Translating Barks

Dachshund’s are a popular breed of dog where we live. It seems as though every second home I visit has at least two of them. I can understand why, they’re pretty adorable, a little funny looking, and from what I’ve seen of my Aunt’s Dachshund Eddie, very loving. With the cooler weather I’ve started walking the kids to school a couple of times a week. It’s nice to get out early and stretch our legs and.. Read More

Ladies wear Lipstick

This is my Nanny and I. She was amazing. For the last 10 or so years she lived close to my parents in a quiet little seaside town. Before Hubby and I moved out to the middle of nowhere, we lived there too. The years around our wedding, Hubby was working out here away from home while I was working two jobs, to keep me distracted from his absence mostly. It was hard, having him.. Read More

That is Poetry

Did you know my little blog here has been going to 6 years….? It used to be fuller, recipes in abundance with thoughts and memories of my two as babies, product reviews, heaps more. Then I went and wiped it. Somehow. I don’t even know what I did, but it erased a lot of the content. Apologies if you ever came across a pic on Pinterest and it’s not there anymore. My fault. Luckily, my.. Read More

I’m starting today again.

I am in a mood today. I actually have a really busy day and seem to have pulled 5 minutes out of nowhere to sit and write but if I don’t I know my mood won’t improve. I said to my kids this morning ‘I might as well talk to a wall,’ then realised I sound exactly like my mother. And for the next five minutes Noah mocked me, mimicking what I said, but to.. Read More

AIP Diet for Alopecia.

I have Alopecia and currently, I’m bald. I have been for around two months now. I’ve been eating gluten-free for years now from the advice of a doctor due to how gluten can affect our autoimmune system. All these years eating GF and I’m still bald. I developed a nasty lactose intolerance around two years ago now and had to cut out my much loved dairy. Nearly two years of gluten and lactose free and.. Read More

On my coffee run. 

While Hubby topped our cars fuel up this morning I ducked into Maccas and grabbed us a coffee for the road.  After ordering I stood to one side and noticed I was in a room full of men in mining hi-vis, all starting out their working day like we were.  One of them sided up to me and held out a folded piece of paper, “Give me a call sometime?” He asked.  Pretty sure my.. Read More

I spy…

Playing a quick game of ‘I Spy’ with the kids before bed. Phoenix always chooses ‘P’ because that’s the only letter she knows straight away (and the answer is always ‘Phoenix!’). Noah’s getting pretty good at connecting the letters to sounds (except C for Crown and K for Kettle). But I just love the guesses they come out with when it’s my turn… “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with C. That’s a.. Read More

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

A while ago I wrote this post about an Olive Oil Cake that I made for a morning tea at a friends house. Actually, I just looked up that post and it was 6 years ago… Wow that’s nuts. My friend used to hold themed lunches, Indian, Italian, etc and I always offered to bring dessert. For the Italian Lunch I’d googled and googled till I stumbled upon this lovely Olive Oil Cake. I’ve always.. Read More

The Happy Cookbook Challenge – Week 18

I’m a little behind in posting about my The Happy Cookbook Challenge, but here’s a quick catch up on what I’ve been making…. If you don’t know what I’m on about, you can read about it here, but basically I challenged myself to cook all the recipes from a cookbook within a certain time frame. At this point I’m 75 Recipes down, so out of 144 I have 69 left with 8 weeks before I.. Read More


Mornings are always the worst time for my self-confidence to take a battering. Spending precious time in front of the bathroom mirror, pinning back stray strands of hair that don’t serve any purpose other than to remind me of what I don’t have. They fall this way and that, showing the many large patches my Alopecia has imposed on my scalp. After my shower today I again stood in front of the mirror and sighed… Read More