Monthly Archives: August 2010

The season that never was

Have just finished listening to my boys (Adelaide Crows) play their last footy match of season 2010.  We won the game, which makes it a total of 9 wins out of 22 matches for the year.  But considering the start … Continue reading

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Water break

Last week I had a short holiday in Beechworth, an old gold-mining town in North East Victoria.  The town is probably at it’s best in autumn, but there are benefits of visiting in winter. The chief of these benefits is … Continue reading

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Keen for Quinoa

Quinoa – pronounced “keen – wah” – is one of those so called superfoods.  This ancient South American grain-like crop is: gluten free complete protein source plant food (good for us vegetarians) high in fibre, iron, magnesium tastes yummy, a … Continue reading

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Simply Saturday

When is a weekend more than a weekend?  When it is the start of a holiday. Even though weekends are a good break, there are often a range of tasks that need to get done (cleaning, washing, shopping).  Then when … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking a bit about flowers over the last few days. It started with a friend’s tweet “He used to give me roses, I wish he would again” (remember Prisoner?) Then I was lucky enough to be given a … Continue reading

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Been Soup (whatsit now)

It was a bit of a running gag between my husband and me – whenever there was bean soup on the menu the refrain would be “what is it now?”.  This gag works just as well for bean curry, bean … Continue reading

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Supplementary on supplements

In my recent blog “to D or not to D” I pondered the benefits of taking vitamin D supplements.  My concerns have not been allayed when I heard on the ABC Health Report (2 August 2010) that “calcium supplements have been … Continue reading

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