Study in Green (with lyrebirds)

After spending today in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne, where all around is green, green, green, I've been inspired to participate in the current weekly photo challenge: Colour. We had a lovely time strolling through the verdant Australian bush -- past towering straight eucalyptus trees, vast sprays of tree ferns, flocks of squawking sulphur-crested cockatoos, crimson … Continue reading Study in Green (with lyrebirds)

And now for some blog joy

A few days ago I was talking about writing with joy -- but now it seems blogging with joy can be good too. I was thrilled a couple of days ago to be tagged by The Hyperteller for the 'Tell me about yourself' award. Perhaps I'm a little more excited than is warranted, but it's so … Continue reading And now for some blog joy

Six reasons to eat that vanilla slice

Custard. Thick, creamy, sweet. Slabbed between two dainty sheets of flaky puff pastry. Eaten with a fork. This is a vanilla slice, an Australian cake institution, derived from the French mille-feuille, but oh so much better. I have a weakness for vanilla slices, a weakness my beloved grandmother discovered while I was still a child, and diligently … Continue reading Six reasons to eat that vanilla slice