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...]

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...]

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...]

A European summer Engagement Dinner

We had some lovely news on Christmas Eve as friends (James & Tony) of ours got engaged! Being old and very much married, it's been ages since anyone we knew had wonderful news like this so as soon as we got home I thought I better prepare a dinner for the happy couple. I love these dinners when … [Read more...]

Christmas 2020

As you guys would know, we were all so looking forward to Christmas this year at the beach with all my family. Every 2 years we get together on my side of the family for our bi-annual catch up. We have had it down the coast, at my place, at Pittwater, at my brother's house and this year at the … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Alllll the Christmas Cooking

Good morning friends! Here I am at the end of the year ready for the next few weeks that will be HEAVY on Christmas and summer entertaining. My table is going to jam packed with people that I love which is my very most favourite thing so I thought I would share allllllll of the food ideas I have for … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Thank goodness it's Friday is what I have to say. And thank goodness we only have one more week of school before we can finally take a breather. This term has been FULL ON to say the least: sickness and colds, lots of extra circular stuff and sport and driving around, a sad Kinder with so many tears … [Read more...]

A Christmas in July 40th Dinner

We recently hosted a 40th birthday for our friend Nicki from Cottonwood & Co who more than likely wanted and had planned to be somewhere way more glamorous for her 40th (I think Italy was planned, or maybe New Zealand) but as we know, 2020 had different plans for us all. With restrictions on … [Read more...]

A birthday lunch for Miss Rabbit

We recently celebrated a very special birthday lunch for our dear friend Miss Rabbit for her 50th. She was meant to be in Europe with all her mates for a very special trip and like so manny people had to postpone that for a year while covid does its thing. Mrs Munro hosted the beautiful surprise … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: All of the EASTER things

Gosh it's hard to get your head around the fact that it is Easter this weekend isn't it? I just trawled through all my past posts and I must say, I just actually got a wave of the biggest SADS because I cannot believe that for the first time EVER I am not going to see my family for … [Read more...]

Lunch under the tree

On Monday (was that 6 months ago now?!) when we had to write out Maggie's recount of what we did on the weekend she looked at me and said "we did nothing Mum" and she was right. Kind of. We did do nothing and that is the going to be the case for many months ahead it seems. I mean we did do … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Christmas entertaining

We are on the countdown now my friends...just three more school days to get through, things should be slowing down with the shop and next week...CHRISTMAS! I can't remember looking forward to having a break and slowing down more! I NEED to do so many things (like start my Christmas shopping) … [Read more...]

Girls Christmas Dinner 2019

Last night we had our annual Girls Christmas dinner - one of my favourite nights of the year as we come together to celebrate another year. I love this Christmas dinner so much - working from home there's no party to go to, so all of us go all out with great food, lots of bubbles, a sensational … [Read more...]

Give the gift of fresh this Christmas

A sponsored post for Woolworths One of my all time favourite gifts to be given from friends, colleagues or family over Christmas is something that has care and love put into it, some real thought and of course a little homemade touch. These gifts aren’t often the fanciest things that you will … [Read more...]

HAMXIETY: what’s your Christmas entertaining dilemma?

Sponsored post for Woolworths This year we are hosting Christmas at home and it’s the first time in 4 years that we will be in our own house. No packing Christmas presents in the car, no wedging our entire family into a room together, no stress, did I mention NO PACKING? I am so excited that … [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...]

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...]