Monday Meal Ideas: mid week family faves in our house

Week 3 of the school term was not the best with us: everyone seemed to be sick or getting sick (colds, sore throats) and a little exhaustion thrown in for good measure. Things aren't sounding much better with the coughing and spluttering I can hear coming from their rooms already so it's going to be … [Read more...]

The roots that bind us

I've just come home from a very special weekend away with all of Rob's family. There was lots of laughter, sharing of memories, tears and stories and of course love. We were there with his Dad and step mum, his brother and wife, his two cousins and their husbands and us. A ramshackle group of adults … [Read more...]

Maggie is 4 years old!

We have a new photo to add to the very large collection...one more candle blown out as our baby girl is now four! I can't believe that she finally made it after a LOT of questions and asking when it was her turn (she was not so patient when her cousins had their birthdays in … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal enthusiasts {ep 16}

Also known as: ALL ABOUT ARCHIE! At long last the we can discuss, celebrate, rejoice and embrace the latest member of the Royal family: ARCHIE HARRISON MOUNTBATTEN-WINDSOR. Harry your hand clasp was EVERYTHING! As requested by you guys, there was MUCH to discuss, and … [Read more...]

Face Stuff

It's been almost 3 years since I started to take looking after my skin properly. I knew once I hot my forties that the dodgy nivea moisturiser and not EVER washing or cleansing or toning was going to cut it anymore. I've spent lots of money on different things, I have had numerous and continuous … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Get some fish & seafood on your table

As I shared with you guys last week, I have been trying to get some more seafood onto our table doing the week - helping all those growing brains with some good oils and of course because I love it! Thought you might like to see some of the other ways we eat it at our place.. Fish burgers … [Read more...]

Fish in a Bag with coconut rice

I am always looking for ways to get more fish onto our table each week (pretty much all of us like it - Daisy is not a fan so misses out) but Harper absolutely adores it so I have been trying to find different ways to get it into our weekly menu rotation. I recently tried out fish in a bag (making … [Read more...]

Pour a cuppa, let’s catch up

I have been TRYING so hard to get here and catch up with you guys for the past week and it's been virtually impossible. The shop has been SO busy for Mother's Day (YAY!) but it's meant that any time I have has been spent there, packing, sending, wrapping, re-ordering, post office, emails, accounts, … [Read more...]

Monday meal Ideas: Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday)

Good morning friends! Here we are at the start of another new week...IN MAY! Last week was a bit of a write off for me as I was so busy with the shop for Mother's Day that I hardly had time to scratch myself. I'm not sure that this week will be much better...but we can only try! I do know that I … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A Podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {Ep 15}

We didn't know if this was going to make it in before Baby Sussex arrived...but we managed to get it in just in time. There's been PLENTY going on which we discuss at length in this bumper episode. Let's take a look at what's been going on: Chuck & Camilla had a weeding anni... As did … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week winter warmers

The weather has turned (at last!) and we finally have some autumn temperatures on our hands. We had the fire on constantly from Friday night through to Sunday morning, and I have started to get an itching for a big batch of soup that can be made and last the whole week. While the day are sunny and … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting: the holiday edition

I am completely, entirely, fully NOT ready for school to go back this week. As the girls have gotten older and school has gotten more full on (activities increased etc) the holidays are as much as a break for me to take the pressure off for a while and after a long and stressful term 1, well these … [Read more...]

Dorothy May is 2 years old!

One of my favourite people in the WHOLE world had a birthday on the weekend...Miss Dorothy May turned 2! This little lady is truly PURE joy. She is hilarious, cheeky, funny and SO determined. I think she seems smaller than what she is because she is so delicate and has short hair, but this girl is … [Read more...]

Easter 2019

My goodness my pants are a little tighter after a BIG few days of eating and drinking that started Thursday afternoon, and I can't say will stop before tomorrow. My sister and her kids arrived Thursday afternoon, and from about 4.30pm when the first bottle of Prosecco was opened I can tell you that … [Read more...]

Easter entertaining shortcuts

A sponsored post for Woolworths With Easter just around the corner and school holidays in full swing, I wanted to put together some entertaining ideas for you guys that are simple, quick to make, no fuss, DELICIOUS and not too pricey - the kind of stuff I will be cooking, and … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {ep 14}

It's that time again - a brand new episode of the Podcast has landed just in time for your Easter holiday listening. There's LOTS to cover off and a disclaimer: due to a recording error the last 2 mins were cut off abruptly but we can assure you that not much was missed there! In the meantime let's … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: All of the Easter things

Somehow here we are at the start of the week before EASTER. Not sure how that happened you guys, I still haven't Marie Kondo'd my house and now it will be Christmas again before I have even had a chance to begin! Whether we like it or not, we have a wonderful long weekend ahead of us filled … [Read more...]

Autumn April days

We finally have daylight in the mornings which makes waking up a little easier. Each morning when I creep into Daisy's room to open the blind there's now a line of grey light around the window which makes things a little easier to pull the covers back and get on with it. I make her tea and toast, … [Read more...]

Just when Term 1 couldn’t get any longer, we get an Easter Hat Parade

A sponsored post for Woolworths In what has been the longest first term EVER (Ok, that may just be us) but we are staring down week 11 you guys, and I am TIRED. We have had the start of high school, the start of preschool, and in between starting school by herself for the first time ever (Harps … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Baking with apples

Apples are in season right now so what better time to grab some and use them to eat or bake with? There's nothing like a perfect apple is there? Full of juice, crispy and crunchy and packed with flavour! And there's nothing like baking with them either: matched with cinnamon and spices, they scream … [Read more...]