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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...

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...

She is gone. A list of favourites for October 2014.
She is gone. A list of favourites for October 2014.

  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 pet them only under supervision. But I loved them fiercely right from day one...

My Favourites List For October 2013
My Favourites List For October 2013

    The year is flying by at a maddening pace. In the lead up to Christmas, I have a new obsession that might come in handy when it is time to make personal gifts. Jars. I am completely smitten by them. Over the past few weeks I have amassed an impressive...

A Cabin By The River And Favourites List For January 2014
A Cabin By The River And Favourites List For January 2014

    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, we slipped and fell in with a splash that...

Cook Republic Files – Favourites List June 2012
Cook Republic Files – Favourites List June 2012

Every few years I obsess over a new colour. Although white and black remain my eternal favourites, I go through a red phase, or lavendar, or tan. For the past several months  I have been on such a happy yellow kick! My favourites for June 2012 are an ode to...

My Favourites List For May 2014
My Favourites List For May 2014

  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...