Strawberry Tart Recipe, and a Pyrex Giveaway!

Strawberry Tart Recipe, and a Pyrex Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Pyrex, who have provided the world with the most fantastic cookware for the last century. Happy 100th birthday, Pyrex! Strawberry Tart, eh? If you have been following along on instagram you will know that my first born works at a strawberry farm, and regularly comes home with trays and trays of gorgeous strawberries; luscious, sweet, perfectly ripe and just picked strawberries. When Pyrex contacted me and suggested I make an apple pie to help them celebrate their 100 year birthday, I thought Hmmm, apples? I have a better idea…. Strawberry Tart Break this down into…

Bring back the Dinner Party! But first, a giveaway.

Bring back the Dinner Party! But first, a giveaway.

This post is bought to you in collaboration with Corelle. I might be showing my age here, but back in the early ’90s Mr BC (then fiance C) and I would host many dinner parties. We would crank up the Sade, and treat our guests to a pre-dinner cocktail followed by several courses of rich, overly prepared, adventurous courses all matched carefully with wines because we were utter wine snobs. To finish, there would always be chocolates and port, accompanied by an argumentative game of Pictionary into the wee hours of the morning. Ahhhh, good times! I tell you this because…

Recipes and a giveaway featuring Oliving by Hans

Recipes and a giveaway featuring Oliving by Hans

This is a sponsored post. As usual, all words, enthusiasm and recipes are my own! Do you love meat from the deli? My family does, a lot. We often joke in this house that we should buy a pig farm to save money. As much as we love (like LUUUUUURVE) ham and all it’s delicious extended family, I worry about the health aspects of eating high fat foods all the time. Sometimes I can push that worry aside, and sometimes I munch on with foreboding guilt, and sometimes, and this is the worst of all, we go without. I know, it’s…

A giveaway to warm the heart of your cockles

A giveaway to warm the heart of your cockles

How cold is this winter? Super cold. Here in the Sunshine State it is all gorgeous sunny days that are actually a bit arctic. People are walking around in 3 jumpers because no one actually owns an overcoat in a subtropical climate. It is strange and lovely to smell everyones wood fires going, I’m sure those fireplaces have only ever seen decorative candles before. I do not have a wood burning fire place, or even a heater, so it has been a bit of a rude shock to me. OK, I have a fireplace in the garden, but that won’t…

Treat Mum this Mothers Day with Tickets to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Treat Mum this Mothers Day with Tickets to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

How will you be showing your mum some appreciation this Mothers Day? Breakfast in bed, chocolates, some slippers? How would you like 4 tickets to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Happy Mothers Day Concert instead? Good, I have 4 tickets to giveaway! via As part of the popular Music on Sundays Program, the Happy Mothers Day Concert is being staged on Sunday 11 May at 11.30am in the Concert Hall at QPAC.  Concert highlights include Dvořák’s nostalgic Songs My Mother Taught Me and Brisbane husband-and-wife legends Pamela Page and Max Olding performing Czerny’s Piano Concerto for Four Hands. Hosted by one…

Home Secret Giveaway!

Home Secret Giveaway!

Are you familiar with Trade Secret? The outlet that has an ever evolving stock of big brand fashion at small prices? Well, we are all in luck because they have applied this principle to home wares. Yes, home wares! DECOR! My favourite thing in all the world to buy!!  Let me introduce you to HOME SECRET. Home Secret have recently opened their flagship store in Kawana, on the Sunshine Coast QLD, with plans underway for stores in other locations. On opening day alone, they had over 25,000 people hunting for home ware treasure! I went a few days later when…

The Ultimate Vegas Show Giveaway!

The Ultimate Vegas Show Giveaway!

Before we go any further you need to know that The Ultimate Vegas Show is on at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast. Sorry to get you all excited for Vegas. But!! If you are hankering for Las Vegas or even a grown up night out, then this will definitely float your boat; and face it – during the school holidays we can ALL do with a grown up night out. The Ultimate Vegas Show mixes magic, illusions, and juggling from a Las Vegas performance artist together with a flock of very finely feathered show girls and boys…