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...]

Frank is now 1!

Yesterday it was a whole year since this little fella made his way into the world. While it hasn't been a year since we got him (that was in Septemeber) yesterday was his actual birthday. Remember that first time the girls saw him? Still one of my favourite things to watch! If you go … [Read more...]

On this day…making a tree change

Do you have that app on Facebook that shows you what you were doing on this day over a number of years? I do, and every morning I have a trip down memory lane re-discovering what I was doing. Last year we were away so there's lots of lovely summery, happy photos. Then a few years further back are a … [Read more...]

The story of Maggie’s Birth day {The background}

There's so much to share and tell about all this that this may be ridiculously long and all over the place, but it's something that I want to share mostly for me, like most things on my blog. You see this blog while read by thousands of other people every day, is a reminder of things for me. Like … [Read more...]

Happy farm days

We've been very focused on time around here heading to inevitable deadline where everything will change for all of us in the next little while. Getting through the School term, and then Easter, and now here we are in between the life that we have known for the past 5 and a half years and the new one … [Read more...]

Easter 2015

Here we are on Easter Monday, not quite at the end of the long weekend, but most of the hard work behind us. When we moved to the village we weren't quite aware of the work that goes into Easter...we have our annual market (which is also the main fundraiser for the school) and of course we always … [Read more...]

Shit they don’t tell you in the baby books

You guys! It's ALMOST the end of term 1 (well for those of us not in VIC who are already on holidays the lucky buggers!). And if you have had a Kinder start school this term, and if you have had an anxious Kinder kid start you will be feeling a little like we are: emotionally, and physically … [Read more...]

Marriage: 10 years on

It was a beautiful Autumn day just like it today 10 years ago when Rob and I were married on the lawn in front of his Dad's house at the farm on Easter Saturday 10 years ago today. The sun was shining, the boys kilts blowing in the gentle breeze, my bouquet of wild daisies and flowers pretty in the … [Read more...]