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Long Live Savoury Toast!

January 19, 2021

Does YOUR family make anything like the Tasmanian favourite, Savoury Toast? I’m not talking about Welsh rarebit (which is pre-cooked and contains beer) or Cheesy Toast (Stephanie Alexander’s famous and much-loved recipe from her Richmond Hill Café and Larder.) I’m talking about good old fashioned melty cheese mixed with sauces/relish and spices, piled on sliced bread and grilled/baked until bubbly and a bit golden/burnt. (Sometimes with egg or ham or bacon, often not.) I grew up with Savoury Toast and…

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Focaccia Days

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year, pals. Wishing you plentiful happy moments and lots of warm chatter with your favourite people. It’s been a bit nuts here in New Norfolk, to be honest. So much happening and so much to do on a very, very tight budget. The truck finally came with all our things. My study is piled high with boxes and the cats are loving this new adventure playground. They’ve started scratching at the corners of some cartons, clearly determined to…

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Everything and nothing and all of it and more

December 27, 2020

So we moved to Tasmania a few short weeks ago and it’s been … a lot. EVERYTHING has happened and nothing has happened too. Within a couple of days of us arriving, my brilliant Nan’s health went downhill fast and she died within the week of our arrival. This was completely unexpected, despite her age (99!) as she’d gone into hospital for observation while she switched medication. Naturally we are all heartbroken and have been very busy with funeral arrangements…

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Ta-dah! Here’s the new book I wrote this year!

December 25, 2020

Hello there pals, Just checking in to wish you a peaceful and safe holiday season (whether you celebrate or not) and … to let you know that my new book is on the way! Gasp! It’s called Days Like These and it’s a book for tired and terrific mums who might need reminding that they matter, that they are brilliant and that they deserve a giant dose of TLC and self-care as often as possible. As an absolute priority. I…

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Fancy Grabbing One Of Four Mentoring Sessions With Me?

December 18, 2020
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Hello! Good news! Just in time for Christmas I’m offering four private mentoring sessions for interested people. Here are the details: Sessions are via video link (Zoom or Skype) or phone. Sessions are one hour with ongoing email support/chatter after that. You can ask me anything related to my career, life approach, writing and craft. Sessions can be booked in at your convenience from January 11th. You can buy for yourself or for a friend. Snap one up here, if…

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We Moved To Tasmania!

December 8, 2020

Surprise! Sort of! We moved to Tasmania a few days ago after months and months of planning and sorting and throwing things away and packing things up. We drove onto the boat in Port Melbourne and drove off in Devonport 12 or so hours later, ready for a different kind of life. I was born here but moved away when I was nine, visiting semi-regularly in between then and now. Here I am, back again for – hopefully – the…

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Favourite Melbourne Eats According To Pip and Max

December 1, 2020

So … We’re leaving Melbourne! Ari and Max and I are moving interstate on Thursday. I KNOW!!! It’s amazing and scary and great and weird. With this big move in mind, Max made a list of best-of, food wise for his housemate and I thought I should share it here and that it might encourage YOU to share your Melbourne Eats best ofs (if you are familiar with Melbourne!) Max’s favourite Melbourne eats Best laksa – Grand BBQ Best bento…

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