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    50 (things to do) before 50……..

    This has been keeping me busy since my uneventful 49th……. and is in no particular order of importance.  It’s just a list helping me highlight what I would like to achieve in the coming year, and hopefully to give me some focus in the 308 days to go. Here’s to celebrating it all on the … Continue reading


    cheesy roasted root pie

    Tonight the flurry of snow started again in Brussels, just as the last of the weekends snowstorm had melted in the garden, we were blessed with more blasting cold air and wintery weather.  Luckily I had postponed my planned ‘making of’ this wonderful winter pie until tonight, as the bad weather combined with my under … Continue reading

    the Pool and the Party @CHAMPs 2013

    In between watching the races, the screaming, the partying and the officiating (freestyle races are the most boring aspect of being a stroke and turn judge – the slots that I got!), I managed to snap a few super shots (with help from Hubbie!).  This is what makes a team, more like a family……… Love … Continue reading


    Swim Champs 2013!

    Last weekend we headed to Eindhoven in NL, for the EFSL Swim Championships.  Competing against 19 teams from all over Europe (DODDS and International Schools), the NATO Marlins were hopeful considering that we are a medium sized team in the league.  Thila had been working hard over the season, on technique and speed, and had … Continue reading

    Happy Banana Bread Day!

    I’m just in time with this post to help celebrate National Banana Bread Day.! (yes seriously!!)  Tomorrow, 23rd February, in the US and all banana loving corners of the world, Mums will be out there waiting for their bowls of bananas to blacken, ready to bake the latest and most unusual versions.  I’ve been converted … Continue reading


    Fab Fridays……. Carrot cake

    After such an early 5am start, with snow on the ground that had melted by the time anyone sane had got out of bed, it was only right to quickly whip up a cake before school and work started, to finish off the week in the way that I had started it.  After all, 2 … Continue reading


    Happy 10th Anniversary darling, photo’s that remind me of a wonderful day!

    After the big IT update in the house, I have decided to do yet another ‘sort and save’ exercise on my digital photo’s.  Of course the computers are I have to admit still not without problems, namely wobbly wifi that is tempermental to say the least, which strikes when I am home alone with a … Continue reading


    Gooey Blueberry and Banana Muffins…… mmmm Monday!

    I’m super excited to bring you such a yummy muffin recipe on a Monday.  I often bookmark stuff to do, drool over or create, on my Springpad and Pinterest accounts.  I love Springpad for saving all the recipes or articles I find while trawling the net, and Pinterest for all things visual.  But to be … Continue reading

    The kids go bananas over……

     I swear the kids deliberately leave bananas to over-ripen in the fruit bowl, just so Mum can whip up some muffins with chocolate chips.  These are a big hit in the lunchbox (if they last until morning that is!) and caused huge sulks last week, after a super early morning bake, when I took 6 … Continue reading


    perfect pumpkin bread…….

    Ok time to play catch up.  Sorry for the silence over the last two months but life has been swim crazy and those posts have stayed firmly in my head rather than safely ‘wordpressed’ on my laptop.  Time to make amends, especially as now the wifi seems stable, D the nocturnal geek has upgraded the … Continue reading


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