The VAT Grinch of Christmas Gone


Forget Christmas at the Kranks I’m going to re-write it as Christmas at the Ferrels.  A combination of poorly monitored sugar and food colouring intake and pre-teen hormones made for a volatile not so happy Christmas Day with scenes reminiscent of Dumb and Dumber, funny to watch not so funny to live! That’s nothing though, […]

I’ll Take the Car Next Time


Shall we drive in two separate vehicles, or take the train?  The train station is located exactly where we want to be, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  It’s night time though, is the train safe?  The kids will love it and we only have one baby to take on, surely it can’t be THAT […]

Easy Yorkshire Puddings – Cuisine Companion

Yorkshire Pudding

    Ingredients 1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable) 3/4 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, lightly whisked 300ml milk Instructions: PREHEAT OVEN at 200°C,  pour approximately a tablespoon of oil into each patty pan (muffin pan) enough to sufficiently cover the bottom.  Place pan in the oven for about 5 minutes (until […]

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Review

Dyson Cordless Review

We’ve worn through several vacuums either by blowing the motor or just by finding the machine simply could not keep up with our heavy-duty family.  So when I was asked to road test the newly released Dyson V6 Absolute vacuum I had no hesitation in saying “yes please”.  Even better the vacuum is cordless and […]

Don’t Stop Growing Up

growing up

If there is one thing I’ve become aware of as I trundle on past the 45+ category, it is that I continue to grow up.  Not in the growing old way but just in the growing up way, whatever that entails. I have a 21-year-old child now and he has his own thoughts as does […]

Hello Monday, One Week in Two Days


I must confess I’ve fallen in love, with this link up topic, ‘I must confess’!  Is this a new me, a new era, or getting back to the love of blogging, sharing and caring? This weeks prompt ‘Hello Monday’, oh how I love Mondays.  Monday is my weekend, it’s my “ahhhh” after a hectic weekend […]