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Friend’s Christmas Dinner 2023

This year it was our turn to host our Annual Friend's dinner and given that we are in the fancy new house I thought that I better go extra fancy and make it a black tie event. Because...why not! Everyone loves a chance to get their fancy suits and frocks out and I had just the backdrop. This year … [Read a little more...]

Life, lately

It's the winter school holidays, already, so soon? Apparently yes. Which means that it's been almost one year since we moved house waiting for the renovation to begin. I cannot believe how fast that has gone and that there are piles of stuff in the garage that I "meant" to get sorted after I just a … [Read a little more...]

Maggie is now 8!

Somehow our baby turned 8 last month. HOW I ASK YOU. Remember when she was one? And then two? And then three? And then four? And then five? And then … [Read a little more...]

Blog post Entry 3,561

On Easter Sunday morning I was a complete disaster. The first term always gets me good, there’s new routines and timetables, sport begins, there’s Easter to plan for and thankfully in the lead up … [Read a little more...]

Cooking & Conversation: Birch X Add to Cart Event

We hosted our first Birch X Add to Cart Event on the weekend in the restaurant - what an amazing afternoon we had sharing ways to host the ULTIMATE feast. Lots of amazing food, wine, chatting, … [Read a little more...]

Visiting the Southern Highlands? Read this!

The last time I updated this post was in 2017 so I thought it was well and truly in need of an update as I am often asked about where to go and stay and what to do in the Highlands. Lots of these … [Read a little more...]

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, … [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 … [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...]