Supporting local businesses.

Iold pearly jenkins

When I turned 40 (not last year but the year before) my oldest son bought me a lovely gift from The Collective Store at Wynum.

It was a pink bird screen printed onto a piece of salvaged timber made by a local business call Mason Sinclair. I absolutely loved it and have since collected a few more

I really like the concept behind the shop The Collective Store.  It’s a fantastic way for local artists and craftspeople to showcase and potentially sell their works.

How nice is it to know that you’ve purchased something  that hasn’t been mass-produced and seen in every mall across the country!

It’s all about supporting local businesses !!!!!

old pearly jenkins






What’s for Dinner?

Sometimes when we can’t think of what we want to have for dinner I take a drive down to the West End and go the George’s Seafood on Boundary Street.  It’s as authentic as fish and chip shops get.


The seafood is fresh and delicious, the hand cut chips are amazing, they remind me of how they used to look and taste when I was a child.  Whenever we go, there is always a queue. One of the ladies that works there that may come across as a little gruff and unfriendly but it kind of adds to the atmosphere.  I have witnessed a softer side to her though, one Saturday afternoon last winter.  My youngest son was quite unwell but still wanted to come with me to get some dinner.  She was quite concerned about him and told him to make sure he ate ALL of his fish and to squeeze lots of lemon juice all over it.  The next time we went, she smiled when she saw him and said it was good to see him looking better.

Last week we had fish and chips and we had a few chips left over.  It was dark and I thought the possums would be out for the night.  I decided to leave them in the cupboard for their breakfast.  To my surprise ‘baby’ was still home.  He didn’t even bother to sit up when I gave him a chip.  He loved them!!!!! I hope he saved some for his mum.