A Valentines Read: Aphrodite by Isabel Allende

the only truly infallible aphrodisiac... is love At first glance you may expect Aphrodite to be a fictional retelling of the life of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, long associated with love and lust, beauty and passion. I know that I was probably thinking that when I first picked up this book at a Lifeline Bookfest … Continue reading A Valentines Read: Aphrodite by Isabel Allende

REDFEB 2023 – Wearing Red for Heart Disease

February is heart month. Traditionally it is the month for celebrating Valentines Day, which makes it also strangely appropriate for Heart Research Australia’s major fundraising campaign called REDFEB. Both Valentines and REDFEB are concerned with the heart and with love. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia and annually takes over 18, … Continue reading REDFEB 2023 – Wearing Red for Heart Disease

Family Matters

This weekend many families around Australia will be celebrating Mother's Day. Mums of all ages will be receiving breakfast in bed, bunches of flowers, boxes of chocolates and expressions of undying gratitude for their never-ending love and care. It is a beautiful celebration of gratitude for the important women in our lives. It is also … Continue reading Family Matters

#BookSnapSunday – Lady Audley’s Secret

Love, which is a madness, and a scourge, and a fever, and a delusion, and a snare, is also a mystery, and very imperfectly understood by every one except the individual sufferer who writhes under its tortures. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon is the perfect book for Valentine’s Day - love, deception, conspiracy, … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Lady Audley’s Secret

#BookSnapSunday – Recipes from my Grossmutter

Today’s Book Snap is inspired by Rowena from Beyond the Flow, who recently wrote about Christmas Traditions and her grandmother’s Honey Biscuit recipe. Honey Biscuits are a Christmas Tradition in my family too. We both have German ancestry, and quite freakishly, own the same little cookbook pictured above - Recipes from my Grossmutter (grandmother). The … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Recipes from my Grossmutter