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What? There's 600 million reasons I could think of to explain the name of this blog. I'll mention them sometime.
Who? Jen. 31. 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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18 April 14

Made good buns.

Posted: 12:50 PM

Should wear glasses when reading recipes - nearly missed the knead & add dried fruit step when making hot cross buns. (Kind of a critical step).

16 April 14

It seems I have a local doppelgänger.
Evidence:
1) Café worker (at café I’d never before visited), “Have I offered you a coffee card yet?” When I advise it’s my first visit, she answers, “Oh, I thought you came here all the time!”
2) Daycare carer this morning told me she saw me at Kmart the other night, and that despite her waving, I didn’t see her… I haven’t been to Kmart (or any other shops) after 4pm in months.

Will I recognise this other me if I see her in the street?

13 April 14

Breakfast companions. They joined us after F hopped down, and he decided we needed some extra company.

Posted: 7:53 AM
tldrwikipedia:

via evan waite

We have to get one of these for my husband who has worked in the same role for 15 years, the last 6 in his own business, as we talked in Friday night & let me know he wants to wrap up his successful business and change to something less manual. Quite unexpected, bit of a bombshell, still processing.

tldrwikipedia:

via evan waite

We have to get one of these for my husband who has worked in the same role for 15 years, the last 6 in his own business, as we talked in Friday night & let me know he wants to wrap up his successful business and change to something less manual.

Quite unexpected, bit of a bombshell, still processing.

Reblogged: tldrwikipedia

11 April 14

fifthheaven:

Blackened Silver Diamond Patterned Ring

http://fifthheaven.com.au

http://fifthheaven.etsy.com

If I wore rings, I’d wear this.

(Don’t even wear my engagement / wedding ring much these days, despite the happily-marriedness).

Reblogged: fifthheaven

Posted: 7:20 PM

I know it probably won’t last, as a toddler’s feeding habits tend to vary widely, but can’t say I wasn’t impressed with F gobbling up chickpea mushroom and quinoa curry, a silverbeet ricotta pastry, and a piece of cheese “toasht” (toast) for dinner tonight.

9 April 14
It’s a bit beaten up after bouncing around in my lunch bag, but the message is still there

It’s a bit beaten up after bouncing around in my lunch bag, but the message is still there

Posted: 7:16 AM

Yesterday morning was gorgeous - full of those moments where I feel so content at being a parent, smiles, giggles, cuteness, play, hand-holding, a little hand reaching out to be held, exploring & seeing things through a toddler’s eyes.

This morning shifting gears on the morning train - the windows are foggy, everyone is head down looking at phones etc, silence… and my brain is ticking back to work mode, statistics and health conditions and risk and financials.

Posted: 7:00 AM

Sans umbrella etc

It’s raining. It’s before 7am. We’re on a train platform. Most passengers (me included) have an umbrella and/or a rain jacket. Not this guy waiting next to me - he’s got super super short hair (maybe number 1? I’m not up to speed on shaved hairdos) - he’s packed a flannel so that when he steps out of the rain, he can wipe down his head, face, hands etc. Clearly hardcore. (His clothes are still getting wet though).

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh