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{ Monthly Archives } September 2013

In which M bakes delicious snacks

Since I’ve read a few pages on the internet in the past year or two, I have encountered kale chips here and there. Crispy and light and tasty, there’s a lot to be said for them. Until you’ve tried chard chips… A huge bag of red (scarlet? ruby? blushing?) chard came home with me while […]


Biere 2: The embottling

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll remember I recently expanded my fermentation repertoire by introducing beer brewing to my life. And how awesome it is turning out so far is beyond the scope of this humble blog. But just real quick: it is very awesome indeed. Since I decided to follow a kit ‘n’ kilo […]

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FO report: Summerfly

Well that went quickly. If you’re looking for a summer top that’s pretty, easy to make, comfy and flattering, well I’ve got it right here. And if you already knew about it, where the hell have you been? Why didn’t anybody TELL me about Summerfly? I wanted a summer tank to take with us to […]



So I’ve been busy! M and I just got back from a trip overseas: a much-welcomed break for both of us. This has been a pretty heavy year in terms of growth, change, and career path development for both of us, and it was wonderful to have a couple of weeks off. We stayed with […]


Reading time: Globetrotting edition

So I’ve been away and having a bloody great time: and what is a bloody great time without books? A lie, that’s what. So, without further ado, here is What I Read on my Summer Holiday. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood First read this fantastic book when I was in Year 11 (age: 16) […]


Reading Time: Deadline edition

I can get books from my workplace library on loan for six months: I think I’ve mentioned before what a glorious indulgence I find this. Ahhhh, books. Anyway, the other side to that awesome deal is that, if someone places a request for a book I’ve got on loan, I’ve got two weeks to get […]