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Gone Digital – Is Geek The New Black?

March 13, 2013

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A sneak peak into how couples communicate in 2013.

Posted in: Musings

To Canberra, With Love.

March 11, 2013

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The BBC published an article last Saturday, a week ahead of Canberra's official centenary ; Canberra - Deathly Dull at 100 which has disturbed many a Canberrans. We love our city, how dare someone refer to it as "devoid of soul" . The writer is grossly mistaken because our Canberra is all about soul, thank you very much.

Posted in: Musings

Whole And Hearty Mutton Stew {The Flu Antidote}

March 10, 2013

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Being sick is the pits I tell you! Friday morning I woke up to a high temperature , sore body, jammed, sore throat and I literally could not move a muscle. So under normal circumstances, what do you do? You somehow get out of bed long enough to be able to feed the kids and bring them to school.You come back home, call in sick, crawl under your doona, have a panadol or two and sleep the day off , right?

Posted in: Food, Pakistani

{Wordless Wednesday} Do You Like White Roses?

March 6, 2013

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What is your favourite rose colour?

Posted in: Musings

Totally Epic Quinoa Sandwich.

March 3, 2013

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Alright! So if you follow the Facebook page, you will know that I have been raving on about my recent love affair with superfood Quinoa ( pronounced keen-wah) of late. I tried a delightful quinoa salad at my friend Ms.R’s house recently and fell in love. What a beautiful, tasty and versatile grain it is! […]

Posted in: Food

Happy Birthday Mumchic.

March 1, 2013

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Sisters are amazing. I don't talk much about mine here on Mumchic but quite honestly, I would be lost without her. She is my biggest and most honest reality check.

Posted in: Musings

{Wordless Wednesday} Moods

February 26, 2013

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This handsome little man is my younger son aka Fabulous Son 2. Contrary to FS1, he hates posing or having pictures taken. So I just go ahead and do the next best thing any mum would do, capture him at his natural best. Here I give you Moods. A child’s smile is one one of […]

Posted in: Musings

Back To Basics – Pakistani Aloo Gosht aka Goat and Potato Curry

February 23, 2013

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Aloo Gosht –  Urdu for Meat and Potato curry Aloo Gosht is a meat curry in Pakistani and North Indian cuisine. It consists of potatoes (“aloo”) cooked with meat (“gosht”), usually lamb or mutton, in a stew-like shorba or gravy. The dish can be served and eaten with plain rice or with bread such as […]

Posted in: Food, Pakistani

A Courageous Path.

February 21, 2013

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To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.

Posted in: Musings

Savvy Spaces With MissK – Clutter Begone!

February 20, 2013

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What are your clutter culprits? For me, the main ones were keys, incoming mail, paperwork and fiddly bits and bobs. It is not uncommon for my kitchen bench top to be loaded with costume jewellery, crayons, lego, the odd barbie shoe and other bits of rubbi..….oops I mean treasures ;).

{Wordless Wednesday} Fabulous Son 1 Takes A Shot.

February 20, 2013

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Here’s a photo taken by Fab Son 1 (9) this afternoon , I know I have done a lot of sunsets lately but I also knew this photo had to be shared. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, not that I am bragging or anything ;) So beautifully captured. Linking up with […]

Posted in: Musings

Plan It To Perfection {Personal Planner Giveaway}

February 18, 2013

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I am a list ninja. While I try (unsuccessfully on most days) to create, organise and maintain a mental list of the myriad things I must accomplish in a day , to err is human and I err a lot. Lets just blame it on the depleting brain cells. So I decided, right the mental […]

Posted in: Musings

Papri On A Health Kick.

February 17, 2013

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Now let me warn you, if you are going to make this recipe, you need to lose the pre-conceived fat laden notions you have of deep fried papris. Wipe out your memories. All clean? Ok Good! Those of you who don't know what I'm going on about, what you don't know won't hurt you. Lets go!

Posted in: Food, Musings

Savvy Spaces With MissK – Inaugural Piece

February 15, 2013

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Today we are introducing a brand new segment on Mumchic, a column dedicated to Chic And Inspired Living - Savvy Spaces.

Are You Feeling Alive ? {Blackmores Multi Review And Giveaway}

February 14, 2013

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How do we better support our current lifestyles, how do we look after our personal well being better apart from regular exercise and healthy eating?

