Easter 2019

My goodness my pants are a little tighter after a BIG few days of eating and drinking that started Thursday afternoon, and I can't say will stop before tomorrow. My sister and her kids arrived Thursday afternoon, and from about 4.30pm when the first bottle of Prosecco was opened I can tell you that … [Read more...]

Easter entertaining shortcuts

A sponsored post for Woolworths With Easter just around the corner and school holidays in full swing, I wanted to put together some entertaining ideas for you guys that are simple, quick to make, no fuss, DELICIOUS and not too pricey - the kind of stuff I will be cooking, and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: All of the Easter things

Somehow here we are at the start of the week before EASTER. Not sure how that happened you guys, I still haven't Marie Kondo'd my house and now it will be Christmas again before I have even had a chance to begin! Whether we like it or not, we have a wonderful long weekend ahead of us filled … [Read more...]

Just when Term 1 couldn’t get any longer, we get an Easter Hat Parade

A sponsored post for Woolworths In what has been the longest first term EVER (Ok, that may just be us) but we are staring down week 11 you guys, and I am TIRED. We have had the start of high school, the start of preschool, and in between starting school by herself for the first time ever (Harps … [Read more...]

Easter 2018

Well here we are, Monday night of the long weekend. I am most definitely more tired than I was at the start of it (hello end of daylight savings that saw Maggie asleep on the couch at 5.55pm tonight) and markets and visitors and lunches out and late nights... Easter was everything I wished it to … [Read more...]

Happy Easter friends!

I hope that right now you have a drink in hand, sleeping, happy children collapsed in bed either at home or away for a long weekend with friends or family. Easter is my very favourite holiday in the whole year - while we are always trapped here at home in the village for our big Easter market on … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: ALL OF THE EASTER THINGS

Can you even believe we are here? It's Easter. THIS WEEK. I am not ready, I am not ready I AM NOT READY. Even though we are a little early this year, it's still ridiculous that we are here ready to celebrate my favourite holiday of the year. EASTER! I have got you COVERED though with anything you … [Read more...]

Easter 2017

How good is Easter Monday when you don't have anywhere to be, no traffic to deal with and an empty house after days filled with people and feeding and things to do? Very good! While I have been busy washing and restoring order I can report that it's almost midday and my bra is still not … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Easter Everything!

Um, so it's Easter this week? Huh? With the trip and arriving home and jet lag and everything in between I am trying to get my head around the fact that it's Easter THIS weekend AND that it's School holidays. For the next 2 and a half weeks. Huh? My key word for the past few days has been … [Read more...]

Easter 2016

Because our summer holidays were cut short with Perfuckuss I said to Rob some time in the trenches of late January that we would start the year again at Easter because by then, we would all be better, and we would just start the year over. So you can imagine how happy I was when last week Harper was … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: EASTER

I don't want to alarm anyone, but Easter is THIS WEEK. As in this Friday is good Friday. I know! It was just Christmas, and it's still entirely too hot for any kind of enjoyable Easter, but it's here and there's nothing that can be done to change it. At least we are all in for a shorter … [Read more...]

Bake this: Banana & Easter egg bread

Despite my best efforts asking visitors over Easter to NOT bring chocolate, they did. And the pile of eggs were bought out after every meal just so we could try and get through them all. And yet? We still have those bloody Lindt rabbits that appear to be breeding. This morning (our last of the … [Read more...]

Easter 2015

Here we are on Easter Monday, not quite at the end of the long weekend, but most of the hard work behind us. When we moved to the village we weren't quite aware of the work that goes into Easter...we have our annual market (which is also the main fundraiser for the school) and of course we always … [Read more...]

Easter ideas

It's now the Wednesday afternoon before a very busy Easter weekend and I have only just allowed myself to think about the food needed and shopping to be done for the weekend. I am unsure why just everyone shops like the apocalypse is coming, but I do know that my trip into Bowral tomorrow is not … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Entertaining with Created with Jamie

A sponsored post for Woolworths I don’t want to alarm anyone, but Easter is NEXT WEEK. I know, I’m the same, there are lots of us all feeling the same. But somehow instead of it being early February like my brain tells me, it’s April next week and Easter is upon us. This is doubly scary for me … [Read more...]

So that was Easter…

The last of the guests have left, the floors cleaned, rubbish picked up, excess food eaten and packed up and Easter done for another year. We had such a lovely weekend packed to the brim with time with my beautiful family and friends. We did not stop eating or drinking, chatting, laughing, sitting … [Read more...]

Easter lunch: slow cooked lamb

A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro An Easter tradition for our family is a long lunch on Easter Sunday. Long after the chocolate hunts are over there is time for everyone to sit around and enjoy something delicious for lunch before heading off for a long afternoon walk in the crisp autumn … [Read more...]

Cheat Easter cookies

It's Easter school holiday time and you know what that means? Well, for a start your children will tell you they are hungry 138 times a day. They will also tell you that they are bored 139 times a day. I have a solution! Something that combines food AND activity. And there isn't a fucking rainbow … [Read more...]

Easter Table Ideas

A sponsored post for Woolworths Select You know me, give me a chance to set a table and I am THERE. Give me an actual annual key day of celebration like Christmas or Easter and I am REALLY there. Suddenly you have a theme that you can work with, a table filled with friends and family and loved … [Read more...]

Easter Sunday

We always have visitors at Easter. Always. But not this year. For some reason we were left with just the four of us, and after a hugely busy day yesterday, it was just what we needed.We spent the morning hanging in our pyjama's, playing in cubby houses, making a mess, doing Lego, reading. I cooked a … [Read more...]