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Autumn has well and truly arrived. Gone are the light dresses and t-shirts, except for my teenage daughter who still insists on wearing the skimpiest of shorts (with the compulsory hoodie!). For me, boots and coats are back in service, as well as fluffy pyjamas and bed socks!! Oh, the feeling of curling up on the lounge with a hot cup of tea ( or a mulled wine, depending on the mood…)… Read More

As far as I can remember, Easter in Sydney has always been rainy and cold, but not this year.Not that I am complaining about the Indian summer we’ve had. I mean, who would ever tire of balmy nights and sunny warm days extending for ever… Salads and BBQ anything have been staples thru February and March, to the point where the family was craving for a good old roast or casserole. Then… Read More

Summer holidays are coming to an end. School starts again tomorrow and I am slowly getting my head around resuming the “back to school” routine: alarm clock set for 6.30am-check, new school stationery-check, uniforms washed and ready-check, school shoes polished- not quite I am leaving it to the kids, lunches organised-working on it… To be honest, we are still in a holiday mood and are stretching the feeling to the very end:… Read More

Cakes and soups. That’s how I will remember October. With a visitor from France as keen on eating as we are, it was the perfect occasion to sample more Mexican food, either during our many excursions (see this post) or in the boat. Tortilla soup, lime soup, black beans and chorizos, … so enthusiastic we girls were about experimenting with local produce that Terry eventually was crying for anything but tacos! Luckily… Read More

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