Local life: Rabbit Books

Local life: Rabbit Books

Wagga Wagga is home to a plethora of little, independent businesses which is one of the things I really love about the city.

A new bookshop/art studio/coffee shop/cocktail bar opened up in the CBD a few months back and although I’d stuck my head in for a quick peek, I’d never taken the time to have a proper visit.  So over the weekend, Adam and I headed to Rabbit Books for a coffee date…

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Local life: A weekend in Beechworth

Local life: A weekend in Beechworth

I found myself with an unexpected three day weekend last week on account on working some overtime. It couldn’t have come at a better time really. Both Adam and I were at the tail end of an exceptionally busy couple of weeks at work and we’d both just recovered from head-colds. Instead of hunkering down at home for a few days, we decided to make the most of the bonus day and treat ourselves to a long-weekend away.

I found a lovely bed and breakfast in Beechworth, Victoria – a charming, historic town about two hours drive from Wagga Wagga.  We made a reservation, and on Friday we headed south…

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The lentils to cure your lurgy

The lentils to cure your lurgy

The dreaded winter lurgy arrived in our household the other week, and while Adam has now got past the worst of his aches and sniffles, I’m still struggling.

There’s nothing worse than feeling less than 100 per cent, particularly when it feels like the world around you is currently operating at 120 per cent.

Although I often go off my food when I’m poorly, I know how important it is to keep on fuelling my body so it can fight off the nasties inside.

And that’s where my lentils come to the rescue…

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Dinner, drinks and little ones

Dinner, drinks and little ones

While Adam and I don’t have any children of our own yet, we know plenty of people with little ones of varying ages.

The first time we had friends over with youngsters I briefly panicked, realising we didn’t have much in the way to keep the kids entertained while the adults enjoyed food, wine and conversation.

Although most of our parent friends bring a few entertainment items with them, I still like to make our youngest guests feel at home. So over the last few months I’ve been trying to make sure whenever we have dinner party, there are a few little goodies about to ensure every member of the family has a good night…

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Local life: A Sunday at The Sir George

Local life: A Sunday at The Sir George

For many years, the little town of Jugiong has been a favourite rest stop of mine on the Hume Highway.  Roughly half way between Wagga Wagga and Canberra, I often treat myself to a coffee and a browse around Long Track Pantry, en route to visit my brother, who lives in the A.C.T.

Last year through Instagram I discovered the old pub a few doors up from Long Track was being renovated. Living in Worcestershire at the time made it a little hard to visit, but as soon as Adam and I returned from England, The Sir George, was added to my list of places to explore.

A couple of weekends ago, Adam and I decided to organise a rendezvous with my brother in Jugiong for Sunday lunch so we could check out The Sir George for ourselves…

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The Sunday cook-up

The Sunday cook-up

Ever since I got back from Sydney I feel like I haven’t quite got back into a routine.  My working hours were all over the place this last week and it left me feeling frazzled, unorganised and like I hadn’t achieved anything. The crazy timetable meant I wasn’t feeding my body like I should, and as a result I felt exhausted and under the weather.

I wanted to start this week afresh, so over the weekend Adam and I decided we’d do a big cook-up.  We wanted the fridge and freezer full of hearty, nutritious meals, to make those mid-week dinners just a little bit easier…

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