You know what's not quite but almost more annoying than coming up with something for dinner each and every single bloody night? Lunch! Although it can sometimes be good because it's only you to think about, and it can be grabbed and eaten in the car or on the go. And even though I love food, and I … [Read more...]

Long days, fast years


I was making Daisy's bed this morning, going about my business in a quick and efficient manner, the way that I do in a blur in the mornings...calling out deadlines for the TV off, breakfast to be eaten, spelling words to be done, when I pulled the doona tight, plumped the pillow and added in the … [Read more...]

What have you been watching?


Saturday night Rob and I (post football of course) decided to download a movie from Apple TV to watch. We had nowhere to be, a bottle of pinot that needed seeing to and there was NOTHING on TV. OITNB is also not delivering as we'd like it to a movie it was. We NEVER watch movies...only ever … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: Get your bake on

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Morning tea? Afternoon tea? Dessert? Here are some ideas to get your bake on this week: "Anne" (a cracking chocolate cake) Lemon sour cake Apple & rhubarb crumble Apple pikelets Remember that it will be spring soon enough, but while it's still wet and cold then time to keep the carb … [Read more...]

Sunday roast


I am hopeless. This weekend I checked the diary and saw that the weekend was free. And for most people that would be a chance to relax, read, get stuck into the garden and do, you know, nothing. For me though, I get itchy feet. I can't sit still. And while we had a day yesterday to do all of the … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 53


This will take you 4 minutes to watch, but I'd love you to take a look. Rob put together a little movie montage of our holiday for the birthday boys and I have watched it approx 2378 times (it's private because of the music copyright business and this was just a little film for our family but I love … [Read more...]

High dinner rotation: Sausage pasta


You know how you have those dinners on your weekly or fortnightly rotation that just keep on getting a run? Well, this dinner is one of those. It's Daisy's favourite dinner...always it's "can we have sausage pasta Mum?" and I am happy to make it, it is DEAD simple, hides all kinds of things and will … [Read more...]

Things I like {The Birthday edition}


Birthday pressies can be a tricky business can they not? Whilst I love choosing them for others I am TERRIBLE at offering useful and meaningful birthday suggestions for myself. So I don't. Which and potentially lead to disappointment because I usually expect people to read my mind. What's with that? … [Read more...]

Hotel Hotel Canberra


It was Saturday morning when I was sitting at our dining room table tapping away on the laptop when Mum's face appeared at my front door in front of me. I was treated to a proper surprise (and I never get surprises) with an unexpected visit (with chocolate cake AND presents) and even better being … [Read more...]

New dining chairs: Oak windsor chairs


I had been unhappy with our dining chairs for some time (here's a post from this time last year). We got them when we moved here almost 4 years ago - a replica Eames they had to be put together by us and ever since the first time anyone sat in them, they creaked and squeaked, they dropped screws, … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: mid week dinners

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As sure as your kid will get sick when you go on holidays, every night this week someone will ask you "what's for dinner?". Here are some mid week meal ideas for you. Don't say I'm not helpful. Chicken Pot Pies Moroccan lamb wraps Fattoush salad Prawn & chilli linguine May the force … [Read more...]

Turning 37


"That Tracy needed to get her roots done". My Mum gave me this card yesterday and was in HYSTERICS as she gave it to me.Laughing till tears rolled down her cheeks relaying that she bought the card 12 months ago waiting desperately for my birthday a year later. It was worth the wait, I laughed … [Read more...]

Burrawang DnA Festival raffle & Sat night deets


You will recall me telling you guys some of the details of the festival we have coming up on over the long weekend in this post and now I have a few more details to pass on and thought a post would be the best way to get the info out. There's no question about my love of paint. Especially on my … [Read more...]

Recipe for a road trip


A sponsored post for Toyota Kluger Given the amount of road trips we went on as kids, the idea and notion of a road trip sits in a warm and special place in my heart. We went on many throughout my childhood – whether it was up to a rented beach house up the coast for a few weeks with the car … [Read more...]

What do you need to get for a baby?

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If there was one reason for me to be a fully fledged "mummy blogger" than THIS is it. As you know, my beloved little sister Lucy is having a baby! Yay! So I get to completely let out any cluckiness I may or may not be feeling on her little bebe that is due at the start of December. She has ALL OF … [Read more...]

Bad hair day solution: Head scarf


This snap was taken when we were OS and I was having a particularly bad hair day. Our luggage was lost, I was wearing the same clothes for the second or maybe third day in a row and delirium (as you can see) had set in. There was only one thing for it. Two actually: an ugly selfie AND a head … [Read more...]

BabyMac reader survey 2014


Given that the blog has just turned 8 what better time to look forward to where we are headed! And that's where YOU can get involved. I want you to tell me ALL OF THE THINGS. What stuff you like on BabyMac, what stuff you don't like so much, what you'd like to see more (or less) of. Point me in … [Read more...]

Solving the big issues: Pancakes V crepes


A little while ago I put a snap up on Instagram, as I am wont to do, of some pancakes that I had made for Harps and I. It's sad and true that Daisy doesn't like them, and Rob is impartial. I know. So, there was the shot, placed in some good light, just so....OR SO I THOUGHT. It would appear I … [Read more...]

Life at 36, 11 months and 3 weeks


I wake in the mornings around 6.30 or 7, by Daisy walking in. She still needs to say she is up although she will head out and fend for herself. Some days I wake all by myself, a miracle in itself, and approximately 345 times better than having someone yell at you or for you, the very first thing in … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: lunch

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You know what I'm guilty of during the week? Laziness. LUNCH LAZINESS. When I'm home (which I often am Mon-Wed when Harps is at Preschool) I should prepare something quick and wholesome. But I usually make a vegemite sandwich. Not this week! Who is with me to make something tasty and filling that we … [Read more...]