Happy winter Farm Days

We've just had some magical days up at Rob's Dad's farm, always a treat to visit and stay at a different time of year when the light is different, the trees with their leaves gone, bonfires to burn, cool nights by the fire. It's such special place for everyone in our family...years of memories … [Read more...]

Annabel Crabb’s Glass Potatoes

I know you guys havre been waiting for this post for a while now - because I have had a few messages asking about the potatoes I posted on the June long weekend! Good things are worth waiting for so thank you for your patience. My brother made these on the Sunday of the June long weekend and I … [Read more...]

Staycations are great, and other lies I tell myself

Friday afternoon the girls all finished school for the term and we fell across the finish line into school holidays. While Daisy had been off for a week already (hello brave new world of private schools) this was the official time to relax and catch our breaths after what had been a MASSIVE term for … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Great school holiday bake off!

If there's one thing my kids like to do in the school holidays, it's EAT. Endless platters of food...ENDLESS I tell you. Not to mention the fruit bowl that gets emptied a few times a week and of course baked goods. They create an activity and there's food at the end to keep them happy. Harper … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal enthusiasts {ep 17}

Well, well, what do we have here? A LONG AWAITED EPISODE OF THE PODCAST IS WHAT. Apologies for the wait friends, but we have it at last and boy is it a jam packed episode. So much happening! All the things! All the people! All the outfits! Let's take a closer look.... There was the Chelsea Garden … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting

You guys, we are almost through the term. We are ALMOST there, kind of. Sheesh, term 2 has been a BIG one and while Daisy has been off school since Thursday last week, it's still very much BAU for the other two and Rob who has been away for work and me who somehow starts the juggle of work and kids … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Chorizo

Good morning friends! I have woken by the beach this morning which has been the loveliest weekend with my sister and the kids - pre school holiday treat if you will. We had perfect weather and a very relaxing time - we're heading back home to deal with work and a normal week for the little kids who … [Read more...]

That 41 year, 10 month old wisdom

Last week I had some time to myself (I know! unheard of!) You see I was getting the car serviced and I sat in a cafe waiting for a lift for someone to take me home...I had about an hour or so, so I whacked up on Instagram one of those ask me a question thing. They are always so much fun to do - I … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: baking biscuits or slices

It's cold, we're all tired and we still have some more of the school term to go so it's time for me to get comfort baking for the girls. And me! I love to get some lunchbox baking done at the start of the week to have a big container full for lunchboxes or afternoon tea and of course a little pick … [Read more...]

Tweens and Teens and periods oh MY

https://www.gemmacorrell.com/products/awards-i-could-win-on-my-period I remember one of the first things that came into my mind when I delivered my children was “OF COURSE IT’S A GIRL!” and then I got to say that two further times. 3 girls. 3 lots of hormones and eye rolling and teenage years … [Read more...]

Me time when there’s no time

There's been a consistent theme for me so far this year, and right now moreso than ever. THERE'S NO TIME. I seem to be chasing my tail more than I ever have been before, literally from the moment I'm awake. it's game ON. This is no different to any of your lives, we are all the same, running our … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: A roast for all occasions

Good morning friends! I hope you are ready to tackle another week...it's cold AND raining here this morning which made it hard to get up when my alarm went off, but I am up, I have the fire roaring and the central heat going so when the first of the girls wake up it will be nice and warm for them as … [Read more...]

Miss Rabbit’s very good chorizo soup

We call my friend Zoe, Miss Rabbit because much like the character in Peppa Pig, she is always very busy and has a gazillion different jobs. Now I am a hard worker, I come from a family of do-ers so I KNOW busy people because I am one, but Miss Rabbit, well, she does it all. 3 teenage kids, a busy … [Read more...]

Another June long weekend

Another long weekend has passed with lots more beautiful memories locked away with my brother and sister in law and their family. It's been a tradition for them to come down and spend it with us for as long as we have lived here - I think this was 8th year. You can check out what we have got up … [Read more...]

1920s Speakeasy Ball 2019

And we are done. PRAISE BE. Always such a relief when an event you have been working on has been and gone, without any dramas and lots of happy guests. This year was particularly tough for us as the committee consisted of just two of us: Lucy and I. We treated it like a dinner party (except for 130 … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

You guys it's dark and freezing as I write this huddled by the fire before anyone wakes. I was up for hours in the night with a cold that I have been avoiding at all costs (too busy/no thank you/I'm fine thanks/move on) but I dragged myself out into there darkness to get the fire stoked and filled … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The comfort of pasta and noodles

Looks like we have another blast of cold weather about to hit us here - last week it was MISERABLE with freezing winds and below zero temps for days and thankfully the forecast is saying that tomorrow we will have some rain! Oh how we need it! The idea of a day of solid, drenching rain sounds like … [Read more...]

What I’m reading, watching & listening to

It's been a while between these posts so thought it would be time for a group chat on what we have all been listening to, watching and reading so that we can share the good stuff. A water cooler moment in out non existent offices if you will. I'll start shall I? Good one. I have been off my … [Read more...]

Who doesn’t need a wardrobe wingbird?

A sponsored post for www.birdsnest.com.au Living where I do I don’t have a HUGE range of shops to visit (or to be honest, time or inclination to peruse shops) so shopping online (hello wine and no bra!) has been great for someone like me to have access to anything I like from here and around the … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Warming soups

It is the most revolting day outside in the Highlands today with a gale blowing and icy winds bringing every leaf up into the air. It's FREEZING, and rightly so given that winter starts this week. As soon as the weather turns my stomach and heart turns to the comfort of a big pot of soup. I make a … [Read more...]