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stay at home mother who learns something new every day
Interests: gardening, laughing, making, cooking, reading, blogging, eating, creating, crafting, talking, loving, feeding
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what is that they say about tough going. this year has been a tough one for us, and it aint over yet. there is still some three months for 2013 to throw a bit more at us. last week was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at midge & judy
dear blog, i just want to say, it's not you, it's me. i have used you in the most despicable way. i have made you a slave to my thoughts and my words. i have posted my photos and made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at midge & judy
it's off to work i go, the holiday is over. the bali suntan has gone down the plughole with the shower suds. the winter woolies have been taken out of mothballs and the heater in the creative cottage is maxed.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at midge & judy
after a week in paradise here are a few of my favorite things..... orange, ginger, lime and tumeric juice...yum fresh coconut juice, preferably chilled and preferably taken by the pool Kopi Luwak yep, cat's bum coffee. potato head beach club... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at midge & judy
i am indulging myself in a way that i never have previously. i have travelled to the beautiful island of bali in the company of my beautiful eldest daughter. we have taken up residence in a beautiful resort in seminyak... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at midge & judy
we all know that while the cats away the mice will play. in our case the mice have been away and the cats have been playing. while the wee ones have been on a two week jaunt of Japan with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at midge & judy
it has been two years in the planning. for four young kids it's a dream come true. i have written before of our blended family of six. of our two amazing and beautiful thirty somethings, of our delightful tweenagers, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at midge & judy
during the week mr. youngest of four turned twelve. he celebrated in fine foodie style. he shared an Adriano Zumbo mud mirror cake with a couple of buddies. it was just the sugar hit that they needed before a saturday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at midge & judy
at the weekend i spent a rare and enjoyable day in the company of my mum we visited the home of the late Dame Elizabeth Murdoch AC DBE CRUDEN FARM last sunday's gala was a fundraiser in aid of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at midge & judy
this week i have been celebrating the end of a record breaking heatwave. 10 days of temperatures above 30c 10 sleepless nights of high humidity and temperatures in the mid to high 20c when the cool change hit i celebrated... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at midge & judy
do you ever play tourist in your own town? tonight we did just that. we rarely venture into the city on a saturday night. but tonight we made an exception and decided to see what the white night festival had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at midge & judy
i love to eat, i love to cook and i love to experiment with ingredient and flavour. in the middle of a heatwave though, cooking for the family is not always what i feel like doing tonight i needed something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at midge & judy
life is busy in our neck of the woods. in the dying days of summer the sun is hot, the humidity high and the storm clouds gather and tease us with a promise of rain that never seems to fall.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at midge & judy
we are getting back into the swing, the boy child has gone back to school, i have gone back to work, where i am in the company of my new BFF. she is tall and slender and weighs a mere... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at midge & judy
how was your sunday? my sundays are usually quiet affairs. mostly spent at home, it's the only sleep in day of the week, i languish over breakfast, read the papers, catch up with family, spend the day cooking and getting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at midge & judy
the holiday period offers extra time for sleeping in, indulging in mindless t.v. and catching up on must see movies. not to mention a spot of reading and satisfying the creative juices by choosing the projects i want to undertake... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at midge & judy
we have much to be grateful for in our family. i'm mother to four amazing kids, two of them born to my first husband and two to my second. my older two are between 16 and 20 years older than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at midge & judy
what is fluffy and orange and sleeps on a shelf in the creative cottage in the garden? mr norris of course. what is curly and chocolate and uses a pigs ear for a pillow? miss lucy of course. what is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at midge & judy
the mercury was tipped to reach the high 30 ̊ c mark yesterday we figured that every man and his dog would flock to the beach and so we made the decision to turn our backs on the traffic jam... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at midge & judy
we welcomed 2013 with a flash and a bang and now i declare 2013 the year of read more books the year of organisation the year of the kitchen garden the year of garden to plate the year of healthy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at midge & judy
the dying days of 2012 offer the rare opportunity to waste some time. between Christmas ans new year there is very little happening and it is easy to squander time and relax after the frenetic build up to the festive... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at midge & judy
i say "happy christmas". what do you say maybe it's Feliz Navidad or Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun Sretan Bozic Natale hilare et Annum Faustum! Joyeux Noel Selamat Hari Natal Buone Feste Natalizie Chuc Mung Giang Sinh however you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at midge & judy
what is new in your neck of the woods. there is a lot that is new in these parts. it has been almost two months since i have written a post. i have occasionally opted for the instant gratification of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at midge & judy
our miss 13 is a quirky kind of girl. not your mainstream teenage type. she is quite ecclectic in her sense of style. she doesn't subscribe to teenage fashion. has no interest in make up. unless it involves fake blood.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at midge & judy
looking in from out makes a pleasant picture at this time of year, the spring sun and rain is kind to the garden and it rewards us with a pretty show. and looking out from in is equally pleasing, i... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at midge & judy