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Full & Thorough reporting: The social edition

Goodness me we have had ourselves a social week at the Macdonald house. We've been to Sydney twice, I have eaten and drunk waaaaaaaaay more than I should have and had LOTS of fun along the way. Pour yourself a drink, have a seat and have a look at where we've been. Monday night we headed up to … [Read a little more...]

Chocolate Fudge Cake

I was put in charge of the birthday boy's cake on the weekend and the one brief I had was that it had to be chocolate. Now THAT I can do! I could have trotted out my trusty Anne as I do on most birthdays, but I decided that I needed to make it a little fancier because my step Dad deserves that! I … [Read a little more...]

Order restored & a Sunday lunch

Sunday morning at 6am Rob landed back from Europe and a few hours later was home sweet home. I think you could hear my sighs of relief all over the country. My partner in crime, those extra set of … [Read a little more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {ep 6}

Just when you think things can't get busier on the Royal schedule we have ALL of the things in the past fortnight. We've got birthdays & events galore! Let's not forget Trooping the colour for … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winner chicken Dinner!

Good morning friends from the chilly and dreary Southern Highlands. We have had a very cold weekend with a freezing wind and this morning, a little rain. The central heating AND fire is roaring this … [Read a little more...]

Back in Black Ball 2018

Can you hear that? It's me, sitting down with a HUGE sense of relief knowing that everything is done. No more ball. No more worries. No more organising. No more stress. No more visitors. The June long … [Read a little more...]

A Village Winter Ball

When we first moved into the village I had no idea about the rhythms of it, the seasons, the events that make up a year living in this corner of the world. At the end of summer there's trivia on a … [Read a little more...]

Olympus Camera winner!

YOU GUYS. That was HARD. I feel like I have been on an emotional rollercoaster! ALL of the feels - happy and sad, simple joy, moments of profound loss, pride, excitement all captured in photos. Isn't … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: High rotation BabyMac classics

I am back into the groove of daily life (and cooking) but oh my goodness the JOY in not cooking for anyone for 11 days. THE JOY. I have been hitting the classics with all the family favourites that … [Read a little more...]

The Throne Rangers: A Podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {Ep 5}

I can only start off by apologising for the radio silence on the old poddy for the past MONTH...how did that happen? Oh that's right, Stacey was in Fiji and then I went to the UK, then I got sick and … [Read a little more...]

BabyMac’s Top 10 travel essentials

Oh how the recent use of my passport has lit a fire and passion for even MORE travel. Always the way isn't it? I thought I better jot down some hints and tips that I learnt from this last trip before … [Read a little more...]

Win your very own Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera!

It's now been a week since we arrived back home from my very own Royal adventure and the further away from it I get, the more I feel like it was all a dream. A wonderful, magical dream! But my … [Read a little more...]

A slow Sunday at Hill View Sculpture

Over the weekend we had some visitors down for the night who have recently moved back from London after many years living over there. We were chatting on Saturday night when we were asked how we … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bubbling winter warmers

Ah Monday morning, here you are. I am pretty sick actually with a cold that I managed to get at the tail end of our trip. I have tried to ignore it but it's safe to say that I have been hit with it … [Read a little more...]