• The opposite to epicurean

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Permalink 0

    Occasionally when dining out I’ll tweet or facebook pics of delightful and decadent meals. More often than not they’re not actually  mine; rather they’re the choices of my dining partners who have a far more discerning palate than I could ever hope to develop or adopt.

    I’d like to blame my childhood and the fact that I grew up in regional Queensland with limited options, so - other than the local Pizza Hut – I only ever went to two restaurants before I actually left home for University.

  • The latest news in pics

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Permalink 0

    I don’t watch the news. I don’t read newspapers. I do – however – scan a few different sites for online news each day. Unfortunately (or naturally?!) most of it just pisses me off (and I’m not even talking politics).

    Here’s a sample.

  • A dose of normality

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Permalink 0

    One of the reasons I left the Commonwealth Government after my posting to East Timor was because I craved normality.

    Life in Dili was pretty stressful – busy work days and less of the usual home comforts. I know this is something people in developing nations deal with all of the time, and I know I shouldn’t be complaining about a few years here and there ‘without’. (#Ungratefulmuch?!)

  • The brown thumb legacy

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 Permalink 1

    So, I don’t want to insult all of my christian/religious readers out there but I do need to let you know… I’m thinkin’ I could give Jesus a run for his money.

    Oh yeah!

    You see, I come from generations of peeps with a brown thumb, or two. Well, neither of my parents could grow stuff, so… #closeenough.

    Although I’ve actually had a ‘few’ plants which have survived my tender care over the past year, most haven’t. #RIPpalm #RIPfloweringplant #RIPfloweringplant2 #RIPfloweringplant3 #RIProsemary #RIPcactus (etc)

  • Old dog, new tricks

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Permalink 0

    I just spent an extended weekend in Brisbane, my State’s capital and before my sea change, my own hometown. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been surprised at my antipathy to visiting since my departure almost two years ago. Indeed, my only two visits in the last year have been for birthday celebrations – my (MUCH OLDER!) brother’s 50th in March and this past weekend for my niece’s 18th.

    Both sets of grandparents and yours truly were invited to share a family celebration and when I asked my niece what was planned I almost fainted with joy.

  • Five fabulously funny memes

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Permalink 0

    I wrote and scheduled this post a few days ago and wondered whether to pull it in light of Robin Williams’ passing… but as someone who also knows what it’s like to find solace under the covers, I figured a laugh would do me / us good.

    Deborah xx

    I’m really trying to go Wordless this Wednesday – for a change - so I’m sharing some of my fave someecard memes as they need little explanation. This selection probably tells you all you need to know about me. In fact, I could probably replace any and all online profiles with these five memes.

  • Lose weight to bring sexy back

    Monday, August 11, 2014 Permalink 0

    A new show is about to start on Oz TV called, Bringing Sexy Back. From the ads it appears to be a program which has found once attractive / slim peeps who’ve gained a heap of weight and somehow helps them lose the excess weight to again become ‘sexy’. Apparently.

    There are SO many things wrong with this concept that I don’t know where to start.

  • What’s in my bag?

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Permalink 0

    A lot of bloggers have been doing the ‘What’s in my handbag?’ thing. And because I had nothing else planned for today I decided to play along. Plus, what’s in my bag compared to everyone else’s is kinda surprising. Less is obviously more in my world. (Well that and I don’t have kids!)