The one where Ana stops talking…

I’m a good talker. A great talker. I’m also a procrastinator. A bad one. Or a really good one depending on how you look at it. Put them together and you have someone who will forever and a day talk about something rather than actually do it. It’s not one of my better traits I…

Attention all employers: you really need to hire me!

Greetings potential employer, and in the words of Mick Jagger, please allow me to introduce myself: I am an almost-40-year-old woman who is facing a daytime-only empty nest syndrome as the time has, sadly, come for my youngest and favourite child to head off to big school. I am quietly confident that when you see…

You Might Be Croatian If…

*The other day as I was doing some blog housekeeping I came across what was, at the time it was published, one of my most popular posts, Growing Up Croatian. And as I skimmed through it, it occurred to me that it was only partially complete. There was so much I left out, forgot about,…

Oh Come On!

I wasn’t planning to post about seeing The Julie Ruin {yeah right, who am I kidding?}, but Wednesday nights show in Melbourne was just fifty million kinds of super duper awesome and I can’t resist. And even though we still have the Sydney show tonight, I just can’t imagine it being better, because the Melbourne…

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Sunday Night Tantrums.

I love a good wedding. I love babies, especially newborns. I also enjoy reading the Sunday papers. {But I don’t love it, that would be going too far}. So what do these three facts have in common? Allow me to elaborate. For many years I enjoyed reading the Wedding and Babies pages at the back…

Happy Holidays!

Well we’re well and truly at the pointy end of the year. With the help of some lovely comments from some of you, as well as my nearest and dearest, I seem to have got my Christmas mojo back. There’s lots of baking being done, and my favourite Christmas songs are playing {much to the…

The Silly Season

So Christmas Day is now only eleven days away. I have to admit that I am suffering from a serious case of Grinch-itis, and am struggling to whip up a whole lot of enthusiasm. It’s not the pressure that is getting to me, rather I think I am suffering from some post-Paris silly-season dysfunctional-family blues.…

Back To Business…

Howdy stranger. Yes, it’s been a while between posts. But for a very good reason. I’ve been traipsing around Paris, you see. And to be honest I haven’t felt like blogging, instead I have been almost selfishly enjoying myself far too much to want to sit at the computer. I did Instagram like mad, hard…

Our Table

With a whole other blog dedicated to food and cooking, it’s a no-brainer that I love to cook. But even more than that, what I really love is to feed people. Taking note of the calender and seeing that the 25th of December isn’t too far off, my mind has already turned to puddings, tarts,…