The BabyMac 10 year birthday long lunch!

Amazingly – the tickets are now all sold out (in under 7 hours!)! Apologies to all that missed out, I promise to look at hosting some more events in the future (maybe even in different states) as well as different prices points AND to give more notice before tickets go on sale!


You guys! I can only apologise for how long this has taken me to get organised (I blame certain people turning 40 and 1 and you know, life). But I have it! The details at long last!

To celebrate 10 years of blogging I am hosting a private lunch in my hometown of Burrawang for 50 readers. Tickets are $100 each and include a great afternoon of food, fun and laughter.

I know this is going to be a really special afternoon filled with wonderful local food and drink as well as prizes. I’m thrilled that Nikki will be MC for the afternoon and of course you can catch up with my friend Mrs Woog too.

When is it?

Saturday 30th July 2016 1pm-5pm

Where is it?

Burrawang General Store Cafe
11 Hoddle Street
Burrawang NSW

Burrawang is about 90 minutes south of Sydney. First settled in 1862, the village of Burrawang nestles in the very heart of the Highlands. It is a village that is proud of its picturesque quaintness and its nineteenth century charm.

Our unique cottages and country gardens are little different today than they were a century ago.

The local business houses, too, are famed for their old-world charm, personal service and kind hospitality. Let our village take you back in time to an era of tranquility and peace.

So what does my $100 ticket get me?

This includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival with canapés, a 2 course meal with 2 glasses of wine and a chance to win a whole heap of wonderful lucky door prizes from some of my favourite places in the Highlands (think superior retailers!). You’ll have a chance to have a chat with me as well as ask anything in a live Q&A session MC’d by Nikki. The afternoon runs from 1pm to 5pm and will be hosted in the gorgeous Burrawang General Store Cafe where the fire will be roaring.

There may also be a little home made something from my own kitchen for each of you!

$5 from each ticket sale will be donated to the CWA (Country Womens Association). The CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia and aims to improve conditions for country women and children.

There will be a cash bar open to purchase additional Prosecco & Wine on the day. The Cafe is closed for this private function.

What’s on the menu?

I’m glad you asked!

Glass of Prosecco


Soup Shot, Carrot, orange and ginger with black tahini

Arancini with store made basil passata


Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with salsa verde

Roasted chicken with lemon and garlic

Mixed roasted vegetables


Mini Meringues with mixed dipping sauces

Individual chocolates mousse and vanilla pots de creme


Tea and coffee

And of course just let me know of any dietary requirements as well!

Where can we stay?

There are lots of places to stay down here if you want to make a weekend of it! Here’s my list of local places if you have a group of people together:

Stayz Burrawang
Stayz Wildes Meadow (5 minute drive away)
Stayz Robertson (10 minute drive away)
Burrawang Village Hotel
Robertson Hotel (10 minute drive away)
Highlands Holidays
Sebel Apartments Bowral
Robertson Inn

As well as other ideas in this post I wrote a few years ago now.

Where can we park?

There is parking all along the main street in Burrawang (Hoddle Street).

Where can I buy the tickets?

Right here! Online. There are limited tickets available (50) so get in quick!

Buy your tickets HERE.


I know this is going to be a really special afternoon which I am so excited about. A chance to meet some of you, have a drink and showcase my beautiful village to those that haven’t been before. I can’t wait to see you all soon!


  1. We love the Burrawang General Store! You won’t regret dining there 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday Hon! 10 freaking years!

    If I lived anywhere near I’d be there in a heartbeat xxx

  3. Kit@lifethroughthehaze says

    Wow 10 years Happy Birthday!

  4. Amanda G. says

    Oh WOWEE!!!!! How amazing 10 years!! How I desperately would love to be there, If I was east coast, ticket would be booked now and accommodation sorted!! I’m sure it will be amazing, and I am so envious of all the lucky buggers who can be there to celebrate with you xo

  5. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Happy 10 years Beth congratulations Xx

  6. Oh wow happy 10yrs and I so wish I wasnt on the other side of the country! Bummer… Look forward to seeing photos though!

  7. Happy anniversary Beth. 10 years is worthy of celebrating!

    A xx

  8. I would love to be there but we fly out to Europe on 28th July. Have a great celebration, Beth. Congratulations on 10 years.

  9. So excited! We’re booked 🙂

  10. Tickets are booked !!!? Love making a great impulsive decision. My girlfriends and I will be there from the GC. How bloody exciting. Congratulations on 10 great years ?

  11. Congratulations on 10 years of amazing blogging Beth! Just booked our tickets and I’m so excited!! X

  12. How exciting. 3 of my favourite bloggers in one room. My bestie and I are going to make a weekend of it too! Will be lovely to meet you in person!

  13. Debs Sutton says

    Oh Beth if only, don’t think I can convince Ray that I need to be in Oz in July and then seeing our boy in November too??!!! 10,000 mile round trip from UK twice would be fabulous if I win the lottery and travelled First Class though?!!!! Wishing you nothing but love,luck and laughter.xxxx

  14. Yay I got two tickets.
    Now I’ve got to decide who to invite.
    5 hr drive for me from Bega, but frankly I would drive anywhere to have a break after my day today!!
    Really looking forward to it!

  15. Happy 10 years! Just worked up the guts to book and it’s sold out. I’m sure it will be a fantastic event x

  16. Congrats – here’s to another 10 years of awesome!

  17. Congratulations! Would have loved to have come. I’d happily go on a wait list if you have one. Xx

  18. I was too slow making a decision too & missed out too. Great idea todo more events & have a variety but maybe just repeat this one first so more people can join the fun. Easier for you too if you repeat rather than starting a new project.

  19. Darn, missed out!!! Happy bloggiversary, Beth. It will be a wonderful day. x

  20. Sam Spring says

    HI please put me on the wait list too! She who hesitates looses!

  21. BLAH! Just read this email after moving into my new house and finally setting up the computer and I can’t believe it is sold out {well, I can believe that it is sold out}, but I can’t believe I missed out…WAH!

  22. a HUGE Happy Bloggy Birthday chick. 10 years – you are a bloggy matriarch 🙂 xx


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