Harper turned 11!

Did you know Harper has every single one of her birthdays here in Burrawang? All 11 of them! That's something isn't it? This sweet little peach head who brings us all SO much joy and love turned 11 this week. ELEVEN. It was much like all her other birthdays here, we woke in the … [Read more...]

Full & thorough reporting: the school holiday edition

Gosh I love school holidays. I LOVE THEM. The change in routine, the not getting up for an alarm and running around all day every day until the point of exhaustion. The slowing down, time spent with people we love. These holidays had it all in spades with LOTS of time sitting around tables with … [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...]

Life at 42, 11 months, 3 weeks and 5 days

My alarm goes off at 5.10am each morning and I still can't believe after so many years of desperately wanting sleep whenever I could get it, that I make myself wake up each morning. I don't think, just get up, pushing back the heavy layers of bedding that come at this stage of winter. I am in … [Read more...]

An old school family weekend visit

We all know how rare it is at the moment to have family spend time together, so when I was speaking to my brother a week or so ago about trying to find a free weekend for a visit, I wasn't expecting it to happen any time soon. With three high school kids and sport and work and life, we rarely get to … [Read more...]

Full and Thorough Reporting

Well hello YOU. How are you? It's early here and it's freezing outside, as you would expect on the 21st July. Can you believe it's the 21st July already? I already feel like the days are starting to get a wee bit longer, I can see daffs pushed up everywhere, the blossom that comes first starting to … [Read more...]

Good things that are also nice and lovely

How are you friends? Are you on holidays? Are you freaking out about covid waves and the state of the world? Are you tired and limping to the end of week 10 of term 2 like us? Whatever it is you are, I hope to find you well at least. Try and stay positive, I know I do most of the time, although this … [Read more...]

June long weekend at the farm

We left home 5am Friday morning to hightail it up the highway to spend the long weekend at the farm. We have been DESPERATE to get back and see Rob's Step mum who has pretty much been in isolation due to corona restrictions since Alan died so the fact that our annual ball was cancelled came at a … [Read more...]

Good Things

Winter is here, and when it looks as good as this, who can be mad about it? We've had some rain, we have had warm, sunny days and bitingly cold afternoons where the wind is blowing so hard your ears hurt. I love the cold, even when it's that cold, it's invigorating and makes you feel … [Read more...]

Maggie is 5 years old!

SOMEHOW it seems that we are in some kind of time warp where time is speeding by the speed of light because on Saturday Maggie turned 5. FIVE. Count it with me.... One Two Three Four Five! She had been counting down the days for over a month with a chart on the … [Read more...]

Slow days picking up pace

Yesterday morning the little two headed back to school, just for one day a week, new winter uniforms on, bags filled to the brim with all of their supplies they have had at home, ready to bring back again for home school, excited voices about seeing friends, and doing something so simple and so … [Read more...]

Staying Connected with Mum this Mother’s Day

A sponsored post for Woolworths One of the hardest parts of isolation for many of us, has been being away from our family. While in some parts of the country, we are able to slowly start to reconnect, for so many around the country and the world we have been separated from our friends and family … [Read more...]

Slow days, tears and stars

How are you going guys? We are nearing the end of our second week of school holidays that all seem to blend into one. The days have been slow and yet I'm now wondering how on earth we go back to home schooling next week and that routine? It's only been 4 weeks of this strange new world and yet it … [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...]

Strange days Indeed, most peculiar Mama

I've been wanting to write a blog post for the past week, but to be honest I haven't had the time or the motivation to do so. Man, what a time we are living in right now. It's important to journal and record these times so instead of mindlessly scrolling Instagram and obsessively checking the news … [Read more...]

We still do

A few weeks ago it was the 29th February, that extra day in a leap year that comes around every 4 years. It was 16 years ago (in a leap year) that I was one of those brassy broads that decided that I would propose to Rob. It wasn't something I had planned on given that we had been a couple for all … [Read more...]

Finding what is lost

A few years ago we were up at the farm with the girls as we always are over one of the school holidays. My in laws had a close friend of theirs who lived not far from them ride on their property every week. She was about my age, maybe a little older, but her youngest was just a few years older than … [Read more...]

Daisy is now 13!

The reason that this blog exists is because in July 2006 I wrote an opening blog post to tell my sisters (but the world of no one listening) that we were having a baby. Almost 14 years have passed can you even believe that I am STILL writing on this blog?! BabyMac was born and on Valentines Day the … [Read more...]

Maggie started SCHOOL!

Last Wednesday the big day came and little Maggie who I swear was just born, popped on her school uniform, pulled up those sweet little cotton socks and off she went on her way. She was pretty low key about it. All those mentions of the big day coming, well it was finally here. And … [Read more...]

A hundred small goodbyes

My Mum's brother, my uncle, who we were all very close with and was like a father figure to the kids in our family died very suddenly almost 20 years ago now. I have been thinking a lot about the people I have loved in my life that have died since my father in law died, about my friends who have … [Read more...]