Life, lately

It's the winter school holidays, already, so soon? Apparently yes. Which means that it's been almost one year since we moved house waiting for the renovation to begin. I cannot believe how fast that has gone and that there are piles of stuff in the garage that I "meant" to get sorted after I just a … [Read more...]

Maggie is now 8!

Somehow our baby turned 8 last month. HOW I ASK YOU. Remember when she was one? And then two? And then three? And then four? And then five? And then six? And then seven? And now eight. I know it's so cliche to say how fast it all goes, but my … [Read more...]

Blog post Entry 3,561

On Easter Sunday morning I was a complete disaster. The first term always gets me good, there’s new routines and timetables, sport begins, there’s Easter to plan for and thankfully in the lead up to the break, we had been busy in the shop. We had had a big first term with Daisy growing up, fast. … [Read more...]

Summer Days, drifting away

The days have been long, endless driving for bored teens in the country with no public transport. Keeping small kids while working...oh yes, that old juggle. Cake eating, cleaning & organising, washing, board games, lots of cooking and eating and gin swilling. Book reading, tv show binging, … [Read more...]

Tender hearts, new year, slow farm days

We are back from our annual post Christmas visit to the farm - honestly my favourite week in the whole year. I said to Sue when we arrived on Wednesday afternoon absolutely exhausted from Christmas with the family - late nights and mess and endless cooking, that the farm is the place to me that … [Read more...]

Christmas 2022

Another Christmas has been and gone for the year and this one was special for sure. We had my entire family together (each and every one of us) for the first time in 4 years. The last time we attempted this at the beach we had a mad dash to the border thanks to Victoria closing it, so it was extra … [Read more...]

Life at 45 and 3(ish) weeks

3 weeks ago I turned 45. How odd, considering I feel much younger. Perhaps that will always be the way now. I'll feel the same inside even though my face and body will tell me differently. The same way the years seem to go so much faster now. The way when I look at my parents now, and I see … [Read more...]

Renovators, mount up!

It was a clear black night. A clear white moon...oh hang on. So, I have an update for you guys. Nothing too dramatic, but exciting! Slash exhausting. But mostly exciting! We are renovating our home! It’s been years in the planning and will take 9 months or so (probs a year right I am discovering … [Read more...]

Lucy turned 40!

It's been a big month of birthdays in our family...we have had Dots, then Mum then Rob and Maggie and ending of course with the big 4 0 for Lucy last week! This was such a special occasion for us...the baby of our (grown up family). We celebrated her birthday on Thursday with lunch with Mum and … [Read more...]

Maggie is now 7!

First she was one: Then two. Then three. Then four. Then five. Then six. And now, well she's seven. SEVEN! Sweet Maggie turned 7 last month and we celebrated our special girl on the day with a simple family gathering and then a few weeks later we had … [Read more...]

Mum turned 70!

May is a big month of celebrations for our family with so many fabulous Taureans to love and honour. We has perhaps the biggest of all with Mum's 70th at the start last month. All of my family (brother and two sisters) and kids (except two that couldn't make it) together for the first time in over 3 … [Read more...]

Long Lunch 2022

This is the first of these exclusive long lunches I have seen my brother, sister and cousins be a part of each year. I think they started them 4 or 5 years ago now, each year they choose an amazing restaurant, go our for a long lunch and celebrate life just because. It's like everyone's birthday all … [Read more...]

Easter 2022

For the second year in a row we were able to head to the beach for Easter as we are usually at home with village market commitments but thanks to the terrible weather and damage to our local roads, they were cancelled for the 3rd year in a row and so we got to escape to the beach for the long … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting: March

When you look back on the month that was March 2022 you can't help but be relieved that it's over. But looking out my window from my office this afternoon at pouring down rain and an icy wind that makes it feel like 10 degrees it seems about right that it's seeing the month out, just as it began. … [Read more...]

Iso 2.0

Clocking out of day 17 of iso for us this year...tomorrow we will be free again, until the next time when we are not. Poor Daisy went down this time (Harper, Maggie and I still to fall at some stage) and she missed out on a big trip to Sydney she was really looking forward to. Rob thankfully was … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting: February

It's been a busy month and a bit since my last blog post - I have to apologise for the lack of content on here. It's not for lack of motivation I just cannot seem to make the time to sit down and write and share like I once did. Frustrating for me (and you, maybe?) but today I promised myself that I … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting: The summer holiday edition

Well hello you. How are you? It's been a little while so thought I better let you know what we have been up to, in between of school holidays, Covid isolations, work and now back to school. I made a little reel about it all earlier in the week when I was feeling nostalgic that they are over for … [Read more...]

A slow start to the year at the farm

No time we look forward to more as a family is when we head to the farm after Christmas to the start of the new year. This was the 17th time we have done it in fact, Rob and I counted them. 2004 the first when the house was being built just before our wedding in 2005. We missed one in 2008/9 when we … [Read more...]

Christmas 2021

We have had a roving week of never ending feasts, drinks and catch ups with everyone in the family (missing our Melbourne family) and seeing Sue at the farm tomorrow...but it's been a LOT. A messy, wonderful, exhausting time of being fortunate enough to see people we love and be together. After the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Well hello YOU. It's been a while. There's so much to catch up on including the fact that I got new shoes so let's go. We left lockdown just under a month ago and it's been SO busy ever since. All those weeks and months of desperately wanting to be seeing and doing and BEING and now we are … [Read more...]