One of my favourite books growing up was the Louisa May Alcott classic, Little Women. I was reminded of this when I caught a snippet of the movie on TV recently – what I think of as the “new” version, starring Susan Sarandon as Marmee and Winona Ryder as Jo. However Miss 26 informed me […]
3 Things I Learned on the Weekend
It’s a short and sweet blog post today, as we travelled to Rockhampton on the weekend. For those not in the know, Rocky is more than 7 hours’ drive north of Brisbane – yet we still managed to pack a lot into just two days, including a lovely walk around the Botanical Gardens and a […]
A Beach Shack on Coochie
It’s no secret that the husbear and I have long loved Coochiemudlo Island; it’s our happy place. What I have kept secret however, is that we bought a holiday house there about a year ago! It’s been a loooonggg time coming. We first dreamed of buying a property on the island, in the late 1990’s […]
Bring Back the Chamber Pot!
In these days of indoor plumbing, you’re probably surprised to learn that there are times when I think a chamber pot would be darn handy. As a tiny tot, my nickname was “Jolly Juicy Janet”. I can only assume I was a happy child (and am still a happy person); while the “juicy” referred to […]