Dog Tales – Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails
Mar11

Dog Tales – Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails

Hello, it’s me again. Quinoa, the feisty but adorable mutt. Today I’m going to tell you a bit more about my home and the characters that I interact with on a daily basis apart from my immediate family. So as I said the last time. I live in a house with a large garden. This is great as I get to run around and stretch my legs whenever I want. Although we live in a city, the garden attracts a number of foresty types. I think...

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Snapshots – Prambanan Indonesia
Mar08

Snapshots – Prambanan Indonesia

He’s happy the end of the work day is here. This grinning fellow can be found on one of the terraces of the Prambanan Temple in Central Java, Indonesia.  Prambanan is interesting as it’s an 8th century Hindu temple and evidence that Indian and Hindu influence had spread as far as Java during that time.  The temple complex is made up of numerous shrines and three large temples each dedicated to one of the deities...

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16 creative ways to restore and repurpose chairs
Mar07

16 creative ways to restore and repurpose chairs

Chair makeover inspiration anyone? These are 16 of the most inspired, creative and innovative projects I’ve come across online. I’ve restored a chair or 3 in my past. I’m about to embark on a new chair restoration project and was looking for some inspiration. I learnt that reupholstering is only one of the many (and probably the most painful) ways to restore a chair. And that all chairs can be ┬árepurposed, no matter...

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Recipe – Retro rock cakes
Mar04

Recipe – Retro rock cakes

I miss the things I used to eat when I was growing up. There are so many new things to try now and so the tried and true recipes get shoved to the back of the line. Today I decided to go retro and made rock cakes. I have a very sentimental attachment to this cake, as it was the first cake I learnt to cook. Back when my mother was introducing my sister and I to baking, we learnt that there were two main methods to cake making. The...

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Simple tips for saving money
Mar03

Simple tips for saving money

How do you teach young people the value of money and inculcate in them concepts such as frugality and economy? Or don’t they need it in this day and age? I have been thinking about this a fair bit recently as I’ve noticed that the younger crowd (think mid teens to early twenties) seem to have very large food and entertainment budgets. I spot them dropping anywhere between $20 to $40 for a meal – for one person....

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