Soulful Sunday at the Gospel Church.
We’d been talking to Janes friend Tracy, asking what he was doing this Sunday, did he want to catch up? He said he was attending gospel church with his mother. Tracy described a small country parish that had seen generations of people attending church, celebrating their faith with fellowship, music and… song. Could this be…
The Disappearing Tangier Island.
Tangier is a small sand island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, on the east coast of America. My next book is set on a fictitious version of Tangier and researching it was the real reason for my trip to the States. I’d read about Tangier in 2007. Bill Bryson mentioned in his…
Lunch at Sag Harbor…Hot Dogs at Home.
The plan was to explore the South Fork of Long Island, the true Hampton’s. A place where the super rich of New York have their holiday homes, spend long summers and big dollars. It’s a place of pretty little towns, South, East and West Hampton and grand estates. Jay Gatsby lived in the South Fork……
Classic Hampton’s Style
Jane’s friend Jim had called and invited us over to dinner. Till now I’d been a tourist and was looking forward to hanging out with a local.
Sailing the Whitsundays (part 2)… and the camera overboard incident!
Yesterday was a big wake up call. We’d raced between islands, covered vast amounts of water, sailed on very high seas for 3 and 4 hours at a time. We broke the day up by taking the dinghy to the dazzling beaches of Whitehaven, climbed to the top of the lookout, quickly checked out the…
Lebanese Flatbread Crisps and an Easy Mezze Platter
Last week I told you about the Middle Eastern feast and the Turkish butcher shop. This week I wanted to share with you the tricks behind putting together a very easy Mezze Platter. This requires a quick visit to Melbourne’s Arabic precinct and the The A1 Lebanese Bakery, Sydney Road, Brunswick, just a few doors up.
Lamb Stuffed with Turkish Adana and Rolled in Sumac
What is Australia’s national dish? Many would say roast lamb. But things are changing!
Where did that 10 kilograms come from? (part 3)… and a frustrating week.
Broccoli or Bomboloni? Yesterday I felt really pissed off…two days running and I’ve gained almost half a kilo! Same rigid diet routine, same exercise regimen… WTF! I began to hate the scales and despise the chart. Why bother sticking to the rules when my body seemed to be sucking calories from the air. I felt…
Where did that 10 kilograms come from…and good riddance to 5.3 kilo’s so far!
It’s day 12 of the ‘FABULOUS in FORTY DAYS’ marathon and this morning the scales gave me the sweetest news…I’ve lost 5.3 kilograms (12 lbs)! Cheers and applause are going on in my head and, at half my goal weight, I feel a great sense of victory! The photo above is what 5.3kg’s looks like…
What’s the most surprising birthday gift you’ve received?
This year I had a brilliant birthday and thought I’d share with you some of the treats I received. My friends and family know I love things that are small, practical, can be shared, consumed or are an experience that cannot be wrapped… I woke up Saturday morning and my husband handed me a little…