The 5 stages of achieving your goals

The 5 stages of achieving your goals

CONTENT WARNING: this post contains the phrase “holy shit” more times than was probably necessary. This post, a post about the five stages of achieving your goals started as a tongue in cheek idea before my brother took even one step in the Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast. It was going to be the only post. The post that cheerily summed up our weekend. Then it turned out the challenge was a gut-wrenching roller coaster that needed an almost 3,500-word post of its own. So what then? What happens to the post about achieving your goals? Well, it becomes…

All a girl needs is a shirt dress

All a girl needs is a shirt dress

Shirt dress love. That was basically going to be the name of this post. A girl can go anywhere, do anything in a good shirtdress. Work, rest or play (as the old Milo commercial goes) a shirt dress is easy to wear, comfortable and always ALWAYS chic. So if there wasn’t much more to say, it would be that you should get a shirt dress and wear it ALL the time. The end. Haha. Joking. As I slipped this beauty from 17 Sundays over my head, scraped by hair into a ponytail that was wild and crazy and in need…

90s Casual

90s Casual

Most days of the weekend, heck some people would say the week too, I’m a bit of a dag. Sneakers, slouchy layers, all those things. What can I say, I love to be comfortable in what I’m wearing. My sister cringes at my outfits sometimes suggesting that a fashion blogger should perhaps NOT be seen in public in such things. And I laugh, because those that read this blog know me well enough not to care and those that don’t read this blog don’t matter. Haha. But she’s right. Sort of. Sometimes it’s the simple things that can make an…

Hearty Beetroot & Sausage Hash

Hearty Beetroot & Sausage Hash

Adapted from a recipe in the I Quit Sugar Cookbook. When it comes to winter, I become a bit of a no to salads. It’s cold and I want to eat pretty much want to eat Mac & Cheese non-stop. Hearty soups and cheesy bread. Fry ups? Yup. You get the idea. All stuff that come to the end of winter mean the jeans are a little firmer than they were before. Same old, same old. So warm salads are a go to for me to keep that zip sliding closed, salads like my warm pumpkin and chickpea salad for example.…

{Kodoka} Challenge Accepted

{Kodoka} Challenge Accepted

To say I was unprepared for what I would face as part of the support crew for my brother Dean’s attempt at completing the Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast this weekend would be an understatement. I sit here, laptop open and ready to report back on the whole thing, and that’s the thought that hangs most vividly in my mind. Unprepared. Like a word of the day. Not unprepared in that I hadn’t read the information packs or studied the maps. Not unprepared in that we didn’t have a car full of supplies and some description of strategy to…

Guess what I’m doing this weekend?

Guess what I’m doing this weekend?

No really guess. I’ll wait. Hmmm. Nope. All wrong. Unless you’re my brother, then shush you, you’re ruining the drama of the slow reveal.  This weekend, despite my bestest girls hosting a curvy clothes market (yup, you read that right, second-hand clothes market just for the curvy woman, in Brisbane! BE THERE, info on the page linked above), I will be in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Why? Because my little brother Dean Boy is participating in the Kokoda Challenge. 96km in 39 hours (or less) in a team of four. Amazing right?  And it’s not even like a relay or…

Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto

Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto

Oh yeah, you read that right. Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto. Be still my carb loving heart. Pumpkin and spinach are my favourite combination of all time, and together in this Thermomix recipe for risotto, it’s a no-brainer. Cheesy and delicious, this is a must have family meal this winter. I made this size batch, and we are two meals in and still going. It would make an excellent side too for large groups. Let’s get started. Serves 4-6 as a main meal, goodness knows how many as a side. Lots. WHAT YOU NEED Half a small pumpkin diced into…