Fathers Day Fun!

I am one of the lucky ones that still has her daddy around, to share this special day with!

We have a tradition in our little family. My only sibling does Mothers Day, so that mum and I don’t have to do all the work, and I usually do Fathers Day. Coming from a foodie family, means a simple snag on the barbie, does not cut it as suitable Fathers Day fare.  A lot of work usually goes into creating yumminess for this special day. I still drool when I remember the amazing food we enjoyed on Mothers Day this year! Think baked ricotta with pear salad, fillet of beef with a zesty herb butter, and this so to die for chocolate tart and you get the idea.

This year things worked out a little differently.

You see, on Thursday, mum and dad are going galivanting. Off to the other side of the world, for a little Swiss Alping and a little Mediteranean Cruising!

What started out as a simple holiday has become a bit of a party, with two other couples joining mum and dad on this venture.

These three couples have been friends since the 70’s, when they all met whilst we were living in Papua New Guinea.

One of the other couple’s daughter, decided we should all get together and throw them a going away party.

As with all families trying to pick a date where everyone could attend was a mammoth and practically impossible task.

It turned out that Fathers Day was going to be the day.

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage! (My parents are the one’s doing the matching red thing)

South East Queensland pulled off a beautiful first day of Spring and we had the most wonderful time!

That would have to be one of the easiest Fathers Day I have ever done. All I had to do was create a little sweet temptation, so I baked one of my favourite slices – Chocolate and Caramel ‘Lava’ Slice!

I am truly grateful to still have both parents that are fit and healthy.

I wish them safe and happy travels!

Sharing today for #IBOT with Essentially Jess

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things!

Where to start, the list is veryyyyyyyyyyy long!

I have many things that I love, and are truly passionate about…..so here goes, my loves in pictures!


This covers the most important things in my life, my two girls and my best friends. Miss 17 and Miss 13 are my reason for living and laughing. This pic also includes one of my besties that I have been friends with for 34 years!


Spending time with mum, dad, my brother and sister in law, always involves great food, bubbles, wine and good times, blessed to still have both of my parents who retired up to the Sunshine Coast, so I have a permanent holiday home at the beach to visit whenever I like, good stuff!


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I love shoes, and have lot’s of them, that these are also in my favourite colour, the hottest of hot pink, makes them perfect!


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Life without good coffee, is no life at all. I love coffee as long as it is not the instant variety. Our coffee machine works overtime in this house, as both my girls are into coffee. I don’t mind tea either and will often start my day with a Tetley’s or something yum from T2.


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Chocolate and I are the best of friends, thank you very much Mr Cadbury and all the beautiful European deliciousness and the creators of marzipan and everything else in between.


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Books, books and more books, just can’t get enough. Reading, learning and flipping through glossy magazines is my favourite way to enjoy some down time. Very rarely will a novel be in my hands, I love to learn, so non-fiction piles up high on my bedside table!


Heaven on earth in my eyes involves a beach, a pool or a pond (preferably with a 5 Star Resort attached to it – no camping for this little black duck). Adore the water and a holiday just ain’t a holiday for me unless water is a major player. After travelling the world with my family and being a corporate travel consultant for 13 years, I have seen my fair share of beautiful water wonderlands, and I love everyone of them.


Aromatherapy is my go-to medicine, relaxant, fix just about anything joy! You will often find me dripping and dropping my favourite blends, for my health and happiness. Pure essential oils are an important tool for me and my girls.

I could go on forever, but had to stop somewhere!

Getting comfy on THE LOUNGE today Musings Of The Misguided, come and get cosy too!