Product Talk by Nuffnang: An outdoor Brisbane Christmas without flies

*This is a Product Talk by Nuffnang post

So, I may have mentioned pre-Christmas that we were hosting Christmas at our place for the first time ever. After years of making the pilgrimage either north or south to visit either of our parents we decided to stay in Brisbane and have our own little Christmas. The plan was to cook a roast in the Weber and have a relaxed outdoors dining experience with a mix of hot and cold and some yummy summer desserts.

For the last couple of months, we’ve been barbecuing up a storm but with every whiff of meaty goodness we were harassed by a large legion of flies. And when the sun went down we often had to head inside to avoid the mosquitoes nipping at our feet. So, in the lead up to Christmas we started to discuss our options to keeping the pesky insects at bay. Mosquito coils and cintronella had become a bit of a hazard with young children around, so when I got the chance to try out the Mortein NaturGard Automatic Outdoor Insect Control System it was a spot of good timing. Continue reading


Hair emergency averted: great hair and relaxation at a child friendly salon

Last week I was putting off the inevitable, I needed my hair done badly (hello grey roots and untamable bouffiness!) but my much-loved hairdresser of the past 8 years is on maternity leave and I was having ‘hair trust issues’. I was also trying to find a time that worked best to get to the salon without the boys which proved difficult, so I just wacked it into the too hard basket.

But then there was a sudden opportunity to get some professional head shots done and I had to get my hair fixed fast … real fast! The shoot was scheduled for two days time. Continue reading