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Australia Food Sweets

LUSCIOUS Lamington Cupcakes

There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand. (Henry Rollins) It’s a drizzly and overcast old Australia Day as I write this. To be honest, it’s a wee bit of a welcome respite from the heat we’ve been having lately. For me, at least. And here…

January 26, 2015
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Australia Food

Currently Crushing Griffin Jerky

I’ve always been obsessed by beef jerky. (Elizabeth Hurley) Do you know that if you had told me yesterday that I would have anything in common with Elizabeth Hurley, I would have laughed at you. And, then I find that, like me, she has always been a little obsessed by beef jerky.  I’m not…

January 20, 2014
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Australia Food

My Salt isn’t as Pretty as Simon Johnson’s Salt…

Dark chocolate, and salt and vinegar chips are my weakness – but not together. (Gail Simmons) When I told you I had a toothache last week, I was understating things a little. Tooth issues can be nasty. So much so, that I don’t think we want to relive it. So we won’t. What I will…

December 9, 2013
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Australia Lifestyle

The Balmain Boat Company Messes About With Boats

Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown. (Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons) I’m feeling a little nostalgic today. It’s my Dad’s birthday and he’s on my mind… When I was a child, Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons was one of my favourite books. His writing had the ability to transport me into all the…

November 29, 2013
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Australia Retail

Urban Walkabout Launch Their Pop Up for Christmas…

So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said ‘Is that the local swimming baths?’ He said ‘It depends where you’re calling from. (Tim Vine) There’s a great little group of passionate locals who established the very useful Urban Walkabout back in 2006.  They publish a series of free lifestyle guides featuring fashion, food…

November 19, 2013
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Australia Random Stuff

Support the Cloth Fabric Bush Fire Appeal…

One of the coolest things about living in Australia is the abundance of native plants and wildlife. It is so different from the flora and fauna of New Zealand. And, it is not uncommon to see koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, wombats and echidnas in the wild here. I promise I’m not exaggerating. That makes Australia…

November 14, 2013
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Australia Design

Bespoke Letterpress Christmas Shop is Open…

Following on from yesterday’s post on ‘Modern Day Snail Mail’ – and, my pledge to make the time to handwrite more often in this modern, digitised world we now text in; it seems timely that today I bring you the very lovely Bespoke Letterpress (and news that their Christmas Shop is now open for business…)…

November 12, 2013
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Australia Design

Pony Rider for Christmas…?

I like creating a set of rules because generally I’ll break them.(Kelly Searl of Pony Rider) You gotta’ love a designer who creates rules simply so she can then break them, I think… I have started thinking about Christmas. I know its only the beginning of November. Believe me, LM thinks I’m crazy (but then,…

November 5, 2013
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Australia Food

Shoot the Chef – My Favourite Part of Good Food Month

I’m a decent cook; I’m a decent chef. None of my friends would ever have hired me at any point in my career. Period. (Anthony Bourdain) It’s Good Food Month here in Australia. In reality, it’s good food month every month here at Casa TSL, so it really makes little difference to LM and…

October 22, 2013
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