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2020-11-28: After two and a half weeks running my own blog at this subdomain, I feel energised to start making a …

2020-11-28: Made these enchiladas for dinner last night 😋 Vivian keeps raving about them, and threatening to …

2020-11-27: Interring my Grandma's ashes Yesterday, my family gathered at Box Hill Cemetery to inter my grandma’s ashes. The funeral …

2020-11-25: Two weeks on Micro.blog, and some discussion of "likes" As of yesterday, I’ve now had this site on Micro.blog for two weeks. So far, I’ve really …

2020-11-25: 🐈 Love to have a lazy morning with my baby girl. Of course this was not that… she woke me up at …

2020-11-24: After a bewildering iCloud calendar reminder, today I learned that Norfolk Island, a remote …

2020-11-23: Twenty-four days now since Victoria’s last new Covid-19 case, and as of today we’re …

2020-11-22: Gizmo, looking up attentively at one guest pre-thunderstorm and seeking shelter on the lap of his …

2020-11-22: 📚 Más allá del invierno by Isabel Allende I read this book in Spanish, but I’ll review it here in English, because it’s the …

2020-11-22: We played the family edition of Cards Against Humanity yesterday, and tbh I like it better than the …

2020-11-21: Today we caught up with my partner’s niece and immediate family to celebrate her recent …

2020-11-21: The Victorian government has decided on a route for the Melbourne Airport rail link. It’s …

2020-11-21: 📺 Killing Eve, S3 Last night Viv and I finally finished all the episodes out so far of Killing Eve (yes, we were …

2020-11-20: 📷 Took advantage of the cooler weather today to whip up a batch of chicken stew in my pressure …

2020-11-19: 📚 Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly While Armistice was good, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Amberlough, the first book in the …

2020-11-19: Over the last couple of days I’ve read numerous discussions of the new M1 Macs, including this …

2020-11-19: Just had the fright of my life hanging out laundry, when I realised A FREAKING WASP was walking all …

2020-11-18: Upgraded my MacBook Air to Big Sur this afternoon! (I like to wait a few days for any glaring …

2020-11-18: 🐈 Always flattering when Gidget chooses to spend some time with me in the mornings, in between her …

2020-11-17: Tonight I cooked this Thai-style lemongrass and coconut soup. The link to the original recipe is …

2020-11-17: Native Australian crops Earlier this year I read Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, which is a pretty interesting primer on …

2020-11-16: 🐶 Gizmo on my parents’ armchair, caught between his need to rest and his need to guard his …

2020-11-16: The Victorian govt’s announced funding for prelim work on Melbourne’s long-overdue loop …

2020-11-15: 📷 This sweet boy is one of the dogs of my brother-in-law and his wife… and also the father of my …

2020-11-14: Today Victoria marked 15 straight days of no new Covid-19 cases. It’s taken a long, hard …

2020-11-13: 📷 The misir wot I ate for dinner tonight! 😋 I basically follow this Spice Cravings recipe, but I use …

2020-11-13: Gidget likes to spend a lot of time hiding behind our neighbours’ aircon exhaust fan. When she …

2020-11-13: Last night I watched an item on this Sri Lankan family in Kempsey who are facing deportation because …

2020-11-12: 📚 Mexican Gothic I got a bit distracted from my regular reading sessions shortly after I started Mexican Gothic by …

2020-11-12: Honestly, much as it pains me that I’ve wasted my whole morning working on this, I think …

2020-11-12: My big job today has been (and is) laboriously converting an old blog to static pages, so I can keep …

2020-11-10: Staring down her enemy cat in the driveway… 🐈

2020-11-10: Hello world!

Greetings! My name’s Jessica, and I’m a twenty-something leftie from Melbourne. A couple …