I woke up yesterday morning like this: Except instead of the penis add in a pregnant stomach. And instead of the no clothes thing, add a be-draggled mismatch of old clothes I wear to bed with bed head hair instead. Got it? OK, good. You see two things occurred to me on Friday: 1. Drunk … [Read more...]

Start a Christmas tradition: how to make a Christmas fruit cake


There's not many things I remember about my Dad's Mum, Grandma Dot, but I do remember her cooking, her laughter, her beautiful bowls, her family lunches (especially at Christmas) and her baking. OK, so I remember a lot. She was a country woman who grew up in Werris Creek NSW, met a local man, Frank … [Read more...]

The Preggo files #3


NO ONE PANIC. Kate is sporting a bump. PHEW. I wonder how she gets her hair so shiny? Meanwhile back in Titsville Tennesee I can report that there has been another growth spurt in that general vicinity. At this rate it's going to be a race to the finish line between tits and guts with my pin … [Read more...]

2 ingredient pancakes: banana & egg


You know when you see something on Facebook or Pinterest and you think NO WAY! How can that even BE a thing! So you google it to see if it's really true, and then you have a crack yourself. And you kind of fail because it doesn't really work and you wonder how all the others got it to work. But then … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 60


How do you guys like my new view? You see, there was an INCIDENT yesterday. One which will confine me to the inside of my home for the foreseeable future. It's either that, or we set fire to the backyard, or we move. See? My options are limited. Yesterday afternoon I got home from school as I … [Read more...]

Recipe Roulette: Sesame Hoisin Chicken


Somehow along the way (as you do) I got back into my old comfortable ways and stopped opening my cooking books (of which I have PLENTY) and relied on the old favourites to see us through week in, week out. So I decided it was time for another Recipe Roulette! The idea being to grab a book from your … [Read more...]

Buy of the year


I've been thinking about Christmas pressies and the like, and while I don't have to think about what people can get me (I already got my pressie on the weekend a new lens for my camera thanks Rob) I have been thinking about over the past year what has been the BEST things I have purchased. Might … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Under 15 mins cooking

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I KNOW that it's not just me who is quietly over all this grown up business. We are rocketing towards Christmas and there are catch ups and Christmas things and school things and so many THINGS. And I'm tired. Here are some lunch or dinner ideas that take literally 10 mins from start to opening your … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 14th November 2014 edition}


Just checked the temperature gauge and it read: Bloody ridiculous. Also known as 34 I think. In any case too hot for this pregnant lady who has run out of Frosty Fruits. At least it's been good drying weather. I have done 5 loads today and currently sitting on the line are....BABY CLOTHES!!! For my … [Read more...]

Zucchini fritters

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Got our fortnightly delivery of veggies from the organic farm down the road and what do you know was in it? AGAIN? EVERY TIME? Zucchini! Now I can roast these bastards up, I can fry them and eat them for lunch, I can continue to present them in various tasty ways and EVERY time they will turn their … [Read more...]

The Preggo files #2


You guys SAVED me last week with these: Thank GOODNESS for people passing on useful tips. While I might have read religiously with my first pregnancy about what was happening with the baby and me, this time I'm too busy, or forgetful or it just doesn't even occur to me so I have been going … [Read more...]

Pork cutlets with guacamole and BBQ corn salad


A sponsored post for Origin LPG You will remember last winter I talked about the comfort and warmth that comes from slow cooked food like this delicious winter stew. Well now that the weather has warmed up, the days are longer and hotter and the nights light and warm, for us this means taking the … [Read more...]

Start your online christmas shopping…TODAY!

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So yesterday I had my first arrival of online shopping arrive (just a few books) and it made me feel so SMUG that I am demanding that you have a taste of the action. I want you to start TODAY. For your sanity, for your budget, for your smugness levels that will be SOARING! Even if you don't start, … [Read more...]



The other week I went to take a snap of something on the phone. It was late at night, but I thought that a well positioned shot of my nice linen with a book would be a nice closer for the day. So I got it out, went to take a shot and instead got this: I know! Are you OK? If it wasn't shocking … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: the same old stuff

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I counted this morning, there are 5 weeks of school left. At it's not really a good sign that I am starting to fade at the rate that I am. Goodness ME, a school year can go a long time can't it? So many mid week dinners, so much complaining, so many meals presented, so many upturned noses. Fear … [Read more...]

Sunday arvo baking session: Lemonade scones


Daisy is about to start her annual 2 week swim school program at School tomorrow. I don't know if it's a small country school thing, but every year for 2 weeks they go swimming every day and get their swimming skills up. It's one thing I have completely dropped the ball on...swimming lessons. While … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 59


You guys! I am UP. Vertical! It's a freaking Christmas miracle after two days of being completely wiped out. I don't know if it was all baby, or some bug, but I was SICK. But now, well now I feel OK! I got up and I made lunches and I cooked breakfast, made beds, walked the dog to school, dealt with … [Read more...]

The Preggo files #1

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Well you can rest easy that I am NOT going to just leave it at the announcement and then not tell you ALL OF THE THINGS right? Heaven help me, keeping quiet about something is NOT my forte, and not talking about this REALLY big thing that was happening to me was REALLY hard. When I was pregnant with … [Read more...]

Created with Jamie range for Woolies


A sponsored post for Woolworths I’m so excited to share that I have been made an ambassador for the range that has hit Woolworths across the country: Created with Jamie. I have long been a HUGE fan of anything Jamie does. I love his style of cooking: non-fussy, easy, fresh and healthy and ALWAYS … [Read more...]



I recently added a new photo to the fridge. Huh. I KNOW! A new BabyMac is coming in 2015. Holy fucking shit. (Sorry for the swearing Mum) x … [Read more...]