The last few days have been confronting, confusing and to be a honest, a little crazy. COVID-19 is dominating the media landscape, conversations between family and friends and at the moment one can’t help but think about it a few hundred times a day.
Last week when things felt a bit calmer, Paul and I accompanied Adam on a business trip to Melbourne. We didn’t have much planned – it was really just about soaking up big city life for a few days in between Adam’s work commitments.
Now it feels like that little break was a final hurrah to ‘normal life’ for the next few months and I’m relishing the space if offered…
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I love a homemade biscuit. There’s something so deliciously moreish about biscuits that are slightly misshapen, crunchy on the outside and a little soft on inside. While chocolate chip ones are always welcome, sometimes you crave something more savoury and dense. I whipped up a batch of granola biscuits the other week and they’ve proven to be a rather satisfying snack….
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After months of fires, smoky conditions and heatwaves, I’m rather glad this summer is over. Although it’s been a special time for catching up with friends and family, and watching my little boy grow and develop, I’m craving cooler nights, cosy days and hopefully a bit of rain.
I watched the sun set on this unforgettable season in a local park, on a picnic blanket, watching the world go by…
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The bushfires which affected Australia this summer made headlines around the world. While the immediate danger is over, hundreds of communities are now facing a lengthy recovery. Some people have lost homes, others have had their farms razed and in the fire nearest to where Adam, Paul and I live, entire pine plantations have been burnt, which will make things tough for the local timber industry.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when so many areas are hurting, but one of the easiest ways to help is to go and visit these communities. So, earlier this month that’s exactly what we did…
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It’s been a quiet month so far in our household due to Adam travelling extensively for work and the entire family sharing a rather nasty summer cold. As a result we’ve not ventured too far these last few weeks, so much of what’s made me smile this month has related to simply being at home…
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Hello February! The first month of the year seems to have passed ever-so-quickly. That last week of January though… it was hot and dusty and all around pretty ordinary to be honest – but in between there were a few sweet moments.
Here’s a look at what the last seven days has looked like for me…
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January is a busy month for birthdays in our family and with that comes a lot of cake. While sponges and chocolate cakes are always favourites for special occasions, sometimes it’s nice to celebrate with something a little different. So for Adam’s birthday this year he decided he wanted to bake his own cake, and an apple one at that…
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