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...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Easter Feasting

Really struggling to get my head around the fact that Easter is THIS WEEK! School will be done and we have the joy of two weeks to slowly unwind...just in time for it all to start back up with the absolute craziness that is Term 2 at school. But! Easter is and always will be my very favourite … [Read more...]

Girl’s mid week escape to Berry

Earlier this week I had the pure JOY of dropping kids to school on Monday morning and then hopping in the car and picking up Miss Rabbit and Mrs Munro and hitting the road down the mountain (and up another one) to spend 2 nights in the gorgeous area of Berry. This was kind of a last minute thing … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: We’re almost through term 1

It's true you guys...Easter is NEXT WEEK. Somehow?! I can hardly believe it myself! We have a crazy busy 2 weeks ahead of us so this week will be all about food that will be easily prepared and smashed by all with hopefully leftovers for the next day for Rob and I for lunch. Pork ribs with … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week fam faves

Good morning friends, here we are on a chilly Monday morning in the Highlands, I think the temp has dropped to about 6 or so and when I just went out to grab some wood to see if I could get the fire going from last night, the clear sky was filled with sparkling stars. What a way to start to the … [Read more...]

A little mid week woo woo

Most mornings I wake up and while Rob makes my morning coffee I spend a riveting 5 minute telling him the intricate details of whatever dream I have had. It must be truly fascinating for him (sorry Rob). I have always been a vivid dreamer, someone who has a strong intuition for things or people, … [Read more...]

Autumn is here

It's the 10th March and the trees are starting to turn in the garden. While it's still hot and humid most days, the occasional cool morning comes through with the promise of Autumn on the dew on the grass. You can see the light start to soften as it gets a little shorter each day. The roses are … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Stove top family faves

Good morning and happy first day of Autumn! Summer has come and gone somehow and here we are as we head into the beauty and visual delight of this season. Last year it was all about bunkering down at home, cocooning as we were all in lockdown. Sans lockdown (I hope) we can still enjoy all this … [Read more...]

Filo pot pie piled with greens

I whipped this up for dinner the other night on the fly and had a few people ask for the recipe so thought that I would share it on here so we all don't forget. And by we, I totally mean me. This is a great recipe that you could use with anything you had in the crisper - I wanted lots of greens as … [Read more...]

Daisy is now 14

Daisy turned 14 a week or so ago on Valentines Day. Can you believe it? Me either. You might know that the reason that this blog even exists is because of me wanting to share the pregnancy and eventual birth of my first child (BabyMac) with my two sisters who were living overseas and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bake some snacks

If your house is anything like ours during the week the after School hunger is REAL. It's big and it's real and it at times completely frustrates me as more and more food is consumed as we head towards dinner time and then there is dinner which gets pushed around the plate. This is much more common … [Read more...]

What I’m reading, watching, listening to

My last catch up with all this stuff was in November last year and with the summer holidays in between I can tell you I have been consuming a LOT of stuff with books, TV and podcasts so thought I would share with you guys where I am at: Reading I had a run of reading mojo in the holidays and now … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Mid week family faves

Good morning friends! How are you all? I'm feeling a little weary but excited about the week ahead. We have some big things on with the shop and work and if I could have just had one more day of the weekend I think I would be ready to tackle it all. In any case...let's do this! I have plans for lots … [Read more...]

Skin stuff: what I’m using Feb 2021

You know the drill, it's the new year and we are all being served up a shit tonne of ads from various beauty companies telling us ways that we can improve ourselves, our skin...our lives! There are recipes on TikTok that we should be making that are easy, lists too download, it's all quite … [Read more...]