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By Popular Demand – Zucchini Slice At It’s Vegetarian Best.

February 13, 2013

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Stumped for school lunchbox ideas? Try this popular delight.

Posted in: Food

Sky Palette.

February 9, 2013

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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. -Rabindranath Tagore   Linking up with the lovely Bree at Twinkle In The Eye Blog for Wordless Wednesday

Posted in: Musings

The Tall Poppy Project By Kylie Patchett {Review and Giveaway}

February 3, 2013

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Do you sometimes feel like you have lost that drive to live a fulfilled life doing the things you love most? Lacking inspiration? Enter The Tall Poppy Project by Kylie Patchett...

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The Business of Wanderlust – The story of John Anderson, Founder of Contiki Holidays {Part 2}

February 1, 2013

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I was a B-class boy in school for goodness sake and I went on to establish an International company. Its all about the right attitude, getting the right people around you to help you and do solve problems and innovate.

Posted in: Musings

{Wordless Wednesday} Sunset And The Summer’s Wind.

January 30, 2013

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All summer long we sang a song And then we strolled that golden sand Two sweethearts and the summer wind

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The Quintessential Birthday Post And Life’s Second Chances.

January 27, 2013

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Turning 34! A four year re-cap.

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A Perfect Little Pick Me Up From Wonder Winnies {Review}

January 24, 2013

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Sweetened with stevia, and enhanced with natural herbs, Wonder Winnies are a fantastic range of low calorie thirst quenchers - perfect on those really hot days when you need a little pick me up to grab and go.

Posted in: Food, Musings

{Wordless Wednesday} Do You Count Calories?

January 23, 2013

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    Somethings in life are worth every calorie spent , a lightly warmed up Portuguese Custard Tart is one of them.   Linking up with Twinkle In The Eye Blog  and My Little Drummer Boys  for Wordless Wednesday.

Posted in: Food, Musings

The Business of Wanderlust – The story of John Anderson, Founder of Contiki Holidays {Part 1}

January 22, 2013

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"You have got to give things a go!" He said. I was overwhelmed by John and his immense passion for life, his positivity and his vigour. I want to learn more about this inspiring man, I told myself. I wanted to hear more about his journey of life. The power of the internet is sometimes mesmerising. I cold-emailed John, requesting him for a conversation, inviting him for an interview. And as luck would have it, in a couple of days, he gladly obliged.

Posted in: Musings

The Promise.

January 20, 2013

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“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”  – John Green

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The Boy Who Dreams.

January 17, 2013

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I found this picture of me with my eldest from earlier this year on my phone and the moment I saw it, I knew it had to be shared. My second thought was I don’t share nearly enough stories or pictures of FS#2 as I do of FS#1 so that will definitely have to change […]

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Back To School Stationery Fun With Budons {Review & Giveaway}

January 16, 2013

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Growing up, I absolutely LOVED picking out  fresh stationery for the new school year. From what I gather, not much has changed! Kids (and their parents if you are anything like me) still get all excited when it comes to buying new stationery and getting organised for the year ahead! Fabulous Son 2 has already […]

Posted in: Musings

{Wordless Wednesday} Things That Catch My Heart.

January 16, 2013

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What catches your heart?

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Dinosaurs Found!!!! Alive And Well At Taronga Zoo {Our Big Sydney Adventure Trip}

January 13, 2013

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Ah great! I have managed to catch your attention? Good! Now tell me, do you follow Mumchic on Facebook and Twitter? No? Ok follow now {hint : click on links above} Done? Yay! Aren’t you wonderful?! So for those of you who have been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you might have read the stream […]

Posted in: Musings

What I Love About My Son Having An Ipod!

January 12, 2013

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Over the Christmas break and school summer holidays, the iPod has become FS1's best friend and fair enough, he has been waiting for it for TWO whole years after all ! Sarcasms aside, R has waited quite patiently so it is a well deserved birthday present and absolutely no surprise that I have now lost a son to the world of iTunes, iPod apps and games I had no idea even existed. Angry Birds is as far as I will go.

Posted in: Musings

What Happens When You Look Fear In The Face?

