Christmas is just around the corner, with less than 2 weeks to go!!! December is truly one of the craziest months of the year. Everyone is out shopping for Christmas and New Years, which is making it an absolute nightmare to do anything at the moment. This year Ben and I are hosting Christmas at our house. We are very excited to be doing so and a little nervous at the same time. I have received a lot of great feedback about my cooking skills (which I blame on my Greek heritage 😛 ) and it makes me confident about…

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My amazing hubby purchased a glamping experience for my 25th Birthday in March. As we’ve been extremely busy with everything lately, we struggled making the available time for it, causing us to reschedule our original booking. Yes, I know! First world problems right there. For those who know me well, you would know I am definitely NOT a camping person. I’ve actually only been camping once at the age of 16, my very first year in Australia. I’m not certain if that experience even counts as “proper” camping as we stayed in cabins.. I guess it was a muddy winter…

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This recipe comes from Epirus in northern Greece, where they grow plenty of giant butter beans which they cook with tomatoes and wild greens. You could find these at a Greek grocery store. I know in Australia, UK and America there is a few Greek grocery stores, but I’m not sure about other countries. Ingredients 500g/1lb 2oz dried gigantes beans or butter beans, soaked overnight 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 6 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp sweet paprika 1 tbsp tomato purĂŠe 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tsp salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste 350g/12oz chard or spinach, washed small handful fresh parsley, chopped small handful fresh mint, chopped Method…

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What’s the difference when it comes to depression and sadness? What do we need to know about these two emotions? Many say that depression is the illness of our time. With the technology and freedom people have at present time, you’d assume people would be happier. However, various studies show that on average, around 1 in 6 women and 1 in 8 men will experience some level of depression, making over 3 million Australians living with depression or anxiety. Due to the high incidence of depression, the term has come into our daily speech, with many saying that they “fell depressed” from various…

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Melbourne, the best city in the world! I’ve lost count on how many times (repeatedly) it has been rated no.1 most livable city in the world. I’m sure many of you who live in Melbourne or have visited would agree that it’s pretty easy to get lost in Melbourne’s forever blossoming cafe scene. It doesn’t matter if you head north, south, east or west, Melbourne cafes do it best (this would explain the extra kilos I’ve put on too). As I’ve previously mentioned, Ben and I love our brunches on the weekends at nice little cafes. We’ve been forever exploring…

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