Noosa International Food and Wine Festival

The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival has emerged as the most highly regarded culinary event in Australia. Over 200 of Australia’s most respected and gifted chefs, winemakers, foodies and media come together to share their talents and style at the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival.

Looking for a book about moving to Australia? Did I mention I have an Amazon Bestseller?

Yes, firmly stuck at number 2 in the Amazon Bestseller chart for this week is….


…and I also managed to work out how to use ‘snippit’ to take the screenshot!

Is there any end to my talents…? 😉


Mother’s Day in Australia – in May… errr again?

I’d just cracked my knuckles and sat down at my desk all ready to deliver a new post dedicated to Mother’s Day.. Yet as I started writing… something seemed strangely familiar…

I soon realised that I’d blogged about Mother’s day being in May in Australia about three years ago – so I went into my archives and retrieved it.

What I didn’t expect – was for me to burst out crying…

Of course, three years ago, I’d written about my own Mother not getting her Mother’s Day gift in March, due to me being in Oz and totally forgetting the whole March/May Uk/Oz thing…

However, the reason I started blubbering all over the keyboard, was because my mum died two years ago.

It made me remember how precious the moments we have with our Mothers are – and it’s for that reason that I’m going to re-post that blog…

… and I hope my Mum knows (wherever she is) that she was an inspiration to me and I love her very much.

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The road to non-splitting pants…

Following on from last weeks post of “Australia has made me fat”… I was curious to watch a movie I had seen floating around at work, and then again in Woolies by the fruit and veg section – I saw this as a sign, so I popped into Blockbusters and sat down for an evenings viewing of “Fat, Sick and nearly Dead” – (light entertainment?)

It’s a true story about an overweight Aussie chap who had suffered with skin problems for many years, and wanted to get off medication and just become healthier… or he’d die – in a nutshell.

So he starts a whole new way of eating…. or actually not eating, just juicing.
Juicing only fruit and veg for 60 days – and the results were incredible!

So, out I rushed to Harvey Norman to get…. this!


Next I dropped into ‘the fruit factory’ to get this…..


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‘Vicky’ Uncovered…

Now it’s not that I entirely blame Australia for the fact that I’ve gained a few pounds, however over the years it does seem to be the case.

Only last week I bent down at my son’s daycare to remove a sticklebrick that had become wedged between his foot and his thong, when I heard an almighty RRRRRIIIIIPPPPPPPP…


I've spared you from the original photo of when I was in them, which I think you would thank me for.

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