Category Archives: California

Happy New Year

The last couple of months have been a blur.  I returned from Nashville with the kids and Joel went on to Colorado for work and came home with an offer to transfer to the Boulder office for 12 months.  For … Continue reading

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Campfire Beans

The combination of kids getting a little older and this move to California has got our family enjoying the great outdoors a lot more.  To go for a good bush walk (or a hike as it is known around here) … Continue reading

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Butternut Pumpkin Soup

The leaves are slowly, slowly changing colour and there is an ever so slight chill in the air now that Fall has officially started.  But if you missed those signs of the new season then every shop seems to have … Continue reading

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We have been enjoying our very first summer here in California with a couple of camping trips.  We left our camping gear back in Australia – neither of us can figure out exactly why we did that but everything was … Continue reading

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Bliss Balls

In my teens and twenties I would go weak at the knees for some elaborate dessert like triple chocolate brownie with ice-cream and fudge sauce.  Of course I’m still very partial to these sugar, butter and cream loaded goodies.  Some evenings … Continue reading

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Lemon Turkey Polpettini

I love my children but they do seem to create an awful lot of mess, require a lot of time and  attention, and sometimes they break things.  Precious things.  Like my computer.  I have struggled to get into the rhythm … Continue reading

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A Holiday

We have just finished up our long awaited week of school holidays.  It was just too short.  The poor kids are exhausted after so many changes and they haven’t had a break from school since the June/July holidays back in … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Apple Picking and Californian Cuisine

It has been five weeks of ups and downs, adjusting to living in a new country and I’m finding it a little exhausting.  About 2 weeks ago I was ready to hop on a plane and return to Australia but … Continue reading

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It has been a very busy several months.  After making the decision to move to America for Joel’s work it has been non-stop with finishing up the house, moving, organising visas and children’s passports as well as the everyday stuff … Continue reading

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