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Today I love….Violet Macaroons with Raspberries & Butter Cream – Recipe – MasterChef Australia

21 Jun

I reckon I could make these….

BUT if I make them, I don’t think I’ll actually ever be able to eat them without feeling guilty because they are soooo pretty and sooooo dainty!

I just love, love, love them to bits!!

Although the judges did gave Callum a standing ovation for this fabulous recipe!

So I might just have to try one……

Violet Macaroons with Raspberries & Butter Cream – Recipe – MasterChef Australia

Today I love….SATC2 Fashions on a budget

21 Jun

Now, why didn’t I think of this first?

Probably because I am not as totally fabuloooos as Donny Galella!

The man has impeccable taste, a bursting fashion and celebrity blog/website and regular appearances on television in Australia!

Now, I can really look fashionable like my Sex and the City ladies and no one will know I am doing it on the cheap!! Ta da!!!


Now I just need to buy the book and get started on re-creating my favourite outfit from the movie….

Love, love, love the Halston Heritage peach dress from the movie!!

Buy here

Maybe I’ll make this dress myself for next summer? Caftans are very easy to make….

Every pattern I have found so far is vintage and not quite right but I’m on the hunt now…..

This one is OK….but still not right as not one shoulder…..


Today I love…..Returning to DOS

21 Jun

DOSBox is an emulator which emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running MS-DOS. It is intended especially for use with old PC games. DOSBox is free software and can be downloaded from here:

This will then enable you to play all your old favourite games like:

  • Lode Runner
  • Pitfall
  • Lemmings
  • An old truck game I can’t remember the name of but I LOVED it!
  • Boulder Dash
  • Wolfenstein
  • Frogger
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gremlins
  • Prince of Persia

For a comprehensive list of all MS-DOS games:

Click here

Then you can download the games from here:

DOS Games Archive: download free classic games (MS-DOS)

Happy gaming!!

Today I love….Doing the Right Thing….

21 Jun

National Australia Bank is donating $5 to charity for each story the public share on their Doing the Right thing page – so share away peeps!!! Let’s get some of those huge bank profits back to our communities!

Tell your story about a time when you have experienced someone doing the right thing…

Add your story and NAB will donate $5 to charity.NAB Doing the right thing

For every story, NAB will donate $5 in total to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

NAB Doing the Right Thing.

Today I love….my winter Mojito Recipe

21 Jun

I drink this regularly in winter (and frequently in summer for that matter!) and recently found a recipe for this on the interweb.

I thought mine was much better though as it is so much easier!

Ingredients to make one (healthy size) glass:

  1. Small mint sprig from the garden
  2. Lemonade/Soda water/Tonic/Plain mineral water – whatever works best for you!
  3. Splash of Schweppes Lime Cordial and/or fresh lime juice if you have it
  4. 1 tsp caster sugar
  5. White Rum


Muddle the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with the cordial and/or lime juice and sugar.

Add ice cubes to fill a shaker and pour in the rum and lemonade.

Gently shake a few times to incorporate (remember: lemonade is fizzy so don’t get too excited!)

Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish, if desired.

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