Halloween Costume Ideas 2015

Halloween Costume Ideas 2015

Happy Halloween! I hope all the devilish ghouls and ghostly creatures enjoyed their special night of trick or treating. Each year we take advantage of the opportunity to dress up and join the undead in their quest for candy and souls to steal. I love fancy dress, so Halloween is the Continue reading

Woolworths Online Shopping Giveaway $150

Woolworths Online Shopping Giveaway $150

I have a confession to make, I don’t like doing the grocery shopping. I like it even less when the kids come to “help” me. This is probably one of my biggest reasons for taking advantage of the Woolworths Online delivery service.  I was a very "early adopter" of grocery shopping online. I don’t Continue reading

Take a Peek at my NEW Kitchen!

Take a Peek at my NEW Kitchen!

I am so excited! I have a new kitchen!! Well, I almost have a new kitchen, but I'm so excited I have to share my new kitchen design now! First, a little background information; I have designed and built quite a few kitchens over the years. Three kitchens in various houses for myself, a couple Continue reading

Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

I had Vegemite sandwiches for school lunch from kindergarten through to year 6.  By high school I was bored with Vegemite sandwiches and asked for a change.  In my lunch box for high school I found Cruskits with Vegemite. No I'm not a Vegemite fiend, it was just easy for mum to use a spread on  our Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Just a quick message to all the wonderful dads out there.  It's your special day today, an acknowledgement of the work, love and effort you put into your children and family. Happy Father's Day! ...and to my own special dad I hope you have a very Happy Father's Day.  You have always been an Continue reading

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day Gift Guide

Each year I struggle with finding  interesting gift ideas for Father's Day. Inevitably I procrastinate and end up buying a boring gift at the last minute. This year I decided to do a little bit research and pull together a Fathers Day Gift Guide for readers. I hope you like the Continue reading

Welcome to Gourmet Getaways Alesah

Welcome to Gourmet Getaways Alesah

Hello to my lovely readers. Today I thought it would be nice to just chat. I want to tell you a little more about Alesah. As I said in my previous story Alesah is assisting me in marketing Gourmet Getaways and gaining sponsorship. She has so many great ideas. One of our priorities will be Continue reading

Australia Day Message

Australia Day Message

Hello lovely Gourmet Getaways readers! No I am not the queen but I thought I'd send an Australia Day message anyway. I hope you are having a wonderful Australia Day, and enjoying the great Aussie privilege... a public holiday! So throw a gourmet snag on the barbie for me, and I will Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing every mother and grandmother the happiest of days today and every day! An extra special Mother's Day hug and kiss to my own dear mum Dianne, such a wonderful Oma to my children, and a friend and mum to me. I also can't forget my gorgeous husbands mother Maureen who has always been Continue reading

Food & Wine Writers Picnic

Food & Wine Writers Picnic

This is just a quick story today, actually it is more of an invitation than a story. I have met quite a lot of food bloggers over my three years of writing and photographing food. The gatherings I have attended have all been positive and welcoming experiences. Blogger's picnics are a great Continue reading

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