July 09, 2010

Did a Pressure Cooker save my life???

Firstly - thanks for showing up Friday - you total ho! I swear you were running late. Took forever to get here. All is forgiven though as I get to play with that FUN FUN site Random.Org and draw the winners, yes all three of them, of my most excellent Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil Giveaway!

I was so very tempted to keep one bottle and say Trilogy only gave me two, but I fear they might read this and blacklist me from dealing with them in the future. Hi there Trilogy Suits.... see I am giving all three bottles away.........

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STAYDAY, BuBbles and Gill - OurParkLife please email me your address asap! mrswoog@hotmail.com. You are going to look amazing! And Organic, not to mention rosie!

Next giveaway comes courtesy of the incredibly good looking crew at Harper Collins Publishers. A while ago I fed my soul on a book they published, A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life by the wonderful newsreader Juanita Phillips. I was impressed so much I bought the company that made pressure cookers. No, not really, but I did nag a few people at Harper Collins to give me a few copies to giveaway.

I remember the raised eyebrows from colleagues at work when I announced over my 8 month-old bump, that I would enjoy bonding with my baby for 3 months then I would be back in time to continue to save the company I worked for. I was certain they could not continue without me. Certain. It took little over a year for me to fall off the superwoman wagon, and when I fell, I fell hard. BUT I did not have to do it live on National Television.

When Juanita Phillips stumbled on an old pressure cooker in an op shop, it changed her life. As a frantically busy working mother, she was desperate for solutions to that modern dilemma: how to juggle kids, career, housework and marriage. The pressure cooker helped her solve one of the biggest problems - preparing daily healthy meals - but that was just the beginning. She and her husband decided to transform their chaotic life in other ways too, and where it led them was surprising.

This candid confession of a failed supermum offers practical tips for anyone searching for a calmer, simpler, healthier life.


The Amazing 7-Minute Risotto and other pressure cooker recipes
How to find more than 24 hours in a day
Role reversal: the pros and cons of house-husbandry
The guilt-free guide to cutting housework

I loved loved LOVED this book and got a lot out of it. She makes really good points about consumerism and role reversals in a way that is not preachy or judgey. I do strongly disagree with her though about getting rid of the dishwasher. That is just Whack. There are heap of great recipes as well and an impressive section on pressure cookers, which are like slow cookers on speed.

If you are lucky enough to win one two copies, do not lend it to your friends as I did, as now I am in the awkward situation of saying, "Have you finished with my book yet? " Stash your copy away and deny it's existence. RandyOrgasm will help me draw this giveaway Friday 16th July.

I believe there are a handful of tickets left to the Working Mums Masterclass in Sydney where Juanita will deliver the key-note speech in her smooth dulcet tones. Do yourself a favour and attend if you can. I will be there with a "Go Girlfriend!" sign.

Now to win, just comment on this post telling me one thing THAT YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT! Dramatic hey! I cannot live without Maggie Beer. Now your turn...............
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