A weekend at The Woods Farm

I was thrilled a few months ago now to be contacted by the good people at The Woods Farm in Jervis Bay asking if we'd like to come and stay with them for a few nights - who wouldn't?! And one look at their website and Instagram and I was sold. Cute, quirky accomodation that the girls would LOVE … [Read more...]

Girls on Tour: Day 2 (Orange to Young)

Another beautiful day yesterday as we travelled from Orange out to Young and back again for the second day of our Girls on Tour trip. You can read about this trip here and then here. We started our morning out with breakfast at Byng Street Local Store & Cafe which was pumping on a busy Saturday … [Read more...]

Girls on Tour: Day 1 (Bathurst to Orange)

Yesterday morning we hit the road for day 1 of our regional shopping tour : a group of business chicks who have customers based out in regional areas who wanted to showcase the great businesses out in these areas and encourage people to visit, shop online and follow these stores over Christmas and … [Read more...]

Girls on Tour: NSW Drought awareness road & shopping trip!

It's been a few months now since the media attention for the drought that has hit so many parts of our country. We were inundated with information on how to help farmers and businesses doing it tough, and after we have seen some rainfall and can believe that Haz and Megs stopped the drought with … [Read more...]

7 reasons why you need a girl’s weekend away

Last weekend a group of friends from home escaped our homes and families for 3 nights of pure bliss....a girl's weekend! Now these things take planning. They take many, many whats app messages. They take time to plan, lots of text messages and effort that at times make you think "ah stuff it, it … [Read more...]

The joy of a country roadside motel

We had the joy last week of staying in one of my favourite places: the Australian small country town roadside motel. It may not be everyone's cup of tea and long life milk, but it has always captured a part of my life and I'm doing my best to keep the tradition alive for our girls. We spent my … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

This morning we are hitting the road and heading back home after a week away. We stopped in at the farm for a night, then further north to Byron for another family reunion with Rob's Dad's side of the family that was almost a year in planning - always the way when trying to wrangle so many people. … [Read more...]

Cheeky mid week escape to Mt Hay Luxury Retreat

It took me all of 3 seconds to answer the lovely Louise's email asking me if I would like to come and stay at the gorgeous luxury retreat Mt Hay in Berry, but about 4 months to finally get around to booking in a date that would work for Rob and I, lining up someone to look after the kids, you know … [Read more...]

Holidays and kids and expectations

I have long admitted my problem with expectations and the frustrations I have when they are not met. I think I first wrote about back in 2014 when the kids were a little smaller, and I was a little younger I suppose. I definitely think that they have dropped somewhat since then. Maybe it's … [Read more...]

The MUST have travel accessory: FRANKiE4 Active Flats

A sponsored post for FRANKiE4 Footwear This giveaway has now closed and the winners have been chosen (Janine & Greta are the lucky winners and have been notified) There’s nothing much I love doing more than using my passport. The planning of an overseas trip, all the trawling through AirBnB … [Read more...]

Winter days at the beach

We've had such a lovely week up at the beach doing a whole lot of not much. We are that family that don't go anywhere, do activities or the like when we go on holidays (same at home) we do pretty much not much at ALL until the kids start to really lose it, we're all ok. So there's walks on the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: The social edition

Goodness me we have had ourselves a social week at the Macdonald house. We've been to Sydney twice, I have eaten and drunk waaaaaaaaay more than I should have and had LOTS of fun along the way. Pour yourself a drink, have a seat and have a look at where we've been. Monday night we headed up to … [Read more...]

BabyMac’s Top 10 travel essentials

Oh how the recent use of my passport has lit a fire and passion for even MORE travel. Always the way isn't it? I thought I better jot down some hints and tips that I learnt from this last trip before they escape into the recesses of my overtired brain forever! I love reading back on these travel … [Read more...]

Win your very own Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera!

It's now been a week since we arrived back home from my very own Royal adventure and the further away from it I get, the more I feel like it was all a dream. A wonderful, magical dream! But my Instagram and photo roll in my phone tells me something else entirely...it WAS real. Thank GOODNESS … [Read more...]

London: my favourite bits

It's so very good to be home, but it's been a somewhat slow 24 hours or so trying to get back to reality with the girls and home life and dealing with the jet lag that we still hadn't quite dealt with while we were away. It all seems like such a whirlwind and at times, like a glorious dream but my … [Read more...]

Never Stop the Journey: A wedding in Windsor

A sponsored post for Olympus Most days for me are pretty run of the mill for a Mum of three girls. I get woken early (and often angrily) by a toddler. I make breakfast and lunches; do the shopping, cooking and washing, busily running a house, family and job. Months ago in November, a seed was … [Read more...]

Taking tea with Mrs C

You may remember my friend Mrs C from back home in Burrawang who puts on a very good afternoon tea herself. She has moved back to the middle east and London and when she heard that we were coming over for the Royal Wedding she immediately told me that she would take us to Claridge's for Tea. Not … [Read more...]

Pounding the pavements in London

We have well and truly hit the ground running since we landed - with the weather being as good as it has been, it's been impossible to not to be out in the sunshine, especially with everything looking SO good. We've had just one day where it was FREEZING and grey and dark (much like how I remembered … [Read more...]

Never Stop the Journey: London is ready for a wedding!

A sponsored post for Olympus It’s now been a few days since we arrived in London and everywhere you look, excitement, preparations and general pre-wedding buzz is at an all time high. Everywhere around this fair city you will see national pride blowing in the breeze of every corner with red, … [Read more...]

Living our best London Life

I must say, London is looking just about as good as it could be! The weather has been absolutely fabulous: the sun shining, the colours around looking brighter than normal, maybe it's the excitement in the air but it's an absolute joy to take in and I can't take the smile off my face! We're … [Read more...]