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A Loss For Words

How can two groups of people hear the same nine words and take away completely different meanings? Easy, when one group is made up of my children.

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Anonymous - August 4, 2015 - 5:48 pm

Errrrrr……….. Sorry Bruce! That quite possibly came from a certain young friend of master 10 whom I know quite well! And he definitely got it from his father! 😁

Bruce Devereaux - August 4, 2015 - 5:57 pm

All good. Cat’s out of the bag now and it’s got us laughing 😀

Tracey Had Been Gone Less Than A Minute When…

I usually only get involved in the kids’ playing when the yelling starts. So it’s odd, and fortunate, that I overheard their conversation as I walked back up to the lounge room to watch some Firefly.

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Taylor - August 2, 2015 - 10:46 pm


Bruce Devereaux - August 2, 2015 - 10:51 pm

I did manage a couple of episodes tonight 😀

Taylor - August 2, 2015 - 10:54 pm

It makes me very happy to hear that! Always nice to watch it again :)

Nat - August 3, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Haha brilliant. Your kids crack me up.

Cassie’s Kid Friendly Butter Chicken

Sick of spag bog? I know I am. So this recipe is a godsend because it’s mild but still aromatic and flavoursome. I’m not saying it’s a surefire winner for your kids – we still have two who aren’t sold on it – but I’m very, VERY pleased to announce a 60% success rate with our mob.

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Sharon - August 1, 2015 - 11:04 pm

garam masala is my default curry improver. It’s my little secret. :)

sufia - August 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Garam is malay word for salt. I am a Malaysian. Love your blog

Bruce Devereaux - August 2, 2015 - 2:34 pm

It smells devine

Bruce Devereaux - August 2, 2015 - 5:12 pm

I didn’t think it had any salt in it. Or does it mean it’s used in place of salt?

Sami - August 2, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Garam masala is an Indian mix of spices: cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cloves, cumin, pepper, bay leaves.
My kids all happily eat butter chicken, and we microwave pappadams and cook naan to go with (easy and delicious, just plain flour, pinch of bicarb, couple of tablespoons Greek yoghurt, water until it forms a dough. Rolled thin and Cooked in a well oiled hot skillet. Add garlic, herbs or cheese for more deliciousness.) Also, add a dash of turmeric to your rice while it cooks. It makes it yellow for that “take-away” look and is a whole lot cheaper than saffron! Makes it feel like the real deal. :)

Mystery? Solved! (Sorry)

Thursday night found us sitting around a fire in our backyard with our neighbours and talking, naturally, about kids.

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Arrik - July 31, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Yeah I had to stop buying them for the same reason, although I think my kiddo stopped short at eating them. I hope.

Bruce Devereaux - July 31, 2015 - 11:28 pm

I’ve got you thinking though…yeah? 😉