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My Husband Said I Am A Bad Homemaker

  I love my husband, my beautiful children and my home, and I do everything for the incredible humans in my life. I love them so much that it was a slap in the face when so casually, while discussing “work titles” for stay at home parents, my doting husband informed me that I wasn’t “a very good homemaker”. It hurt, but it shouldn’t have, and although it was oddly intended as a compliment, and...

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Freya & All You Can Eat Melbourne

As we are planning a big(ish)¬†late birthday bash for Freya in a couple of weeks, we wanted to do something somewhat different for her actual birthday evening dinner. David and I were struggling to think of something Freya would enjoy doing. I mean – she’s one year old. She likes milk, tiny little vegetable bits, silly faces and crawling down the hall with Papa, but one thing stood out. Food. She really loves food. She...

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A Letter to My Daughter

To my beautiful daughter, Freya, Mummy loves you! I don’t know how many times I’ve told you out loud, or how many times I’ve whispered it in my heart, but you and your brother have opened me to a world of love and joy that I can’t explain. I love you doesn’t cut it. It isn’t big enough, or deep enough, though love is infinite. Today you are one year old. This past year has...

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Margaret Fulton’s Plum Cake Recipe

Summer in Australia = beaches and peaches. I made that up  myself. You can tell, right? Okay, okay. Seriously. Summer in Australia means a stone fruit glut. Peaches, nectarines, lychees, cherries, and my favourite Рbeautiful, juicy, fragrant plums. Last year, I made nectarine jam, frozen nectarines, cherry cakes, chocolate cherries, and this very tart plum cake recipe that I dug out of an old but classic 70s cookbook. We have a peach tree in...

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Tuesday Snoozeday – Stuff That Happened

The last couple of weeks seemed to drag by, yet looking back it all seems a blur. My phone broke so I was offline for over a week while I sourced a new one (thank you, Ms. Autumn!). Freya was sick with two ear infections and a tonsil infection and was fighting huge fevers. Antibiotics gave her a massive rash and ended up with baby in the pram as I ran up a gigantic hill...

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How To Be Crafty When You’re Crap At Craft

I’m one of those people who LOVES DIY and crafting. I love taking something and making it fresh and new again, or building something from the ground up. The problem is, I don’t have a crafty bone in my body. It took me a long time to realise that even though I just didn’t have natural skill with craft or DIY, that my passion could be enough to make it happen – I just had...