Mmm Christmas is coming.

I wanted to cook my corned beef in the slow cooker this year so jumped on google and found this recipe
I then read while preparing that you can add a split orange for added flavour.
Mmmm sounded interesting so I threw in two orange halves.


And only 20 minutes into cooking it smells so Christmassy and delicious.


Nana’s, Friends and Never Fail scones.

Pete's Birthday


I am really looking forward to this morning. I am having Pete, a dear old friend over for morning tea. To celebrate we will be having my Nana’s Never Fail Scones.


My Nan with my daughter

It will be a celebration of abiding friendships and I will be quietly remembering my beautiful Nan. She was an amazing lady and only 6 months since her passing I am missing  her so much.

I thought I would be generous and share this quick simple recipe with you. Enjoy!


I cup of  Cream

I cup of Lemonade (diet works)

3 Cups of Self Raising Flour.


Mix all together

knead lightly

cut out your scones

cook at 220c for 10 min.


The Word From Soia

I’m strong, confident , 31, single and I live alone.

I frequently go out socially into nightspots such as Northbridge, Mount Lawley , Leederville,  Subiaco and more.

I regularly catch cabs on my own, go out running through my neighbourhood which is extremely well lit on my own, and have been known to walk home from some nightspots on my own.

I’m always vigilant of my surroundings and constantly let my friends and people I know where I am headed. I never leave a night out without telling those around me that I’m going home.  I also let them know once I’ve gotten home that I’m there safely.

As a single woman, I am constantly preached to about security and safety. I’m not stupid and I’m aware of what can happen. The situation over the weekend involving the disappearance of Jill Meagher is a grim but also real event. This…

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3rd Day of Schoool Holidays – Baking

I just love Christmas time and all the holiday baking that goes with it.  Today Lily and I made Stained Glass Window Cookies. We used the recipe from NorthPole.Com but with a quick google search you can find lots of variations on the same theme.

These were delicious.

2nd Day of School Holidays – Water Play

I am so proud of my little girl.

she has finished a whole year of prep and finished well. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were heading down the footpath with her trotting along in front, wearing a school bag as big her, to the first day of prep.

It’s now the second day of school holidays and she is outside engaging in ‘Water play’. And having a ball!

So it looks good now but it’s only day two.  I will have to get creative with some other ideas for the rest of the holidays. All she wants to do is go back to school. She can’t understand why we have to have school holidays.

On a different topic I have just completed the first of some day surgery procedures to work out what is going on with my health.

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 25 years ago but it wasn’t until last week that I realised how little ‘treatment’ I had actually received for the condition. I could rage and get upset about how the medical system has let me down but what’s the point?

I am very grateful though to my new GP who has been very thorough with my medical history and investigating my symptoms.  One thing led to another and she referred me to a Gastroenterologist and yesterday I had a Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy together. To my surprise they found I had a Hiatus Hernia and the first stages of Diverticulitis. A polyp was also removed from my colon.

So nothing to do with my PCOS but I am very glad these things were discovered.

I have more  surgery to come next week but that is another blog…. 🙂

I will leave you with something to smile at. I found this song on youtube.

Thinking  this past week of the people God has placed in my families life . I can’t help but Praise God.

We are completely unable to afford these surgeries and tests on our own yet God has blessed us abundantly with people who have stepped up and paid for some of my medical expenses. We serve a mighty God and I know He loves me.

Getting the Jesus Story right

Driving home from Prep with our 4 year old on Monday and she began to tell us the story of Jesus that she had heard in chapel that day.

She told us all about the baby Jesus being born in a manger.

“Mum, that’s where the animals eat their dinner.”

I then asked her why the baby Jesus was born in a manger and not in a hotel room or house in Bethlehem.

“Because Mum all the houses and hotels were washed away in Noah’s big flood!”

This, mind you was said with such an air of authourity that I really didn’t know how to correct her version of events.


Baby Jesus in the Manger

In the Sunshine

Lily and I soaking in the rays.

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