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May 29th, 2016

Ham and cheese scrolls

A photo posted by Mim (@mimblespix) on May 21, 2016 at 2:59am PDT Dough – from bread machine recipe for pull apart bread 2 teaspoons dry yeast 500g bread flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tablespoons dry milk powder 25g butter 360ml water 2 tablespoons tomato paste Garlic powder Oregano Basil Diced […]

Feb 16th, 2016

Antici…..pation

In the midst of a silly thing that I am doing on Instagram and Tumblr (at Calmly Colouring), with a colouring book and Black Books quotes, I did a slightly sillier thing over the course of seven days. It went like this. Heh. Heh. Look. Bernard… #thelittlebookofcolouringforcalm #blackbooks #waitforit #nospoilers A photo posted by Mim […]

Dec 8th, 2015

An Aussie Atheist Christmas

I was reading through Greta Christina’s post Seven Reasons for Atheists to Celebrate the Holidays about why atheists might be quite into holidays that have religious origins and nodding enthusiastically but finding myself having to gloss over references to winter. And then reason number 1 was all about winter and I really felt it was […]

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Dec 14th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 7 – The high road

Every time I’ve looked at this writing prompt the ONLY thing that pops into my head is the chorus from The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond as sung by Harry Secombe playing Neddie Seagoon in The Goons episode “The Treasure in the Lake” (aka “The Treasure of Loch Lomond”). O ye’ll tak’ the high road, […]

Dec 12th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 5 – If only…

A long time ago and far, far away…well, a week ago at least, and further away than you or I can comfortably walk, like at least 3 postcodes away…anyway, that’s not important. The important part is that this is the beginning of a story and that’s how you do beginnings. Establish time and place. Gives […]

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Dec 12th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 4 – There’s no time like the present

Once upon a time I used to try and photograph and video all the performances that my kids were involved in. It was never a particularly successful endeavour largely due to a combination of inadequate equipment, an unskilled operator, and a rather limiting reluctance to be one of those parents standing up/sneaking down the aisle/laying […]