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My cooking show

My cooking show

Yesterday I made an amazingly delicious Ottolenghi vegetable tart that would have looked extremely smug if I had just posted it on social media without comment, but I am absolutely amazed it even turned out to be edible given my ridiculous methods. I post a lot of...

Random thoughts on December

December always feels like the longest month of the year. And we do cram a lot into it, I suppose. But the world won’t end on December 25, people. Just calm down. Sheesh. I just went for a 4.5 km walk to do some letterbox dropping for my massage business, and...
NaNoWriMo update: day three and I’m still writing

NaNoWriMo update: day three and I’m still writing

I know this seems like a small achievement, but it’s really not. I have 4000 words of fiction! That’s more than I’ve had in a long time! I also went to the library and borrowed a bunch of books on convict women. I haven’t really written...
Music makes people better

Music makes people better

Tonight, even though we’re on break for school holidays, we had a special Symphonic Band rehearsal with guest conductor, Laszlo Marosi. He is a Hungarian conductor who teaches at the University of Florida and has worked with ensembles all over the world. He...
Fatigue that is always lurking

Fatigue that is always lurking

Will I ever get used to exhaustion that seems to come from nowhere? I don’t think there’s any one cause – it’s probably a combination of the diabetes, thalassemia and depression. But even when I think I’m managing my activity loads okay...