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Monday meal ideas: mid week mince

You know what's going to be sitting in my fridge each and every supermarket shop? A humble packet of mince. It's cheap, it's easy and can be made into so many different things. And before you think rissoles or spag bol, here are some other ideas to help you with your mid week cooking. Beef … [Read a little more...]

Full & Thorough reporting (with added 12th Birthday)

Friday morning and the house is filled with only the sound of my busy hands typing on the laptop, some loud tunes playing (our wedding CD which never gets old even 14 years later) and a very long to-do list before me. The time from school drop off to pick up sure goes fast and I tend to spend them … [Read a little more...]

DIY Date night: Creating a restaurant meal on a budget using supermarket products

A sponsored post for Woolworths Right now with 3 kids aging from 3 to 12, settling back into the school year (hello exhaustion, freak outs, tiredness and meltdowns) with a little separation anxiety … [Read a little more...]

Monday meal ideas: One pot cooking

My all time favourite way of cooking is a throw it all in and roast one pot wonder. I love the magic that happens from a hot oven, and everything all combining to add to the flavours. Not to mention … [Read a little more...]

Quick and easy potato salad

This is one of those mid week salads that can be whipped up in no time at all - or better still get those potatoes cooked early in the day and whacked into the fridge or set aside and then bring it … [Read a little more...]

What I’m watching, reading & listening to

You guys how ARE you? Like really? I am EXHAUSTED. Like I have hit some sort of an emotional and mental capacity and am feeling truly out of it. I think the whole back to school stuff is hitting hard … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Lunchbox baking with fruit

Good morning Monday morning...our first full week back at school and time for things to get a bit more serious. I am already feeling a bit woozy about what lies ahead but also keen to get into it. So … [Read a little more...]

Barn by Biota

Last Friday on a searingly hot Highlands afternoon Rob and I were lucky enough to be guests of James Viles at his newest baby not 10 minutes from where we live in Kangaloon, the wild sibling of Biota: … [Read a little more...]

The tale of the Mum who made 34 million lunches: my top 7 lunchbox tips

A sponsored post for Woolworths I can’t quite figure it out, but by the time all 3 girls have finished school, I think I would have been making lunches for 22 years. 22 YEARS. Really rethink … [Read a little more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easy back to school mid week cooking

And so the school holidays are coming to a close for us here. They have gone fast haven't they? Sure there have been endless days and like most of our holidays not a great deal going on...but here we … [Read a little more...]

The January Lament of mothers everywhere

I started my day at 3.30am this morning. I woke with Maggie calling out, wanting to go to the bathroom and while I hopped straight back into bed and willed myself back to sleep my mind had already … [Read a little more...]

Full Maggie update: 3 years, 8 months

Oh Maggie, how can it be that tomorrow you start preschool? You are ready, so ready, MY GOSH ARE YOU READY but are any of us? I don't think so! Somehow we have gotten to the point where Miss … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid summer salads

When it's too hot to eat anything BUT salad and you are trying to move on from the overindulgence of the festive season, a salad is the perfect one stop meal for lunch or dinner. I make it the main … [Read a little more...]

A visit to Red Cow Farm

Ever since we moved here over 8 years ago, I have wanted to visit Red Cow Farm in Sutton Forest and over the weekend I FINALLY got around to it. I know, it's not OK. And I have NO idea why it took us … [Read a little more...]