This post is aptly titled for the amount of times I have tried to write this post. We are in the depths of winter sickness in our house that just seems to be spreading from one person to the next and we are just trying to get through the days and weeks with our sanity … Continue reading Try and try and try again
It's been raining for three days. This may not seem like a big deal but I live in the Sunshine State of Australia. It rarely rains in winter. We are used to summer storms. So in addition to it being unseasonably wet it's cold as well. And I have piles upon piles of washed but … Continue reading Vegging Out
It's a bit of a running joke in our house that when Mr 5 asks what we are having for dinner I normally reply 'sticks and leaves' - a variation of the 'pickled eel's feet' my mother used to tell me as a child when I asked the same question. Side note: we also have … Continue reading Sticks and Leaves
The weather has turned and there is a definite chill in the air. Autumn has arrived. OK, more accurately for an hour or so in the morning and sometimes overnight it's a wee it nippy, but, you take what you can get in the subtropical climate of Brisbane. The point is I get to wear my … Continue reading Season of Mists
It has been so long since my last blog. But life got in the way and things just got far to busy to sit down and put finger tips to keyboard. In late March we packed our bags and took the kiddies back to New Zealand for just under two weeks to catch up with … Continue reading Family Time. Easter Time.
Mangoes. What goldeny goodness. What velvety smoothness. I think mangoes might just be my favourite fruit and the twins love them too. Which, just quietly, is a little annoying because then I have to share after they gorge themselves on their share and look at me for my share with those pleading eyes that you cannot … Continue reading Mango Week
We have always striven to eat together as a family. It's a great way to reconnect at the end of the day and it is helpful for modelling table manners and eating behaviour. What can be more difficult is serving something that everyone will like. I am not opposed to making separate dinners on the … Continue reading Food Tourists
It's been a busy and tumultuous time in our house with lots of change over the last couple of weeks. The twins have started daycare, Mr 5 started school and this week marked my return to part-time work following 20 months of maternity leave. I was warned of the 'tired tantrums' that would inevitably occur a few weeks … Continue reading Tired Tantrums
Getting organised and embracing frozen food.