Ladies Slumber Party: a cheeky mid week escape

It's my birthday tomorrow! Yay! I have a love/hate relationship with my birthday (as most people do) so wanted to make sure there were no disappointments so took matters into my own hands. I very rarely let myself down (except for not keeping ups regular exercise regime). Knowing it was … [Read more...]

1920s Speakeasy Ball 2019

And we are done. PRAISE BE. Always such a relief when an event you have been working on has been and gone, without any dramas and lots of happy guests. This year was particularly tough for us as the committee consisted of just two of us: Lucy and I. We treated it like a dinner party (except for 130 … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

You guys it's dark and freezing as I write this huddled by the fire before anyone wakes. I was up for hours in the night with a cold that I have been avoiding at all costs (too busy/no thank you/I'm fine thanks/move on) but I dragged myself out into there darkness to get the fire stoked and filled … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting: the holiday edition

I am completely, entirely, fully NOT ready for school to go back this week. As the girls have gotten older and school has gotten more full on (activities increased etc) the holidays are as much as a break for me to take the pressure off for a while and after a long and stressful term 1, well these … [Read more...]

Brazil on the Hill

I think it was a few months ago when Lucy and Chris (my sister and her husband) decided that they would have a "just because" party. They both are the hardest working people I know...with their own businesses and small kids they spend their entire lives working (weekends included). Our social lives … [Read more...]

Our Town: Yabbie Day

It's been many a year since we have seen a Yabbie Day around these parts I think the last might have been in 2013. People got busy, no one wanted to organise it, and like many things do, it fell to the wayside. My girls always spoke about the memories they had of catching them in the morning, and … [Read more...]

Full reporting: 2019 Robertson Show

Full and THOROUGH reporting required for the show that was on last weekend. This is the 8th show we have been to since we have lived here and of course I entered as many things as I could manage given my workload and the solo parenting that was on as Rob was away for the week. You can read a … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: It’s Show week!

SOMEHOW it's March and SOMEHOW it's show weekend THIS WEEKEND! Sheesh, if the start of this week is anything to go by it's safe to say that it's going to be November before we know it so buckle in friends! I have Rob away for the week so will need to be ready for a big week ahead with some baking … [Read more...]

Barn by Biota

Last Friday on a searingly hot Highlands afternoon Rob and I were lucky enough to be guests of James Viles at his newest baby not 10 minutes from where we live in Kangaloon, the wild sibling of Biota: Barn by Biota. It was an unusually hot afternoon, moreso when all the cooking for the … [Read more...]

A visit to Red Cow Farm

Ever since we moved here over 8 years ago, I have wanted to visit Red Cow Farm in Sutton Forest and over the weekend I FINALLY got around to it. I know, it's not OK. And I have NO idea why it took us so long to go here! I will be back for sure. This garden is truly a delight, 2.5 hectares outside … [Read more...]

2018: The Recap episode

As we hurtle towards the end of another year I can't help but be reflective and think about the year that was. All the things I got done, the things that I didn't. I hate this "set new goals & intentions" that come at this time of the year that inevitably just make you feel a bit shit about … [Read more...]

Ladies Christmas Dinner 2018

Last night I hosted our annual Christmas dinner with our mates, a much loved event on the calendar where we all get to frock up, enjoy a few glasses of bubbles and have a laugh with our secret Santa. This year I was lucky enough to have the house to myself as Rob took the girls away for the night … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with Christmas catch ups & storms

(Cue singing): It's the most social time of the year! Isn't it just though? I do love the panic that we are never going to see anyone again and we HAVE to get it in before the end of the year and this weekend was exactly that. Lots of catching up with people, eating and drinking our way through … [Read more...]

Win a copy of Bistro Officina’s new cookbook: Farm to Flame

A winner has now been chosen for this giveaway - thanks for entering! There's no question that the Southern Highlands we moved to 8 years ago has changed a lot from then until now (and for the better!) There has been such an improvement of shops and of course cafes and restaurants that are … [Read more...]

Weekends filled with tutus and big skies

Can you still talk about the weekend on a Tuesday? Not sure if you can, but if you are anything like me you'll still be thinking it's about March, when "apparently" it's going to be December this week so anything goes I say! We had one of those busy weekends where all of a sudden it was Friday … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

Hello friends! Thought we better sit down and have a proper catch up as it's been a BUSY week (isn't every one that way though?) and let you know what I have been up to over the pat few days.  I'm still adjusting to the new rhythm of life with the shop (shooting, packing, sending, re-ordering) and … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: The Halloween edition

We're still reeling from the mother of all sugar come down tantrums from one of our children last night (remain unnamed) but I *think* we had a good time yesterday! Our little village all comes together for a trick or treat with people that want to get involved putting a balloon up out the front of … [Read more...]

Making a tree change: 8 years on

Today it marks 8 years since we arrived at our home, our new life, a new beginning for our family. 8 years, can you believe it? I kind of can, and can't. I can't really remember our life in the city even though it was ALL our lives for such  long time, it's funny how things change isn't it? Rob and … [Read more...]

Mr & Mrs Munro have a new studio!

If you've been around here for some time you would know all about one of my best friends down here, the talented Mrs Munro. Brooke is such a talented artist and maker, for those of you who may be new around here this video should help you catch up. Burrawang DnA Festival Exhibitor - Brooke … [Read more...]

A golden ticket to visit Ms. Peacock Fine Chocolates

I still get that flutter of excitement I first got when I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I watch it with the kids. You know the part where they walk into the hallway that gets smaller and smaller and then the door opens to the factory inside? "If you want to view paradise Simply … [Read more...]