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From little things, big things grow...What? There's 600 million reasons I could think of to explain the name of this blog. I'll mention them sometime.Who? Jen. 32. Female. Melbourne, Australia.When? Here, since 03.03.09. Online in general, since '97. Online ramblings, since 24.05.99 in various incarnations.Where else?Grow It, Eat It - where I put most of the stuff about my gardening, cooking and attempts at reaching out at a dream of self-sufficiency.

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25 July 14
Afternoon treat for the commute home after a crazy couple of work days.

Afternoon treat for the commute home after a crazy couple of work days.

Tags: nom nom nom
Posted: 7:42 AM
Tonight’s dinner. My husband can cook to a recipe, the throw-it-together casseroles / stir fries etc tend to be my thing, though typing it up from my morning commute is a bit of a challenge. 

I refuse to use good wine stash in weeknight dinners. The Aldi $3.99 a bottle does the job quite adequately.

Tonight’s dinner. My husband can cook to a recipe, the throw-it-together casseroles / stir fries etc tend to be my thing, though typing it up from my morning commute is a bit of a challenge.

I refuse to use good wine stash in weeknight dinners. The Aldi $3.99 a bottle does the job quite adequately.

Posted: 7:10 AM
From yesterday - reminded myself why I hadn’t worn grey tights in 15 years. I thought it would be a good idea, since I was wearing navy (you know, instead of black tights).

Major flashbacks to my high schools’ winter uniform. 

Not sure I’ll be wearing them again - they were even a little too long so I got the ankle sag happening and all. 

I’m clearly such a fashionista.

From yesterday - reminded myself why I hadn’t worn grey tights in 15 years. I thought it would be a good idea, since I was wearing navy (you know, instead of black tights).

Major flashbacks to my high schools’ winter uniform.

Not sure I’ll be wearing them again - they were even a little too long so I got the ankle sag happening and all.

I’m clearly such a fashionista.

Posted: 7:06 AM

Made some down time last night - sat on the couch with the husband, held hands (instead of sitting at opposite ends of the couch), got off the internet, drank chai, ate chocolate fudge (was meant to be a brownie but I overlooked it), and watched this week’s episode of Offspring.

It was good.

Posted: 6:58 AM

phoebewahl:

Last night I made these drawings in my sketchbook for a zine I’m making called WARPED. 

It was fun making looser/weirder stuff than I usually do.

©Phoebe Wahl 2014

Love Phoebe’s work.

Reblogged: phoebewahl

24 July 14

Feeling so flat. It kicked in last night, but I’m not sure what’s triggered it - could just be a general lack of sleep, which makes everything seem so much worse than it is. Usually once I can pinpoint the reason for my down mood, it’s easy to get out of the hole, but before that, a lot of other stuff stacks on top and gets in the way. Meh.

Posted: 7:20 AM

The picture of the three Australian kids (I’m guessing all under age 10) that were killed in the MH17 plane is headlining one of Melbourne’s major newspapers today, I’m surrounded by their smiling faces on this morning’s train and it’s breaking my heart.

22 July 14
We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.
— Nate Pyle, How to See a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son (via yes-all-women)

Reblogged: yes-all-women

Posted: 7:31 PM
I couldn’t get a great pic without seeming like a skeevy neighbour, but there were about 30 or so sulfur crested cockatoos chewing up the front lawn of this house in our street.

I couldn’t get a great pic without seeming like a skeevy neighbour, but there were about 30 or so sulfur crested cockatoos chewing up the front lawn of this house in our street.

Posted: 4:02 PM
Afternoon tea date with my little buddy.

Afternoon tea date with my little buddy.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh