Rambling On… 6 December 2019

Last weekend was a great surprise. My daughter decided to come for a visit so we could go out for dinner to celebrate her getting her certificate as she’s now a fully qualified mechanic. Unfortunately, my son and his other half couldn’t go out with us Saturday night since they were both working. We still had a great time.

We had a delicious Thai dinner at the Real Thai restaurant for two reasons. One they cater to my daughter’s coeliac disease and make sure her meal is gluten free. And two they cater to my intolerance of onion and garlic.

I have to say it’s the best food I’ve eaten in a long time while out to eat. Even though other restaurants try to cater to food allergies and intolerances, I’ve found that most of the time my meals are rather bland. I believe the chefs/cooks seem to be at a loss of what to use if they can’t use the two ingredients that make me sick.

I understand that a lot of their food is prepared beforehand in large batches, but it doesn’t take much imagination to add flavour to food when onion and garlic can’t be used. I go through a lot of Dijon and whole grain mustard as well as mixed herbs since I’m the main cook in the house. I also use chili paste as well as lots of black freshly ground pepper. I even have fresh herbs growing in my garden and I’m no chef. I’m just a home cook and have learned to think of other ways to add flavour to our meals.

There’s really no excuse for flavourless food when we’re lucky enough to have so many other options available.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Lol.


For the last three weeks, I’ve been stuck at home without a vehicle. I sold my car about four to five years ago since It wasn’t being used as I work from home. My hubby also had his motorbike and we have the BT50.

After the sale of my vehicle, my man was riding his motorbike to and from work and since it wasn’t too far from home and he had all the wet weather gear, it made sense. We were saving money by not paying for vehicle registration and insurance for a car that was hardly used.

Since he’s been traveling all over the countryside and needs to cart his tools with him the bike is out, and he’s been driving the dual cab ute.

Of course, since I don’t have a motorbike license, I’ve been stuck at home. As I work from home, it hasn’t really bothered me, but I’ve had to learn to think ahead when I didn’t need to previously. We’ve been going to the shops every weekend to stock up on food items and other things we might need through the week.

However, a have felt a little trapped. Even though I hate shopping, I really liked the ability to go to the stores whenever I wanted to. It got me out of the house for a bit and when I got back home, I was ready to get back to work.

He’s solved that problem.

He’s just got a loan for a new car. He’s buying another cheaper four-wheel drive ute for work purposes only.

I went along with him a few weekends ago as he test drove some vehicles and we were both surprised by the quality of the Chinese brand ute that is new to the market. The reason we aren’t just getting me a little run around car is that our BT50 is set up the way we want it to go camping.

Hubby and I both don’t want anything on our “getaway car” getting destroyed since we not long finished setting it up. Thankfully, because he’s starting his own business, he’ll be able to claim the repayments and interest on his tax.

The new vehicle is going to be delivered to our door sometime next week. I can’t wait to have my freedom back.

Have a great weekend.

Stay safe, healthy and happy.

Love Becca Van


What Have I Been Writing?

I’m writing Slick Rock 28: Unshackled.

No, this story isn’t about doms and their submissive. You’ll have to read the story once I’ve completed it and if Siren BookStrand decides to publish it to find out why I titled it this way.

Slick Rock 26:
To The Moon And Back

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released November 26.

Pack Law 8:
Uncharted Territory

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released November 13.

Slick Rock 27:

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date December 13

Pack Law 9:
     Reign Of Terror

Available to Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date November 4

What Have I Been Reading?

I’ve not long finished reading Jeaniene Frost’s Once Burned: A Night Prince Novel. I have to say I loved this book even though it wasn’t complete.

I will definitely be getting the next in the series to read about Vampire Vlad and his mortal heroine. I’m also interested to see what else Ms. Frost has on offer to read.

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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