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...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Doesn't take long to get back into the swing of it all does it? Holidays and the slower pace (and juggle of work) seems a distant memory now as we tackle term 2 and allllllllllllll of the things that go with it. It's May SOMEHOW later this week...birthdays galore coming up...it's all a LOT. But as … [Read more...]

Autumn is here

It's the 10th March and the trees are starting to turn in the garden. While it's still hot and humid most days, the occasional cool morning comes through with the promise of Autumn on the dew on the grass. You can see the light start to soften as it gets a little shorter each day. The roses are … [Read more...]

Daisy is now 14

Daisy turned 14 a week or so ago on Valentines Day. Can you believe it? Me either. You might know that the reason that this blog even exists is because of me wanting to share the pregnancy and eventual birth of my first child (BabyMac) with my two sisters who were living overseas and … [Read more...]

Good Things

Dahlias are putting on a real show at the moment and if you don't grow them, you cam grab them for about $5 a bunch from the fruit shop. Or your hairdresser can give you a bunch from her garden. Whichever way you can get your mitts on them, they are a real joy. Chocolate cake is always a good … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting: Pavs, pottering & pools

I've woken early for the first time since mid December, my mind a little foggy but my heart fill from a wonderful summer holiday. We have been packing as much into the last weeks of school holidays as we can with lots of time at home and around the Highlands, time with family and lots of eating and … [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...]

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...]