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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Christmas Family Palooza 2015

My goodness we had a weekend of family celebrations...full ON family time with 4 catch up's over 2 days in some of the hottest weather we've seen in Sydney in some time. Everyone had a BALL. Mainly. Mags spent a lot of the time like this: Babies and parties and 15 minute naps between venues … [Read more...]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

We put the Christmas decorations up on the weekend! YESSSSSS the place now looks and even better SMELLS like Christmas! Cue angels singing... This weekend well and truly felt like that crazy Christmas time of the year with a lovely lunch for my Brother's birthday at my Mum's place yesterday … [Read more...]

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...]