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The homemade cheesymite scroll and its endless variations

1 May

Cheesymite scrollsWe booked our flights home a couple of weeks ago and now we have a definite end date I am thinking of Brisbane more and more. The anticipation of getting back to our old house and loved ones, and excitement at introducing Ned to the local parkland and playground has made me nostalgic for my own childhood spent in Brisbane. Throwing a tennis ball with Dad in the backyard, trips to the beach, and burnt tops-of-the-feet and backs-of-the-knees. These are all things that are ahead of Ned and even if he was older now, not things he’d be able to do in Vancouver: here we have no backyard nor hot and sunny beaches.

Getting caught up in all this thinking of Oz, I had a hankering for a cheesymite scroll. Possibly only because they don’t exist here, but still. And I knew Ned would love it – he is a vegemite kid, and obviously his mother’s son: a dedicated lover of cheese. Continue reading


Visitors from London and spiced whisky cocktails

1 Feb

spiced whisky cocktailsThis week my sister, Deb, and brother in law, Jules, are visiting from London.  It is such a treat to have family in town, especially when it’s such a long time between drinks. They have brought with them child-like excitement and enthusiasm for every activity, especially when it comes to playing with Ned, our nearly-one-year-old. It is amazing to watch Ned play in a different way with other adults, learning new skills and becoming interested in activities and styles of play that probably would not have occurred to me. It is no wonder he falls into bed exhausted at the end of each highly exciting day. Continue reading