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It's been a big week. I'm TIRED. Sick me, sick kids, busy schedule. I can feel that we are hurtling towards the end of the year with no chance of things slowing down. Do you feel that too? Highlight would have to be this one turning 5. A truly joyous thing to watch. Rob has gone away until … [Read more...]

Cake monster

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Got my costume sorted for tonight. It's really scary! All I have to do is cut a slice of cake, start eating it and then someone has to try and take that cake away from me. I think it will work perfectly no? I mean REALLY, how awful can one photo be?! Taken on the weekend I just had to share … [Read more...]

Life Lesson #316

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You know what I figured out a few years ago? You can't make all the people like you, all the time. Huh. I mean really, how on EARTH can no one like you Beth? I know right?! But it's true! There are people, that no matter what I do, what I say, they just don't get how I work. They don't … [Read more...]

Things I like {the 29th October 2014 edition}

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: Big school orientation started this morning. We have a few hours over the next 3 Wednesdays and there was a certain 5 year old HANGING to get there this morning. We had a few tears during the National Anthem (I don't blame you Harps I was crying too) but then she was off for 2 hours without a care … [Read more...]

Harper turned 5

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It takes a really long time to get to five. A lifetime it seems when you are small. I think 5 holds some kind of magical power in the minds of little people...when they get to 5 all kinds of things will happen. I've heard so much "but when I turn 5...when I get to be 5..." and I think it might be … [Read more...]

Lunch at Wombat Hollow

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Yesterday the organising crew behind the Burrawang DnA Festival got together for a debrief on the festival and a chance to celebrate the success of the first festival that was created from nothing to SOMETHING in under 9 months. We celebrated at the wonderful Wombat Hollow at Kangaloon. This place … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: warmer weather food

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Can you feel it? It IS starting to get warmer. Summer, I can smell you, feel you! We have had a rush of warm days and then those beautiful, thick summer mists rolling in of an evening. There is something SO beautiful about being able to experience ACTUAL seasons which we are lucky enough to do down … [Read more...]

A baby sister baby shower

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Yesterday we had a baby shower for my little sister who is having her first baby in early December. It was a lovely afternoon filled with friends and family, so much food and pressies! Baby pressies! Is there anything better than presents for a new baby? Oh yes! A new born baby. And we had one of … [Read more...]

First Aid

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I haven't done a first aid course since high school but this week I have booked in for a red cross one later next month in the village. Last night Rob held a meeting in our hall showing a defib that the School has purchased to have on standby for the town. It's so important as parents and grown ups … [Read more...]

Tasty 5 minute noodles

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OK so you know when you are HUNGRY, like really hungry at lunch and you want something substantial and tasty and the leftover crusts from your kids lunch just WON'T cut it? Or at dinner when you want something that you can make in 5 minutes that will make you feel like you MADE something, rather … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Mothers and Daughters

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Time for round 3 of book club and this one was most definitely NOT going to be about murder. I really had no real idea what I was going to choose...I meant to go into a book shop and look up one that was recommended but I didn't and I meant to really research some great new books but I didn't. I was … [Read more...]

The thankless days

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Tonight I cooked my family a meal that I knew no one really wanted to eat. I had a huge amount of veggies that I needed to get through - a generous donation of leafy greens from a friends garden as well as my weekly organic delivery and a glut of eggs. There was one thing for it, the RIGHT thing to … [Read more...]

Carry each other

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Today I had to drive up to Sydney for an afternoon meeting. I spent all morning, running around home making sure the shopping got done, the dinner got cooked, and lining up things to run while I was out. I got to the meeting early and decided to grab some lunch from a pub nearby. I ordered my food … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: trying to be healthier

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It's the warmer weather, it's the fact that soon enough we have to expose more skin and even get into swimmers, but this time of the year (every year) I find myself on a health kick. For me that means kicking out the carbs and embracing the greens. Salads, salads and more salads...especially when it … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 57

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I don't want to alarm anyone, but yesterday I was putting dates into the diary, and they were all fast booking up before...CHRISTMAS. It's coming. The odd shop is also telling me so, with window displays going up and the threat of x many weeks for shopping beginning. Although I really don't pay any … [Read more...]

Bring it back

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You know what occurred to me last night? I haven't seen a bacon bit in YEARS. Yes, this is how my brain works. So I sent myself an email from my phone (as I do when things occur to me) with the title. Bacon bits? Bacon bits question mark INDEED. WHERE ARE THEY? Where have all the bacon bits gone? … [Read more...]

Into the Fold

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Had a gorgeous parcel arrive in the mail yesterday...meet Bertha. A cushion from the lovely Into the Fold a new company from East Ballina specialising in outdoor cushions. Isn't she marvellous? And I have a special discount for BabyMac readers...20%! Just enter the code BABYMAC at checkout. … [Read more...]

Go-to favourite: fried halloumi

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My favourite kind of cooking (and for that case, eating) are things that taste delicious, take no time to cook and are devoured by friends and family. This is a very simple pre dinner drinks snack that we roll out often when friends are over. It also gets smashed out at dinner time as a side - … [Read more...]

BabyMac Book Club: Dark Places {The Discussion}

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I may have been up late reading, but I did it, I finished the second book for BabyMac Book Club. And I don't know about you guys, but I found this a STRUGGLE. I initially pumped through most of it when we were away in Queensland last month, and then I came home and life got in the way of the … [Read more...]

Dividing up a large living space

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This is a post I have been wanting to write for ages about how you can divide up one large living space into smaller sections - because that's what we have! One BIG space for all of our living. Now I am NO interior designer, have no qualifications or real skills in this area - but I am passionate … [Read more...]