reannonhope Almost finished & I still can't figure out if I like it or not...#ayearofaustralianwriting 9h
  •   mybrownpaperpackages I liked this book 9h
  •   notcharming @reannonhope I started to read that one while living with the wrong man in a ghost town in the desert and then leaving him to travel up the coast during a cat 5 storm to a job on a cattle station. could be why I like it so much :) 9h
  •   reannonhope I finished it @mybrownpaperpackages @notcharming & I think I didn't like it. I don't know... 7h
  •   notcharming @reannonhope I felt that way about The Spare Room when everyone was loving it and I was just annoyed by it. We don't all have to agree all the time :) 7h
  •   hayleygemma I saw it at the library the other day and didn't pick it up purely on the fact that you were struggling with it halfway through. Now I'm glad I chose another book x 7h

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reannonhope Talking birthdays on the blog this morning. Link in my profile x 17h

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reannonhope How great is my friend @hayleygemma ?! Not only can she style with the best of them & whip up amazing macrame creations she can also make me a croquembouche for my birthday! LOVE!!!! 4d

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reannonhope So this is what 36 looks like- unedited, bare faced & sleep deprived. There's lines & grey hairs. My neck isn't as firm as it once was & my face is plump. I feel no need to hide any of this from the world because what a damn fine life I'm living & if that shows on my face & in my body I'm totally ok with that. I wake up today happy to be another year older. I need no other gift. Except cake, cake is always welcome. Happy birthday to me! 4d
  •   _taralucas_ Oh lady!!! HAPPIEST of birthdays to you xxxx 4d
  •   tsydir Happy overload cake day cousin hope u hav an amazing day spoilt with love, gifts and massive amounts of cake 4d
  •   thymeandme Happy Birthday Reannon! 4d
  •   happypantry14 Happy birthday! I so hope you got all the cake. 4d
  •   hayleygemma You are so gorgeous x 4d
  •   nand3b Hip hip hooray to a pretty lady 4d
  •   mumma_to_7 Happy birthday gorgeous! I absolutely love your words, what a damn fine life indeed! Sending big smooches your way 4d

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reannonhope My choice from @sherbetbakeshop - salted caramel tart. So good, with pastry to die for! 5d

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reannonhope Hung out at the delicious @sherbetbakeshop today. These were the kids picks but I made sure I tested them first 5d
  •   reannonhope What emoji did you use @_taralucas_ ? I see a hand & an alien head in a square & it's popping up everywhere these last few days... 4d
  •   _taralucas_ It's this fella... but you can change the colour. Update your phone lady. 4d
  •   reannonhope Just the waving hand @_taralucas_ ??? 4d
  •   _taralucas_ Yes. The waving hand. Do you have an iPhone. The update changed the emojis. X 4d
  •   reannonhope I do & I ignored my update message lol @_taralucas_ but I'll get straight to it so I stop seeing aliens! 4d
  •   reannonhope @honae explains the alien head :) 4d
  •   honae Haha I've updated - no more aliens for me 4d
  •   brioney79 I'd like to pop in for afternoon tea @reannonhope 4d

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reannonhope I'm searching for new favourite cake so tell me where to look :) 5d

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reannonhope These LOOK the part but do they taste it? 5d

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Slumber Reannon Bowen
reannonhope Most food can be improved if put inbetween two slices of squishy white bread that have been slathered with @rozassauces habanero chilli Mayo. And yes, I did take three mega bites before taking the photo. I can't help it, I'm a guts #breadisbest #toohungrytowait 6d
  •   veggie_mama 🏻 6d
  •   honae Okay im convinced I'm seeing an alien emoticon and I shouldn't be! I've seen so many in the last few days @veggie_mama - what did you post? I'm seeing a thumbs up and an alien head. Maybe I need to update my app. 6d
  •   reannonhope I'm seeing alien head too @honae maybe I am an alien? 6d
  •   honae I'm sure it's an update things. Go to general in system preferences and update phone software - new emojis are part of the update @reannonhope 6d
  •   hales0710 Yummy! 6d

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reannonhope For the 556th time I am going to try & be the person who meal plans so I can avoid going to the shops 111 times per week. Do you meal plan? What's your strategy- weekly, fortnightly, monthly? Do you have a master shopping list? What's your budget ( if you have one)? Do you use apps to keep you on track?
In other words- HELP ME!!!
7d
  •   _taralucas_ Ha! Good luck with that. You know we monthly shop. But now we weekly shop and I am useless at it. Fortnightly is our best bet. Need any help let me know. Big shops I can do. Weekly... Nope. 7d
  •   happypantry14 Throughout the week, make a list of things that you feel like or recipes you want to try as you come across them or things you need to make to use up stuff in your fridge. This then becomes your menu plan for the next week. I have a little blackboard in my kitchen for this. Also leave one night blank for using up leftovers! In saying this, I haven't done a grocery shop in about three weeks due to illness/ partner traveling and our pantry is grim! Must get back into it. 7d
  •   basilandchook You sound like me @reannonhope. I have tried and retried doing a weeks meal plan. This week I am trying again, see how I go. I know meal planning makes it easier. I just have to kick my butt into gear and make sure I keep it up 7d
  •   pollyemj Ack! In my head I am meal planner. In reality I scribble on the fridge whiteboard what we are going to have for dinner for the week, just so I don't have to decide at the end of the day. I usually do this after the shop. 7d
  •   reannonhope I need some budget sticking @tasha_leebrown ! I'm thinking I'll go back to fortnightly too @_taralucas_ instead of my every three days I've been doing lately 7d
  •   reannonhope @happypantry14 that is such a great idea! Thankyou x 7d
  •   reannonhope I'm going to try VERY hard to make it stick @basilandchook I really am! I think I'm planning @pollyemj but I'm really not... 7d
  •   thebeecreative I do a weekly shop and plan for 7 meals. I sit down right before I go shopping and nut it all out in 30 min. I budget for $250 and I keep my old lists so I can just do a quick pick of past dinner ideas! 6d

