Walking on sunshine…

ok I tricked you. Although I could use this title pretty much every day, its not what I really wanted to talk about.

So, I spend alot of time in the car at work. Because I am a people’s person, its just not the same without others around.. so I listen to ABC Radio… surprisingly this still isn’t my confession.

Today, they were talking about funeral songs and more to the point, what you would want played at yours if you could put in a request to the DJ. It got me thinking…. and then I was thinking Walking on Sunshine.

I know some of you might think this topic is rather morbid. But in my family, although we wouldn’t go as far as saying we look forward to a funeral, we have always tried to make them as nice as they can be. My very loved and missed Gran used to tell us to have a good old fashioned Irish wake, just don’t have me propped up on the bed. I loved her approach to funerals and I hope mine is just the same.

Walking on sunshine is such a fun, silly and bright song. Hopefully thats how people can remember me. A silver lining at the end of many silver linings. Perhaps people can dance their way out the door?  Maybe the life motto my parents gave me applies “you are doing it anyway, you might as well have fun”. I usually apply it to work, but maybe it has many more applications 🙂


I’m walkin’ on sunshine, woh-oh
I’m walkin’ on sunshine, woh-oh
I’m walkin’ on sunshine, woh-oh
And don’t it feel good?

For the You tube clip of the song – click here

Now… will you confess yours?


Breakfast, Dinner or Breakfast for Dinner?

Mince on toast? Come on people Dinner or Breakfast – I’m confused. Its leftover mexican mince – does it change if I add sour cream or avocado? I think I will call it Breakfast for dinner and I WILL love it. Yes its cooking as we speak (by cooking I mean heating in the microwave (the one at serendip doesn’t spin – interesting I know!).

In other interesting news – we are off to the movies tonight. Its a leaving the house with no makeup kind of night. And yes, I may or may not have napped in the clothes I’m wearing. B tells me nobody will know – so don’t tell anybody 😉

Yes, its that kind of saturday…

The un-accidental foodie

We are the un-accidental foodie here at Serendip today. We trotted off to the home of the rich and famous in Brisbane – otherwise known as the James St Markets and treated ourselves to a basket of goodies (and a smoothie). Other than the usual gourmet goodies one would expect (Triple cream brie, Gouda, Sourdough (courtesy of French Twist!) big bright red strawberries and perfect blemish free bananas) – there was this little delight asking us to taste it! What is Fetta Thyme you say? Well, I’m not entirely sure, but it was delicious and I felt very gourmet and trendy eating it. I mean who doesn’t want to be a little bit french on a Public Holiday?Image

So we put all of the haul together as follows, teamed it with a Pinot Noir and I kicked B’s butt at Cards (Euchre AND 2 handed 500 – dont worry I have kept my title of Australasian Champ – and B even tried to cheat!)Image

So – if you thought it couldn’t get any better than that – there is still dinner to come. Crispy pork belly with roasted apples. Stay tuned – I will post a pic when B has finished his masterpiece.

Its a bit of a celebration here before B goes back to the mines and am forced to miss him. But really who needs an occasion.