Ally’s Pizza – gluten free.

I made pizza for one at home tonight..easy as.

Cauliflower base:

Partly cook cauliflower rice, cool then squeeze out moisture. Add tasty cheese and egg to bind together. Place on pizza tray.


Top with your favourites. I used spinach, cheese, tomato, salami and some crumbled feta.

Prepared ready to cook. 14 Minutes in a moderately hot oven, about 190 degrees.

All cooked ready to eat….delicious.

The Joys of Technology

Recently I had been experiencing problems with my cell phone. After doing some research and putting a lot of thought into it I purchased a new phone.

I now need to learn how to use it, familiarise myself with all the features.

So far I have worked out how to sms, make a call, take a photo and most importantly I managed to learn how to install WordPress.

Tomorrow’s challenge will be trying out the Pocket Wi-Fi that I got for my pc.

I am determined not to stress.

The Facecloth…one for the girls! LOL

Today I have been decluttering craft gear, educational papers, old assignments, payslips, recipes saved that I will never use,  evidence of divorce etc.  I am hoping to reduce four 50L plastic storage tubs down to two.  …..please wish me luck.

I found a printed email from 2008 titled ‘The Facecloth’.   I don’t know who wrote this but I thought it was funny and worth sharing.


This has to be read, laughed at it and passed on. There is not a Woman alive today who won’t crack up over this! 

I was due for a cancer smear with the doctor later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor’s office to tell me that I have been rescheduled for that morning at 9.30 am.  I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8.45am. The trip to his office about 35 minutes, so I didn’t have any time to spare.

As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to ne able to make the full effort. So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pyjamas, wet the facecloth that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash in that area to make sure I was at least presentable. I threw the facecloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.

I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in. Knowing the procedure, as I’m sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away. I was a little surprised when the doctor said, “My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven’t we?”  I didn’t respond.

After the appointment , I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day was normal – some shopping. cleaning, and cooking.  After school when my 7 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom, “Mummy, where’s my facecloth?”  I told her to get another one from the cupboard. She replied ” No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter saved inside it”. 

NEVER going back to that doctor, ever !!

Sleep time

I used to have problems getting to sleep. Restless nights, the mind racing and refusing to switch off. I am not one for taking prescribed medicines. I have found that relaxation music and meditation is beneficial. I switch off my phone, digital radio etc. During the last six months I have been using essential oils. I use them in a diffuser where I add blends designed for relaxing and sleeping. I have also made up a roller ball bottle with a carrier oil such as sweet almond and have added drops of lavender and a sleep blend. I use the roller ball on my wrists, temples, back of neck and sometimes on the soles of my feet. I can truly recommend the use essential oils, they not only smell divine but are beneficial for my health. The other day I made up a small roller ball bottle with almond oil and sinus clear oil for my daughter who has an allergy to sulphates, anything with 220 in it, she gets massive migraines….hopefully this will help, time will time.

I also often use the diffuser during the day, its awesome, I love it.

Sleep time for me now.

The Ibis

The Australian Ibis is a protected bird. They are can be seen in many places such as swamps, parks etc but also right in the heart of the City of Brisbane. They can be dangerous and quite intimidating to humans. Humans can be dangerous to the wildlife. Please don’t feed them.

Winter Comfort Food

I made a slow cook beef stew today which will be ready for dinner tonight. To serve I will  do a side dish of green beans, button mushrooms and a dollop of sour cream – yummy. Beef Stew