We made it! And A Christmas Cocktail

Today is the last school day for the year...we made it. Year 2 and year 5 done and dusted. So many hours of Mathletics, meltdowns over twisted winter tights, nerves over spots carnivals, hours of recorder practice and many presentations and so many, many notes. We did it. We all did. A school … [Read more...]

How you talk to yourself matters

I put up this quote on my Instagram last week and every day the words have been swirling about my head. Like a mantra over and over again, it's been popping into my head and it has had me thinking. Which is never a good thing really. Sometimes it is though... On Sunday we had our family do and I … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with family Christmas Catch ups

Anyone else exhausted from a weekend of Christmas socialising? Me too! Too many bubbles, not enough water but SO much fun to catch up with people all weekend. We had a Shed party on Friday night, then on Saturday night I caught up with BOTH sisters (we flew my big sister up from Melbourne as a … [Read more...]

The prettiest Christmas trees we have

Maggie had a busy morning pottering about in the garden this morning, and I was happy to take some photos of her along the way. The fairy garden that my Mum made Harper for her birthday continues to delight her...new flowers have started to bloom and the succulents thriving despite Maggie continuing … [Read more...]

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

I have been watching so many Instagram friends with their trees up, getting twitchy by the day, but patiently adhering to my 1st Dec rule. This morning was the day! I was up early and in charge of getting fresh trees for Luce and I at our local Harris Farm. I dropped kids here and there, got there … [Read more...]

Haz put a ring on it!

There I was sitting on the couch on Monday night, mindlessly scrolling through my phone when BAM! There came some deeply pleasing news...a Royal engagement...and better than that....a ROYAL WEDDING IS ON THE WAY. High five GIRLFRIEND. Yeah you did! I immediately went into overdrive as your … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with sunshine and happy kids

How was your weekend? I hope you all had a good one...I know that we did here. It was simple, it involved lots of time in the sun and being at home, and as a consequence of that, lots of happy kids too. After so many months of travel and work and one or both of us being away, the fact that we have … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting through a good lens

It is an absolute CRACKING day here today...sun shining and grass growing before our eyes. There has been sunshine in the day, storms and heavy rain at night - everywhere you look it's late Spring perfection. It's been a FULL ON week for work. Everybody wanting those end of Christmas … [Read more...]

A girl, her dog, some roses

On a warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon I caught Mags outside hanging with Frank, twirling her dress, pulling roses off the climbing iceberg, doing all the things that 2 and a half year olds like to do. I love that she makes me stop. I love how photography makes you stop. Pay … [Read more...]

That big thing when you were little

I was reading through the comments of my post about Nerfous Nelly's on Friday (as an aside THANK YOU to each and every one of you that leaves a comment here on the blog or on facebook. I hope you know that I read them all, try and reply when I can and most of all appreciate your views and thoughts … [Read more...]

The Nerfous Nelly

Maggie has started ballet this term and I have been blown away by her confidence of rushing off to the teacher, standing with other little kids, listening to her beloved teacher Miss Marie, following instructions and actually having fun. There's the odd look over to check I am watching, a wave or a … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with work & play

In an unheard of turn of events the diary on the weekend showed NOTHING. Not one plan. Not one dinner or lunch, nowhere to go and nowhere to be (actually a little like last weekend too). It was SO good. But unlike last weekend when I was so exhausted that I literally could not get out of bed to the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

It seems like it's been a long week don't you think? I am still trying to work out how we were in Honkers last week? Now we're back, it's like it didn't happen at all. At least there are snaps of it to remind me. It's been a busy week. With lots of this happening. Mags not letting me out of … [Read more...]

The most thoughtful present: A Melanie Lea Artwork

I was lucky enough to receive an email from artist Melanie Lea a month or so ago asking me if she could do me a little painting of the girls? Offers like these don't come up that often, so of course I jumped at the opportunity! I wasn't really sure of Melanie's style of work but quickly saw through … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with N O T H I N G

I spent all Friday from the minute I walked in the door doing stuff. Unpacking. Bringing washing in. Packing things away. Mopping the floors. Playing with Maggie. Hanging with the big girls when they got back from school. All the guilt from spending MORE time away from the girls I tried to make … [Read more...]

Moments to remember: October

It's November this week. I'll just leave that there because I can't get my head around it. At all. Christmas catch ups are being planned, social activities are starting to ramp up and the last our birthdays for the year in our little family are now done. It's going to get busy these next two months, … [Read more...]

Harper turned 8!

Harper Lucy Macdonald has turned 8 years old. It's true. She woke on Friday morning, and just like that, she was a year older. I said to Rob "How can she be 8 already? Look how quick it has gone!" when he reminded me that it's actually been a really long time, and we are actually just very … [Read more...]

From little things…

The start of Spring is always such an amazing time I think....I always get blown away that after such a long and cold winter everything just springs back to life, leaves unfurl from somewhere inside branches (are all their leaves for all time already in there, waiting?) and growth is all around. … [Read more...]

Stitch and Bitch weekend 2017

Last weekend we picked up our annual Stitch and Bitch weekend which used to be every year but has been missed for the past 3 or maybe 4? Started back in 2008 I think...it was a chance for all the crafty females on my Mum's side of the family to come together for a weekend to natter, craft, drink and … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with local goodness

What a fabulous weekend I was lucky enough to just enjoy...started off on Friday with a misty, cold and desperately needed rainy day. Absolute heaven to see the rain fall, the mist roll in and for temperatures to sit below the 10 degree mark for most of the day. I even got excited by lighting the … [Read more...]