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A hundred small goodbyes

My Mum's brother, my uncle, who we were all very close with and was like a father figure to the kids in our family died very suddenly almost 20 years ago now. I have been thinking a lot about the people I have loved in my life that have died since my father in law died, about my friends who have … [Read a little more...]

I guess that’s why they call it the blues…

We sat around the table on Christmas Day and listened as this came onto my playlist. Rob and I both started crying, knowing what was ahead us the next few weeks as we left the next day up to the farm to spend some time with Rob's Dad. We knew that we were getting close to the end and that the time … [Read a little more...]

Christmas 2019

We have had the loveliest few days with family celebrating Christmas. After a busy time it's been lovely to change the pace a little and only worry about menu planning, seating people and making sure … [Read a little more...]

It’s the 23rd of December

Somehow. SOMEHOW! It's been a crazy week - of celebrations, work, end of school, terrifying fire conditions and weather and a little well needed rest yesterday. It's quite the rollercoaster around … [Read a little more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

This time next week it will be Christmas Eve, and this morning instead of feeling overwhelmed about everything that has to happen I am choosing to feel excited about it, the magic of Christmas and how … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Christmas entertaining

We are on the countdown now my friends...just three more school days to get through, things should be slowing down with the shop and next week...CHRISTMAS! I can't remember looking forward to having a … [Read a little more...]

Girls Christmas Dinner 2019

Last night we had our annual Girls Christmas dinner - one of my favourite nights of the year as we come together to celebrate another year. I love this Christmas dinner so much - working from home … [Read a little more...]

Give the gift of fresh this Christmas

A sponsored post for Woolworths One of my all time favourite gifts to be given from friends, colleagues or family over Christmas is something that has care and love put into it, some real thought … [Read a little more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easy mid week dinners when life is CRAZY

How are you guys? My goodness I am starting the feel like the last month or so is catching up on me...I am tired, in need of another weekend etc etc. Daisy has now finished school but we have plenty … [Read a little more...]

HAMXIETY: what’s your Christmas entertaining dilemma?

Sponsored post for Woolworths This year we are hosting Christmas at home and it’s the first time in 4 years that we will be in our own house. No packing Christmas presents in the car, no wedging … [Read a little more...]

Full and thorough reporting

My mornings seem to be getting earlier and earlier at the moment - Maggie has been up before 5 the last few mornings, I think in part motivated by the chocolates in the advent calendar. Nothing shows … [Read a little more...]

Surviving parenting the First year of High School

Tomorrow we reach the end of Daisy's first year of High School. It's done. Quicker than any year of Primary school by at least two times. GONE. DONE. How? First day of Kindergarten 2012 Last day … [Read a little more...]

Monday meal ideas: Christmas prep for the weeks ahead

You guys, it's the 2nd December. It's hurtling towards the end of the year and there's nothing much ANY of us can do about it! Daisy finishes school this coming Thursday and for the other girls there … [Read a little more...]

The pre January deep cleanse

Call it getting older, call it self awareness, call it self CARE, but this week I decided that I would tackle something before the START of the school holidays: The DEEP CLEAN that comes in … [Read a little more...]