Author: Kimberly Powell

Sometimes it can be hard to know what is going on behind those adorable, glassy dog eyes, especially when it comes to feelings of love and affection. I love both of my dogs equally but one of the two clearly shows me more affection back....

While Australian ticks are nowhere near the scourge they are in the United States, there are still 70 different species of ticks throughout Australia, and 16 of these species feed on human blood. Usually, a tick bite will cause a little bit of irritation and...

We’ve all heard of a ‘beer jacket’ helping to get through a cold night, and I’ve on more than one occasion had extra cups of tea or coffee that I didn’t want to drink but instead just wanted the warmth in my hands. Well how...

‘Dumpling’ is a general word that covers a wide range of food, all with the basic quality of being a starchy dough which has some kind of filling on the inside. Some of the most popular ones are Chinese ‘jiaozi’ and ‘wonton’, Japanese ‘gyoza’ and...

If you have spent any time travelling around Latin America you will have come across this one. You don’t hear about it much in Australia. The idea of raw fish puts most people off. Because the fish is marinated in citrus juices, it is actually...

This one is messy eating so have your serviettes on the ready. It’s fun too with a couple of glasses of white wine or an icy cold margarita on hot summer nights. You can make these any way you like with just about any fish that...

Getting up and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of early morning with a hot cup of coffee has become something of a camping ritual for me. It’s the only time of the day when my family are still asleep and I have some time for...

Before we get into this article, I just want to make sure you that there are often 2 meanings associated with free camping. One mean is camping for the long term and a second meaning is that the camping site doesn’t cost anything. In this...

Our dogs are essential parts of our family, so why shouldn’t they be allowed to enjoy the family camping holiday? The dog will love the outdoors, the kids want the dog there and besides, it’s not a real holiday without the family in its entirety....

A begging dog can ruin dinner-time and the sooner you can stop it the better. Before we got a dog, my husband and I used to listen to music while we ate. Often, we would have some kind of jazz or blues in the background...