30 Brilliant Books for Girls

For me the one thing that I buy first for Christmas EVERY year is books. I get a big online shop in, hide them when they arrive and smugly think I've done my shopping so don't do anything for the next 3 weeks. This happens EVERY year. So I am always looking for new books for my kids so was THRILLED … [Read more...]

What’s in your stack? And what’s next for us to read?

Well good afternoon friends! Hope your Monday morning is travelling OK? I am up to my eyeballs in life admin this morning...I've been going non stop and still feel like I haven't achieved much at all. I was making the bed this morning and realised how ridiculous my bedside table is looking. Check … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine {The Discussion}

Oh Eleanor, you are so completely not fine, and yet are any of us at all? What a joy this book was to read! It has well and truly got me back into the swing of things with reading and has had me thinking about it long after I finished it. In fact, I think I'll be thinking a little about Eleanor for … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

In the hope of striking while the iron is HOT on this reading malarky I thought I would choose the next book again so we can get started on another round of the BabyMac Book Club. This will make it the third one for the year, we are picking up the pace and hopefully I'll be back with my reading mojo … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: The Dry {The Discussion}

This book club reading just may well be starting to rub off on me...whilst I'm not getting through lots of books, I do know that I devoured this book in about 3 sittings on my recent holiday...it was the perfect page turner filled with great characters, setting and plot that had me guessing till the … [Read more...]

Outlander. AYE.

Before I headed away last week I loaded up my iPhone with some beauties from Netflix. Did you know you could do this? Download to a phone or tablet and then when you are offline you can access them. I was amazed at how little space they took up on the phone too. Technology huh? Pure gold for a long … [Read more...]

Babymac Book Club: The Dry

After lots of messages asking what the next book is in the BabyMac Book Club I trotted off to the local bookshop this morning for a look around. Just quietly (pun intended) is there ANYTHING better than a bookshop? I LOVE them. Not so much when I have a 2 year old with me who wants to "I go home now … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Between a Wolf and a dog {The discussion}

Did you breathe a big sigh when you finished this book? I know I did, filled with sadness and hope and just plain life, I closed the book and said a little thank you to Georgia Blain for her book Between a Wolf and a Dog. The title is taken from the french term for dusk - when the light is so … [Read more...]

5 reasons why I loved HBO’s Big Little Lies SO much

I’m feeling a little weary this morning as Rob and I stayed up WAY too late last night binge watching the last 4 episodes of HBO’s Big Little Lies. This recently screened on Foxtel (Showcase and you can still watch it on Foxtel Go) which I happily missed as it just didn’t seem to appeal. I’m not a … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Between a Wolf and a Dog

Just like clockwork I have found myself in a bit of a funk this week. The post holiday, school holidays, event craziness is over and I have found myself feeling a little meh. Of course I am! I know I need to exercise, I know I haven't been eating the best, I know I haven't been drinking enough … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Good wood {The discussion}

You guys! I did it! I finished a book. Sure I left it to the very last minute and literally finished it 10 minutes ago, but I finished a book. A Christmas miracle! What I have to note though is that I am really badly addicted to my phone. The amount of times I stopped reading, to check it, what for? … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Goodwood

Guys I am FOCUSED on becoming a better version of me by the end of this term. FOCUSED I tell you. I'm just talking about what I shovel in my mouth, or what exercise I am doing, I'm talking stuff for my head too. Doing things that make ME happy, things that sing to Beth the person, rather than Beth … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Mothers and Daughters {the discussion}

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...]

Summer holiday reading list

Later this week we hit the road for our travelling circus up to Sydney, the centy coast and the mid north coast to the farm. While the thought of constant warm weather and swimming warms the very cockles of my heart, the getting into swimmers part does not. But that's not all summer holidays are … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Mothers and Daughters

Time for round 3 of book club and this one was most definitely NOT going to be about murder. I really had no real idea what I was going to choose...I meant to go into a book shop and look up one that was recommended but I didn't and I meant to really research some great new books but I didn't. I was … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Dark Places {The Discussion}

I may have been up late reading, but I did it, I finished the second book for BabyMac Book Club. And I don't know about you guys, but I found this a STRUGGLE. I initially pumped through most of it when we were away in Queensland last month, and then I came home and life got in the way of the … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Dark Places

I can't tell you how proud I was that I actually knocked off a book in non-holiday season for Round one of #babymacbookclub. Thanks to all of you who joined in and read the book, left a thoughtful comment and then came on over and had a chat with me on Facebook. I was so excited to move from one … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Big Little Lies {the discussion}

I did it! I read the book. It was down to the line (I stayed up till past 11pm last night) but it's done. I read a book and it's not holidays and THAT my friends is an accomplishment that I am proud of. I hope those of you who were able to join in who have been struggling with reading (and life) are … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book club: Big Little Lies

You know what I'm sick of? Being a lazy reader! I used to read ALL THE TIME - on the bus on the way to work, at night and now all I seem to do is read when I am on holidays where I devour books at a rapid rate. There is NOTHING better than getting swept up in a good book! For a while now I have … [Read more...]