting my photo taken, but I think I look really happy in this shot. Like a happy, crafty chipmunk (which is what I am!) Thanks to everyone who messaged me saying they’d read it. It was a lovely one to write!

My couch. With a poncho and lots of cushions* and some lovely early sunshine peeking in. Cosy town!  (Lexi from Freedom gave me the orange plaid cushion!)

I made these Raspberry And Coconut Tarts for my party today. I also made Brownies. Both recipes are from my new book! Cam made Coconut Cookies for the GF crowd. They are from the good old Australian Women’s Weekly.

I was at the ABC the other day and I saw Waleed Aly. In fact I sat one table away from him in the cafe there. I am a Waleed fan, so I rang Cam and whispered to him that I was sitting next to Waleed. Later, I waited until he was REALLY FAR AWAY and snapped a photo (because I thought that would be funny!) I didn’t want to intrude, but it seemed kind of okay to take a photo of Waleed as a faraway figure… (I KNOW. It’s WEIRD!)

If you’d like to share your week and play One + Four = Life, then be my guest. Add your link below or in the comments, if you prefer!

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  • Reply Giulia May 4, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Those tarts sound delciious! Congrats on your article! X

  • Reply Emily May 4, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    I’m so glad I joined in again today, because seeing how few photos I have from last week has motivated and inspired me to take more this week. It is such a great idea to have a little snap shot of the week, I still haven’t read your article, but I am dipping in and out of your book and really enjoying it. So is my eldest daughter and we talk about it, like a mini book club/Pip Lincolne fan club. It’s so great that your book is selling well and selling out. Emily 🙂

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes May 4, 2015 at 6:09 PM

      Oh my gosh. I love the mother/daughter book club thing. I am so glad you can enjoy it together. That’s the best! Thanks for joining in One + Four this week, too! x

  • Reply Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living May 4, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Love the picture, it suits you! Your baking looks and sounds delicious. I had an afternoon tea party yesterday and treated guests to banoffee pie, it was a winner with the plate licked clean! Love those no fail entertaining recipes x

  • Reply Emma @ Emma's Garden Grows May 4, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    I am a huge Waleed fan too! Is that him in the distance all in black? Swoooon!

    Glad you had an amazing week x

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes May 4, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      That is him! Yes! And thank you for your NICE THOUGHTS on my week! x

  • Reply Helen May 3, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Those tarts look delicious!

  • Reply PatrickC The Renassiance Man May 3, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Pip, Ive cut that article out to keep in my “scrap book” or worthwhile reading as I call it.



  • Reply Patrick C The Renaissane Man May 3, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Waleed is a fantastic bloke. A fair minded and educated journalist. His opinions are expressed respectfully and he considers the opinions of others when he speaks. To top it off he’s a fan of Tame Impala and got this 50 year old into a young modern group that know how to really rock it. Waleed is a bloody legend.

  • Reply Karen May 3, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    You have had an eventful week! How great that all your media stuff on the radio/magazines is going well and the sales of your book have skyrocketed. You must be so thrilled that it’s finally out there and people are enjoying it. I certainly am! How funny about Waleed! The only famous person I see on a semi regular basis is Bruce McAvaney who walks along the beach with his dog the same time as me when he is in Adelaide. I just give him a smile and try not to trip over the seaweed!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes May 3, 2015 at 6:07 PM

      I am a bit gobsmacked – it’s been so lovely. MUCH bigger than I expected!!!
      ALOS: When I had my cafe, Bruce used to come in all the time! He was always nice and friendly! BE CAREFUL of seaweed!!! xx

  • Reply Isabel May 3, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Hi Pip! It’s good to write about the life you know the best 🙂 So cool that you were in Sunday Life. I’ll try to take a peek at the online version. I am totally with you on not wanting to intrude on people’s privacy…that’s so cute that you snapped Waleed from half a block away! I am still awkward about photographing people’s faces without asking…and I’m often scared to ask! I know that NGV/Southbank corner so well, it’s nice to see it in the autumn light. I was an intern at ABC Radio Australia a few years ago, which was great fun, and every morning I would ride my bike in, lock it up, and walk up the stairs past the 774 studio…I saw John Faine all the time! I was like OMG, it’s actually John Faine ON THE RADIO. Once, John Clarke and Bryan Dawe were guests on the show I was interning on, that was exciting. They were really nice and chatty. Then Barry Cassidy came in to talk about politics and I didn’t know who he was…shame on me!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes May 3, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      I love Barry Cassidy! His daughter is friends with Rebecca (Max’s girlfriend). I am IN AWE! LOL! Joh Faine is nice, isn’t he? I went on his show a little while ago… Waleed is JUST as ace as Barry, I reckon. Super smart and interesting to listen to! Hope your day is going nicely! x

      • Reply Isabel May 3, 2015 at 2:36 PM

        Yes, Waleed is ace for sure. Jon, I can’t say if he’s nice or not as I never actually spoke to him, but if you think so then I’m sure he is. Certainly smart! I went to school with John Clarke’s daughters…Melbourne is a small world hey 🙂 My day is going nicely, apart from the moral dilemma of whether to do Chinese homework (worthy) V to watch more Game of Thrones while working on my blanket (unworthy?). Maybe a bad idea to start GOT…it’s awesome! x

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