Easter Sunday

Knocking hello to her big brother on his cottage door with her little friend Miss Eva.


Egg hunt in the sunny garden.

Miss Bee ate way too much chocolate, my job as a mummy is a success!

Lots of supervision required though as just beyond that fence is a little river perfect for drowning it. Moments after the bottom photo (above set) I took this next photo then had to run to relock the gate and herd them back into the yard as they had escaped while everyone else was chatting oblivious to the danger that was just avoided.




Playing a café game with potions in a cubby nook tucked away in the garden.


Toddler logic

“I don’t want it thankyou” says Miss Bee referring to the hot chocolate I made her.

Me: OK just leave it there.

“I WANT it.” she replies.

Me: Then you can drink it when you like.

“I don’t want it” she says in a high pitched whine.

Me: If you want it, pick it up. If you don’t want it, leave it on the table.

Cries: “I don’t want it”.

Me: I will tip it down the sink then.

Miss Bee “NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!” ….crying.

Me: now breathing deeply… picturing a mountain stream.




Good Friday lazy fish curry

My recipe for lazy tired people.

1/2 zucchini finely diced

1/2 carrot finely diced 

1/2 onion finely diced 

1/4 red capsicum finely julienne 

1 stick celery finely diced 
In a saucepan sautee all vegetables in a smidge of olive oil until softened. Add 2 teaspoons of curry powder to taste. 

Throw in frozen fish fillets (400g) cut into chunks about the size of 8cm square. 

Then add 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Add approximately 2/3 cup of Greek yoghurt and appropriately 2 teaspoons sugar.  

Put lid on saucepan and simmer 10 minutes.

Serve on rice.  Yep that’s  it. 

If you wanted to be even lazier sautee onion and frozen stir fry veggies.

That moment at night…

…when your eyes are so sore, weeping even. You can barely keep your eyes open.

Yet you really, really, REALLY don’t want to go to bed because this is the first moment you have been alone all day.  It is silent.

Imagine if you could pause this tranquil moment and step into it at any moment in the day while your actual life went onto pause. Sigh… I would knit so many things, read so many things, my house would look amazing and I might even have a nap. Hang on… isn’t that what my eyes are telling me?



Toddler Tip #9

If you think you’ve successfully baby proofed think again.

Pretend you have a cunning miniature alien somewhat akin to Stitch arriving.  Now ramp that security up another notch higher than that level.

PS if you think you have anything precious I suggest you hide it in a roof cavity or in a Tupperware container in the fridge as these are pretty well the only safe places.

PPS hide anything that makes any mark whatsoever or pay the price.

Unexpected things I have to say 

Like… “Stop! Don’t spray the dog with my perfume”

Like… “I don’t think the dog wants to wear your gumboots”

Like… “Yes, that lady is doing a wee.  These toilets are for all big girls who wee and poo at the shops.  Ummm nope don’t touch that…”  …What is it?….  “umm it’s for much bigger girls for big girl rubbish.  Stop.  You don’t have a pad or a tampon to put in that so just stop OK?…I said NO TOUCHING that!” followed by sniggers from the next cubicle. 

And…. “thanks,  I’d love to have a sippy cup with Cinderella on it just like yours with my lunch. It matches our Little Peter Rabbit bowls.  Yes,  you’re a big girl like mummy”

Things that make me laugh

Christian Hull.

Hard to know which is my favourite but the before vs after parenthood one does have the “before” line about how her children won’t have screen time and after how she’s got YouTube plus the TV with Peppa Pig.

PS I Peppa and I have a love hate relationship. I love how it can divert her when she’s cranky but hate the actual show.