Latest Post from BabyMac

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 event - no need for anything extra with the amount of flavour in these. Cucumber, dill & … [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 so long to go here! I will be back for sure. This garden is truly a delight, 2.5 hectares outside … [Read a little more...]

Some Good things

You know what's going to be REALLY good? A cool change that is due to hit us early tomorrow morning. It has been SO hot all week and I am thrilled at the prospect of a southerly change. Because I am … [Read a little more...]

That home from holidays clean..

It started about 2 days before we were due to come home. Those first thoughts about the state of the garden while we had been gone for three weeks, knowing that it would be out of control. Then I … [Read a little more...]

Putting the BE into Beth

I've been trying this new thing where I actually sit quietly with a notebook in hand and have a think about the new year. I am not someone to do this, I am not a goal setter (well not really, I … [Read a little more...]

Slow, summer days at the start of the year

Happy New Year friends, not sure if I have said that yet? And if I have, there's no harm in saying that again now is there? We are still on the road between family homes and visits, catching up with … [Read a little more...]

Pork Belly Salad

Because any salad that has pork crackle in it, is alright by me. I know that it has been the season of indulgence: lots of food, lots of drink, lots of cheese but last night I made a cracker of a … [Read a little more...]

2018: The Recap episode

As we hurtle towards the end of another year I can't help but be reflective and think about the year that was. All the things I got done, the things that I didn't. I hate this "set new goals & … [Read a little more...]

Christmas with my family 2018

It's hard to believe that Christmas for another year has been and gone...all that planning and craziness done and dusted all of us feeling a little weary for it all. Every second year my family get … [Read a little more...]

Ladies Christmas Dinner 2018

Last night I hosted our annual Christmas dinner with our mates, a much loved event on the calendar where we all get to frock up, enjoy a few glasses of bubbles and have a laugh with our secret Santa. … [Read a little more...]

Holiday Reading Stack

We are almost there my friends...holidays are in sight and I am SO excited at the prospect of sitting and reading and doing NOTHING for at least a week. Besides my visions of early nights and sleep … [Read a little more...]

Weekends filled with Christmas catch ups & storms

(Cue singing): It's the most social time of the year! Isn't it just though? I do love the panic that we are never going to see anyone again and we HAVE to get it in before the end of the year and this … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: CHRISTMAS entertaining & cooking

You guys, it's almost here. I still haven't started any shopping, maybe this will be the week (it better be) and this time next week it will be Christmas Eve. Sheesh. We still have a bit to get … [Read a little more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: the “I’ve been a very busy girl” edition

I'm the kind of gal who rarely sits still. I will only sit once the house is sorted and my chores done and then and ONLY then will I be able to sit and relax. Which is quite funny really don't you … [Read a little more...]