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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Washington DC is one of my favourite parts of the US, mainly because I just love all the memorials along the Mall.

And one of my favourite memorials is the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which was opened to the public on 22 August, 2011. This Memorial is one of the few not on the Mall, rather located on the Tidal Basin near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (another of my favourites).  [click to continue…]

Falcon Professional

Rarely does a week go by when someone doesn’t ask me what type of oven I have and would I recommend it. So I thought I would write a quickie post on why I love it.

I have had my Falcon Professional cooker for over three years now, and yes, I absolutely love it. Without being too gushy, it’s the best cooker I’ve ever cooked with and it’s my favourite kitchen appliances.

And yes, I love it more than my Thermomix. [click to continue…]

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food waste

My absolute favourite Masterchef Australia episode was the one where the Mystery Box was full of scraps of food from one of George’s restaurants. The look on the the contestants faces was priceless.

If you missed it, just read Reality Ravings’ recap. BTW you should be reading her blog ALL THE TIME if you love reality TV. It’s fab.

What I loved most was that the contestants were being encouraged to think about food in its entirety.

Like many, I try really hard not to waste food. [click to continue…]


OK please don’t get cranky because I’m calling Uluru Ayers Rock when that hasn’t been it’s official name for some time. If you are offended, I apologise.

However I wanted my first post as part of the A-Z Guidebook to be of Ayers Rock (ok, I’ll call it Uluru from now) as it is the most magical, spiritual and spectacular place I have ever visited. And I really didn’t want to wait until we reached U in the Guidebook to share this. [click to continue…]

mum and dad

Every hour of every day an Australian woman loses her life to heart disease.

And between the hours of 2pm and 3pm on Saturday 21 August 2010 that woman was my mother.

Patricia Elizabeth Kettle.

She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a friend. [click to continue…]

In my kitchen

Now you’re in Neeeew Yooooork
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it from New York, New York, New York!

I adore Alicia Keys, and I absolutely adore New York. [click to continue…]


It’s been nearly 18 months since my leg was sliced open to chop out a potentially very aggressive melanoma.

I say potentially, because I really don’t know. [click to continue…]

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