After dinner tonight I left the plates on the bench and walked outside to continue harvesting and pruning my lavender bush. I started this a couple of days ago. I think I may have also abandoned the dishes on the bench that lunchtime and let them rest. There will be dishes and dirt continually. Things to clean in a house with two boys under 3. … Continue reading the moments that are given to us
We’ve just returned from a 4-day/3-night trip through far west New South Wales town of White Cliffs, Wilcannia and Menindee. It’s been a pilgrimage as we’ve explored the outback region and learned about new places and its people. As challenging as it is to travel with young children, we really wanted to see some of the landscape after the rain we’ve had this year. The … Continue reading Far West Tour July 2022
On a cool Friday afternoon I found myself with a few hours spare and a husband to look after the kids. I went to the Broken Hill Art Gallery to see Ann Evers’ exhibition, Home. It was an awe-inspiring afternoon of noticing and delighting in how Ann has elevated the arid landscape around Broken Hill. The synopsis of the exhibition on the Broken Hill Art … Continue reading Ann Evers’ Home exhibition
I started to learn to knit about two years ago when we were living in Canberra with some friends. After making a beanie with the help of a friend, I decided to embark on making this Bendigo Woollen Mills pattern PT8472. I got about 90% finished and then life happened. We moved to Broken Hill and had a baby and I was preoccupied with other … Continue reading A knitted jumper…by me!
As the state is going through a heat wave this weekend, it’s time to stay indoors and enjoy the evaporative cooling. Here in Broken Hill the temperature is supposed to get to 41°C today and 43°C tomorrow. It’s a good time to write something on the blog. Exactly a year ago today we were in Broken Hill looking at properties to buy and the house … Continue reading Summer in the Garden
Republished with Permission. Allam, P and McGuiness, D Bourke Street Bakery Christmas Cake, Murdoch Books, p338-341. The recipe is not difficult but if you read through it all you will discover you need to start making about 15 weeks ahead of when you plan to have it ready to eat. That being said, when I made it I only fed the cake about four weeks … Continue reading Bourke Street Bakery Christmas Cake