Daphne DuMariner

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies…

After an inspirational visit to the Daylesford Chocolate Mill, here is my family favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. This time though, I have …

Change the End Digit – it’s 2018

Us two, an ordinary couple are about to launch into another extraordinary year.<p>Which means we are more than a wee bit excited to again have the …

Top Ten Tunes- 1978

Every Friday, I’m publishing my personal top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 1978.<p>For previous top ten tunes, please …

Woody and Co.

We have just completed our second housesit in Spain. No beach in sight as our second one was situated in a small rural community 1/2 hour from …

The Year of the Snake

<b>Or, How The Child almost did not come to exist.</b><p>First, let me just say that, yes, I know that 2015 isn’t <i>really</i> the Year of the Snake. It’s the Year of …

Elf on the Shelf-Night 1

And so it begins, I have to move that f’ing elf on the shelf every God damn day for the next month. And not just move it to the mantle, then to the …

New York By A New Yorker: 5 Reasons To Visit

New York is one of the most famous cities on the planet and an incredibly popular tourist destination as a result. However, it is said that …

Everything You Need To Know About Bhangarh Fort – India’s Most Haunted Place

FAQ style guide for Bhangarh Fort.

Asia Travel

Walking in France - Camino de Santiago

Have you heard of the Camino de Santiago? It is a huge network of walks that link through several different countries all leading to Santiago de …

Hiking

Awesome Nuggets: Thanksgiving Edition

by Angela NoelIt’s Thanksgiving!Weird thing about gratitude: In the act of calling to mind all the good things we have in our lives, we’re actually …

Coparenting

The Perfect Mug of Hot Chocolate

It’s been two months since Lucy Grove-Jones (if you’re not already a fan, you have my permission to go discover her <i>right now</i>—I’ll still be here when …

Dessert

Turkey Shoot

<b>‘At least it’s not Christmas’</b><p>Tuesday Night: Sipping a very large Manhattan to reward myself for having made the piecrust (yes, I make my own), I’m …

Coffee and Questions

I’ve been blogging for a long time and you might have noticed I’ve been trying to be more consistent with it. Since I’ve come off my various …

Blogging

Our battle with Sensory Processing Disorder: What is It & What do we do Now?

It really wasn't until Cocoa Puff was born that we realized that there was something a little off about his older brother Froot Loop. We now know …

Autism

East Coast road trip – Kiwi style

Leaving from the Western Bay of Plenty heading east to Gisborne, we needed to pass through a few small towns, bush walks and the Waioeka Gorge.<p>One …

Beachcombing – Kiwi style

As we walk down the beach, I become aware of my collection of bits and bobs, which is beginning to bulge further out of my jacket pocket. Shells, …

I just flew in from The Coast

<b>‘And boy, are my arms tired. (Old joke, couldn’t resist.)’</b><p>Ah, the miracles of modern travel. Sunday I was within wave-crashing distance to the …

Time I

Just Another Book Club- September Book

Please leave your comments below or within the appropriate post on my Facebook page. Please feel free to peruse other people’s comments and respond …

NaNoWriMo Prep & Other Words

NaNoWriMo and I have an interesting past. The first time I took part, I drafted something that I printed out on mint green paper, workshopped around, …

Nanowrimo

Bruges, November 2011: Beer and Waffles and Chocolates oh my!

Our trip begins with a train from Birmingham down to London, a quick cross-over to St Pancras and jump onto the Eurostar. Since breaking our Eurostar …

European Travel

DEW FOR DUST

"Well, 'is' it official?" Thru dew of steam on bathroom mirror, Austin suburbanite Brooke Nineve searched reflection. With thumb and forefinger she …

Kanak Vrindavan Temple & Garden- Part 1/ Natwar ji Temple

<b>Kanak Vrindavan is a beautiful temple and garden complex situated in Kanak Ghati close to the Amer Fort in Jaipur.</b> <b>Temples at Kanak Vrindavan are</b> …

My 3 Favourite Mindfulness Meditation Apps

I can be a bit ‘hit and miss’ when it comes to my own meditation practice, but I do feel the benefits if I persist. There are different types of …

Meditation

F**KING SCOOTERS.

Before we get into this, let me just clarify a few things.<p>I am a parent.<p>My child has a scooter.<p>My child loves scootering.<p>I let her scooter frequently.<p>…

The Hot Mess Train

All aboard the Hot Mess train!! Choo-choo….we’re pullin’ out of the station! Hop aboard!!!! I have a few things to tell you guys so we will start …

London: 7 free(ish) things to do and see - Little Adventures

Inconsequential Opinions - I Hate Fish Fingers

As I was preparing another late lunch for <b>my toddler son</b> yesterday, I had a sudden and strong realisation. An urgent storm of disgust. As I scraped …

Panna Meena Ka Kund, Hidden jewel of Amer

<b>Panna Meena Ka Kund is one of the best-restored stepwell or Baori in Jaipur</b> . <b>Panna Meena Ka Kund is also called Panna Mian Kund, Panna Meena Baori,</b> …

Asia Travel