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Hip Hip Horay for Kelly Rae

What an amazing start to December. I have so much to tell you I think I might burst. But first today (12 December, USA time) is your last opportunity to register your chance to win one of the great giveaways from the ....

Hosted by Kelly Rae Roberts. Use the link below to have a look.

I really am honored to be apart of this promotion and find myself amongst some amazing company. Wow there really are some great opportunities and gifts there. I've provided two of my little guys, Puss Puss and his best friend Woof and Puss Puss's first book 'The Wrong Bed'

I first read about Kelly Rae Roberts about 4 years ago-ish. I purchased her wonderful e-book

This is my one. I printed my book out so I could read it in bed. I use it as one of my creative business resources. It is set out really nicely with heaps of her artwork in there. You'll find within the …

Kakadu Adventure

Part One

Wow what a crazy couple of months of adventures! I got to tick off a bucket list sort of thing I suppose. Just an easy three hour drive from Darwin we head south east to Kakadu National Park. I've wanted to go to Kakadu since I first heard about it as a little girl, so TICK.

Mid September is hot and dry here. That's one thing I didn't expect moving to the top end was how dry it gets here. Fair enough the inland desert area but I thought the coastal fringe would be tropical lush all year round. There are two main season Wet (summer) and Dry (winter) There is still quiet a bit of water in the rivers but the earth in between is parched.

 The dawn Yellow River Cruise is an absolute must experience. We had a foggy morning which is rair at that time of year but absolutely beautiful. The wet lands are just gorgeous. It was like the land scape was posing to be painted or photographed.
 Amazed by the reflections too.

 Crocodiles scare the crap out of me and this big guy w…

Crumpets Anyone

I have a few recipes waiting in the back of my mind. You know the type, the ones that seduce you with their glossy photographs. You've either torn them out from a magazine or bookmarked the page but never quiet got around to making them. Well the crumpet recipe goes back years for me it was in my mothers 'Women's Weekly Everyday Cookbook' The image looked amazing and I always had that 'I must try them one day', but with a good supply of fresh commercial bakery crumpets I was never pushed hard enough to make them until....

I moved to Darwin and the ones here have been frozen, trucked a ship load of miles, then left to thaw out on the supermarket shelf. Mmmmm appetizing, not. So I just stopped buying them.

I was searching my recipe folder a couple of weeks ago for a birthday treat request when I came across the page and finally made some. Oh my giddy aunt they tasted so good, they had the little holes in them and everything.

They are so incredibly easy to make a…

Developing New Recipes

The chocolate chips in the fridge were calling out to me and at three in the afternoon I gave in, it was afternoon teatime anyway. But.....
there was only enough sweet chocolaty chip goodness for half the batch.

So I finally made the Fudge Cookies that I've been promising to make for ages.

I've made a few things with the fudge, easy stuff like warming it and having a real hot fudge sundae or dipping a spoon of Vanilla Cream into my coffee and slurping it off the spoon. Ooooo you get a hint of coffee and the heat of the drink brings out the vanilla. the first time I did that was amazing. I made some simple apple tarts, puff pastry with sliced apple and baked and then drizzled Caramel Fudge over the top. Yum. The last thing I had was strawberries with warmed Red Velvet Fudge. That was yum too but all pretty simple stuff.

So to make the cookie dough
First cream 125 grams of butter with half a cup of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. Mixed in an egg then one and a half cups of sel…

What a gorgeous way to end a day

The sky painted the tress

and the side of the house too.

The trees danced to the sounds of colour.

Mr Frog wanted to know what we were having for dinner

Enjoy x Luna

Happy Birthday George

my youngest son, the one who likes to live in his furry pajamas, turned two. 
And what a lovely couple of years it has been.

His very first photo with Miss Willow, we just picked him up back in September 2011, he's so tiny.

Some baby photos, awwww.

In my studio, he had a taste for paper.

He loved sitting on my treadmill and now we enjoy lots of lovely walks together.

this is the start of a tunnel photo.

Love you George, wishing you many, many more birthdays.

Enjoy x Luna

Roller Derby Rocks

What a great night watching the Sugar Rushes V's the Coaster Rollers. Just want to go out a get myself a pair of skates again. Wow took  me back to my high school days, catching the 'skate bus' to Caloundra Rollerdrome on a Friday night. I wasn't a great skater but I had a lot of fun.

OK the very basics of the game, two teams each have a jammer (the only one to score points for their team) a Pivot (captain) and the rest are blockers. The two teams line up for the starter whistle with the jammers at the back. To score the jammer must pass through the pack once then gains a point for every opposing player she gets past. The pack of blockers can only use hips, bum and shoulders. No elbows, hands, knees or feet are allowed and if you do you gain a penalty and get sinbined.

There was a good crowd, good skating and only a few stacks but they were always up quick and rolling on.

Waiting for the starter whistle, 79 Ruthless Gunner and 23 Ricc-O-Shade Riot are the jammers an…

I made this

in kindy. I was 5

Enjoy your weekend lovelies, have a creative one, x Luna

a big decision Before OR After?

Should you read the book BEFORE or AFTER watching the movie?

This has been bothering me for a couple of years. I've had good and bad experiences reading before a film. Now I just don't know what to do. The second Hunger Games movie comes out in November, do I wait or get into it?

Now I'm not asking if you like the book or the film of Hunger Games. That is personal taste. I really don't know which way to go.

This is a sneak peak of an Artists' Book project I'm working at the moment.

Enjoy x Luna

so much happening in the world today

so I thought I would draw you a cat

Enjoy x Luna

I got the Tour de France blues

I'm feeling a bit lost. For the last three weeks my evenings from 9:30 was filled with Tour De France. I've been writing this 30 day blog affair with it running or should I say rolling along in the back ground.

I know some peoples eyes glaze over and their hearing is filled with crickets when I mention the Tour but I just love the sport and the team dynamics. And the French country side is amazing. I've got to say the SBS tv commentary has been a wonderful education. I didn't understand the team dynamics at all but thanks to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwencmy knowledge has grown for the sport and the amazing roles each cyclist play.

I've been watching the Tour De France seriously for about 7 years. Back then, there were a lot of very late nights but now with live to air it's a bit better on the body, finishing around 1:30am. I used to talk about taking a holiday so we could turn our days upside down, enjoy the tour and still get plenty of sleep. Well this year my…