Gourmet Food Safari with Maeve O’Meara!

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The wonderful Maeve O’Meara!

I was recently lucky enough to be invited on a Food Safari by none other than the wonderful  Maeve O’Meara.  Having watched (and adored!) her television series I was hugely excited to experience a safari for myself.

Fairfield was the chosen destination, because of its wide and varied choice of cultures and foods.  A group of us met at the old Fairfield pub for a coffee before setting off on foot to explore some of Maeve’s favourite Fairfield haunts.

Our first stop was to Tierras Latinas, a Peruvian store stocking South American ingredients such as tinned and fresh chillies and many varieties of corn.  We tried a tasty corn snack and also sampled a drink made out of purple corn. Read more →

In Timor Leste with Oxfam

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Espy 2 village

In my role as Oxfam GROW! Campaign ambassador, I was recently lucky enough to visit Timor Leste.  Travelling with Laurelle from Oxfam, Bonnie the photographer and Sarah the videographer, we went to see the programs that Oxfam are running with their partners in remote rural communities.

After visiting the Oxfam office in Dili, we flew across-country in a tiny six-seater plane.  Since the military have left Timor, it is the only fixed-wing plane in the country and provides vital service to the people there. Read more →

Chinese New Year adventure day 5. Flowers and farewells

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Panoramic view of Victoria Harbour

It is the last day of our Chinese New Year adventure.  We manage to fit in a little shopping, then head to a beautiful restaurant called Aqua Spirit for afternoon tea.  It affords us sweeping views over the harbour.  Valli, Maeve, Mary and I enjoy excellent sashimi and cold French champagne.  It is a very civilised afternoon indeed. Read more →

Back to school with GLAD!

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hawaiian wraps

Keeping things varied means lunches get eaten.

Like many families this week we’re in the mad scramble to get ready for school. Making sure the boys have all their uniforms, books, stationery and especially giant-sized school shoes will keep me on my toes in the coming days. Read more →

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