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Monday, August 8, 2011

Everyday goodness: Monday - yet another start to the week

Filled with ambitious plans, I lay harbored by the constant jetlag that is the breakfast shift
I found it was 3pm before I knew it and I hadn't exercised, I was so tired!
Off to bed until 7pm - hours filled with social phobia blues - getting shut down
Talking to Wil Anderson about breakfast shift and overall being the odd one out.

Pre sleep was filled with loan talk, puppy cuddles, mocktail concoctions and tomato slices on garlic bread mmm!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


June Wrap up

So JT and I are packing up house soon and moving into my family home while the rest of my family except dad move out. We'll be living basically upstairs and dad downstairs since his accident.
It'll be good for him and us when we invest in the rest of the house.
We'll rent out of small 2 bedroom "cottage" to JT's sis. So i'll be keeping track of our journey of renovation and life via this blog.

Hipster Jarrah:
Visiting Grandma in rehab

Chicken Schnitzel and home-made lemon ruski night:

Rudd's space-man:

Harry: warming the bonnet

TECHNOLOGY: As much as I curse my iPhone for it's broken button that I procrastinate in fixing - it's still one of my fav. items. Ever since I was little and watched Inspector Gadget I always wanted a computer inside a book like Penny had...and I guess that's what an iphone (if not an iPad) really is.

Here's my latest app that ages you:

Bunnings browsing: spotted these three bins i'd like to incorporate into the new family house to keep people in line!

My first attempt at Sushi:

= Not so good...should have minced the tuna up more and added some flavour to it...rather bland and flakey.

The giant plants out the front of our guest window seems to be sprouting an interesting node...I think once they get to a certain age this happens...?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pic test


Times they are a changing…

So much has changed in my/our families lives so far in 2011. My father was involved in a motor-bike accident that resulted in him becoming a paraplegic. 4 weeks later my 91 year old grandmother was involved in a massive head-on car accident and broke her legs, hands, ribs & nose… among many other injuries. 4 weeks after that I had my first accident ever and wrote my car off after I aquaplaned across 4 lanes and hit metal and cement dividers (stopping me from driving into a river).

Tied into the injuries we had family dramas with dad’s sister, his (now ex)girlfriend, my mother and her new dubious partner, financial turmoil and the decision to move dad into the family home and JT and myself to take on part of the LARGE mortgage and live with my dad once he gets out of hospital.

Doctors theorise that he’ll be ready to move back home in about a month…a lot of work is yet to be done.

We plan to renovate the whole downstairs area of dad’s house. Widen doors, re-tile floors, install floating wooden floors, create a bathroom for him etc. etc.

The family visits dad several days a week. Which isn’t easy with him being on the other side of Sydney in Randwick. But we’re doing more and more out of hospital events. Like Movies, dinners, lunches at local food stores.


Just today Clarissa and I went in to have Thai for lunch with him. Afterwards we stopped in at a cute little pastry cafe near the hospital. It served every kind of pastry you could possibly think of. As well as lunch food and fresh soup with crusty bread.


We picked out two choc eclairs, a heart shaped mouse cake and a vanilla cannoli.


Add a cappuccino, a sunny spot on the grass at the local park and it surmounted to a gorgeous afternoon.


Clarissa and I felt bad throwing away the half a cannoli and mousse cake we had left (true Dubois style).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hearting Radio

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Honey Chilli Chicken and Wok review

As mentioned in an early post we were going to be trying out a new product from Buyster - we now have a new flat bottomed wok. Although the round based woks are Jarrah's favorite, they are only really effective on gas stove tops. So with us having an electric stove, flat bottom was our only option.

The wok is a non stick teflon coated brand. The puppies and Mr B enjoyed helping Jarrah out in the prep. of the chicken - catching all the stray fatty bits.

Below is the recipe taken from Jarrah's mum Narelle and our cooking process.

We also had some mini spring rolls as an entre.

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