Preggo files #9

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It's been a big week. Emotionally mostly. Harps has gone off to school, Daise into the 'big class' at school (3-6) and Frank this morning to go get his nuts seen to. How much can one pregnant woman cope with I ask you? We've had sickness (colds and coughs and SO MUCH SNOT) and colder weather and … [Read more...]

Today is your day

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Harps, it's my job to remember all the bits that you won't growing up and today was a big one. You started School. FINALLY. After asking me over and over if it was Thursday yet, it was and the time was here. It was cold this morning, unseasonably for late January with an autumnal chill in the air. … [Read more...]

Isn’t life hard enough already Clingwrap?

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It's been a while since I had to buy cling wrap...must have had a big roll but the time came so I grabbed some last week at the supermarket. I had heard some noise about a "redesign" of clingers on social media, but had yet to experience the full joy. But over the past week I have managed to lose my … [Read more...]

Summer holidays {the recap episode}

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I was feeling a little sad and reminiscent this morning, thinking about the great summer holidays that we've had, about how much I will miss spending time with the girls, the girls with each other and Frank with the girls. Then we had to go and get haircuts and back to school supplies and they were … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Australia day Lamb

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Happy Australia Day friends! Whilst we aren't entertaining or have any plans to celebrate the day in style I know plenty of you will be. Here are some ideas for our beloved national food obsession: lamb. And lamb on the BBQ at that! May your Aeroguard be strong, your bubbles cold and your BBQ … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 65

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It's the long weekend! Are you having a marvellous one? I hope so! We are having a very quiet home one...doing nothing. It is SO good. Garden has been done (I do have to deal with the veggie patch at some stage) so we can just sit and hang out and not feel guilty about anything. I've been reading, … [Read more...]

Solving the big issues: how many cushions on a bed?

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I got a text message yesterday from a friend who had just returned home from holidays (Hi Linda!) and had feared that she had gone overboard with some holiday cushioning purchasing. You see she had been in Byron, caught up in what appears to be superior homewares shopping up there and found herself … [Read more...]

I want to ride my bicycle

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We got both girls for Christmas bikes. Proper bikes. Bikes without training wheels, that we didn't have to put together from a proper bike shop. And it was all very exciting on Christmas morning, but we left a few hours after they got them and went away for 3 weeks, until we arrived home on the … [Read more...]

Preggo files #8

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You guys, Kate wouldn't be happy with me. "Beth darling" she'd say, "I told you those potato scallops, iced coffees and milkshakes were only going to end one way. In tears. Buck up old girl, and get back on the bandwagon, we can do this together. Here, have a nutri bullet juice and go for a jog with … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 20th January 2015 edition}

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We are home! And while driving in the driveway I was greeted with some dead pot plants and shit everywhere from Christmas morning and an instant headache, I have slowly got back into the swing of things and unpacked and tidied up and been shopping. 2015, I am almost ready for you! Kind of. Not … [Read more...]

A curly one

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Calling all people with curly hair or have kids with curly hair I NEED YOUR HELP! This has happened to Daisy's hair: It hasn't always been the way. It used to look like this when she was little. LOOK AT LITTLE DAISY! But now she is BIG Daisy and with each passing year what started as … [Read more...]

Weekend entertaining ideas

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It's the weekend! And even better than that, it's a beautiful summery weekend in January! Got some people coming around for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner today or tomorrow? Here's some entertaining ideas for you! Pulled pork tacos with salsa Lemonade scones Tuna dukkah dip Pork … [Read more...]

Feeding crowds this summer: BBQ shortcuts

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A sponsored post for Woolworths created with Jamie If there is one thing I have been doing while we have been away on Summer holidays, it’s feeding hungry mouths. That’s the thing when you are a Mum, or partial to the entertaining like I am, you tend to keep it going whether you are away or at … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 65

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The holidays are coming to a close...we have been away for 3 weeks(!) and had the very best kind of holiday: lots of time with family, and visitors, good food and friends, and LOTS of time swimming in pools and in the ocean. Man, it has been GOOD. I have read books, slept well, watched my belly grow … [Read more...]

January: A case of the vulnerable, wandering mind

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The last few days I have hit my usual January straps. Much like the way I still get surprised when I get my period even though I KNOW it's coming, it's more of a huh, oh that's right, I've been a little like that, huh January, the past few days. January is always like this for me. It can come later … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Mothers and Daughters {the discussion}

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I can only apologise right now, I am approximately 2 months late with this. OK, not quite 2 months, but pretty much. Life and end of year stuff got in the way and then well Christmas but here we are...back! With renewed reading vigour after the Christmas break. THE SUMMARY 3 mothers and 3 teenage … [Read more...]

Preggo files #7

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Coming into week 3 of 'proper' holidays and I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed them! Spending time with Rob and the girls, reading, sleeping, not cleaning, going to the beach and spending time with friends it has just been the BEST. HOWEVER, there have been some difficult preggo moments. … [Read more...]

Sunday morning breakfast

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We've woken to a rainy Sunday morning here which calls for one thing, actually two. Hot coffee first and then a good breakfast. Here's a whole lot of ideas just ready and waiting to go. Eggs with asparagus soldiers Pancakes/crepes Corn fritters with bacon Eggs and bacon with spinach and … [Read more...]

Morning

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We've been getting down to the beach early and getting the best of the day before the wind and temp picks up. A swim, a sit under the shade, a read of the book, a lay in the sunshine, a coffee or milkshake and even the odd bacon and egg roll. Just the BEST of summer holidays rolled into a few … [Read more...]

The online supermarket over order: baby spinach

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My holidaying house guest Ms Styling You is quite the organised person. Having read her blog or known how she always crosses her t's and dots her i's I should not have been surprised that as soon as she realised that the house we are in has an Nespresso machine, but no pods, that the postie would … [Read more...]