Archive for January, 2011

Last weekend The Brooding Architect and I went along to a pot luck dinner party hosted by our good friend, The Film Buff Lawyer. For the uninitiated a pot luck dinner is, as the name suggests, a dinner party where everyone brings a dish to add to the feast. I was absolutely blown away by {more}

I am pleased to report that I have officially survived my first week back at work after holidays. I am not sure about everyone else, but I always find it really hard to adjust back to work after a few weeks of slothing about. I also find that I am hungry all the time – {more}

I am shocked and alarmed by the severity of the flooding in  Brisbane.  Understandably, there is a real sense of doom and gloom in the air. All of my friends who work in ritzy riverside offices in the Brisbane CBD (Hell Has Harbour Views style) have been evacuated and sent home. There is apparently barely anything {more}

Before I went away for Christmas, I spent 3 nights furiously Midnight Baking* special Christmas treats for my family, as well as the wonderful ladies and gents I work with. (Tip to young lawyers – a good relationship with your secretary, the search clerks and the photocopy guy are integral to your success!). *Midnight Baking {more}

This Christmas I conquered one of my food fears – I roasted a whole turkey and, thanks to a block of butter and frequent basting, the end result was not turkey jerky AKA the dinner scene from the classic Christmas movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (You Tube link for the uninitiated here). I stuffed my {more}

Over the past few years, as my sisters and I have brought home boyfriends, husbands, a baby and in-laws, our family Christmas has grown from a manageable lunch for our immediate family, to lunch for a cast of thousands (okay, more like 18). To feed the ever-growing masses, a Baked Glazed Ham has become a {more}

A (belated) Happy New Year to you all. Don’t judge me, but I rang in the New Year over G&Ts at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club. It was the first time I had been in my home town for New Year’s in 10 years and let’s just say it was an experience. I learned a new {more}