Healthy Wholefood Lunchbox Ideas


In addition to my savoury and sweet lunchbox ideas this week, allow me to introduce these wonderful ladies who kick nutrition up a notch when it comes to kid snacks. If you're looking for everyday basics your kids will love and you know is healthy, then feast your eyes, people. Bang THESE in your everyday lunchbox routine and you'll be kicking … [Read more...]

Lunchbox Ideas: Sweet


That little somethin'-somethin' (that used to be two Arnott's biscuits for me, or a Yogo if I was with my dad) has grown up a bit in lunchboxes these days, I find. I'm still a nostalgic idiot, so my kids get a balance of all sorts of things (including sugar) but I do tend to keep packed lunches pretty tame - … [Read more...]

Lunchbox Ideas: Savoury


I know, it's that time of year again. Where we have to come up with ideas for packing kids' lunchboxes. With stuff they'll actually eat. I can't really complain, my girls have been at a place all last year that provided lunch and it was a huge relief not to have to worry about it. On the flip side, neither of my kids ate anything that was … [Read more...]

Starting Kindergarten – The Essentials


Shut up, I can't believe it. Yesterday I was giving birth to her, and now she's on the verge of trotting off to four-year-old kindergarten three mornings a week. MY BABY! She's been dying to go since last year, and often makes me drive past so she can see it. She pays no attention to the fact it's closed and nobody is in there, she wants to … [Read more...]

Minted Pea Soup with Goat Cheese and Watercress


I can't remember what reminded me, but I was thinking about minted pea soup, and I remembered reading a recipe by Sophie Dahl where she said she thinks of English summers and cricket and whatnot when she makes it. I don't know what I think of, except it's delicious, and before I knew it, I found myself in front of the freezers at my local shops … [Read more...]

Blueberry Yogurt Cake


So remember that time Katie180 made me a rhubarb yogurt cake and I had a super-early plane to catch and I forgot to eat it? And I tried to recreate it at home? Well, folks - I did it again. It's such a good recipe, and K180 rarely steers me wrong! In fact, she never has. So I borrowed her recipe again and made it with what I had to … [Read more...]

The Dusty Bookshelf Challenge


  This post contains affiliate links. Recently, I colour-coded my bookshelves. This goes against everything I've ever believed about bookshelves in my life, but there you have it. I have perhaps taken leave of my senses, but the damage is done and it doesn't seem to be upsetting anyone so I'll leave it for now. While I was doing so, … [Read more...]

While You Were Gone


We ate pancakes and homemade jam. We saw the sun set on 2014. At 10pm, thanks Melbourne. We saw 11 sets of midnight fireworks from our bedroom balcony, including the city ones. Rad. I finished three books. I also bought plants, did a weird cleanse, swam, read more things, started a reading challenge, took epic naps, and apparently … [Read more...]