We have had trouble the last few years with the local possums eating the veggies that we planted. And before this it was a bush turkey scratching everything up so he could build his lady love one fine nest. The bush turkey has finally gotten the hint that he is not welcome and moved on.… Continue reading How to possum proof a garden
Yesterday I went along to three panels for the Love YA part of the Brisbane Writer’s Festival. I read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy, and most of it is YA. Love YA: Crossing Worlds This was the first panel of the day, opened by Rhianna Patrick who was the host of the day. The authors were… Continue reading Brisbane Writer’s Festival Love YA
We went camping to Neurum Creek Bush Retreat again. One of my cousins had asked just before our last trip if we wanted to go for a weekend in August, and since we could only stay for one night last time, we decided to go back – and this time, to try for three nights.… Continue reading Neurum Creek camping (again!)
Never afraid to be the last to embrace a trend, we have started painting and decorating rocks to hide in local parks. We were in Hervey Bay for the school holidays a few weeks ago when we noticed that at all the local parks there were kids with rocks. Rocks in baskets so colourful they… Continue reading Rock hunting
Recently we got a book out from the library called “Perfect” by Danny Parker. It’s all about the simple things that make up a perfect day. The one that I liked was “some shoes and some places to walk to”.
We’ve been trying to evaluate recently what makes a good place for us to get away to – after every camping trip we ask what made this a good trip? What would have made it better?
We headed to Neurum Creek Bush Retreat recently for the weekend. A friend of ours organises a weekend there each year for his birthday and invited us along this year. I’d heard a lot about it from friends and family who had been camping there before and was really looking forward to seeing it. I… Continue reading Neurum Creek Bush Retreat
I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free baking lately, in addition to my usual dairy-free. I’ve found two recipes that work really well (and a few sad ones, like ANZAC biscuits that just don’t work). There’s this Dairy free chocolate chip cookies recipe which continues to be a wondrous recipe that can take all the substitutions that I… Continue reading Gluten-free and dairy-free baking