Monday Meal Ideas: Comfort food for mid winter

Oh it is a dreary day here today. Pouring rain all night long with an east coast low sitting over the top of us and  constant rain beating against the windows. Always lovely for a day...a little too much when it's over 24 hours without a break and flooding starts to occur..and then the septic goes … [Read more...]

A Christmas in July 40th Dinner

We recently hosted a 40th birthday for our friend Nicki from Cottonwood & Co who more than likely wanted and had planned to be somewhere way more glamorous for her 40th (I think Italy was planned, or maybe New Zealand) but as we know, 2020 had different plans for us all. With restrictions on … [Read more...]

Full and Thorough Reporting

Well hello YOU. How are you? It's early here and it's freezing outside, as you would expect on the 21st July. Can you believe it's the 21st July already? I already feel like the days are starting to get a wee bit longer, I can see daffs pushed up everywhere, the blossom that comes first starting to … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Mid week meals my family love

Good morning from a chilly Southern Highlands morning (feels like -2.5 out there and blowing a gale). We are back into the swing of things having done 2 weeks school holidays. Apologies for the lack of posting...I was having too good a time with the kids, being away...full debrief to come on that … [Read more...]

On repeat this winter: roasted pumpkin

As soon as the travel restrictions were eased Rob hightailed it up to the farm to see his step mum and spend some time with her for the first time in months. He came home with an enormous pumpkin which looked fabulous of course but had me thinking about all the different ways I could use it up. It … [Read more...]

Good things that are also nice and lovely

How are you friends? Are you on holidays? Are you freaking out about covid waves and the state of the world? Are you tired and limping to the end of week 10 of term 2 like us? Whatever it is you are, I hope to find you well at least. Try and stay positive, I know I do most of the time, although this … [Read more...]

Monday Meal ideas: baking with lemons & apples

I noticed last week how much Lucy's lemon trees are groaning with fruit on them. It calls for one thing! BAKING. Today I am going to grab my basket and get baking this week. It's cold, Daisy has started school holidays and it just calls for cakes and comfort and goodness that comes in the form of … [Read more...]

Girl’s mid winter weekend at the beach

If ever there was a weekend needed for a group of 5 weary women who have survived the start of the shocker that has been 2020 it was ALL OF THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD...however! We were lucky enough to escape on Thursday morning after school drop off to head to the beach for a few days. Can I tell you, … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: meatless Monday Inspo

Good morning from a freezing cold week 9 of term 2 where things are a little sluggish. My goodness I actually hit snooze two times this morning and that NEVER happens! After a fabulous long weekend with my mates up at the beach where it was warm and the demands from anyone were VERY low I am feeling … [Read more...]

A birthday lunch for Miss Rabbit

We recently celebrated a very special birthday lunch for our dear friend Miss Rabbit for her 50th. She was meant to be in Europe with all her mates for a very special trip and like so manny people had to postpone that for a year while covid does its thing. Mrs Munro hosted the beautiful surprise … [Read more...]

What I’m reading, watching, listening to

It's been a few months since I updated you guys on what I have been reading, watching and listening to - this past little while has been much more on reading rather than the other two: its funny how you switch between the different modes isn't it? I have been focusing on reading as much as possible … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: The warmth of chilli in winter

Ah Monday morning, how quickly you come around each week - this past weekend in particular went by SO fast didn't it? It's a bit fresh around these parts at the moment (aka FREEZING) but halfway through June what do you expect? I might be throwing some chilli into our meals this week for lunch and … [Read more...]

June long weekend at the farm

We left home 5am Friday morning to hightail it up the highway to spend the long weekend at the farm. We have been DESPERATE to get back and see Rob's Step mum who has pretty much been in isolation due to corona restrictions since Alan died so the fact that our annual ball was cancelled came at a … [Read more...]

Good Things

Winter is here, and when it looks as good as this, who can be mad about it? We've had some rain, we have had warm, sunny days and bitingly cold afternoons where the wind is blowing so hard your ears hurt. I love the cold, even when it's that cold, it's invigorating and makes you feel … [Read more...]

Crumbly Jam Slice

I cannot stop making this slice, which I have to say is not a good thing. I mean, it's a GREAT thing because it's SO easy to make, so yum, and moreish that the girls and I keep asking it for again and again, however the tight pants from this buttery sugary delight may say something … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Biscuits & Slices

Well hello friends at the start of another week, they sure come round fast don't they? I baked a little slice yesterday afternoon (I'll get that recipe on the blog this week) and marvelled at the joy of a good slice. Crumbly, tasty little morsels that are perfect with a cup of team, for a lunch box … [Read more...]

Simple side bread: Roti Canai

My brother in law (the ex-chef) makes this bread when they have curries and it is truly MAGNIFICENT. Almost like a layered flat croissant or something it is oily and flakey and delicious. I had a crack at these last night (but did them very quickly so am sure that this is NOTHING like how they … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: warm you from the inside out

It's a bitterly cold and wet Monday morning here, all three girls are going to SCHOOL THAT'S NOT AT HOME. The first time all 3 will be gone at the same time since the middle of March....over 2 months! While it's not going to be much fun for them out there in the world, I will make sure we have … [Read more...]

Maggie is 5 years old!

SOMEHOW it seems that we are in some kind of time warp where time is speeding by the speed of light because on Saturday Maggie turned 5. FIVE. Count it with me.... One Two Three Four Five! She had been counting down the days for over a month with a chart on the … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Family faves

Good morning friends, hope you are ready to take on another week ahead. We had such a busy week last week socially with Mother's Day and then two birthdays I am feeling ready for a much quieter pace. Man we are really out of form these days with isolation aren't we? This week will be about a slower … [Read more...]