Designing our Kitchen

Let me start by saying – I am not an interior designer, but I am an avid cook. I love, love, LOVE cooking. I have also cooked in many different kitchens and designed three of my own. So while I might not be stylish, I am practical and I actually cook. Which is more than I can… Read more »

High Tea at the Burbury Hotel in Canberra

My mother and I have a tradition of catching up over high tea that started when I was in university. Since then, going to high tea has become a much loved ritual I share with my friends too. There is something quite wonderful and special about sitting down with a glass of champagne and tiers of… Read more »

The book sits on a park bench. The cover of the book is predominantly a timber fence, which you would assume is the boundary fence between two houses. A little girl in a pink dress has scaled it to peer over the other side.

Book Review and Giveaway: The Fence by Meredith Jaffe

Gwen has a lovely home, surrounded by a magnificent garden which she has designed, grown and cared for over many years. Her garden is a part of who she is. Even more so because her neighbour Babs, who she has shared much of her life with, has created memories with her and their families which are… Read more »

A gym update: the obstacles and what’s working

Recently I went back to Sydney and caught up with some ‘old’ friends. They all knew me long before, during and after pregnancy. They’ve seen me go from slim, to pregnant, to struggling to lose those kilos that snuck up on me during two pregnancies. But because we no longer live in Sydney, they hadn’t… Read more »

Healthy Snacks with Kate Freeman from The Healthy Eating Hub

As a constant snacker, I find all my good intentions often come undone with snacks. I can plan out healthy meals for the week, but come 10am and 3pm… I am grabbing for the nearest anything to eat. I’ve never been a person to sit down and eat a big meal, so when I was… Read more »

National Gallery of Australia Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

“The Palace of Versailles has never before lent a collection like this, drawn from all over the palace, to an exhibition outside France.” NGA director Gerard Vaughan I was lucky enough to be invited to an Instameet organised by the gallery. Champagne and masks provided on arrival, then a private tour of the exhibit!  … Read more »

Our burgers. My steak sandwich, which is really in a burger roll, is in the foreground, with the yellow american chedder oozing out, the steak and tomatoes are also spilling outside.

Casey Jones Gastropub

When you’ve been having a terrible week, there’s nothing better than nipping off to the pub for a beer with a mate. Is there? In keeping with this theory, my friend and I managed to find a day off together so we headed over to Casey Jones for a mid-week, midday beer and burger. On… Read more »

Looking along an espaliered tree, to the tractor.

Farm Life – an update

It’s been a while since I’ve done a farm update. It’s been a while because we’ve had so much rain. SO much rain! I was at the Post Office the other day (Ok, quick clarification here – the ‘Post Office’ is also our general store/irrigation supply/take out food place where you catch up on anything happening… Read more »

Win a double pass to Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’d know that I recently took my daughter to the movies for the first time. It was priceless to see her disbelief that the movie screen was bigger than our car. She was thrilled with the whole experience and, almost two weeks later, is still talking about it…. Read more »

Helm Winery looking towards the vineyards, standing under an enormous oak tree, with its branches spread out over the vines, the sunlight streaming through

Helm Winery

With over 140 vineyards and 30 cellar doors, Visit NSW states the Canberra Region is home to Australia’s most rapidly growing wine regions. The Yass Valley is fast becoming the region to visit for wine connoisseurs. However, Helm is not a new kid on the block. Established in 1973 it was one of the region’s first commercial… Read more »

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  • Designing our Kitchen

    Let me start by saying – I am not an interior designer, but I am an avid cook. I love, love, LOVE cooking. I have also cooked in many different kitchens and designed three of my own. So while I might not be stylish, I am practical and I actually cook. Which is more than I can… Read more »

  • High Tea at the Burbury Hotel in Canberra

    My mother and I have a tradition of catching up over high tea that started when I was in university. Since then, going to high tea has become a much loved ritual I share with my friends too. There is something quite wonderful and special about sitting down with a glass of champagne and tiers of… Read more »

  • The book sits on a park bench. The cover of the book is predominantly a timber fence, which you would assume is the boundary fence between two houses. A little girl in a pink dress has scaled it to peer over the other side.

    Book Review and Giveaway: The Fence by Meredith Jaffe

    Gwen has a lovely home, surrounded by a magnificent garden which she has designed, grown and cared for over many years. Her garden is a part of who she is. Even more so because her neighbour Babs, who she has shared much of her life with, has created memories with her and their families which are… Read more »

  • A gym update: the obstacles and what’s working

    Recently I went back to Sydney and caught up with some ‘old’ friends. They all knew me long before, during and after pregnancy. They’ve seen me go from slim, to pregnant, to struggling to lose those kilos that snuck up on me during two pregnancies. But because we no longer live in Sydney, they hadn’t… Read more »

  • Healthy Snacks with Kate Freeman from The Healthy Eating Hub

    As a constant snacker, I find all my good intentions often come undone with snacks. I can plan out healthy meals for the week, but come 10am and 3pm… I am grabbing for the nearest anything to eat. I’ve never been a person to sit down and eat a big meal, so when I was… Read more »

  • National Gallery of Australia Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

    “The Palace of Versailles has never before lent a collection like this, drawn from all over the palace, to an exhibition outside France.” NGA director Gerard Vaughan I was lucky enough to be invited to an Instameet organised by the gallery. Champagne and masks provided on arrival, then a private tour of the exhibit!  … Read more »

  • Our burgers. My steak sandwich, which is really in a burger roll, is in the foreground, with the yellow american chedder oozing out, the steak and tomatoes are also spilling outside.

    Casey Jones Gastropub

    When you’ve been having a terrible week, there’s nothing better than nipping off to the pub for a beer with a mate. Is there? In keeping with this theory, my friend and I managed to find a day off together so we headed over to Casey Jones for a mid-week, midday beer and burger. On… Read more »

  • Looking along an espaliered tree, to the tractor.

    Farm Life – an update

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a farm update. It’s been a while because we’ve had so much rain. SO much rain! I was at the Post Office the other day (Ok, quick clarification here – the ‘Post Office’ is also our general store/irrigation supply/take out food place where you catch up on anything happening… Read more »

  • Win a double pass to Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life

    If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’d know that I recently took my daughter to the movies for the first time. It was priceless to see her disbelief that the movie screen was bigger than our car. She was thrilled with the whole experience and, almost two weeks later, is still talking about it…. Read more »

  • Helm Winery looking towards the vineyards, standing under an enormous oak tree, with its branches spread out over the vines, the sunlight streaming through

    Helm Winery

    With over 140 vineyards and 30 cellar doors, Visit NSW states the Canberra Region is home to Australia’s most rapidly growing wine regions. The Yass Valley is fast becoming the region to visit for wine connoisseurs. However, Helm is not a new kid on the block. Established in 1973 it was one of the region’s first commercial… Read more »