Late spring afternoons

On Tuesday afternoon we headed down to our friend's (Mr & Mrs Munro) new farm for a quick drink to celebrate Mr Munro's birthday. It was a gorgeous afternoon, the sun shining, kids happy to play, feed the horses, pick some flowers and of course make endless daisy chains. We ate some pickled … [Read more...]

THIS is Christmas

A sponsored post for Westfield You spend months (OK who am I kidding) at least weeks or maybe days depending on how crazy the end of the year has been, thinking up a present for your kid that you think they will love. Something to challenge them. Something they have always wanted, or maybe even … [Read more...]

Now I’ll be six for ever and ever

Six seems like a big deal. I noticed it with Daise and now I can see it with Harps. They just get big with 6. They lose some of that "little" that's both sad, but exciting. You might get some more understanding. Some ability to process emotions and feelings, a slight shift. Harper had a wonderful … [Read more...]

Bake me a {Birthday} cake

Friends, tomorrow it's THAT time of the year again. A big day on the baking calendar. No, it's not the Annual show. But it's a day I turn to a special book in my life. My favourite of ALL the cooking books. The bible. APPARENTLY Harper is no longer a baby?! I can't figure it out … [Read more...]

The secrets of babies

I figured something out this weekend. Babies know secrets that we have all long forgotten. They KNOW stuff. Big stuff. We once knew it too I guess. I watched Maggie bring comfort to many people over the weekend as we farewelled Rob's Aunty who passed away after a battle for the past 5 or so … [Read more...]

A slippery slope…

Something funny has happened to me in the last few weeks. I can't quite pinpoint it, nor can I explain why it's happening now, but there's been an escalation, if you will, of my ageing. Or more precisely, in my descent transition to my Mother. Now we had our trip to Italy. My Mum has a strong … [Read more...]

The Smorning

This morning I was woken by early by the baby who I managed to put back into bed with us for a little more sleep before the alarm went off at 7am. I've had to start setting it because we all kept sleeping in until after 8 since we got back from Italy. Harper came in shortly after cranky because … [Read more...]

Around the grounds: Spring 2015

Good afternoon (I think?!) friends, happy Friday afternoon. We are home and it's SO good to be here. Sure the trip home was a killer, but we're here now and you can almost hardly see the twitch in my left eye anymore. I'm struggling big time today with jet lag...I would be fine if I could get a … [Read more...]

Making a tree change: 5 years on

Hello there friends! My name is delirious. Mrs Delirious Macdonald. Off my face on jet lag, but home sweet home after a very long trip back from Rome (32 hours or something equally ridiculous). I hardly know what way is up at the minute so I was surprised to see from my Mum on Facebook this morning … [Read more...]

Down : Time

Yesterday we had a much needed quiet day at home in our little villa for the week and it was just what we all needed. A slow morning, lots of reading and music listening, play for the girls and sleep for Mags - the weather was a little cool and windy so it was the perfect excuse to just have some … [Read more...]

Weekend moments

My goodness a weekend goes by quickly. I swear something happens to time that makes it speed up Saturday and Sunday and then slow right back down at the start of the week. We had a lovely one: a morning tea in the village hall with Rob and his RFS crew, then a trip to Sydney for Mags and I for my 20 … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 4th September 2015 edition}

It's Friday for a start, what's not to like about that? My beautiful friend Eden ate a custard tart for me this morning too. Yes, we send videos to each other like this. You should too! I got new hair too. Fresh and white as a granny. Just the way I like it. Apparently my rat brown hair … [Read more...]

The 1st of September

I think it was on the first of September last year that I found out I was pregnant. Huh. I remember calling my friend Eden, so she wouldn't have to remember the 1st of September as being the day of the last time she saw her brother, and now she remembers this day as the day she found out about … [Read more...]

Win a Family Photo Shoot worth $450

I got an email from a reader Katherine (or as she likes to be called, Pez) a few months ago. She's a photographer and a Mum and had her third baby (a beautiful little girl) the day after Maggie was born. We finally got ourselves together (no mean feat with TWO baby brains at play) and met on Sunday … [Read more...]

38 goes alright

As the clock ticked over to my 38th birthday I was amazed that I was awake, feeding our new beautiful baby girl. Oh what a year its been. Last year Rob and I went away for the night for my birthday and had a serious discussion about whether we would or wouldn't try for another baby and look at us … [Read more...]

A warm weekend

When we got back from our family holiday last year my step Dad sent out an email planning a weekend with everyone to celebrate their wedding anniversary the following year (such is the planning needed for a family with kids living all over the place). It wasn't a special year per se for them to … [Read more...]

Rhythms of the home

There's so many parts of your day as a Mum that are the same day in, day out. The mundane tasks we do each day to keep things ticking along that make up the rhythms of our days. In the mornings the light is bright, the air cold and the pace fast. Starting slowly as we wake and rise, checking the … [Read more...]

Maintenance Monday

It's Monday. Again. Gosh it comes round quick doesn't it? For me, I usually set aside Monday for my love/hate relationship with #maintenancemonday. A day to clean up from the weekend, if we have had visitors, tackle the washing pile, get through my emails, bills to pay and desk to clean up. I try … [Read more...]

Maggie is 2 months old!

It's OK, I am shocked too. How can it be that a whole other month has passed by and my little squawky, brand new, chicken legged baby is 2 now months old? Sheesh. But somehow she is! The little brand new baby is being replaced with a chubbier version, with a few more chins and rolls starting … [Read more...]

Things I like {The 15th July 2015 edition}

It feels SO good to be back into some kind of routine...oh I'm nothing if predictable when it comes to my days. The girls are back at home, so Maggie and I are hanging. She's talking so much...we have these lovely little sound conversations with each other for minutes at a time cooing and gah-ing … [Read more...]