Thursday, October 23, 2014

Making Studying Easier With - Dragon Software

Dragon Voice recognition software

Making Studying For Exams Easier

*This is a sponsored post brought to you from Dragon Nuance Software*


Miss 16 finished Year 11 last term.  I am still trying to comprehend how on earth I  have a daughter entering her final year of schooling.... how and when did that happen?

Over the  final few weeks of school she was sitting her trial or end of year exams. She is very methodical and likes to be extremely organised and well prepared.

Coincidentally during this time we were given the opportunity to review a great product from Nuance, speech recognition software.

Miss 16 is a methodical note taker and uses note taking as one of her techniques.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Grain Of Truth - De Mystifying Bread

A Grain Of Truth

De Mystifying Bread....

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by A Grain Of Truth - Tip Top Bakeries*

The other day I was invited along with some other bloggers and media representatives to take a little peek at the Tip Top Factory and discover what actually goes in to making our daily bread.

My kids are very very fussy and World War 3 would ensue if I decided to change the type of bread they munch down each day.

I used to feel so guilty for serving them white bread. You would hear all the horror stories, "that's glue for the stomach", "what about all the preservatives"? "There is absolutely no nutritional value in white bread"!! Etc etc. 

But after spending a day reviewing what actually goes into the process of bread making and listening to Dr Joanna McMillan, I don't feel so guilty for offering them white bread anymore. 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Where To Find Free Images For Your Blog Posts

Where To Find Free Images

Where To Find Free Photos For Your Blog Posts

Nothing makes a blog post stand out more than the use of a great image.

We all know that the use of your own photographs look better and provide that uniqueness in your posts.

But there are times and perhaps a certain type of post, where you need a specific image, one that you have been unable to photograph.

So where are the best places to look for FREE images that you can use in your posts?
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Monday, October 20, 2014

What Is The Rush?

Just Wait......

My older girls go to an all girls school, that just happens to be our local high school and my old Alma Mater too.

One problem with an "all girls school" is the developing obsession with the opposite sex. Some girls turn absolute boy crazy!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Family Feud Furore

Another Straight From The "What The" File..

This week Channel 10 is coming under fire.  

Family game show "Family Feud" has embroiled itself in some controversy I bet it never saw coming!

We have all grown up with this show, both here and overseas and normally it is cause for some light hearted banter and some laughs.

But this week the talk is all about something completely different.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

The School Mum Volunteer - Stumble Into The Weekend - Link Up

Are You A School Volunteer?  - Link Up

Ok, I'll just come out and say it....I'm a slack arse..... there done......

At the beginning of every school year I always start out with the best of intentions.

At parent information night I am there, pen in hand over the sign up sheet, scribbling my name into class volunteer list.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prosciutto, Asparagus and Roasted Tomato Salad - Recipe

Roasted Tomato, Prosciutto and Asparagus Salad

The weather is warming up and that means hello salads!!

I must admit I love my veges, but on a hot summer night there is nothing better than tucking into a nice crisp salad.

This recipe isn't exactly cool, but it is just perfect for moderate Spring weather.

It still is a semi warm salad, but makes the perfect accompaniment to a nice steak or grilled chicken.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meeting Prime Minister Of Australia John Howard

John Howard Prime Minister

Inspirational Speakers

I don't typically pay reference to any sort of politics on this blog... for numerous reasons. But mainly because I like to keep it lighthearted and relatively non controversial. (Although I have been told that controversial is good for page views).

We all know that the topics of politics and government tend to get people riled up and it can be a very passionate topic.

Don't get me wrong passion is good, but today in Australia the subject and discussion of "government" and politics can get rather heated.

I often prefer to keep my political beliefs to myself. The main reason for this is because I think my views differ to those of the majority of people I interact with and I just don't deal well with conflict.

So what has brought on todays post?

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Evolution Of The Junk Drawer

The Junk Drawer

When All Else Fails Look In The "Junk" Drawer

Every house has them....maybe even a few of them.

Very rarely are they planned, they kind of just evolve over time..

They can be in the kitchen, in the loungeroom even in the bedroom, or all three!!

Yes I'm talking about the "junk" drawer...

Our main one is in the kitchen, I say main one because I have a few...

It all starts out innocently enough.. you have that spare drawer in your kitchen, you think to yourself....hmm what can I put in here?.... and before you know it!.....CHAOS!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Santa Myth or Magic?

To Believe or Not Believe...That is the question?

*warning this post contains information on the inner workings of Santa's workshop and is not intended for young readers*....... if you get my drift....

The silly season is fast approaching and along with that comes the inevitable Christmas decorations in the shops by mid September. 

The weather is starting to warm up (yes I'm in the Southern Hemisphere), kids are starting to get excited by the prospect of the Christmas holidays and of course the man in the jolly red suit.

I read this article on IVillage the other day and I couldn't help but feel sorry for the parent who wrote it.
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