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Eating in or eating out

Eating in or eating out

What is your favourite thing to do – eating in or eating out? When I eat out it is not only about the food but about the ambience. In the winter I enjoy sitting near a fireplace and eating a meal. There are not many […]

Seed to Feed

Seed to Feed

Last weekend my “One & Only” (O&O) and I went to a “Seed to Feed” Workshop. The workshop is part of the Toowoomba Regional Council Healthy Living, Change Project. The aim, through a series of free and low-cost activities, is to get people active and […]

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes

Have you seen any rotten tomatoes lately? Really, nobody wants to see or smell rotten tomatoes. I only want the fresh, plump and juicy variety on my kitchen bench. A few weeks ago, there was an overabundance of tomatoes in the supermarket. I was buying […]

The Versatility of Straw

The Versatility of Straw

There are many things we can do with straw – it has so much versatility. One of these is to make a straw scarecrow. Years ago, when I lived in Maleny there was the annual scarecrow competition. It was the 1990’s and the Maleny Scarecrow […]

Frugal Frieda does the washing

Frugal Frieda does the washing

Washing tips from Frugal Frieda could make all the difference to your washing day! As regular reader’s of my blog will know it was my aim this year to write a “Frugal Frieda” post every month. This month it is about Frieda doing the washing. […]

It’s a lemon

It’s a lemon

It’s a lemon is a common saying when something you buy is defective, particularly when buying a second-hand car. However, what I am writing about is not a lemon in that context but how magnificent the lemon tree is, the one that produces lemons. In […]

Decluttering the mind…

Decluttering the mind…

Everyone these days seems to be talking about decluttering our home but what about decluttering our mind? This got me thinking about whether or not I was doing a good job of mind decluttering. Am I filling up my mind with mindless thoughts? What am […]

Live Simply

Live Simply

We all go through the different seasons of life. It is winter now in my part of the world and given recent events surrounding my life it is fitting that I should contemplate what is important in life. The seasons of life shape who we are, […]

Chicken Talk

Chicken Talk

There is a lot of chicken talk going on at our place. Chicken talk is when we talk to the chickens and also when they talk to us. Yes, it is a two way situation. You have to listen carefully to what they are saying. […]

Bigger, Brighter, Better

Bigger, Brighter, Better

It is my observation that people seem to want things that are “bigger, brighter, better”. Years ago we would call it “keeping up with the Joneses”, our neighbours. It is an idiom that measured our social class and success in life. Success is often measured […]