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...]

Post lockdown spring lunch

Last week ended up being quite the social one as restrictions were open. We had dinner at the pub with some friends Tuesday, then Wednesday night we headed away for a night. Thursday afternoon was a baby shower for a friend, dinner out Friday night and then Sunday a long lunch with the family. We … [Read more...]

Lockdown Life

Blog posts and updates have been few and far between lately since we started lockdown. While it's nothing on Melbourne and Sydney, we are into week 5 now and looks like we have many more weeks ahead of us yet. Life is busy and stressful and lovely and slow and overwhelming. I cannot believe the … [Read more...]

Life at 43, 11 months, 3.5 weeks

The days have done that turn now, where you can see that they are longer at 5.30am when there's light and at 5.40pm when it's still not dark yet. The birds, the buds on the trees and blossoms and roses are starting to wake up and the promise of it all is as exciting as it ever has been. No matter … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Well the school holidays have been and gone and thankfully (for us) we weren't under lockdown or under restrictions so were able to have a relatively normal time. Thought I better catch you all up on what we got up to...there will be a separate post for our once in a lifetime trip to the snow packed … [Read more...]

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 little 6th birthday soirée

When I asked Maggie what she wanted to do for her birthday this year she was very certain: I want my cousins to come for a sleepover and I want a jumping castle. I was like, DONE! While her Melbourne cousins weren't able to make it, we managed to get the Sydney crew down for the night and I managed … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

It's almost been a month since my last full debrief with you guys and while we are just in the thick of Term 2 of school which means lots of driving and sport, we've been busy. It's turned from full Autumn, to full winter in that time. Those glorious soft, warm autumn days have stripped … [Read more...]

Maggie is now 6!

First she was one, then two, three, four, five and now.... Six! And I know how many of you have been here from the very beginning. From the announcement I was pregnant, to the Preggo Files, the Newborn files, The toddler files and life beyond. And while it feels like it was … [Read more...]