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I’m not going to stop hassling you till it’s done

I want you to think for a minute, about one of your kids or your partner coming to you with a health concern. Maybe they were worried about this or that, they weren't feeling great and knew that they should check it out. Imagine if this was your Mum, or Dad a best friend that had the same … [Read more...]

Weekend cooking: The perfect roast chicken

It came to my attention this week that I do not have my roast chook recipe on my blog! I KNOW. I was just as shocked. I always seem to answer questions about this simple and delicious meal that has become a firm favourite and it will hit our table every few weeks without fail. The thing about a … [Read more...]

Solving The Big Issues: Clean Sheet Day

As you guys would know, I take photos and sometimes videos of washing hanging on the line. It's true! I do! Call me crazy, but I find it therapeutic to watch fresh washing blowing in the breeze, knowing that Mother Nature is doing her part in the never bloody ENDING washing that goes on round … [Read more...]

How to make a simple Bearnaise Sauce

There's nothing more special at home than creating something restaurant quality that will make everyone think you have gone to trouble. When really, there's been no trouble taken at all. That happens to me every time I make a simple cheat version of a Bearnaise Sauce to go with steak or rare roast … [Read more...]

One thing: Those bloody photo books

Another thing that sits on my "ongoing guilt list of shit that needs to get done but cannot be bothered and now it's too late so maybe I won't do it but will just continue to feel vaguely guilty about it" are those bloody photo books. From like, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Funnily enough that this … [Read more...]

Great Australian Bake Off Series 3: Week 3 BISCUIT WEEK {recap}

We’ve lost 2 bakers with Alex leaving last week and German Jane Hall (aka Claudia) last week’s star baker, the 10 remaining bakers are ready to tackle a jaw breaking signature & jam technical and a puzzling Show stopper. There’s lots of talk about how many fingers people like, so we know we are … [Read more...]

Toot that horn!

I've started to notice something about me in the last say, 12 months or so which I spent some time pondering over the new year period and have been re-visiting over the last few days. I am a hard worker. Always have been, and I suppose always will be. As Maggie said to me yesterday "So many jobs … [Read more...]

How to fix cracked heels

Now is the summer of discontent my's been hot forever, I have been wearing little to no shoes for the past 6 weeks and last week I hit the PITS of my despair when the cracks on my heels were SO bad they were split deep, almost bleeding and I was barely able to stand or walk on … [Read more...]

She’s here…Introducing FRANKiE 4’s latest addition….BETH!

This giveaway has now closed and a winner has been chosen. Congrats to Katie who won with this entry: "Beth, I’ve been following you a while and have been smitten with your choice in footwear for a long time. I’ve decided 2018 is the year to take care of my tired teacher feet so have started to … [Read more...]

Great Australian Bake Off Series 3: Episode 1 CAKE WEEK {recap}

You guys! You know I am a Bake off TRAGIC (GBBO is like my favourite thing ever) and I have long been a fan of the Australian Bake off as well. Baking and TV...what's not to love? And not having the skills to ever pullout a rough puff on demand (even though I once dreamt that Maggie came to me and … [Read more...]

The digital detox: how I went

So as you may know over the Christmas break I decided to have a complete break from all online life where I spend so much of my days, weeks, years. I was feeling literally sick to death from it. Before Christmas when we were so busy Rob and I would collapse onto the couch and scroll, endlessly … [Read more...]

How you talk to yourself matters

I put up this quote on my Instagram last week and every day the words have been swirling about my head. Like a mantra over and over again, it's been popping into my head and it has had me thinking. Which is never a good thing really. Sometimes it is though... On Sunday we had our family do and I … [Read more...]

Never Stop The Journey: The nitty gritty of the OM-D E-M10 Mark III

A sponsored post for Olympus I was lucky enough recently to be a part of an excursion to Queenstown with Olympus for the launch of their new OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera. You can read about that AMAZING weekend in this post but I wanted to share with you guys a little of the nitty gritty of the … [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...]

#notafatmoleforchristmas (again): 2 weeks in update

Alternative Title: Do chia seeds provide any other purpose other than something to pick out of your teeth for 45 minutes after eating them? It's been a little over 2 weeks friends into my latest health kick that just so coincided with this time LAST year when I was (again) trying to not be a fat … [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...]

The toddler theory

It's safe to say that right now, Mags is something else. I could use the word fezza, but let's go with special as it seems a little more loving. When right now, at times, I am feeling so much less than that. She's been waking at night. That's fine. But the crying not really awake, cannot be … [Read more...]

A visit to the Bohemian Traders Boutique

What do you do when you are holidaying nearby the Bohemian Traders Boutique up here on the Cenny Coast? You call Em and say meet me there in 30 mins is what! I have been wanting to visit here in forever having long been a huge fan of Em and her amazing label and business that she has built up over … [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...]

Dirty bird for Dad: Crispy southern fried chicken

On Sunday we celebrated Father's Day early for Rob as I will be away this coming Sunday. He didn't want the fuss, but I wanted to make the day a little bit special for him with a few little pressies and cards and of course something special to eat. Obvs Maggie was especially pleased with the fart in … [Read more...]