Happy 15th Birthday to my blog!

Today my blog turns 15. 15 years since I wrote (well, Rob wrote) that first blog post announcing we were pregnant with our first bebe. This will be my 3,511th post that has been published on here. There are almost 73,500 comments written. My entire life as a Mother has been written, shared, … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Life, lemons etc

I know it's not just me that's feeling a little depressed/angry/sad/worried/scared/frustarted by what's been happening in NSW over the past 5 weeks, and after this weekend even more so. There's nothing we can do about what will or won't happen so let's focus on the things we CAN control. Like what … [Read more...]

One pan Asian roasted chicken & rice

I made this again for dinner this week after making it up on the fly a few months ago. It's really such a great, simple and tasty mid week dinner that I thought I better get on the blog so we can all find it easily enough. Like any one pan dish I think these are genius as there's less washing up, … [Read more...]

A weekend at the Snow

As someone who is turning 44 in a few weeks I can tell you that a trip to the snow has been a loooooong time coming for me. I have dreamt about the snow, as you would know, am obsessed with us getting some at home every winter, and will go snow chasing into neighbouring towns if there's ever some on … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Lockdown Lunches

Good morning friends, how are you all going? I hope that everyone is feeling semi ok at the start of another week and for so many - still stuck in lockdown. I know how tough this can be mentally on people, so make sure you are looking after yourselves ok? I have had a few questions from people about … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Well the school holidays have been and gone and thankfully (for us) we weren't under lockdown or under restrictions so were able to have a relatively normal time. Thought I better catch you all up on what we got up to...there will be a separate post for our once in a lifetime trip to the snow packed … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winter soups

Good morning friends from the first Monday of term 3. A very unsure time for those of us in NSW as we go through an extended lockdown and surge of Covid cases. While we are in regional NSW and not currently in lock down, we are thinking of all of you who are, sending strength and love at this shit … [Read more...]

WHAT I’M READING, WATCHING, LISTENING TO

It's been a few months since my last update on what I have been catching up on so thought I best do quick brain dump of it all. This going back to Feb, so bear with me as I trawl through the archives. As a side note, can you even believe that it's July next week? Me either. It's madness. Reading I … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Winter Warmers

It definitely feels like winter around these parts at the moment....dreary, wet, cold weather which means the fire has been on for weeks and weeks non stop and the gas bottle for the central heating is being filled up quicker than I'd like....it's an expensive time of year! One way to keep extra … [Read more...]

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...]