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Summer Days, drifting away

The days have been long, endless driving for bored teens in the country with no public transport. Keeping small kids while working...oh yes, that old juggle. Cake eating, cleaning & organising, washing, board games, lots of cooking and eating and gin swilling. Book reading, tv show binging, … [Read a little more...]

First Annual Friend’s Trip to…Jugiong

I have been meaning to do this post since AUGUST last year and with some time in early January I wanted to finally get the time to share one of the best weekends I have ever had...our first annual friend's tip that we did in August 2022. The weekend was a celebration for Lucy's 40th and James' 50th … [Read a little more...]

Tender hearts, new year, slow farm days

We are back from our annual post Christmas visit to the farm - honestly my favourite week in the whole year. I said to Sue when we arrived on Wednesday afternoon absolutely exhausted from Christmas … [Read a little more...]

Christmas 2022

Another Christmas has been and gone for the year and this one was special for sure. We had my entire family together (each and every one of us) for the first time in 4 years. The last time we … [Read a little more...]

Friend’s Christmas Dinner 2022

Last week (was it really last week?!) we celebrated our annual Friend's Christmas dinner at Lucy and Chris' place for a group of our mates in the village. This was the crew that went to Jugiong on our … [Read a little more...]

Southern Highlands Wineries: 6 vineyards in 6 months

SPONSORED POST FOR SHFWA We’ve been living in the Southern Highlands now for 12 years and while we are surrounded by so many fabulous vineyards and wineries, and we enjoy the delicious wines that … [Read a little more...]

Life at 45 and 3(ish) weeks

3 weeks ago I turned 45. How odd, considering I feel much younger. Perhaps that will always be the way now. I'll feel the same inside even though my face and body will tell me differently. The … [Read a little more...]

My blog is sweet 16 today!

Today, my blog turns 16. SIXTEEN. Have I ever done anything continually for as long, besides eat custard tarts? It's hard to say. But here we are, 16 years, 3,550 posts and 73,824 comments … [Read a little more...]

Renovators, mount up!

It was a clear black night. A clear white moon...oh hang on. So, I have an update for you guys. Nothing too dramatic, but exciting! Slash exhausting. But mostly exciting! We are renovating our … [Read a little more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

We’ve finally had some sunny weather. The kind of days that make you feel grateful just to be alive and in them. Glorious sunrises, late and freezing, with frosts and rising mists on the washing and … [Read a little more...]

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

Now I do have an old recipe for Vegetarian lasagne from many MANY moons ago but I have started to make a different version that I thought I better get onto the blog. This one is an easy/almost cheat … [Read a little more...]

Lucy turned 40!

It's been a big month of birthdays in our family...we have had Dots, then Mum then Rob and Maggie and ending of course with the big 4 0 for Lucy last week! This was such a special occasion for … [Read a little more...]

Maggie is now 7!

First she was one: Then two. Then three. Then four. Then five. Then six. And now, well she's seven. SEVEN! Sweet Maggie turned 7 last month and we … [Read a little more...]

Mum turned 70!

May is a big month of celebrations for our family with so many fabulous Taureans to love and honour. We has perhaps the biggest of all with Mum's 70th at the start last month. All of my family … [Read a little more...]