Author Archives: Julia

Baking – Carmelitas
Jul
15th

I needed to make a little something sweet for a morning tea date this week I had and thought a slice would be the easiest thing to do, but I was bored by my usual chocolate-y slice repertoire. I did a little googling using the phrase “sweet slice” to see what would come up that wasn’t chocolate based, and ended up on Carmelitas. I had heard of them before, but had never had one. My impression is that they’re more of an American slice bar, but they seemed simple enough to make, and ticked all my non-chocolate requirements: oats, caramel, and just a little bit of chocolate through the middle. They ended up being a tad more involved than I thought they would be, only because I wanted to make the caramel myself, and after using THE WORST RECIPE IN THE WORLD and getting it wrong THREE TIMES, I found a different recipe that was much better and gave it one final shot. It worked thank goodness, because if it didn’t I’m pretty sure I would have burned my kitchen to the ground and walked away to start anew somewhere else. Anyway, here’s my attempt!


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Fashion – Winter Jumpers
Apr
6th

French Connection Stripe Varsity Knit_THUMBNAIL

I’m on maternity leave this year, so my work wardrobe is enjoying its holiday in my drawers for the next little while. However, now that we’re heading into the cooler months, I realised all the winter stuff I wore last year was largely maternity clothing or regular clothes that I bought slightly larger to accommodate… Continue reading ->

Life – My Hospital Bag
Feb
17th

baby-feet

This definitely isn’t a Mummy blog, but after having been to hospital twice to deliver babies, I’ve learned a little something about what to pack in my bag for the hospital stay and what I didn’t really need despite those lists of what I supposedly needed to bring with me. Here’s a little insight into… Continue reading ->

A Quilt and An Announcement
Oct
25th

baby-quilt-thumbnail

Hi! It’s been kind of quiet around here this year, hasn’t it? My posts have been sporadic at best, which I’m fully aware of. Not sure how many people still read my blog (going by my stats I would say not a lot, disappointingly), but for anyone still checking in, I wanted to explain my… Continue reading ->