Month: February 2014

The Writing Process

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creativity / Writing

The unit I am studying this semester is about being an author and getting published. Our first task is to read an essay by Lucy Neave about the different processes used by two writers: Sonya Harnett and Helen Garner. Their processes are very different from each other and I won’t go into that here, however, it made me think about what processes, if any, I use to write. I haven’t written short stories or novels […]

Grumpy …

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emotions / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff

Is there an acceptable way to be miserable? These past few weeks I have been feeling really moody under the surface but have been trying really hard to hide how I feel. Today I just feel like being honest about where I am at – and it is not a good space! I have everything to be grateful for and nothing to complain about – except perhaps a desire for linking up with some people […]

Keeping the creativity going …

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Cooking; Creativity / creativity / food and diets

I have been making a special effort to cook something different each week that I have never cooked before. Tonight I am cooking RICE PORK LARB – click HERE for original recipe and instructions INGREDIENTS 1.5 cups of jasmine rice, rinsed I tablespoon of peanut oil I tablespoon of chopped lemon-grass (I will have to see if my neighbour has some or I will be using a lemon!) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 500g of […]

Up close and personal

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Baby Boomers / Gratitude / Science / South Western Australia / Study

  Many local “baby boomers” are taking part in a new four-year study on healthy ageing. I recently received a letter in the post inviting me to take part and I happily agreed to participate. The State Government is contributing $1 million to the Busselton Population Medical Research Foundation Inc to conduct the study. The Foundation is working in conjunction with researchers from The University of Western Australia, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Edith Cowan University, […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

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beautiful / collections / Friends and family / love / Weekly Photo Challenge

When I got up this morning I came across my little teddy bear that my Mum gave me many years ago. I spent a few moments just looking at it and remembering her. I used to collect teddy bears of all shapes, sizes, textures and colours. My Mum wasn’t one for collecting pretty things. I remember she hated ribbons on dresses and used to cut them off! So I was very surprised one day when […]

To Sleep or Not to Sleep …

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Dreams / funny / technology / You must be kidding?

Today, or I should say, tonight, I am having a sleep study. I am not a good sleeper and have been known to SNORE (so I am told :-)) THRASH about and GASP in my sleep. I am required to go to Sleep and Snore Solutions and get wired up (see below) and then go home and sleep!  I return to get unwired tomorrow. Should be interesting 🙂 O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature’s soft […]

My cooking adventures

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Cooking; Creativity / food and diets

Each week I am trying a new dish that I have never cooked before. This is what I cooked today! TASTE OF HOME – Click on the link below for the web version of the recipe Best Veal Scallopini Ingredients 2 veal cutlet (about 4 ounces each) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup chicken broth 2 […]