Preggo Files #18


Kate STILL hasn't had the baby! Who knows if she is even due yet, but STILL no baby. Anyone else keep checking in? All kinds of 'sources' are saying that today or tomorrow WILL be the days! Wills has gone on paternity leave early, the late Diana speaking via her clairvoyant stating that … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 24th April 2015 morning edition}


: spying a cot in our bedroom, never fails to make my stomach flip with anticipation, nerves and excitement. Soon enough there will be a WHOLE PERSON IN THERE : my morning coffee made for me by Rob, every morning, without asking : sunshine streaming through the windows after so much … [Read more...]

Calm & Relaxed


I'm at the stage of my pregnancy where I plan to do very little. The girls went back to school yesterday and so after I got back from my ob appointment, I spent the remainder of my day on the couch. Getting up only to wee and eat. It's been some kind of teenage regression I must say. I have made a … [Read more...]

Getting more without any extra effort


A sponsored post for Qantas Frequent Flyers Recently it came to my attention that there was a simple way to get more from something that I have been doing all my adult life. You know those moments when someone shows you something and you are all like “Um, how long has THIS been going on?” closely … [Read more...]

Bake this: Banana & Easter egg bread


Despite my best efforts asking visitors over Easter to NOT bring chocolate, they did. And the pile of eggs were bought out after every meal just so we could try and get through them all. And yet? We still have those bloody Lindt rabbits that appear to be breeding. This morning (our last of the … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: stove top dinners

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We've had a cold snap overnight and woken to a miserable cold and wet day here. Yesterday I knew it was coming (mostly because I am a weather nerd who becomes a little obsessed with my weather app) so I whacked on this winter casserole and came home after many hours out to a warm and delightful … [Read more...]

One thing: THAT drawer


It was Thursday morning and our coffee machine broke. This was not a good thing, not a good thing at all. When this pregnant woman only has caffeine as her poison of choice at the moment, not a good thing at all. Rob told me "well we've had it since we moved here, almost 5 years and it gets a good … [Read more...]

Instant banana ice cream


What's with the current trend of just 2 ingredient recipes? I mean I know why they exist, it's easy, convenient and quick but I have found that every time I have tried them they are usually a bit shit too. Remember those avocado chocolate puddings? Or those banana pancakes? Both a bit shit. So … [Read more...]

Preggo files #17


I spend many a moment throughout my day at the moment visualising a positive birth experience AND thinking about what Kate is up to. I hope she's hanging at her Mum's place drinking lots of tea and eating cake. Special event signs have gone up outside the hospital which means it's going to … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 72


Can you hear the birds chirping? Feel the warm sunshine beating down? The cool autumn air blowing through the open window? It's the most picture perfect day down here...just magical. And yet in amongst all this sunshine you know what I see in my driveway? Down there, right at the end? Oh that … [Read more...]

The last weeks list


I've had quite a productive morning tackling my email inbox, my to do list, catching up with old mates on the phone and replying to comments on my blog for the past week. Once I had done a few essential items I found myself wandering to the next few weeks that lay ahead. You see, once those girls … [Read more...]

Autumn in the Village


After getting some deadlines done this morning and Daisy proudly declaring that she was onto her 6th episode of Merlin on the iPad I decided it was time to get out of the house...and fast. We went for a walk into the village to the park at School were we caught up with some friends for a play, saw … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Soup (vegetarian)

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First sign of cooler weather and I am straight to the bottom of the veggie crisper to see what I can put together in the form of a soup. I love cooking soup for one (no one in my family is really a fan) so I usually make it in small batches: always starting with garlic and onion and then adding in … [Read more...]

One thing: Going back to bed


For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do just ONE THING from my to-do list, but not your every day to-do list. Oh no, this is the list of non essential items that sort of kind of need to get done but it’s no biggie if they don’t get done until next week, or next month, or um, next … [Read more...]

Preggo Files #16


You know why Kate is sporting this spectacular resting bitch face? Well, she has ordered some pink paint from Annie Sloan so OF COURSE that means she is having a girl! I think she might be having a late run of nesting and is shipping up some quick MDF paint projects like Suzie Wilks on … [Read more...]

Happy farm days


We've been very focused on time around here heading to inevitable deadline where everything will change for all of us in the next little while. Getting through the School term, and then Easter, and now here we are in between the life that we have known for the past 5 and a half years and the new one … [Read more...]

School holiday bake off

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I know it's not Monday, but it certainly feels like it this morning doesn't it. Yesterday we had our first 'proper' day of school holidays where we stayed in our pj's all day, lazed around, put out fights between the girls, denied chocolate and generally dealt with end of term exhaustion and getting … [Read more...]

Easter 2015


Here we are on Easter Monday, not quite at the end of the long weekend, but most of the hard work behind us. When we moved to the village we weren't quite aware of the work that goes into Easter...we have our annual market (which is also the main fundraiser for the school) and of course we always … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 71


Crack out the footy franks...we are DONE with term 1 here! PRAISE SWEET BABY CHEESES WITH ALL HIS EASTER GOODNESS. Or something. I've just got home from the final assembly for the term, my tail between my legs with a completely exhausted and delirious kinder kid. The Easter Hat parade was her … [Read more...]

Easter ideas

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It's now the Wednesday afternoon before a very busy Easter weekend and I have only just allowed myself to think about the food needed and shopping to be done for the weekend. I am unsure why just everyone shops like the apocalypse is coming, but I do know that my trip into Bowral tomorrow is not … [Read more...]