Ladies Slumber Party: a cheeky mid week escape

It's my birthday tomorrow! Yay! I have a love/hate relationship with my birthday (as most people do) so wanted to make sure there were no disappointments so took matters into my own hands. I very rarely let myself down (except for not keeping ups regular exercise regime). Knowing it was … [Read more...]

Make 2am chicken kebabs at home

Who doesn't love a good old dirty kebab? Whether it's at 3am post night on the tiles (it's been a long time since I have had one of those nights and kebabs) or just a cheeky one at lunch (I used to roll one when I worked in the city they were SO good) they just hit the spot every time. They are … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal enthusiasts {ep 18}

It's been a very busy time for the Royals despite it being summer, giving us so many opportunities to catch up with them. Wimbledon! George's 6th birthday! Charity polo match! LION KING PREMIERE! All of the things and Veggie Mama and I have got you covered with ALL of the thoughts on it all in … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Warm up with some chilli

Did you get hit with that blast of cold weather over the weekend? My WORD was it cold at our place, and much to my great disappointment, not a flake of snow hot our place. SO frustrating when it's so cold and it seemed to be snowing everywhere. I had a full blown tanty about it! After I got over … [Read more...]

Even children get older

Yesterday I picked up Maggie's enrolment forms for school next year. I know. It's as much as a big deal for me you guys. Then, later in the afternoon I also had a call from her preschool teacher asking if she was going to be going back next year for another year of Preschool (should she? Maybe? No. … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: The Melbourne edition

Last weekend Lucy and I ventured down to Melbourne for the weekend for retail Trade shows...a whole new world for us and a BIG learning experience. The shows are a one stop place for all the brands (big & small) to show retailers their new stock, and where all the shops (big & small) place … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Bake a great cake!

It's not just the end product of a cake that's the good bit about baking one. It's starts at the lining of the tin, finding your favourite one, all clean and ready to start its magic again, the turning on of the oven, grabbing the ingredients and starting the creaming of the butter and the sugar. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sponge Cake

With all this talk of birthdays and celebrations I thought we better make a cake! I whipped this one up on the weekend - which is actually just a variation of the beloved Ginger Fluff - and it worked! Don't you love when a winged plan comes together? I added lots of cream, as it required with the … [Read more...]

Babymac is now a teenager…

Yesterday, the 29th July saw the birthday of this blog click over to 13 years old. 13 years since Rob set it all up, gave me the login details and possibly even penned the first post in all its glory and sent me on my way. Here's that amazing first piece of content! This will be the 3,294th … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: simmering winter stews & soups

I get to this point of winter (with many months ahead for us with cold weather yet) and just want to wrap myself in a big loaf of SOURDOUGH. Comfort is a must when it's freezing outside, and at dinner time when we have been running around with after school activities and late sport games there's … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

How has week one been friends? Doesn't take long to get back into the swing of things now does it? Back to routine, early morning wake ups and driving, so many pick ups. I am very keen for the coming weekend and a chance to catch all our breaths. Maggie seems particularly annoyed that she is back at … [Read more...]

What I’m reading, watching & listening to

Just realised that it's been almost two months since my last all round debrief on what I have been consuming for the mind and soul through reading, watching and listening to. I love these posts as it gives me a place to accountable for actual content: rather than just scrolling through my phone and … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Make fish the dish

Oh friends, here we go again. It's dark, the house is quiet and I am back into my routine of term 3. I'm not going to lie, I had the Sunday night blues BAD last night...the lack of routine has been an absolute joy over the past 2 weeks. But this morning we are back into it with Daisy starting back … [Read more...]

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...]