Also waging war on the bloody grass that's in desperate need of a goat. We don't have a goat so I've spent the day covering the whole damn lot in weed mat. It's one which allows air and water to move both ways through it so hopefully it won't be damaging to the soil.
I've tried the newspaper/cardboard route for three years now and I swear that the grass in Perth is a bloody mutant hybrid that laughs itself silly when I walk towards it with cardboard. Honestly it's a war I'm losing here, not a battle :(
Will take a before pic for you to see and an after one as well.
Thermomix is going brilliantly. It's really helping us to save money and eat healthier. Speaking of healthy; we've sacked the microwave oven. It's been a challenge to 'unlearn' the convenient way of reheating but so far so good. My Grandmother used to use pots/the oven and the steamer to reheat and it's working for me :)
No more cooking in glass for me, EVER!
edited to add: The Chirpies were in the kitchen not five minutes before this happened. And... my oven gloves were two metres away on the opposite wall and had glass embedded into them!