Fashion Icon

I live The Iconic.

On Monday, while is David Jones in the Canberra Centre, I found the best boots from Nine West. And they were on sale plus an extra 30% off. Unfortunately they didn’t have them in my size. Cue sad face.

So when I got home I thought I would look for them on the Internet. 

And Lo and behold I found them. But the Nine West website didn’t have my size either. Cue a second sad face. But now at least I knew what they were called.


And up they popped on The Iconic website. With only a few pairs left. And only one in my size.frown turned upside down!

So I ordered them around six pm and they arrived at lunch time today.
It’s dangerous that online shopping is so easy.
Coming up on my next blog: More Canberran things.


Solid Effort

So I have been experimenting with food for the kid. 

He has been trying different ‘real foods’ for a few weeks now and my freezer is packed with tiny cubes of sweet potato, red apple, carrot and pear. He absolutely hated banana so I threw it away. Can’t say I blame him, reheated mashed banana looks and smells disgusting, I wouldn’t eat it either.

Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, I don’t really understand babies) he has no teeth yet and so is unable to eat the things he really seems to want to, like everything on my plate. Yesterday he devoured a hot chip and would have done the same the day before to a piece of BBQ chicken if my husband hadn’t intervened – he’s terrified the kid will choke.

So to introduce some flavour into his life I’ve created white soup. It’s a baby (and parent friendly recipe) for toothless kids who want more than just a one vegetable medley.


  • Chicken breast
  • Water
  • Parsnips
  • Cauliflower
  • Potato
  • Leek


  1. Poach the diced chicken breast in water. Skim any impurities from the surface of the broth.
  2. Dice all the vegetables. Add them to the pot with an extra cup of water.
  3. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Mash/purée the mix until it is smooth.

I filled two ice cube trays wi this mix for the kid and two one litre containers for the family.

He hasn’t tried it yet, so can’t say whether or not he’ll actually eat it, but I’m sure he will.
Coming up on my next blog: Canberra