Sunday, November 2, 2014

Girls Night In 2014

The total raised so far is $1000.

It is time again for the Girl's Night In, to raise money for the Cancer Council. This year was again a low key event compared to previous years, and have invited a few close girlfriends came around for afternoon tea. Everyone who offered to bring something was taken up on their offer and we had a lovely selection of cakes and savouries to share.

I set the target again at $1000. We came fairly close last year, and I was hoping that this year we would make it

A Sunday in October saw us celebrate in style. My friends were happy to bring along tasty treats and we all shared them over a cup of tea or a glass of punch. Goodies this year included fabulous chocolate and strawberry layer cake, quiche, assorted sandwiches, spinach and ricotta rolls, chocolate and macadamia brownies, chocolate and coconut slice, caramel slice, lemon muffins, lemon cheesecake, chai cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes.

Miss M had fun at the party too, and she had fun playing with friends as they all ran amuck outside.

You can check out my fundraising page or have a look at the photos from last year.

Monday, January 6, 2014


I was slow to embrace technology. I love books! The weight of a book in your hands, the smell of the paper, the use of random objects as bookmarks... I have come to accept however that books take up space, and asked my family for an eReader for Christmas.

For 12 days I explored my new toy. I read books, and delighted in the ease at which I could get my literary hit. Instant fix! Multiple novels in the one light package. No travel to the bookshop. No wait for a parcel to be delivered. No frantic search for space in my bookshelf, piling up of books and hiding books behind books.

Then carelessness. My eReader dropped from my hands. I tried to carry too many items. Distracted. I was left with an L of unchangeability.