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 »

A Food Lover’s Tour of The Rocks

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a Food & Wine tour of The Rocks. We visited four different venues, sampling their menus as we went. The Fine Food Store Opened in 2004, these fourth generation coffee roasters are famous for their fragrant brews. In addition to amazing coffee, they also offer home-style… Read more »

Real Mum Style (it’s a good thing)

Body image is something we all seem to battle with. I don’t think I’ve ever been happy with my body. I know that even when I was playing copious amounts of sport and was really quite petite, I still wasn’t happy. I hated the constant callouses on my hands from hours upon hours of gymnastics… Read more »

National Museum of Australia: History of the World in 100 Objects

Last week the geek in me was let out big time. I haven’t looked forward to an exhibit so much since the National Library had the ‘Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries’ exhibit (oh, back in 2002). The cause for this girl getting her geek on was the Instameet for the National Museum of Australia’s exhibit… Read more »

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  • 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 »

  • A Food Lover’s Tour of The Rocks

    Last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a Food & Wine tour of The Rocks. We visited four different venues, sampling their menus as we went. The Fine Food Store Opened in 2004, these fourth generation coffee roasters are famous for their fragrant brews. In addition to amazing coffee, they also offer home-style… Read more »

  • Real Mum Style (it’s a good thing)

    Body image is something we all seem to battle with. I don’t think I’ve ever been happy with my body. I know that even when I was playing copious amounts of sport and was really quite petite, I still wasn’t happy. I hated the constant callouses on my hands from hours upon hours of gymnastics… Read more »

  • National Museum of Australia: History of the World in 100 Objects

    Last week the geek in me was let out big time. I haven’t looked forward to an exhibit so much since the National Library had the ‘Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries’ exhibit (oh, back in 2002). The cause for this girl getting her geek on was the Instameet for the National Museum of Australia’s exhibit… Read more »