Long Weekending

Some scenes from our long weekend. Lots of time around creatives and art, food and wine, family and friends and sunshine after a bitingly cold week and Rob being away. Just what we all needed. Bring on the school holidays. How was your long weekend? Looking forward to a … [Read more...]

Trinny London: 4 weeks in

One of the most requested messages I have one Instagram at the moment besides RECIPE?! is how are you going with Trinny London? Is it worth the money? Are you loving it? Are you a little meh on it all? So I thought I better give you guys a proper update given it's been about 1 month now since all my … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Eat all the cake!

You know what I am going to find the time for this week? Some baking! It's one of the things that I miss the most since working away at an office is baking. In between emails I would whip something up: the magic of the butter and sugar creaming, the smugness I would feel, the happy kids when they … [Read more...]

A Winter birthday lunch for Lucy

Lucy had her 39th birthday this week (still so young!) and Mrs Munro put on a beautiful small lunch on a glorious winter's day for her. No one can pull together more artistic and creative tablescape than Mrs M, everywhere you look a visual delight and vignette a go-go. I went mad with photos as I … [Read more...]

As the mist rose

Last week we had a run of freezing weather. The kind that crept through the floor even with the fire roaring and the central heating pumping out. The kind where the sun doesn't even seem to poke through the windows until almost 8, sparkling on the thick frost on the grass, trees and hedge outside. … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week family faves

Oh Monday, you are so wily the way you appear again in record time? Even after a relaxing weekend with very little on and lots of PJ time at home, I still think you got here extra fast. So here we are friends, at the start of another week, it's time to fire up (mentally and physically as it's rather … [Read more...]

A little 6th birthday soirée

When I asked Maggie what she wanted to do for her birthday this year she was very certain: I want my cousins to come for a sleepover and I want a jumping castle. I was like, DONE! While her Melbourne cousins weren't able to make it, we managed to get the Sydney crew down for the night and I managed … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bubbling brilliance

Good morning friends! How are you? Hope you have all had a great weekend, ready to take on a new week! Me? Well I could really have used another day just to have some downtime as we had a busy weekend with visitors and I feel like it was all over before it even began. But here we are, so let's do … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

It's almost been a month since my last full debrief with you guys and while we are just in the thick of Term 2 of school which means lots of driving and sport, we've been busy. It's turned from full Autumn, to full winter in that time. Those glorious soft, warm autumn days have stripped … [Read more...]

Maggie is now 6!

First she was one, then two, three, four, five and now.... Six! And I know how many of you have been here from the very beginning. From the announcement I was pregnant, to the Preggo Files, the Newborn files, The toddler files and life beyond. And while it feels like it was … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: One pan roasted dinners

Is there anything better than just one pan when washing up after dinner? They are my favourite and my best dinners...I love the way you start with one thing and add to them as the meal cooks. Just chuck on top and the flavours, the depth of them - the colours and the all over roasted goodness that … [Read more...]

Cacio e Pepe Potato Bake

We first had this version of potato bake at Mum's for her birthday a few weeks ago, and she was raving about the potatoes that my brother had made for her on Anzac Day so it's actually Sam that we have to thank for this deliciousness. It's how most things with food happen in our family...how recipes … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Pick your side

Good morning friends! Monday. Again. So soon? These weekends just fly by so fast I am desperate for just one more day to relax and unwind and yet here we are! Hope you all had a good Mother's Day yesterday however you spent it. We had a great lunch in Sydney but the 3 hours in the car was not … [Read more...]

Life at 43: Plantar fasciitis (ouch)

Hello and welcome to my Ted X talk on this delightful condition that pretty much every middle aged woman has or will go through at some stage. It's based on my own experience only and of course anecdotal evidence and discussion with hundreds of women through social media. I'm no where near finished … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Soup for cooler weather

While it's going to be a balmy and sunny day today, we have some cold and wet weather on its way to us this week which means it's no better time to get a big pot of soup on. I love starting the week off with a big batch and then slowly making my way through it for lunch and dinner with different … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Doesn't take long to get back into the swing of it all does it? Holidays and the slower pace (and juggle of work) seems a distant memory now as we tackle term 2 and allllllllllllll of the things that go with it. It's May SOMEHOW later this week...birthdays galore coming up...it's all a LOT. But as … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Meatless Monday

I'm always trying to start the week out right: a dinner packed with veggies and no meat, no alcohol, lots of water hoping that it sets the scene for the week ahead. Thought I would share some good vegetarian recipes that might get a run at some stage this week. Vegetarian Lasagne Halloumi … [Read more...]

Easter 2021

While this seems like ages ago now, I had to share some of our Easter pictures (mostly for myself) as a record of a lovely family Easter spent with my family by the sea. The weather was perfect (the beach was closed thanks to recent floods) and LOTS of debris but we had such a lovely time. We were … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Roasted goodness

Good morning friends! Long time no see, excuse me for my lack of posts over the holidays but I was trying to do just that, have a break! It worked the first week, not so much last week when I was up against it playing catch up and dealing with the shop by myself as Lucy took a break. It's back to it … [Read more...]

3 easy Easter Platters

You guys know my love for a good platter runs DEEP. Head into any of my Instagram cooking tags and you will see that whenever we are entertaining (which seems to be a lot) a platter will be my go to to have with drinks or even as the main event for lunch. Thought I would share these 3 simple ideas … [Read more...]