IWD & Instagram Update

Happy International Women’s Day to all you women reading this post! This year let us: Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity. Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity. — Pledge for Parity To all the women out there: Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is pledge for parity. I feel so fortunate that was born (Indonesia) and then grew up in countries (Indonesia and US)

Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts

Hey hey! Hope everybody is having a fantastic Sunday! It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK and so if you’re from countries celebrating this today, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Yesterday was a busy day for us. Emma had a competition, an early one too, where besides being scored on gymnastics, the kids can earn a special ribbon for their numbers. While a few kids do make their own numbers, many of them have help from the parents. Or a lot of help. In the past Emma’s participated in the creating of her number but this year, all Emma came up with

A Little Announcement

Hi again! I am still into blogging! I really am!! My motivation is up high and I’ve been working hard on a lot of things. Working so hard to the point of sleeping at 2am and waking up again at 8am (the later is mostly due to children, sans kids, I’d be waking up a bit later ;)). Anyhoot, I want to do more for this blog. Not so much sharing crafty goodness like I used to but more of sharing tutorials. Unlike last time, when I was actively digital scrapbooking and papercrafting, my tutorials will not just focus on

Quick Non-Spicy Chicken, Spinach and Chickpeas Curry

Hi again! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We LOVE Meal Planning! For the third year our family or I am to be exact, is still going strong with the meal plan. Meal planning has not only saved us money but it has also helped us from wasting too much raw material. I have also quit our weekly veg delivery service. I tried really hard to work my recipes around the box content (that I’ve customised) but it was still limiting and I ended up giving away or throwing a bit of the content away. Right now we’re

Hello Poppy!

A couple years ago our dog, Shady, passed away. She was 13 or 14 years old (she was adopted and the vet wasn’t sure how old Shady was when she was found). Shady was hubby’s dog and if Shady was a human being, he’d have married her long before he met me. Hubby and Shady, when possible, went everywhere together. When we’re lounging about or on the bed, Shady would lay as close as possible to hubby. Shady loved me but it wasn’t the same. Remember the Annie scene where she called Sandy’s name for the first time? If that

Favourite Local Footpath

Do you know the secret to always fitting into your favourite jeans? Get an active dog and walk her every other day at least! Poppy is a Border Collie and Boxer mix – how the mix came about was an accident I was told. She’s sweet like a Boxer but very alert and active like a Collie. Poppy is┬ájust 10.5-months-old and all she wants to do is play or walk all day long! She’s not overwhelming, we can tell her to sit or lay down, but if we can throw her toy or ball for hours at a time, she’d