meetmeatmikes | good stuff for nice people - Part 2

:: Behold! The Mirabel Bun-Anza!

  People can be great, can’t they? I think they can. Sometimes you might read the news and doubt the goodness that’s out there, pinging around the place, but if you read this news right here on my blog, you will be persuaded otherwise (even if it’s just for a little while!) When I did a little call-out for handmade rabbits for the kids The Mirabel Foundation supports, I thought I would get around ten. The final count is actually 110 which makes me realise that a) you don’t have to nag people to get stuff done, often people just get

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Taking Stock : March

  I thought it was HIGH TIME I did my March Taking Stock. I’ve really been doing quite a lot of different things and it’s always pretty nice to reflect on that and realise where I am (and how lucky I am, I guess!) If you’d like to Take Stock in March – head to the bottom of this post and cut and paste the list across to your blog. If you’d like us to visit you, add yourself to the  LINKY list too (it’s also at the bottom of this post – but you have to actually visit my

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:: 52 Hellos: Week 10

  We’re a bit lucky this week, because Naomi has sent us her hello. I love this hello, not only because it’s beautiful, but because of the story about the rain-umbrella-no-lady! That is TOTALLY something that would happen to me!  I am so sorry it happened to YOU, Naomi! Gah! I think it can be hard to process kindness, sometimes. I think maybe some people see it as pity? Or perhaps think it’s a bit patronising? Or don’t want to be indebted? Or something? I don’t know… I wonder if that kind of thing has happened to you, reader person

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:: Listen – I Love This!

  Just a quick pop-in… I’ve been tooling around on YouTube, trying to distract myself from the news-at-hand. I love this band and I really love this track. I thought you might love it too! x Pip  

:: The Like Cycle & Daydreamy Wanderlust

Image via Matt and Lentil’s Grown & Gathered Flower Exhange – a totally beautiful idea where you can trade your own talents or things for beautiful blooms. How great is that?!   Hello… I’ve been thinking a lot over the weekend about a lot of different things. Here are two of them… Thing One: The Like Cycle Wow. You know, social media has many of us wanting to pin our hopes on much-followed ‘online superstars’. Our new heroes.  Yay! The idea that follower/like numbers equals success feeds alarmingly into this equation. Not only are we sidling up to the much-followed more readily (because they have

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:: For The Love Of A Long Weekend

Gosh. I swear, I am NEVER happier than I am on a Sunday in the midst of a long weekend. It feels so good to have that extra day. Surely there is a way to do this every week…! So far, I’ve been making delicious things and sewing cute things and reading good things and watching good things… Making : Mee Goreng as part of Rin’s birthday dinner last night. Happy Birthday Rin! (Rin is my eldest child/adult/person!) Sewing: two bunnies for our Mirabel Foundation BunAnza! One is adapted from Claire ‘Loobylu‘ Robertson’s pattern (from my first book) and the

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:: 52 Hellos: Week 09

Let’s hello? Shall we? Do let’s! Here are this week’s letters (with a huge thank you so much to their senders, Ashlea and Jo!) click each image to enlarge and read more easily (if that works better for you!)   Did you read Ashlea’s letter? Man. I loved reading it. I loved the bits about the green lawn and Fraser Island and camping and fishing in a freshwater lake. I also thought it was really generous of Ashlea to talk about how hard it can be to conceive, and the feeling women (couples) navigate when things don’t go according to

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:: What I’ve Been Doing

Hello kittens! How are you going? I’m going okay. Having a bit of a weird week, but I’m soldiering on. My horoscope told me that this was going to be such an awesome year, but I am born on the cusp of Pisces and Aries, so maybe I’m reading the wrong one?! Have you been doing A Year Of Australian Writing? Or even a little nod to trying to read more Australian things? I have been loving sticking to local writers. So far this year I have read: Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

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:: Shake It Up! My Ace eBook For Bloggers

  Hello! Hi! Here’s one for the bloggers! (If you are not a blogger, you might like to read this post instead?!) I’m excited to tell you about my very first eBook. Can you believe I haven’t done an eBook before now? I can’t either. I wanted to be sure I had something very useful to publish before I went down that road. And now I have! Shake It Up! is a 30 day guide to making your blog more satisfying, meaningful and successful (with a good dose of FUN and RAD too!) It’s based on a course I run called ‘Inspiration Information

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:: 52 Hellos: Week 08 (+ Bonus Soup!)

Hello! Hi! Hope you are well! I am running a little bit late with #52hellos this week, so sorry for that. I’ve been keeping myself a bit too busy and doing a bit too much this week. I’m slowing down over the weekend, cancelling plans and resting and trying to recharge and feel restored. Today’s agenda has pretty much been watching Brothers & Sisters, listening to Burial Rites via Audible, drinking tea and making pumpkin soup and muffins. I had a little debate with myself over whether I should make roasted pumpkin soup or regular pumpkin soup. I decided to make

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