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Taking Time
Taking Time

A lot of important milestones have passed since I last did a catch-up here on the blog. We are nearing a year of being in our renovated home. It has been two years since I wrote Tasty Express and one year since it was released. Cook Republic quietly ambled past the...

She is gone
She is gone

  I have been scared of animals and birds for as long as I can remember. But I gave into that fear when we brought home 4 chickens three years ago. I was terrified of holding them and petting them only under supervision. But I loved them fiercely right from day...

Ducks in our pool
Ducks in our pool

  Last year amidst bush fires close to where we live, we had  a pair of ducks seek shelter in our pool. It was a wondrous thing. We were absolutely thrilled to wake up every morning to two beautiful wild ducks swimming in our pool. Then they disappeared and...

Renovation Woes, Fun Loom And A Book Launch
Renovation Woes, Fun Loom And A Book Launch

Last week my Mac died. It gave a loud bang and took out power to a section of the house. This one lasted 5 years and went through three operating systems. RIP dear Mac. A sleek new Macbook Pro replaced it. It is still finding its feet as I slowly set it up amidst...

A Cabin By The River In Barrington Tops
A Cabin By The River In Barrington Tops

    Last week we sneaked up to Barrington Tops and spent three adventurous days in a cabin by the river. We explored precarious little paths down to the river, we perched gingerly over moss-covered river stones and we slipped and fell in with a splash that...

Cook Republic Files - Favourites List April 2012
Cook Republic Files - Favourites List April 2012

  April has been an eventful month for me. Over the Easter weekend, we went away camping with our friends. Always a skeptic about wide open spaces and unpredictable animals, I was amazed at the wonderful photo opportunities a camping trip could provide. And the...