Month 5: Week 20! Monday’s Weekly Update :)

Hi there and thanks for reading, I’m writing an update after a VERY busy 7 days, wow – I’ve been accepted for two additional casual roles as a Science Curriculum developer in the WACE ATAR Yr 11 S2 Human Biology area on the topic of Human Reproduction where I’m working in a small team forContinue reading “Month 5: Week 20! Monday’s Weekly Update :)”

Month 3: Week 10, Day 3 – Smashed avo and feta ftw!

This morning was pretty epic thus far 🙂 I’ve sent my Dad in the US a message reply at 7 am or so (his 4 pm) and then resolved to go do some lawn mowing and whipper snipping, had a shower, made coffee and then scrambled eggs salmon, smashed avo and feta with my darlingContinue reading “Month 3: Week 10, Day 3 – Smashed avo and feta ftw!”

Month 3: Week 9, Day 3 – Relief @ Mother Teresa Catholic College today and Friday :) + new bed delivered and set-up woo!

Today was a very engaging day of relief lessons including some RE and HASS, English and IT for a Catholic school eventually slated to be K-12 but currently K – 10 enrolments in Perth’s southern suburb of Baldivis. I had opportunity to spruik my Honestdadvice channel in a few occasions – very low key, butContinue reading “Month 3: Week 9, Day 3 – Relief @ Mother Teresa Catholic College today and Friday 🙂 + new bed delivered and set-up woo!”

Month 2: Week 8, Day 3 – Broken bed frame :(

Today’s post is late because I have had a very busy morning. My wife came down sick with a summer cold since yesterday evening and we had a fairly sleepless night, our old Ikea bed frame finally packed it in, snapping at the base and so I have removed it to the back patio untilContinue reading “Month 2: Week 8, Day 3 – Broken bed frame :(“

Month 2: Week 7, Day 7 – Grame returning to stay this week!

A short one today, we are preparing for a visit for 4 nights from my mother, Lily’s ‘Grame’ while her husband works in the city for a few days as part of a transition plan to retirement at the end of 2021 in South-West W.A. Meanwhile my Dad and his wife are retired in Idaho,Continue reading “Month 2: Week 7, Day 7 – Grame returning to stay this week!”

Month 2 – Week 7, Day 5: Lenten Friday observances

During Lent Catholics are obliged to abstain from meats excluding fish on Fridays and my wife and I will keep this observance today by having meatless breakfast, lunch and dinner with granola, yoghurt, milk, cheese, tuna and pickle sandwiches and then dhal and rice for dinner. It is our hope that by being diligent andContinue reading “Month 2 – Week 7, Day 5: Lenten Friday observances”

Month 2 – Week 7, Day 3: Ash Wednesday 2021 and Lent

This morning Jess, Lily and I attended Mass at 8 am, in prior years having had to be at work at this point, I appreciated the privilege of being with my family and receiving the liturgical ashes and sacramental eucharist together. My wife and I are fasting today, having 1 main meal with fish andContinue reading “Month 2 – Week 7, Day 3: Ash Wednesday 2021 and Lent”

Month 2 – Week 6: Day 7 Epic Roast Chicken!

Hi everyone, this is my Honestdadvice Cooking blog # 2 – Roast Chicken done right 🙂 So what are the basics? You want plenty of time/planning and preparation, you also want fresh high quality ingredients. Many things are flexible but this version I’m calling HDV Butter, Bacon, Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken with fresh gardenContinue reading “Month 2 – Week 6: Day 7 Epic Roast Chicken!”

Month 2 – Week 6: Day 5 Epic Lasagne @ Home :)

I made an absolutely epic Lasagne last night from (almost) scratch, having purchased pre ground meat, pre made (fresh refrigerated) lasagne sheets and pre made/manufactured ingredients: red wine, Worcestershire sauce and fresh whole mozzarella and parmesan (I grate myself yo) also have been practicing my dicing and chopping game with onion and garlic and carrotContinue reading “Month 2 – Week 6: Day 5 Epic Lasagne @ Home :)”