And then there was school…

I remember the day I brought my kids home from hospital. I remember those days so clearly yet other thoughts are a blurr.  And now here we are. Week three of school with both kids. How did that happen??? Continue reading

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A kid-free trip to south east Ireland

Thanks to my parents we managed to have two nights away, kid free, in Kilkenny. Not having family close-by in Australia it’s hard to have time away so we try to sneak one in when we get back to Ireland. Plus grandparents LOVE time alone with their grandkids, right??? Continue reading

Long weekend-ing (last one for the year!)

I’ve just realised it’s been a while since I last posted here! Life has been quite busy and time just seems to be slipping away. Anyhow, we’ve just had the last long weekend for the year here in Sydney and it heralds the start of the warm season. We escaped Sydney and headed to Windang which is on the New South Wales south coast – beautiful part of the country with stunning beach line and amazing markets to stop and have a wander around. Continue reading

Healthy treats ideal for you

How’s the weather in your homeland? As we say goodbye to winter in the southern hemisphere and hello to autumn in the northern hemisphere, we are dragging our feet towards the end of term 3 of school (3 weeks and three days – yes I’m counting!!) and the new school year is just starting for our friends in the north. So I thought it was timely to post some (almost) healthy snack recipes that I’ve been using for school snacks and also as part of morning/afternoon tea. Share your snack recipes with me! Continue reading

Am I okay with being a ‘soccer mum’?

My husband and I aren’t very sporty so we were surprised when our eldest started showing quite an interest in any and every sport. He’s really into NRL (National Rugby League) but we’re not too keen on him playing that. He’ll sit and watch basketball, tennis, swimming and every other sport if it’s on television. I need to quickly scroll through the channels on the weekend in the hope he doesn’t catch a glimpse of the sports that are on. Continue reading