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Retired No One Told Me! Weekly roundup…

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Doesn’t the time fly?? It is weekly roundup time again so grab your favourite drink a cuppa or a glass of wine and settle down and have a read…Spoiler Alert!... You will be hungry at the end of it so maybe have some healthy snacks or lunch or dinner ready to go…

Starting with a lovely Vietnamese Chicken recipe from Beyond The Norm it sounds delish and one I will definitely be making very soon.

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Fruity Friday follows and it was the turn of the beautiful Starfruit which has just come into season here and they are ripening very nicely on the tree… Time to make some more chutney methinks…most of my chutney I make from fruits which are in season now some last from season to season and others don’t it all depends on how much I make and you always have your favourites don’t you so some go a lot quicker.


What is your favourite chutney and or jam???


Next, it is my monthly guest post over at Esme’s new blog renamed Esme’s Salon and it was the letter E…The egg was mentioned a few times and my favourite Egg Drop Soup which is a very tasty soup made with Pork and fennel with egg strands…very nice…

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Now it is the turn of my travel posts a new feature on this blog and last week it was Travel Australia …The brilliant white sand dunes of Lancelin and the eerie natural limestone formations which are called The Pinnacles and of course there was the mention of food…just to keep your taste buds on their toes…


Then the awesome Pinnacles at Cervantes in WA …There are of course lots of ghostly stories to be told… are they true ?? Will these formations disappear as quickly as they appeared?



Next, we had one of my favourite desserts I am not a fan of cream-laden puddings but do love a piece of lime or lemon meringue pie…

Limelemon meringu Pie

It looks yellow just like a lemon meringue and if I had used green colouring but I don’t although next time I may use the Pandan leaf to give it the green colour the lime taste, however, was just perfect…Spot on!



Then, of course, it was our favourite rib recipe… now, who doesn’t love eating ribs as one of my commenters put it… My messy eater can come out…You cannot eat ribs nicely, can you ??


Obesity has been the theme of my Healthy Eating posts on the last few Tuesdays and it has or it did draw to a close last Tuesday… It was a post which when I started these comparisons that I didn’t foresee the conclusion…We all know I dislike greedy manufacturers and governments who don’t give a fig about our health and wellbeing and The Cook Islands is a very sad indication of this at its best and at it’s worst for the people of the Cook Islands…Timor Leste is like many countries who have suffered invasion and war and are still paying the price but I hope that they will turn themselves around and become healthy and not succumb and share the fate of the Cook Islands… Yep, she( Moi) is still not over this and still feels very strongly about it…No more tofu

I think I will go and stick pins in my jelly babies…

I did, however, issue a challenge and will be trying tofu for the first time…all will be revealed next week. Will it be a hit or a miss?


Yesterday’s cookery column over at Sally’s showcased delicious duck and some lovely sauces and also some unusual salted duck eggs?



Lastly and still on the subject of food is the awesome Beer Butt Chicken and you get to drink some …

Beer Butt Chicken


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Travel Australia…The Pinnacles, WA


The Pinnacles are beautiful, but eerie limestone formations within the Nambung National Park which is situated close to the town of Cervantes, Western Australia.

The park is roughly 200 kilometres north of Perth city and covers an area of 17,487 hectares which provides a natural habitat for native animals and wildlife.

These amazing natural limestone structures which are called The Pinnacles some which stand as high as five metres were formed some 25,000 to 30,000 years ago when the sea receded and left big deposits of seashells. Over time the coastal winds eroded away the surrounding sand, leaving these pillars exposed to the elements.


Local folklore, however, tells stories of the mysterious disappearances of local aboriginal boys and at sundown, The Pinnacles do take on an eerie feel and those fingers turn the most amazing hue of reddish golds.

You get that feeling come over you which makes you wonder… Is it true??? Is it nature at its beautiful best or is there a much spookier explanation???

With the high winds in the area and the changing of the scenery here over time it makes one wonder will they be here in a 100  years time or will they disappear as if they had never existed???


We were awed by the sight of these awesome rock formations and so pleased we took the trip out but make sure you take plenty of water as you cannot buy it here…

No little shops just the awesome Pinnacles.

After our tour of The Pinnacles, we carried on to The Lobster Shack for some very welcome delicious fresh lobster…

The Lobster Shack can be found at number 4 Madrid Street in Cervantes. 

Locally known as Crayfish the Western Rock Lobster fishery extends from Shark Bay in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south and comprises of three separate zones.

A lobster can live for more than 20 years and can weigh as much as 5 kg, although fishing rules mean fisherman rarely catch them heavier than 3 kg. There is no difference between Western Rock Lobster and the crayfish. Western Rock lobster is the name of the species and Crayfish is the term that the Ozzie uses.

The Lobster shack offers tours of the factory and boat tours we had our delicious lobster meal there and took a couple back home with us… The choice is yours.


Josh and granddad posing and pulling silly faces… we left them to it and went and explored the gift shop where you can buy t/shirts and other souvenirs.

We really enjoyed our time and travels around Western Australia it is a lovely state and we can’t wait to return to explore some more…

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