Just wanted you all to know I’m still alive! I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging to tackle some other things in my life but I’m still here and I’ll be back more regularly later this year. In the meantime, you may only see a handful of personal-ish updates from me.
We’ve welcomed a new bunny into our home – that’s Winston on the right. He’s a 6 month old dwarf that we adopted from my friend Leigh at AAPS. He’s a little sweetheart, and is a little too clever for his own good! He immediately knew what his litter tray was for and by day 2 he’d figured out how to open the fly screen door on his room.
I kinda sorta saved the “reject” cupcakes and turned them into mini Snickers-inspired parfaits in plastic cups for our niece’s 4th birthday the following day. They were amazing.
Here’s me with a bearded dragon lizard that we found while working in the garden at home. I was pretty chuffed about getting a photo with this little guy! We relocated him to a different pile of foliage so he wouldn’t get run over my the earthmoving equipment. The veggie garden isn’t worth photographing/showing off yet, but I’ll definitely keep you posted on progress. We’ll hopefully have some things planted within a couple of weeks.
This is our other current project – a 60’s aluminium caravan. I love it so much that I’ve enthusiastically polished all the bits I could reach by hand. It has been a long but rewarding task!
This is the last section I had left to polish… Pretty exciting! You can really see the difference.
Here’s a little snippet of the fairly original interior. When I saw the turquoise seats and mint curtains, I whispered to Mr. AA that it was “dreamy”, and I still feel that way!
And just because I can, here’s a photo of a sign that makes me smile every time I drive past it.
Today is my two year blogiversary. It’s a proud milestone for me; there’s been many frustrating moments where I’ve lost my confidence and direction with blogging and felt incredibly intimidated by some of the wonderfully talented people in the blogosphere – but I’m glad I’ve persevered because Appetite Affliction brings me a lot of joy and an important sense of accomplishment.
For those of you that have eagerly been following the details of my blogiversary sale on Facebook, the time has come! $50 off Blendtec blenders + free postage at my shop for today only – what an amazing bargain!
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I’d have some exciting news to share… Well, here it is!
If you’ve been snooping around my website in the past few days, you might have noticed a “shop” tab appear along the top. That’s because I’ve been working with Blendtec Australia to become an affiliated blogger & authorised dealer. Continue reading →
It’s been an odd week. I tried to eat a raw chestnut (not recommended), my attempt at macadamia labneh ended up more like macadamia feta and I was betrayed by celery – sort of. I was chopping it and sliced into my thumb. I saw skin hanging and quickly looked away while putting pressure on it with my other hand. I’m pretty squeamish and awkward when it comes to seeing my own blood, so it’s extra nice to have a nurse [Mr. AA] in the house who can fix me up. Thanks sweetheart!
Macadamia labneh – it tasted more like feta. Note my taped up thumb!