Weekends filled with too many bubbles & not enough sleep

Didn't I limp to bed last night? Sheesh. I gave it a red hot go over the weekend in some pre birthday celebrations, which I suppose is exactly the thing to do when celebrating a big ticket item birthday like I will be this week. I wanted to share with you some of Saturday night as I had SO much fun … [Read more...]

Many hands: The hard work of Fundraising

A sponsored post for CUA School Fun Run As you guys might know, our girls go to our local Public School here in our village which is known as a Small School. There are just 29 kids in the whole school from Kinder to Year 6 divided into 2 classes with 2 teachers. It’s a truly amazing little place … [Read more...]

Windy weekends spent inside getting warm

Oh August I do love to see you. You're my birthday month after all. You are the start of blossoms popping up, of daffodils and daphne. Your days are longer with the sun rising and setting a little earlier and later in each of your days but seriously? You are windy AF. And we all know how I feel … [Read more...]

Thinking of making a sea/tree change? Read this!

Each and every week (almost day at the moment) I get questions from readers about making tree changes. They ask all kinds of questions...how do you make the decision? How do you choose an area to live? What about school? What about missing the city? What about this? Or that? THIS! DID YOU THINK … [Read more...]

Moments to remember: July

One of the things that I loved the most about the last book club book (I will be choosing another one later this week I promise!) was the way that Hilary, who was dying of cancer was taking in the small moments in time before she knew she was going to die. Those simple moments: whether it was … [Read more...]

Christmas in July soiree

Last night we all braved the freezing weather to head to my sister's place for a girls catch up. We love to do these dinners every so often you can have a look at some of the ones we have had in the past here: A birthday dinner for Miss Rabbit Christmas dinner 2016 Dinner at Cottonwood Interiors … [Read more...]

A stitch in time…

Today I had such a lovely day at one of Mrs Munro's workshop here in the village on a gorgeous winter's day. It was my first time attempting her hidden core work and being not very crafty I was unsure I would be able to have a crack...but have a crack I did and what do you know? I did it! … [Read more...]

Cold weekends filled with flannelette and fires

Here we are flip side of another weekend, wondering how they go by so quickly. Or is that just me? I am so glad that we have just this week to go before there is a bit of a break for the girls. Everyone is a little sick and very tired, and just want to lay around in pj's. I SO get it. This … [Read more...]

Southern Highlands Guide: Who to follow on Instagram

I always get asked so many questions (plus it's the biggest search item on the blog on the weekends) about where to eat, drink, shop etc in the Highlands and recently I have found myself tagging friends in various Instagram accounts so that people know where to eat and drink and shop. There's no … [Read more...]

The best of the June long weekends

Here we are at the start of the June long weekend. One of my favourites in the whole year and always a big one in the village. For years now the ball always falls on the Saturday night of the long weekend, with the fireworks on the Sunday night and it always means that we have had a house full of … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with good things

I'll tell you something for nothing, weekends go waaaay too quickly. Especially busy ones, like the one that we just had, as it was jam packed with good things. So many good things! Like this gorgeous bunch of flowers I picked up Friday morning for a mate...nothing this frustrated florist likes … [Read more...]

Our small school: canteen

Our girls both go to our local Public School in the village, it's known as a small school which are a feature of rural or remote communities. These "small schools" usually have just one or two teachers, a Principal (who usually teaches as well) and while I don't know what the usual number are, ours … [Read more...]

At the Kitchen Bench with BabyMac – 20th May 2017

I'm still smiling from our event held on Saturday afternoon. And I still can't believe that we pulled these two events off - from an idea around my kitchen table to actually bringing it to life...with real life people out from behind my computer for me to feed and water and squeeze...it really was a … [Read more...]

Things I like {The being at home in May edition}

There's nothing like May, except maybe April. But in May the weather is a little cooler so let's say May. The days are starting to get shorter and cooler with a dusting of frost when you open the blinds in the morning. Always a delight to see when Jack has popped overnight for a visit. When … [Read more...]

At the kitchen bench with Babymac – some tickets left!

Holy MOLY we are hosting our first "At the Kitchen Bench" with me NEXT WEEKEND in beautiful Kangaloon! How did that happen? I am SO excited about this event and thrilled that ticket sales have been going so well. There are a few spaces left for next weekend (pretty much sold out the 20th May) … [Read more...]

Maggie gets her first hair cut

Just in case I wasn't sure that Maggie is actually no longer a baby (the arrival of tiny Dorothy has made that SO obvious now) this morning we really sealed the deal. Maggie got her first hair cut. The mullet was off the charts so we needed to straighten it up and thicken up what was there. … [Read more...]

And all the leaves on the trees are falling

There's no better time (in my humble opinion) in this village than right now. Autumn. Easter time. The place is looking picture perfect, I mean, stop driving and pull over LOOK AT THIS PLACE beautiful. The girls get sick of hearing me talk about the light, THE LIGHT, but I can't and actually won't … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: 2017 Show

Well friends, our local Show (The Robertson Show) is done and dusted for another year and seeing as it was perfect weather (and results) I thought I better share some of the highlights with you. This year I decided to defend the 2016 Preserves Champion with the pickles cucumbers, the Date loaf that … [Read more...]

At the Kitchen Bench with BabyMac – May 2017 ticket sales

Even though I had a anxiety dream the night before last where I had lots of people arrive for this event and all I had prepared was plain boiled spiral pasta (my kids would be happy with that) I am certain that these will be some great events. There are 2 dates released in May 2017 where you … [Read more...]

2017 BabyMac events: At the kitchen bench

After the great time had at 10 year Blogging long lunch last year (as well as lots of requests from people that missed out) I really wanted to try and get a few more events up and running again this year so it gives me a chance to meet more of YOU guys. While I have plans to head interstate and … [Read more...]