Author Archives: Passive Gourmet

About Passive Gourmet

I'm Danya. Living proof that sarcasm and optimism aren't mutually exclusive. I tweet and blog at the intersection of food, family and fun.

A Mother of a day, a teapot and a dilemna

“Muuuuummmmyyyyy!” Um, was I dreaming? What time is it? What year is it? “Muuuuuummmmmmyyyyyyyy!” No dream. And an awful smell. Stumble to said source of noise and stench. “Muuummm, I was sick in my bed.” Fully awake now. Husband by … Continue reading

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A week in the life – Wednesday

Layne slept in until nearly 7 this morning. Wow! She is a good sleeper and usually gets up around 6. Now she’s up it’s time to stop expressing and make a move for swimming. Go!

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Fun in the sun!

Well, it hit 33.9 degrees (about 94ish Fahrenheit) in Rockhampton yesterday, so we were definitely in need of an outing to cool down. Through winter my favourite place in Rocky is the botanical gardens with its gorgeous gardens, zoo, tea … Continue reading

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A week in the life – Tuesday

The boys have a 20-30 minute cat nap after breakfast at the moment. This is the SHORT window, where I try to have a shower and other bits that need doing upstairs. They aren’t rolling yet, so for the moment, … Continue reading

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A week in the life – Monday

There’s a fine line between whimsey and tedium, which I’ll no doubt be crossing regularly this week. I thought it would be interesting (for me, and for my children later), to document a week in the life. Not sure if … Continue reading

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Going swimmingly

This tweet is typical of me on a Wednesday. It’s the only day we have to be somewhere at a certain time, which causes me a certain amount of stress. Not to mention the tea deprivation. Now the boys are … Continue reading

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Why I still buy bananas

It all started for me a couple of years ago when an old(er than me) lady commented on my putting 5 avocados in my trolley. “You know they’re $4 each don’t you”? I smiled and explained that my young daughter … Continue reading

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