Tales of a 3rd time Mum

There are ways as a 3rd time that things are SO much better. You are more relaxed, you know that you pretty much won't kill your baby and they will be OK. Ish. You tend not to give a shit about what people think and this can mean that you refuse to read any books on what babies "should" be doing at … [Read more...]

I love the noise you make when you shut up

Did you watch the ABC 2 part series last night Hitting Home? Horrifying stuff. Going into the lives of women who are being tourtured in their own homes with acts of physical violence, emotional and sexual abuse. Being beaten and worn down, day by day by the men they live with. It was confronting and … [Read more...]

On disappointment

Yesterday my friend Eden sent me a text video about a bakery incident she had, she had asked for a vanilla slice and was given a mere MATCHSTICK instead. She knew I would feel her pain. And I did. I sent her an answer back. You see I was given a Cabbage Patch Doll back in the day (probably … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 23rd November 2015 edition}

With an aching tooth and my mind (and tongue) obsessed with it and everything that will have to be done with it I thought I better focus on some good this afternoon. Here's some things to like... : Clove oil. Who would have thought? Seems so medieval : Roses inside and out, gorgeous things … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: just plain tasty stuff

Oh Monday. I'm tired. I haven't had enough sleep or rest over the weekend, I have a residual tooth ache at the moment which is driving me batty and I just can't quite cope with how quickly time is going by. So I have no time for mucking around, I don't want to eat healthy stuff, or necessarily eat … [Read more...]

One thing: the dodgy number

I found myself in a hardware shop this week. I don't often go into them and so when I do I tend to get a little excited trying to remember all the little things that I often add to the "one thing" list that require going into a hardware store. On this trip I managed to get some painters masking … [Read more...]

Christmas shopping ideas #1

If you're anything like me, you are frantically trying to work out what the HELL you are going to buy your loved ones for Chritsmas this year. Sure, the kids can a little easier to buy for, but I reckon the really tricky ones are the ones that are on my family Kris Kringle list, the husband, the … [Read more...]

Spring super salad

Isn't it just the time of year (and weather) to start eating LOTS of salad? There's something about warmer, longer days (and exposed skin) that says make me a salad, serve it up and SMASH IT. I would eat salad for 2 meals out of 3 every day if someone came up with interesting and delicious … [Read more...]

Late spring afternoons

On Tuesday afternoon we headed down to our friend's (Mr & Mrs Munro) new farm for a quick drink to celebrate Mr Munro's birthday. It was a gorgeous afternoon, the sun shining, kids happy to play, feed the horses, pick some flowers and of course make endless daisy chains. We ate some pickled … [Read more...]

5 Vegetarian Christmas Canapés

A sponsored post for Woolworths Christmas time usually means one thing food wise and that’s an ode to all things MEAT. Whether it’s on Christmas Day, on the lead up with various family functions and drinks parties, there always seems to be so much meat. Which is great for a pork lover like me, … [Read more...]

Paint me a picture

Last weekend Rob declared that he was going to paint his office. He had been talking about doing this for years, but the urge got too strong last Sunday when we had both woken with a cold, it was raining outside and the girls were all stuck indoors fighting over what to watch on Netflix. Off he went … [Read more...]

Maggie is 6 months old!

It's been HALF A YEAR. 6 whole months today since Maggie arrived. She's this happy about it. No really, this happy. I know it's cliche and all of those things but really. 6 months? Is the world in some kind of fast forward? We trotted off to the GP for her 6 months vaccinations last … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Fruit

I don't know how it happens, but I manage to go to the fruit shop and buy what I think is an inordinate amount of fruit which spills out of the fruit bowl and fridge and then 2 days later, the lot is GONE. Daisy would eat up to 6 apples a day if I let her! But we are coming into fruit season where … [Read more...]

One thing: One on one time

Goodness, it's been a while between "one things" hasn't it? Mostly because the one thing turned into a big holiday and then dealing with jetlag and then treading water madly as life has been whizzing by with school and work and life and Maggie. There's been a million things covered off every week, … [Read more...]

Baby Files #5

I don't want to alarm anyone, but it's occurred to me this very week that Maggie isn't going to be a baby forever. Sigh. I know. It's deeply troubling. I mean, she was literally just born and now? Well she's growing. Nay, THRIVING and there's nothing much I can seem to do to slow it … [Read more...]

Linen sheets

So last week this happened: An email landed in my inbox from Bed, Bath & Table alerting me to the fact that they had linen sheets on sale. And being sleep deprived, I immediately added to cart dreaming of sleeping on those soft, cool sheets uninterrupted all night... I have been … [Read more...]

Jack of all trades

A sponsored post for the Royal Australian College of GPs When I was a kid our GP was a family friend. That was all good and well until I needed to get a script for the birth control (and I died on his office floor of embarrassment), but I do have such strong memories of the Doctor’s surgery … [Read more...]

A 2 minute salad you might like

I whipped this up last night as a side for our schnitzels and you know what? Everyone ate it! So I thought I better share it with you because you never know, you or your family might like it too! 2 minute Salad 2 cucumbers Handful dill Half packet fetta Lemon Juice Olive oil Salt & … [Read more...]

Over the Back Fence {Season 5 Ep 2}

This week Neighbour and I discuss my recent trip to Italy (over an Aperol Spritz), the Rugby World Cup (ish) and the Melbourne Cup, Christmas puddings (already), social media fakery and sympathy for the devil...I mean husband. You can listen to it online here: Or you can subscribe … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Good green stuff

After a drizzly and miserable weekend here with below average temperatures (and the fire on both days) I found myself eating waaaaaaay too many carbs. And cake. And pie. I ate quite a lot of pie. So now the sun is shining again it's time to embrace all things green! Here are some simple recipes to … [Read more...]