Tag: family meals delivered

The problem with rules

Students have had a rough year. And so we think they need a survival pack: to assist study and power them up. Melbourne & Sydney meal delivery.

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The very best of things

Photography by alexandermayesphotography 

This is not my story. This is a story that one of our lovely, long time customers shared with me the other day. Last Saturday, they ordered a cheese & antipasto box, along with a bunch of dinners, which we delivered to them. There was no particular occasion. They just decided to have a special night in.

And so, this family dressed in their finery, listened to music, chatted, ate a delicious meal and enjoyed being together. It lifted their spirits, as they celebrated the near-end of the school term, and the joys that can be found in hanging out with the same group of people day after day.

We know that occasions are not made by the food you eat (although we may dispute that from time to time!) They are made by the people you share that food with. This, it seems to me, is the very best of life in lockdown. Happily, this won't change once restrictions are lifted.

From this week, we can gather in outdoor groups of 5 fully vaccinated adults. If you would like a box to picnic with, get in touch (you can replay to this email). We'd love to put together something special just for you and your new found freedoms.

We exist to care for you through really good food, changing your daily life for the better. And we love to hear your stories of how you've been able to gather with your people: either those you live with, or virtually. Whether it's a break from the daily dinner grind, or a special occasion, it is our pleasure to cook for you.

Order online for delivery across Sydney, Melbourne & regional NSW, ACT & VIC within 3-5days (depending on where you live). Choose your preferred delivery day and time slot: $15 for metro areas, $18 for regional and rural. If there is something we can do to serve you and your family, please don't hesitate to ask.

Rachel & the DotT Team

Work-life balance is a myth

Work-life balance is a furphy.

There. I've said it. Out loud.

Sorry to burst your bubble. Or perhaps you made that discovery ages ago (and if you did, why didn't you tell me?)

I don't think that's the end of the story though. While it might not be balance, it just might be something else...

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Our packaging war on waste

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Like many of you, after the ABC's #waronwaste campaign and TV show we were horrified. We thought we knew something about responsible disposal of rubbish, but the problems that rubbish is causing were far worse than we imagined. And so we started thinking...

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School holidays and climbing the roof (but not the walls!)

A red and a blue door of adjacent terrace housesSchool holidays are, for me, a break in routine and a chance just to hang out. They're also a time to climb on the roof. I should point out that I didn't include that on my original school holiday plan...

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Last minute orders are here... for when you're begging for mercy!

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Recently, I had one of those days. Not the good one. I had a bit to get through, so I made a list. Lists are good. They keep you on track. And there's that sense of great personal fulfillment when you tick something off.

My big problem is, I lose little pieces of paper on which I write lists. But I will not be deterred. I now write them on my phone. And then they do not get lost. Very often...

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Confident in my capability... Challenged when proving it

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I blame it on the time. Actually, I blame it on the time of day. And the lack of sleep. And the fact that I felt a little fraught at the time.

I am not generally inept at public transport. I do not usually have difficulty discerning sign boards and timetables. A very long time ago I lived in East Africa, and managed to negotiate the public transport system there. On one notable occasion I shared my seat with a live chicken, while a panic stricken goat was hoisted past my window and onto the roof of the bus. When it comes to transportation, I have runs on the board.

I was, on those occasions, travelling alone...

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I could use your vote... AusMumpreneur Awards

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I am honoured to be nominated for an AusMumpreneur Business Award in the Making a Difference (Business) category.  This is a people's choice award... which means I could really use your vote.

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Finite energy points - the daily life juggle and the energy overdraft

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Most days, I work on the proviso that we start every day with a certain number of energy points. These are there for the picking, spent as the situation requires. Some tasks, of course, require a greater number of energy points than others. Occasionally I find I can achieve two tasks using a single energy point, and in those rare moments, I feel supremely smug.

Over the years I have learned three things:

  1. Getting an overdraft is difficult.
  2. Sometimes I am over-expended by 8.32am.
  3. My application for an overdraft, logged by 8.43am, is usually denied by 9.03am.

Here's how the tally went today:

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