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My awesome Pasta Carbonara Recipe -you’re welcome.

This recipe was a staple in our home once a week for about 2 years from when we met until Mr Point Five ‘fessed up one God-awful, possibly divorce instigating fact; he detests bacon. Yep, you read it; the man loves me, but doesn’t do cured pig. He ate it weekly without uttering a word; that’s dedication for you or a desire for sex like no other. I am so glad I found this out AFTER we were married. So now I cook this meal when he is away for work or on afternoon shift and not coming home for...
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Day trip to Walga Rock and my Backyard

 Our Mothers Day plans were to go to Walga Rock. Mr Point Five had the day off, it was 24C, not a cloud to be seen or a breeze to be felt. We are all packed ready for a picnic out bush. Mr Point Five calls the neighbouring station to say he will be out on his FIRST family day since we moved to town, and that he would have the satellite phone if they needed to contact him. They pick up the phone and say “Hey, we were just about to call you; we need you for a...
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#whatdoyoutrulystandfor

If I see another blogger hashtag #Istandformercy accompanied by a post about how much sleep they lost on Tuesday night and how heavy their heart is, I think I am going to explode. Post after post in my facebook newsfeed, status after status, meme after meme: #Istandformercy. So the fuck what?? What did you do about it besides whinge about it on facebook? Oh, you wrote a blog post about it too? Well done you! That should save them from death row as I am sure President Widodo and his advisors read those. You got your child involved? Wow, that...
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Housework – swings and roundabouts.

 We have had electricians through our house every day for the past 2-3 weeks and asbestos removers for the few weeks before that. At first I was like Shit, we need to clean up when the workmen get here cos you, know, mess. And at first I did; made sure the loo was pristine in case they needed to use it, cleared and wiped the dining table after every meal, made sure the laundry door was closed because you know, mess, religiously did the dishes after every meal, tidied up toys every mofo day and generally tried to make...
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Giveaway – Fresh Flowers

A sponsored post with a GIVEAWAY from FreshFlowers.com.au Apart from the obvious Hunger Jungers Bacon Double Cheeseburger Deluxe and a Two Piece Feed from KFC, one of the things I miss most about living out in rural WA is the selection of fresh flowers. None are available to buy and it is near impossible to get them delivered to us out here in the bush. I miss the smell of garden roses, spring bulbs and my favourite oriental liliums that despite not having a florist in our last town, even the local woolies used to have every now and...
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Conversations in Bed #sexytime

*Mr Point Five is in bed already and I come into the bedroom and proceed to put my pink stripy flanny nighty on* Noooooo. You’re not wearing that are you? Yep. I surely am my love. So that means I’m not getting lucky tonight, doesn’t it? *sigh*  I put out last night and the kids and I go away on Saturday. If I put out tonight and Friday night, that would be three nights in a row. You know I don’t do three nights in a row.  I promise you I will put out tomorrow night, before we go away....
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White Chocolate Mousse Easter Eggs with Curd Filling

 To give credit where credit is due this idea was not my own. I was inspired by this post but I thought I would improvise a little. I had just made an Easter Cheesecake for Mr Point Five to take to work so I was kinda over the whole cheesecake thing so I thought to make a white chocolate mousse instead to masquerade as the egg white. This is the recipe I used. Ingredients 4 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup thickened cream 1 cup white baking chips 1 1/2 cups whipping cream Directions  Beat egg yolks in small bowl with electric mixer on...
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Behind the Badge – RUOK?

 I recently came across some statistics on police suicide which I wanted to share with you. In 2006, suicide attributed to about 1.6% of all deaths in Australia. From 1990-2005, approximately 20% of all Police Officer deaths (in NSW) were attributed to suicide*. Does that freak you out? Freaks me out. To make this figure worse, police are psychologically screened before they are accepted into the academy so they are predispositioned to be more “stable” than the general population. More police die from suicide than the felons they are being attacked by. I actually have a higher chance of losing my husband to...
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Airwick Candles – Giveaway

Disclaimer – I was approached by Airwick to do a post about their lovely new range of candles, the Multicolour Silhouette and the Jar Candle. I was sent three candles, all divine which is why I said yes,  and paid $50.00 for my time; not my usual fee but I  am a sucker for scented candles and you can NEVER have enough smelly pretties, can you?  Also with all of the stinkbugs in our house, power blackouts over summer and the fact that I don’t live anywhere NEAR a shop to buy them myself,  I was actually stoked with the invite....
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Diagnosis? STRESS.

 The decision to move to our new town was made in less than ten minutes.  Mr Point Five rang me at work to tell me there was a position vacant; we had to apply within ten minutes or it would be an opportunity lost. I knew the town by reputation only and said no way in hell are we moving there. He outlined the benefits, both financial and promotional. It would only be for two years. I made one phone call to the school and another to the town CRC; despite what I had heard, both were very positive...
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