therocks-pics

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 »

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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 »

Shepenmehyt's Coffin 26th Dynasty, about 600 CE Qurna, Thebes, Egypt

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 »

A child sits her dad's shoulders, wearing a crown, the light streaming through behind her.

Kidtopia Festival & Ticket Giveaway

Ok Sydney families. This post is for you. Kidtopia is a festival specially curated for children aged 5-12years and, luckily for us, the adults are allowed to come along! Cory Watson, Head of Parenting at Fairfax Events says Kidtopia will provide “a vast array of fun and educational activities and entertainment, wrapped up in a festival vibe that the… Read more »

My besty loves training at the gym. My Instagram feed is full of her being all fit an healthy.

On joining a gym

So I’ve joined a gym. That’s not particularly earth shattering. I’m sure there are millions of people doing it every day. If you’re on Instagram there are hordes of pictures being posted every minute of themselves in a gym. Many of them just standing around looking hot in their gym gear… ahh… that’s got to be… Read more »

Grazing at Gundaroo

Grazing Restaurant resides in a refurbished 1865 country hotel. We’ve eaten here a few times and have had similar experiences each time and the most important thing to note for a restaurant, is that the food has always been excellent. As we walked in, we were offered a choice of two tables and the benefits… Read more »

BookWeek2016

Surviving Book Week

This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »

This is an entire page from the book. The background is black and all the questions target the What? question. There is a giant space station, which you lift to answer the question, "What's inside a space station?" and a picture of a galaxy which you lift to answer, "What's a galaxy?"

Book Review & Giveaway: Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Space

It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book. We loved reading this book together. I must… Read more »

My son throwing an awesome tantrum at Old Parliament House - fortunately this was an easy fix.

Power Struggles with your children: Part Two – the long term answer

I know from the emails I’ve received, that many of you are wondering how the whole flat refusal to go swimming has concluded. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, you might want to catch yourself up on this dilemma here. So, when we left off last time, I’d filled… Read more »

Mövenpick Waffles with fresh berries and strawberry sauce drizzled on top

Mövenpick Ice-Cream at Kingston Foreshore

Have you ever been offered all the dessert you can eat? That is my idea of heaven… and that is exactly what I got to do, with a few other Canberra food bloggers. Sid, who owns and manages Mövenpick at the Kingston Foreshore, invited us to try Mövenpick’s new winter menu. It was so good that… Read more »

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  • therocks-pics

    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 »

  • realmumstyle_blogpost

    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 »

  • Shepenmehyt's Coffin 26th Dynasty, about 600 CE Qurna, Thebes, Egypt

    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 »

  • A child sits her dad's shoulders, wearing a crown, the light streaming through behind her.

    Kidtopia Festival & Ticket Giveaway

    Ok Sydney families. This post is for you. Kidtopia is a festival specially curated for children aged 5-12years and, luckily for us, the adults are allowed to come along! Cory Watson, Head of Parenting at Fairfax Events says Kidtopia will provide “a vast array of fun and educational activities and entertainment, wrapped up in a festival vibe that the… Read more »

  • My besty loves training at the gym. My Instagram feed is full of her being all fit an healthy.

    On joining a gym

    So I’ve joined a gym. That’s not particularly earth shattering. I’m sure there are millions of people doing it every day. If you’re on Instagram there are hordes of pictures being posted every minute of themselves in a gym. Many of them just standing around looking hot in their gym gear… ahh… that’s got to be… Read more »

  • Grazing at Gundaroo

    Grazing Restaurant resides in a refurbished 1865 country hotel. We’ve eaten here a few times and have had similar experiences each time and the most important thing to note for a restaurant, is that the food has always been excellent. As we walked in, we were offered a choice of two tables and the benefits… Read more »

  • BookWeek2016

    Surviving Book Week

    This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »

  • This is an entire page from the book. The background is black and all the questions target the What? question. There is a giant space station, which you lift to answer the question, "What's inside a space station?" and a picture of a galaxy which you lift to answer, "What's a galaxy?"

    Book Review & Giveaway: Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Space

    It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book. We loved reading this book together. I must… Read more »

  • My son throwing an awesome tantrum at Old Parliament House - fortunately this was an easy fix.

    Power Struggles with your children: Part Two – the long term answer

    I know from the emails I’ve received, that many of you are wondering how the whole flat refusal to go swimming has concluded. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, you might want to catch yourself up on this dilemma here. So, when we left off last time, I’d filled… Read more »

  • Mövenpick Waffles with fresh berries and strawberry sauce drizzled on top

    Mövenpick Ice-Cream at Kingston Foreshore

    Have you ever been offered all the dessert you can eat? That is my idea of heaven… and that is exactly what I got to do, with a few other Canberra food bloggers. Sid, who owns and manages Mövenpick at the Kingston Foreshore, invited us to try Mövenpick’s new winter menu. It was so good that… Read more »