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It’s very bad luck to kill a Cobra

“It’s very bad luck”, my grandfather said solemnly at tea time one day, “to kill a Cobra.” As a compassionate little girl who deeply believed that everything alive had a right to live, I was firmly behind the principle of […]

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Today I Am Not

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The Past Two Weeks

I’m _exhausted_. I don’t just mean that I’m tired; it’s not the sort of tired you feel at the end of the day when you’ve had full and busy and looked up at the clock and realised that it wasn’t […]

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Not THAT Good.

  I’ve been over-indulgent lately. For those of you not quite in the loop, I’ve been busy with my cupcake business and my food blog; I’ve also applied to go to Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney so I can be […]

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Occupation: Writer

Occupation: Writer ~ awanthi.com

Sometime ago someone I barely knew asked me what I did for a living, and I replied that I was a writer. She looked sceptical and informed me that I couldn’t call myself a writer unless I’d been published. She […]

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Blah Blah Blah

There’s been so much noise in my life lately. I don’t mean actual noise – that’s not something you get a lot of when you live alone with two cats. Cats are restful creatures, which is one of the most […]

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Egg and Chips

Is there anything better than thick cut chips from floury potatoes fried to a beautiful sunny gold and fried eggs with delicious yolk still warm and runny to dip your chips into? I mean, I know there are foodies and […]

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