A Bit About Me

My blog is about cooking, travelling, reading and other fun adventures I now undertake in my retirement.  After many years in the Public Service, I am now ever so happily retired and embarking on many adventures along the way.  I am super-busy and raring to go!  I am still happily married after way too many years to count, and am really enjoying the next chapter in my life. 

I live in sunny Brisbane Australia, along with my husband Mr Pickings and lots of wild birds that come for regular handouts.

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  1. I started my blog after retirement as well, and then went back to work. A failure at retirement. Some day soon it will come again.

    1. that's funny liz. i love retirement!

    2. ...me too! Don't know how I found time to go to work. Retirement rocks! ;-))

      Btw, thanks for the Fingerlime Curd Recipe, have heaps of them right now so guess what I'll me making tomorrow. A few months ago I made some Seven Fruit Marmalade and added slices of Red Fingerlimes. Looks great in the jars and tastes even better! ;-)

    3. gotta love finger limes. so gorgeous.

  2. Hi Sherry,
    I am “My Food World”, a member in Zomato Brisbane. I am doing a PhD at QUT. Unfortunately I had a stroke 6 months ago but I am now better and came back to continue my study and write restaurant reviews. I am writing to ask if you could participate in my online survey. I am trying to understand why “people like us” write reviews.
    It will take around 5-10 minutes to finish my survey. So I think it takes a lot less time to do my survey than it does to write our reviews. I really hope that you can help me out. You can also get a $10 Coles voucher for your participation. Feel free to share this survey with your friends and family members. Please click the survey link here https://survey.qut.edu.au/f/185351/9748/. Thanks heaps.
    P.S. Can you please let me know when you are done with my survey?


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