January 8, 2013

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  You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. -Eleanor Roosevelt Image Credit : Fabulous Son 2 Location : Cockington Green Gardens, Canberra Link up : Linking up with Twinkle In The Eye Blog for Wordless Wednesday

Posted in: Musings

Do You Ever Sneak Chocolate?

January 4, 2013

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This moment and and every delicious morsel in it is mine.

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{Wordless Wednesday} Canberra Sleeps As The Sun Rises.

January 2, 2013

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Post festive season Canberra is dull, quiet and oh so lazy.

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Top 10 Annual Promises To Self – Made To Be Broken {Mostly}

January 1, 2013

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2012, it has been a journey indeed. 2013 , it's time to shine!

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That Sweet Feeling.

December 27, 2012

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Last month I recommended the book ” Forty Rules Of Love” By Elif Shafak as a perfect weekend read  {post is here}. What a brilliant read! While flipping through the book today, I read these powerful words, I am not sure why I didn’t identify with them in my first read but nevertheless, I knew […]

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A Wish From Us To You.

December 25, 2012

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Thank you for your fantastic support over 2012, thank you for helping me  make Mumchic a dream come true. We have some fantastic tie ups coming up in the New Year including a couple of great giveaways. Stay tuned for details. But for now, here is a wish, from us to you.  Hope you have a wonderful […]

Posted in: Musings

Entertaining Made Simple And Delightful by Baker’s Delight.

December 24, 2012

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And here it is! Christmas Eve is finally upon us and after weeks of preparation, intense shopping sprees, present buying dilemmas, numerous trips to the post office and evenings spent wrapping presents. A couple of posts ago, we talked about how the lead up to Christmas can be a busy and anxious time for many […]

Posted in: Food

Beautiful Sunsets And Pink Ribbon Skies.

December 23, 2012

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A follow up on yesterday's post.

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The Day The World Didn’t End.

December 23, 2012

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Putting the Mayans and their miscalculations aside for a bit, the whole end of the world shebang gave people a reason to host end of the world parties, get married, make babies even!

Posted in: Musings

A Note To My Children.

December 20, 2012

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Too often, we are so caught up in making everything right for everyone else especially over the festive period, we forget to take care of ourselves.

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A New Day.

December 17, 2012

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Let the sun rise on inspired optimism; let it set on humbled gratitude. – Grady L Crosslin Have a wonderful, positive and inspired week ahead. Sabeen Image Credit : http://dailypositivequotes.com/quotes/renew-yourself-today-is-a-new-day

Posted in: Musings

Where Has December Gone?

December 14, 2012

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Are you ready for 2013? I am not!

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You know you love your children unconditionally when….

December 1, 2012

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It breaks my heart each time I have to let them go. It has been two years, it is never easy. I can only imagine how they must feel, split between two homes.

Posted in: Musings

Looking For A Book To Read This Weekend ?

November 23, 2012

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Feel like having one of those weekends where you could just curl up on the couch and read and read and read ? (Oh you might get up and have a coffee in between ...I said might) .Then this post is just for you!

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The Boy Who Stole My Heart And Why I Will Never Be The Same Again.

November 20, 2012

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Today, I will celebrate moments, memories and love. Today, I will tell you about the boy who stole my heart and captured my soul.

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Moments.

November 18, 2012

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Brothers.  Saturday morning. 7 am. Fabulous son 2 sneaks out to Fab Son 1’s bed. There is an animated exchange about games, secret moves and other boy stuff. There are no fights.This is rare. But there is a bond and a banter that you can only share with a sibling. And then unbeknownst to them, […]

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Me? A Star? I suppose I could handle that.

November 16, 2012

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You know me, I've always had a bit of a thing about being a celebrity one day.

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Cinnamon Scrolls – Warm, Delightful, Divine -To Die For.

October 28, 2012

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Achieving cinnamon scrolls from scratch to perfection is an esteemed status you and kind of makes you look and feel like a Martha Stewart in the making.

Posted in: Food, Musings

Darkish Rocky Road – Recipe Included And Absence Explained…Well Sort Of.

October 18, 2012

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Here's a recipe for something sweet and delightful and known as rocky road for all the right reasons. That yummy, gooey, chocolatey and so very sinful slice of heaven we all LOVE.

Posted in: Food, Musings