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I write, I bake, I chase sunrises.

  • A day in the life…with a bit of shuffle…

    I skipped yesterdays Blog A Day Challenge due to yesterdays “race”, so here is this mornings shuffle and music to write by. Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing- Pet Shop Boys I Really Want You- James Blunt The Climb- Miley Cyrus You… Read More ›

  • oh the pain….

    The atmosphere at the start was amazing. The band played as runners queued for portaloos. The sky shone blue and volunteers wandered around with bottles of sunscreen for those (like myself) who then declared “oh, it’s the one thing I… Read More ›

  • the beyond-ness of running…

    I’m doing the Bridge Run on Sunday. It’s a 9km walk/run/whatever across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the streets and finishing at the Botanical Gardens. You can read a bit about it here. I did it last year with a… Read More ›

  • Lime & Coriander Flash Roasted Fish

    The Moon will move into Virgo later today- in time to tutt tutt over your choice of Friday night drinks. Virgo is very much about discrimination, some may say criticality, whatever. It is, however also very much focused on health,… Read More ›

  • Just like starting over…

    If you’re sick of starting over you have to stop quitting. I saw this quote on Joleens’ post the other day. Then this one turned up on my Facebook wall: If you’re sick of starting over you have to quit… Read More ›

  • bucket lists…

    As we pulled up at Woolies yesterday afternoon Miss 14 said, out of nowhere, ‘I think I’d like to go skydiving.’ At my look of horror, she very quickly said, ‘not now, but like when I’m older. Would you want… Read More ›

  • snack-time…

    I’ve mentioned before on these pages the challenges that I have around snacks. So, confession time. The hours between 4pm and dinner are the biggest danger hours for me. I don’t eat sweets, dessert, whatever, so never have anything after… Read More ›

  • The Whole of the Moon…

    It takes the Moon around 28 days to move through all the signs of the zodiac- spending around 2 ½ days in each sign. But what does this have to do with weight management, I hear you ask? The Moon… Read More ›

  • Imagine…

    I’m often asked where I get my ideas from. I have another couple of blogs and a word count that needs doing each day, so it’s a fair question. It’s also a question authors have been asked for eternity. Mostly… Read More ›

  • saying yes and meaning no…

    The other day I said “yes” to something that I wanted to say “no” to. I do that a lot- say “yes” simply because I can’t think of a valid reason to say “no”. I say “yes” a lot because… Read More ›

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