That big thing when you were little

I was reading through the comments of my post about Nerfous Nelly's on Friday (as an aside THANK YOU to each and every one of you that leaves a comment here on the blog or on facebook. I hope you know that I read them all, try and reply when I can and most of all appreciate your views and thoughts … [Read more...]

The Nerfous Nelly

Maggie has started ballet this term and I have been blown away by her confidence of rushing off to the teacher, standing with other little kids, listening to her beloved teacher Miss Marie, following instructions and actually having fun. There's the odd look over to check I am watching, a wave or a … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with work & play

In an unheard of turn of events the diary on the weekend showed NOTHING. Not one plan. Not one dinner or lunch, nowhere to go and nowhere to be (actually a little like last weekend too). It was SO good. But unlike last weekend when I was so exhausted that I literally could not get out of bed to the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

It seems like it's been a long week don't you think? I am still trying to work out how we were in Honkers last week? Now we're back, it's like it didn't happen at all. At least there are snaps of it to remind me. It's been a busy week. With lots of this happening. Mags not letting me out of … [Read more...]

The most thoughtful present: A Melanie Lea Artwork

I was lucky enough to receive an email from artist Melanie Lea a month or so ago asking me if she could do me a little painting of the girls? Offers like these don't come up that often, so of course I jumped at the opportunity! I wasn't really sure of Melanie's style of work but quickly saw through … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with N O T H I N G

I spent all Friday from the minute I walked in the door doing stuff. Unpacking. Bringing washing in. Packing things away. Mopping the floors. Playing with Maggie. Hanging with the big girls when they got back from school. All the guilt from spending MORE time away from the girls I tried to make … [Read more...]

Moments to remember: October

It's November this week. I'll just leave that there because I can't get my head around it. At all. Christmas catch ups are being planned, social activities are starting to ramp up and the last our birthdays for the year in our little family are now done. It's going to get busy these next two months, … [Read more...]

Harper turned 8!

Harper Lucy Macdonald has turned 8 years old. It's true. She woke on Friday morning, and just like that, she was a year older. I said to Rob "How can she be 8 already? Look how quick it has gone!" when he reminded me that it's actually been a really long time, and we are actually just very … [Read more...]

From little things…

The start of Spring is always such an amazing time I think....I always get blown away that after such a long and cold winter everything just springs back to life, leaves unfurl from somewhere inside branches (are all their leaves for all time already in there, waiting?) and growth is all around. … [Read more...]

Stitch and Bitch weekend 2017

Last weekend we picked up our annual Stitch and Bitch weekend which used to be every year but has been missed for the past 3 or maybe 4? Started back in 2008 I think...it was a chance for all the crafty females on my Mum's side of the family to come together for a weekend to natter, craft, drink and … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with local goodness

What a fabulous weekend I was lucky enough to just enjoy...started off on Friday with a misty, cold and desperately needed rainy day. Absolute heaven to see the rain fall, the mist roll in and for temperatures to sit below the 10 degree mark for most of the day. I even got excited by lighting the … [Read more...]

We’ve just made the NBN switch: here’s what you need to know

A sponsored post for iSelect As you’d be aware of, the NBN is rolling out across the country right now (with full rollout expected to be completed by 2020). Being in a rural area we weren’t sure how long it was going to take to get to us connected but we were thrilled to discover a few months … [Read more...]

And we wonder why we’re tired…

Monday's are always big days for me. There's a weekend tidy up to do, an overflowing inbox, work and planning the week, plus life with a 2 year old and big kids. I'm not alone, I'm just one Mum, having a crack, like millions of others out there. Want to know what my day looked like? It's not … [Read more...]

First Date

This morning I got a notification that Robert Macdonald had tagged me in a post. Thinking it would be something silly I was surprised to see a public declaration of his love. Nothing says I love you like a Facebook status update. You see, today it's 14 years since our first date. At the … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

We're home. And unpacked. Order being restored with excessive sweeping and swiffering on my behalf as well as watering. Geez we need some rain. Don't get me started on the pile of washing I have to get through too. We had such a lovely few days away at the beach with all the … [Read more...]

Long weekends filled with kids & sunshine & School holidays

We have escaped the Highlands this long weekend for the final (PROMISE, I really mean it this time) bit of my birthday with my sister from Melbourne and Brother in Sydney and their kids. The sun has been shining and we have been happy to have a few days in each other's company again. It's pretty … [Read more...]

Moments to remember: September

As we head hurtling towards October (how? HOW?) I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on all the goodness that happened this month...every month really. I truly can't believe how fast time flies by...here we are again at this time last year when #notafatmoleforchristmas started. A year, just like … [Read more...]

Day 2 of the School holidays

You know there's a thing at the start of every school holidays where like nothing goes to plan right? Where the visions of lazy days in the sunshine with everyone happily pottering about doing their own thing is replaced with bickering, fighting, physical fighting and much screaming from the parent … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with cousins and candles

Friday afternoon we escaped the end of term and headed off not too far from here for a weekend away to celebrate Rob's Mum's 70th with all the family. The weather was heating up and I was STOKED to be able to escape home for 2 nights as were the kids who had a chance to catch up with their cousins … [Read more...]

This & that with a side of exhaustion & sickness

This was me around Tuesday, 10.30am. This week, on top of this past month, maybe term, who-eeeeee will I be glad to see the end of it! I did my normal post event collapse into a mess of tiredness and exhaustion and of course any of the sickness that I was too busy to deal with last week … [Read more...]