Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Hot days keep cool here..

Looks like some hot days a head.. looking for places to keep cool try the beautiful Cronulla Beach..so inviting..

Sunday, 21 July 2013

http://carter06.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Stay-on-Top-of-the-Social-Media-Game-for-Writers
Keeping on top of your social networks for writer's can be a challenge especially if you have several or more going at the same time. It can take up a lot of your time and take away your energy for creative writing if you don't manage it. I wrote this hub while thinking through the challenges of doing so myself...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sweet Kwikbytes

My lovely daughter Erica & I were out @
the beach for morning tea last week & as she is gluten free we ordered our coffee & a gluten free choc bite full of dates & chocolate & orange flavours . And that got us thinking 'Why don't we try to make them' - so here is our attempt - not bad for the first try! We changed a few of the ingredients ie used Mandarins instead of Oranges & Macadamia nuts instead of cashews but pecans can be used as well
Anyways it turned out delicious and I thought I'd share it here...

Mix chopped dates, cocoa, chopped nuts of your choice together with orange juice to a stiff consistency & roll in coconut, set in fridge. Enjoy





Sunday, 5 May 2013

Some Clarification!

So I need to explain about Kwikbytes, my yummy recipes for quick meals. I came up with the idea while writing one day. I was hubbing and tweeting away in between chapters of my novel and the hours slipped away and before I knew it I was so engrossed in writing that I suddenly realized I was famished and it was way past lunch time. Really wanting to stay in the moment of the story somewhere between the 5th & 6th chapter I was lamenting the fact that I would need to take the time to get myself some lunch & the time it would take & I had the bright idea of trying to come up with a nourishing Kwikbyte in the time it would take to compose a post on my blog or write a tweet & post it on twitter.
So basically I needed to come up with an idea in about 5 to 10 minutes.
So therefore the idea of Kwikbytes for writers was born & in coming weeks I will post more delicious recipes here on my blog & you can also find them on twitter @04darcy. Check them out you won't be disappointed.
Till later
X Mary

Friday, 26 April 2013

Story of the Book

Ok so one of my other interests in life of late is collecting some choice 2nd hand, vintage & Antique pieces!!
One of the things I regret not buying recently was this old print.. Oh how I wish!!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

A good read..

I love a good book; a cup of tea & a comfortable chair..
And speaking of a good book I bought 'Rachel Abbots Only the Innocent' just recently from Amazons kindle books & it was a ridiculously good read!! Intrigue, a great story line & captivating characters held my interest & I couldn't put it down..
So worth a read..





Sunday, 7 April 2013

My Favourite Things

I was thinking today about colours..outside gardening amongst the basil & the sage & the mint I was wondering why I was feeling such bliss and realised that I was surrounded by my fav colour.. the colour green.. have always loved it..have always chosen it.. And have unconsciously at times surrounded my self in shades of green..on walls inside & out, with flowers & jugs & cups etc etc
But I have to say I really think its not just green I love but its white together with green that inspires me.. and I thought I would share some of my fav green & white pics here.. I hope you enjoy..c u soon









Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Writing - my first love

Although some may not think so..this blog is about writing, by me a writer & hopefully shared with other writers.. And not only will I be posting kwikbytes for writers
(food for the body) but I will also be posting mindbytes (food for the mind) and an occasional story!
So do pop in from time to time & feel free to share a thought or two..bye for now.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Kwikbytes for Writers

Half a cup whole meal flour, plain flour, olive oil, cooked mashed sweet potato; 1 egg; 2 tablespoons sour cream & parmesan cheese; salt & pepper; bake in hot oven till lightly brown.

Kwikbytes for Writers!

Mix together cooked diced sweet potato; whole egg mayo; chopped fresh mint, shallots or chives..enjoy!