Leading by Example

Originally posted on Kyle-Scott Services :
There are times in your life when you have a moment, a realisation, an A-Ha, an epiphany even…. and its not always “in the moment” that it happens.  As a young lady, working near the bottom of the brigade, in a busy kitchen….. “it” happened.  Well to be more correct…

Classical Screwdriver – with variations

A screwdriver is a popular alcoholic highball drink made with Orange Juice and Vodka or Orange Soft-drink and Vodka making it a good introduction to built cocktails or long drinks.  An early written reference to the screwdriver was found in a 1949 issue of Time:  “In the dimly lighted bar of the sleek Park Hotel, Turkish intelligence … More Classical Screwdriver – with variations

Let them eat cake – Nans nutrition plan for fussy Grand-babies

Our twin grand-babies are now three.  They are your typical energetic, curious, fussy, tantrum throwing three year olds – which is a great delight given their precarious entry to the world.  We get to see them heaps and they have some overnight stays. Currently they are here for a three night holiday while their Mum … More Let them eat cake – Nans nutrition plan for fussy Grand-babies

Learning to not cook and… never forgetting how to run.

Alan and Jan Murray- Wakelin have been part of my life since way back when…. to times and places, events and food blur together in the mists of youth…. ..the walnuts were drying on an old bed-frame ..AL & I had our split ends trimmed by Jan ..we listened to early Pink Floyd and The Point … More Learning to not cook and… never forgetting how to run.

Barbi Smiths Easy Roast Chicken with Popcorn Stuffing

Mums cooking has taken on legendary status with factual stories often being embellished and exaggerated beyond belief. Her early adaptation to microwave cookery (without even going to classes) made her the hostess with the mostest.  She experimented with Cuisine Minceur, Tasajarra bread, fondues, pressure cookers and whatever meat cuts and vegetables were available. As a … More Barbi Smiths Easy Roast Chicken with Popcorn Stuffing

20.1983 Becoming a wife and mother….and an apology with no regrets

The big wake up /shake up at the end of 1982 compounded my previous  heartbreaks and I revisited the feelings of loneliness that had characterised my growing up years.   Although I had good work colleagues, friendly residents in the motor camp and re-established connections to family…I was alone.  I was living in Supertramp in a beautiful … More 20.1983 Becoming a wife and mother….and an apology with no regrets