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reannonhope The easter that just won't stop #ionlylikechocolateineggform 1w

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reannonhope Sticks, wool & a doily makes for a dinky little wall hanging. Husband & big children will hate it. I won't care because I like making wonky, funny things for my home. #wonkywaysarebest 1w

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reannonhope Hung out with my pals last night & got crafty. Thanks to @aimeesealy for hosting #fridaycraftnight & showing us how to make cute pictures with wood, nails & string. Can you tell what mine is??? 1w

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reannonhope Have you loved getting to know your insta pals as much as me? Now I'm going to give 20 things you might not know about me from my photos
• I'm the eldest of 6 kids but desperately wanted to be an only child when little. Now I wouldn't be without them
• I am not into fancy people or fancy things. I like simple & real. • Ever since I was 15 I have thought I'd die when when I was 43. Not sure why or how but it's only 7 years away & I really hope it's not true
• Religion makes me cross but I'm happy if it makes you happy
• I wish I was a baker
• I am eternally optimistic & find negativity really hard to understand. • I am a people person but also a real homebody. • My favourite part of any holiday is coming home & rarely do I go away for more than a week
• I am messy by nature but will NEVER go to bed with a messy kitchen. • For almost 15 years I couldn't pick flowers because I thought it would hurt the plant. Now I'm a mad gardener & prune with the best of them
• I dress VERY differently now to the way I did as a teenager/young adult & people I've known for all that time think it means I'm not the same person. Internally I am, externally I'm not. That's hard for some people to accept. • For the first 30 years of my life I didn't eat fruits or vegetables. Now I could almost go vego but I can't give up bacon or salami. • I met my husband when I was 16 The universe was having a good day when it crossed our paths
• I haven't drunk any alcohol in 3.5 years & I doubt I ever will again. I don't have an issue with it but I just don't need or want it
• I am petrified of mice & the dentist. Even thinking about them or seeing them on TV can make me cry. • my life has turned out amazingly well. I could have been a statistic but instead I'm an exception to the rule • I've known my best friend since 1992. We have hardly anything in common but can talk for hours, laugh for days & she was the one by my side when the ladybaby arrived in a hurry. I think she's a keeper. • I can't leave food on a plate. It's partly because of how I grew up but mainly because I'm a guts
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reannonhope I hope that if the weather is chilly where you are that you have a bowl of soup to warm you up x 2w
  •   katelovell00 Share? Your soup or just your recipe? 2w
  •   reannonhope Oh I am always ready to welcome the cold & rain @honae 1w
  •   reannonhope I'd share my soup with you @katelovell00 if I could but if you want to make it its @nigellalawson Thai chicken noodle soup. I just add a splash of kecap manis, chilli oil & some fried shallots when serving :) 1w
  •   katelovell00 Thanks this winter I'm planning on having a new soup each week. Most of my family don't like soup so I'm going to make ones that I like & have them for my lunch. Instead of the crap I usually eat at lunch time. 1w
  •   notcharming Yummo! I'll start on soups soon. Keet pulled chilli out of the freezer this morning. Warmed up with extra tomatoes and some brown rice. Perfect for this cold wet night! 1w
  •   reannonhope @katelovell00 I said to the husband just the other night that I need to make different soup & his reply was " why? You've got a good thing happening, no need to improve. " but I'm sick of the same four or so soups... 1w
  •   reannonhope Oh I've got bags of chilli in the freezer too @notcharming & as I was washing up tonight thought I'd pull one out over the weekend. It's a fave of ours :) 1w
  •   nand3b Soup you gotta love 1w

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reannonhope A tiny jar of biscuits for my tiny people 2w

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reannonhope Bubble & squeak for breakfast? Don't mind if I do! 2w

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reannonhope See that little lemon ? It's been two years in the making & I grew it. 2w

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reannonhope This my friends is the newest lady in our life. Look at her in all her late 80's glory! A little TLC & she'll be ready to be our new memory maker :) #vanlife 2w

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reannonhope Chats about what's gone down round my parts this gloriously long weekend. Link in my profile x 2w

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