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Seeing Red and Cute Cuddly Wombats

Seeing Red and Cute Cuddly Wombats

Where did January go??? It’s like I blinked and a whole month went by! In a couple of days the Christmas holidays will be over and the kids will be back at school… and I’ll...

Beauties, Geeks & Bachelors

Disclaimer: I’m not particularly good at deconstructing something and analyzing exactly why I enjoy it. Whether that “thing” happens to be wine, a book, a TV show...

The Perfect Christmas Surprise

The Perfect Christmas Surprise (cross-posted from Writers Gone Wild) Hi y’all, I find it’s nigh on impossible to buy presents for my teenage kids anymore. They have firm...
December is serials and sagas

December is serials and sagas

Happy New Year, Everyone! Just had to say that before I forgot :) And I hope 2014 is a stellar year for you all, and that at least one of your wishes, hopes, or dreams is fulfilled...

Merry Christmas from New Zealand!

This is one of those times I LOVE living in New Zealand, and being a few hours ahead of most of the world. Because not only do I get say say:     earlier than most of you, once...

OCD Love, and Girls Who Read

Warning:  This first one might have you reaching for the tissue box. I’ve watched it three times and I still cry. If this was a book, I’d be gutted by the ending because...
Every November has a Silver Lining

Every November has a Silver Lining

Some great reads this month. Most memorable were Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (here’s the snippet posted on Smart Bitches Trashy Books that made me get a hold of the book...

Easy-peasy chocolate mug cake

It’s been quite a while since I posted a Recipe of the Week, but this one has inspired me to share :) Ever have times when you need a chocolate fix but baking a whole tray of...