Happee Monkee

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Archive for April, 2011

Life’s A Party

By • Apr 28th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

Are there days you mentally beat yourself up? I have those days. “Why didn’t I think of that?”, “Why didn’t I do that?” “Why did I do that?”… blah, blah, blah. Damn incriminating thoughts that leaves me feeling like there’s a dark cloud over my head. I don’t know if it’s being human or being […]



I never said it would be easy…

By • Apr 19th, 2011 • Category: Other Stuff

My routine in the morning is catch up on status updates on Twitter & Facebook. It’s my way of being connected to my friends and see what they’re up to. This morning, I woke up to a bunch of grumpies. I read complains after complains e.g. not enough money, problematic country, new skills to learn […]



Fun in the Sun

By • Apr 15th, 2011 • Category: Travels

I now understand my husband’s love for the beach. They are quite beautiful in Australia. G. tells me that Rottnest Island in Perth is one of the best he’s been to. I love Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It’s wild and unpredictable. The ones in Victoria aren’t bad as well. Two weeks before our wedding, […]



In the Mood for Paris

By • Apr 13th, 2011 • Category: Travels

When I was a little girl, I found a crusty old English – French dictionary that belong to my mother. I was fascinated with it. I studied it. I wrote notes. I was intrigued by France. Many years forward, the country still holds a spell over me. I found some old photos of my too-brief […]



Homemade HobNobs

By • Apr 8th, 2011 • Category: Baking Projects

I’ve recently adopted a strange breakfast eating habit. I would get up, grumpily make myself a cup of tea, grunt at G., (on a good morning, I can manage a lopsided smile) and dunk a Digestives or Hobnob into my cuppa. I find myself adopting different eating routines in different countries. I don’t normally have […]



Pork Korma with Sweet Potato

By • Apr 5th, 2011 • Category: From My Mother's Kitchen

I enjoy reading food blogs and trying new recipes. I’m constantly surprised at how easy it is in fact to make something. I would have been too intimidated to make it in the past but food blogs demystifies things for me. Food blogs, I’m eternally grateful. G. and I were having a discussion last Saturday […]



Chocolate Rum & Raisin ‘Boozy’ Brownies

By • Apr 2nd, 2011 • Category: Baking Projects

Happy April Folks! I hope this month will be a happier month for everyone. I’d falsely believed that spring was here until a local guide told me that it’s going to be a long winter this year. Aw boo! Here I was ready to celebrate. No matter, I’ve got some goodies to chase the winter […]