Traveling overseas:

Visited parts of Europe for a few weeks including Hamburg, Prague, Bonholm, Copenhagen  and  a solo trip to Amsterdam, a city I absolutely adored.


Started working on my patchwork quilt

Read loads of books.

Became a cover girl for Australia’s biggest selling magazine. Also delighted to be featured in a few others including Peppermint magazine!

Spent far too much time in hospital

Spent far too much time watching tv, videos and you tube clips online

Participated in Nanowrimo. I didn’t finish my book but I will be working hard on it this month.

Spent alot of time with the lovely men in my life



** Cooking firsts:

Made my first marmalade. It’s funny considering I teach preserving, but I’m not a fan of marmalade although I’ve been told this one is absolutely lovely thankfully!

Made my first gnocchi

Made my first tofu

Made my first loaves of bread 

Work stuff:

Taught loads of classes included our jams, pickles and preserves masterclasses and a new Edible Gifts masterclass. I never take enough photos! We also did a cooking project with older people in high rise housing, taught pop up classes in Collingwood and Fitzroy at a range of venues from pubs to bookshops, share houses and aged care facilities.

Lots of projects including a Green Renting Expo for people living in social housing, private rental, rooming houses etc in Redfern, Sydney; a food waste program for a Chinese mothers’ group and their kids; a community leadership program in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (still going).

Holidayed and spent Christmas in Far North Queensland: