One thing: Moving my body

Last week I decided that enough was enough. Enough with the holiday eating. And drinking. And just general overindulgence. You know when you just kind of snap? The tight jeans with tide of flesh does the trick EVERYTIME. So you know what I did? I did something sitting on my #onething list for … [Read more...]

Maggie is 20 months old!

Seeing that there? Well it means that Maggie will be TWO in a few short months. Ok 4, but still, tell me. Where does the time go? Where?! Someone is #notbovvered What a month is has been...cousins and people GALORE. Mags has been in her element soaking up each and every bit of attention she … [Read more...]

Delicious dip & FAB homemade crispbread

When we were away at Christmas time every couple was allocated a main meal (either lunch or dinner) and nibbles on another day. It meant that for the times where lunch was the main meal, kids could have inevitable leftovers for dinner and the adults could roll a nibble and a drink and be happy. Mum … [Read more...]

It’s Monday, it’s hot and there’s 2 weeks of school holidays to go.

That just about sums up where I'm at this Monday afternoon. I think I have a raging case of PMT, Rob has been away for work for a couple of days (home tonight YAY) and it's going to be 36 tomoz. Bluergh-o-rama. But let me tell you about the last few days. When the weather cooled a little, and the … [Read more...]

Caring for Fiddle Leaf Figs

So for Christmas my good friend Mrs Munro gave me this Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata). I had long admired these indoor plants but was completely hesitant to have one at home (despite seeing them in every home magazine for well over 3 years now) because every single person I actually know who has … [Read more...]

A hot day, and a cool change

Yesterday was hot, properly summery hot. Where the sun is beating down without a breeze to cool anything down. Tempers were frayed. Kids were bored. There was just one thing for it: water. One of my friends and her kids were heading to a local waterfall/swimming hole (Carrington Falls) so we tagged … [Read more...]

The online years

Last night I was delighted to see another online friend Jodi announce her pregnancy with her 4th child. Strange as it may be, but another child I will get to see grow and flourish, despite the fact that we've never actually met. It's funny this online business, but it's such a part of my social … [Read more...]

Green Pig Pasta

I reckon I have about 1 more day left of doing nothing round here. The first few days were novel and fun! There were pj's on all day, too many movies watched to mention, resting on beds and relaxing and all round catching up on a huge 2 weeks. Then by Monday when I had to get back online and … [Read more...]

Back to it.

I've been trying to work out just why I feel as tired as I do from our holiday. And then I kind of worked it out. You see, we had my niece staying with us from the 8th December. Which was wonderful but it also meant later nights for the girls, especially at the end of the year and all the activities … [Read more...]

Not a motivational quote in sight

So it's 2017. And every time I peak back into the world to see what's going on I am seeing motivational quotes and theme words to practice and focus on. I see clean working spaces, motivational quotes and intentions and pumped up people ready to take it all on. Meanwhile I am being kicked in the … [Read more...]

2016: The recap episode

I've just trawled through every one of my posts for 2016 to have a look at the year that was. Always an interesting (and time consuming) task to reflect on all the good and bad things that have happened. I know that 2016 has been an incredibly difficult year for so many people I know and love, … [Read more...]

Make some legit bakery soft bread rolls!

We've been away here for almost a week now with 19 people (9 adults, 8 children, 2 babies) and I decided that I would have a crack at bread making for us all, which was perfect given that the shops are a  ferry and car ride away (not bovvered). So bread making I have been a doing! And the … [Read more...]

Christmas 2016

And there's Christmas done for another year...all that prep, planning been and gone. And for us? It couldn't have gone any better. A relaxing day filled with lots of memories that have been locked away for a life time. Christmas eve we had a stormy afternoon and evening as we sat under the verandah … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

While many people are rushing around grabbing groceries and getting organised for the next few days ahead, we are well and truly in holiday mode here. We arrived at Pittwater on Thursday night and have settled into holiday life. Lots of happy kids and cousins, amazing food and endless meals being … [Read more...]

Where life begins and love never ends

A sponsored post for Bupa There’s no denying the fact that I come from a big family. And not just a big family, but a close one. Bloody Catholic breeders that we are, there’s a gazillion of us on both sides of my Mum and Dad’s families, with close to 20 first cousins and then you can imagine how … [Read more...]

Friend’s Christmas dinner 2016

Last year we started a new village tradition with a group of mates: a pre Christmas dinner and birthday celebration for one of us and a chance before the madness of Christmas to all come together and share a meal, a glass or 45 of bubbles and make out own "Christmas party" that no other bastard is … [Read more...]

Same, same

Right now there are many families packing up and getting their heads around Christmas or a holiday afterwards. For me, this morning, I walked around the chemist like a zombie trying to work out all the things that I needed to get before we head away on Thursday for a week over Christmas and then up … [Read more...]

Love, and hope.

Many of you that live in this online world would have heard the sad news this morning that Julia Watson passed away last night after a courageous battle with stage 4 bowel cancer. Shit hey? You will remember recently when you guys helped bid on an auction to raise money for her husband and 4 … [Read more...]

Maggie is 19 months old!

Another month gone? Surely not! Thank goodness there are cherry overalls and dimply knees to help us through this all. Any remaining signs of baby are fast disappearing, leaving us with a little girl. Still a very little (thank goodness) but growing like a weed nonetheless. … [Read more...]

Girls escape aka: Mums on the loose

The biggest hand to play in my #notafatmoleforchristmas in terms of looking after ME and putting myself further up the chain this term came this week....a cheeky escape with two of my mates in the very last week of the School year. That's right, I engineered an escape in the last few days where … [Read more...]