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Life at 41 years, 1 month

I’m up early with the sun as it’s that stretch of glorious mornings where the sun is up early before daylight savings begins. Long are the days of Daise or Harper being up with me, they are so big now, I sometimes wonder where the years have gone and get moments of panic when I think to the future … [Read a little more...]

The Throne Rangers: A Podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {Ep 9}

Phew! Veggie Mama and I FINALLY got our shit together and recorded a brand new episode of The Throne Rangers and it's jam packed with post summer Royal Goodness! There's been a little break over the summer for the Royals but they are slowly and surely coming back into the spotlight from their … [Read a little more...]

Vanilla pep talks

It's the start of the week! And it's Spring! And my productivity levels are relatively high for a change from the months of hibernation and I am 100% going with it while it lasts because I know it … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal ideas: Delicious, light, Spring food!

Good morning friends! We've woken to a frosty here this morning, and below zero temps, but it's looking like it's going to be a beautiful, sunny day out there. This time of the year is certainly a … [Read a little more...]

Spring entertaining: Ottolenghi’s one pot roast chook with dates & capers

The sun is SHINING here today and promises to do so again tomorrow and it just feels like we've turned the corner on winter. That's a big call around these parts, especially when we have the fire on … [Read a little more...]

Cheeky mid week escape to Mt Hay Luxury Retreat

It took me all of 3 seconds to answer the lovely Louise's email asking me if I would like to come and stay at the gorgeous luxury retreat Mt Hay in Berry, but about 4 months to finally get around to … [Read a little more...]

This Spring why don’t you…

Spring is here my friends (in the southern hemisphere at least) and it feels SO good doesn't it? We are being treated this week with a touch of warmer weather too and my GOODNESS does it feel SO good … [Read a little more...]

Maintenance Monday: The quick clean

You guys would see me using this phrase for the last few years (ok, more like 6 or so) to sum up the stuff that goes down around these parts most Mondays. I don't know what it is about a Monday that … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Some great cakes

Good morning friends! The sun is shining and we have just put Daisy on the bus for camp until Friday so I'm feeling a little lost really. You know what that means right? CAKE. I will bake a cake today … [Read a little more...]

Holidays and kids and expectations

I have long admitted my problem with expectations and the frustrations I have when they are not met. I think I first wrote about back in 2014 when the kids were a little smaller, and I was a little … [Read a little more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 3 months

Do you remember the last update I gave you about Mags? It was a tale of tantrums and toddler meltdowns, of despair and frustration and so many tears (from both of us). Well here we are 6 weeks later … [Read a little more...]

Solving the Big issues: Retro comfort classic

I blame the weather (thankfully it's WET as well as cold here so far this week), but I cannot stop eating. ALL of the things. Actually, maybe it's the fact that I have been a bit off my game this year … [Read a little more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

How was your Father's Day yesterday? We had a very quiet one here at home, nothing fancy but a nice family lunch, some playing out in the sunshine and some fried chicken. Not a bad combo I say! … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Easy, delicious & quick pasta

Good morning friends. Here we are AGAIN. How does it happen? I had the Sunday night blues baaaaaad last night - it's just that all of a sudden it's Friday night and then you blink and it's Sunday … [Read a little more...]