Ladies dinner

Guys, I had an entertaining BREAKTHROUGH last night. You see it was my friend Zoe's birthday so I suggested we all come over for a catch up. I asked the Birthday girl what she'd like me to cook and she said her favourite thing was tapas...just bring something, bung it in the middle of the table and … [Read more...]

Can someone explain it to me?

As you know, my brain is not quite what it used to be. I've stopped reading books (other than baby ones to Maggie) my news is taken from ABC3 before the big two head to bed and my cultural intakes seem to be anything from the E Network or Bravo. I'm not smart. But! Can someone explain to me … [Read more...]

Thai style BBQ chicken salad

I made up a salad last weekend that was a happy accident...you know the kind in the kitchen where you make it up as you go but it's FAB and you know you'll do it again. That was this one! So on the go that I don't even have lots of step my step photos...apologies! Thai style BBQ chicken salad 1 … [Read more...]

5 Things I know about Newborn Land

A sponsored post for BUPA If you were anything like me after you had your first baby you would have been in shock and dismay that they actually let you out of the hospital with the baby. I mean, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? ARE YOU SURE I CAN TAKE HER? HOW ARE WE MEANT TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING? A little … [Read more...]

Tuesday morning

It's an ordinary kind of Tuesday morning. It's quiet because the bigs are at School, and the little one was delirious and had to be taken to bed early. It's cool outside, but a sparkling Autumn day, the kind that will always remind me of this time last year when I was in the fog of happy, … [Read more...]

Sunday night bonfires

I have a new favourite thing to do: a Sunday arvo/evening bonfire at Mr & Mrs Munro's top paddock. The text message gets sent out to the group, we go back and forth on what to bring, rock up at 3.30pm and set up camp and enjoy the spectacle of sun set and moon rise. It take 2.3 seconds for … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Lasagne

This is a recipe from the vault (2011) that is VERY good but VERY much a pain in the arse to make. Lots of prep. Slicing, dicing, roasting, layering, but the end result is worth it. If you are a veggo or have a couple over that you need to feed, whip this up for everyone and let everyone enjoy it. … [Read more...]

One thing: SPARKLING WINDOWS!

I've said it before, but there's nothing like a deadline to get shit DONE around a house is there?! Rob's party was just the ticket to get all kinds of little (and bigger) things done including one of my annual #onething THE WINDOWS. For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do … [Read more...]

Leisure wear

You know what I've been excited about this week? Well, it would appear that Autumn has FINALLY arrived in all her glory! And besides meaning that the fire can get a good run now, it also means a couple of things: flanno sheets won't be far behind AND we can just about tap into some new winter pj's. … [Read more...]

Milked Dry

You guys may have seen this clip on The Project last night, I missed it but have since caught up today. I don't know the ins and outs of this, and of course if you have local brands of farmer's milk to support, then you should 100% do that. Living in dairy country (we used to have over 200 … [Read more...]

Maggie is 1!

A combination of exhaustion and post everything stress sees me an emo wreck, and I'm not quite sure sure to start with this. But here we are, Miss Maggie, my sweet little baby girl, apparently is now 1. A whole year since she came here at 3.34pm on a cold but sunny Highlands Saturday … [Read more...]

Bert’s Bash

We did it! One 40th birthday party done and dusted and it couldn't have gone better if we tried. The weather was dead set perfect. Sunny! No wind! 22 degrees! The food was perfect (and even better not done by me). We had cocktails in the sunshine, an amazing spread of food and the most wonderful … [Read more...]

Sydney turning it on!

We've just had a great few days at our annual conference for our agency and boy did Sydney turn the weather on for us! Sunshine! Warm weather! And of course that view from the iconic Bondi beach. I think it's been about 5 years since I have in Bondi and maybe only a handful of times in my whole life … [Read more...]

Good for your guts (and face and fur)

A sponsored post for Vaalia A winner has been chosen for this giveaway. Martine won with this comment: "We go through quite a bit of yoghurt in this house , I’m full time carer for my mother and she loves the stuff . In summer with fruit for breakfast and in winter on her porridge . And my live in … [Read more...]

Catching up with an old friend again

I've just arrived back in Sydney after a whirlwind trip to Melbourne for BUPA to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of their Blue Room and attend a quick workshop for bloggers and of course an excuse to catch up with some old mates. The timing was not great with so much going on at home at this week, … [Read more...]

Learnings from the dark

We had a big week last week. All of us. Rob was absolutely flat out with work, travelling and working most nights past 10 or 11. That meant that it was game on for me in here with the 3 girls, nothing in particular other than life and school and extra curricular stuff and party prep stuff. Plus, … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: LEM-ON

She wore lemon, but never in the daylight... Yellow is such a happy colour and my favourite and my best. It's everywhere in my house and if I can get it on my plate I will. I'm planning this week on picking a whole heap form a friends garden and they will be featuring heavily in the decorating of … [Read more...]

One thing: deep clean

There's nothing like a deadline to get things done is there? I highly suggest creating one, even an imaginary one, that you work towards to make sure you get through your #onething list. For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do just ONE THING from my to-do list, but not your … [Read more...]

Super trooper

I made the unfortunate mistake during the school holidays to show my girls the film Mamma Mia (WHAT WAS I THINKING?!) which has started a fierce love affair with all things Abba. It dawned on me just how inappropriate it was for Harps, age 6, to be belting out at the drop of a hat with full force … [Read more...]

2 iPhone tricks I’ve been using

I've been meaning to share these two little things for a while now and this morning while making the bed it came to me again...so quick! Before I forget! (I tell you what that baby brain business is showing NO signs of going away anytime soon...will it ever end?!) My post 7pm self-imposed phone … [Read more...]