Smells like teen spirit

Yesterday morning I found myself with a few spare hours so where else to go for some alone time? Big W of course! I know, it's a sad state of affairs around here. I wanted to go over to the shopping centre where Big dubs is because I also needed to get to office works and a few other places that all … [Read more...]


Oh hello Thursday, welcome. Perhaps you should put on a flak jacket before coming too close though.   Urgh I tell you what, the PMT I get right after having kids is some of the very worst kind I ever get. I know because I searched it on the blog and every time it seems to be worse in … [Read more...]

A brain fart, if you will

Anyone else finding it a little hard to get their back to normal life groove back? I said to Rob the other day it feels a little like I am in slow motion, just unable to get fully into the swing of all the tasks that are usually easy. I suppose it's been the exhaustion from sickness, combined with a … [Read more...]

Not a little bit married, but very married

Saturday morning Rob and I were doing what we normally do. No, not having sex like we might have on Saturday mornings in times of yore, we were walking down to the kitchen wiping the sleep from our eyes, carrying the baby and getting to that coffee machine to switch it on. It had been a shit of a … [Read more...]

Round here

* taps mic* Um, hi there. Sheesh. Look at that, a whole week without a blog post. But I'm back (ish) a little worse for wear and definitely looking un-fresh. But back. Let's all take a moment to relish in this: It's February which means that that god awful January we just went through is … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Lamb

So, tomorrow is Australia day which never really means anything for us around these parts. We are going to be home, trying to get over these sicknesses that are just going on and on and on and did I mention on? We are in week 4 of it this week...that's FOUR weeks of someone being sick, coughing, … [Read more...]

One thing: TOYS

If the toy situ at your place is anything like mine, it looks like this most of the time. Maybe there is a designated storage cupboard or spot where they go but they inevitably get filled up badly when things get put back, or there are just piles, ready to topple at any given moment filled … [Read more...]

Zucchini recipes

It occurred to me yesterday when I posted about the zucchini chips that you guys might have quite a few zucchinis in your veggie patches at the moment. A summer glut that you need to get rid of. Thought I would share some of the recipes that I have on here for you because really, how good are … [Read more...]

Zucchini chips

Things were looking pretty dire in our fridge earlier this week. Considering we are deep into School holidays this was not a good situ. At all. I can tell you that my PCL's were right up there in the discomfort level given that I was down to my last tub of Lurpak and dinner was going to have … [Read more...]

So your baby is starting school next week?

Wait, what? Didn't you just bring them home from the hospital and now apparently they are big enough to go to School? Say what? But it's true this time next week for lots of us there will be new Kinders starting School and for lots of you that means some really big changes. Emotionally, … [Read more...]

Long, quiet & slow days

Besides our time up at the farm after Christmas, pretty much every day of the holidays we have done the same thing: and that's a whole lot of nothing. Girls have spent many a day in their nighties, sometimes getting out of them for the bath, only to hop back into them again after. We've had sickness … [Read more...]

Mini Quiches

Last night I whipped these up for the girls dinner before I headed out to boot camp. Did you like what I did just there? Don't panic, I ate about 13 or 14 of them when they were cooked, I liked to think of it as carb loading. I had a few people ask for the recipe and when I looked at the recipe I … [Read more...]

A little sibling rivalry

This is my little sister and I. We're close, no doubts about it, even though there are 5 years between the two of us. She still likes high heels and I'm still mostly in bare feet. We spent our childhood playing together, a lot. Barbies, dolls, dress ups, plays, you name it, we used to do, for … [Read more...]

One thing: The verandah clean up

In all that hot weather this week and while the cleaning mojo had hit me good and proper I decided to tackle a job that I have been meaning to do, in you know, years. While my name could be sweeper McSweeperson, always sweeping the verandahs for a bit of therapy (controlling the controllables and … [Read more...]

Maggie is 8 months old!

And just like *that* she's 8 months old. Cue angels singing! Miss Maggie Macdonald is 8 months old today, it's true what they are saying. And never before has there been such a change and growth in her that I can remember since when she was born. She's this big ball of FRUSTRATION. Not that … [Read more...]

Summer Harvest: Book giveaway!

How's the holiday reading going? I have been REALLY slack this time round with only getting through half a book. It's so annoying how whenever I am at home I just fall back into bad habits of device or TV and no book. Come on Holiday Beth, you were here for such a short time. But if you have … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 81

She's hot! Man, is she hot out there. I think we have just a few more hours of it before a storm and a change blows through. Bring that ON! I don't think I have ever washed as much as I have over the past week (and that's saying something) after all that rain and then going away after Christmas I … [Read more...]

Silver Linings

How's the School holidays treating you? Are you at the beach or on 'proper' holidays enjoying sunshine and relaxing times, scallops and sand? Or at you, like me, at home. Pretty much trying to work and do all the things you normally would except with a couple of kids around? There's been LOTS of PJ … [Read more...]

Let’s Go!

A sponsored post for NSW Health So the holidays are still on, but the gluttony of Christmas and New Year break are over and it’s time for me (and most likely you too!) to seriously start thinking about the year ahead and make some goals for myself and the family. It’s impossible to not look at … [Read more...]

Things I like {The Christmas pressie edition}

It's now been a few weeks since the big day and with everything getting a touch of the organisations and getting put away I thought I'd share some of the favourites from Christmas that we all got. I always love to see what are embraced and cherished from what you picked out...and this year there … [Read more...]