Bushfire, Evacuation & Desolation

It’s nearly a fortnight now since The Fire began and we’ve only just regained our equilibrium. It began as an ordinary weekday and finished in a whole ‘nother way. Wednesday 15th – Feast of the Assumption Actually it wasn’t an ordinary day it was the Feast of the Assumption, so we began the day by […]

Creating A ‘Trampoline’ Garden

Most years PC and interested children plant a garden (I fall into the black thumb category).  Our garden however has never really thrived, unrelated to PC’s dedication and talent, but to it’s location, the garden was tucked away in an area of insufficient sunshine. It was long on PC’s list to relocate but as a […]

How We Manage Our Laundry: Large Family Logistics

  This is the second of an ongoing series addressing how large family logistics play out in our home in relation to household organisation. If you’ve ever wondered how we manage in any area of household management feel free to ask, either in the comment box or send me an email.     1st Post: How We […]

How We Daily Keep House: Large Family Logistics

    This is the first of an ongoing series addressing how large family logistics play out in our home in relation to household organisation. If you’ve ever wondered how we manage in any area of household management feel free to ask, either in the comment box or send me an email.     Two friends on […]

KonMari And Large Families

KonMari first came to my attention via internet buzz, I read posts and forum chat with interest and was 7th on the library reservation list.  A few weeks ago my friend began reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and sharing daily updates with me.  We wondered what could a Japanese mother of […]

Experimenting in the Kitchen

I’ve been trying a few recipes in the kitchen adding a new favourite and discovering a few ‘don’t repeats.’ Seed & Nut Balls – A huge favourite that we are making just about daily are these Jewel Bliss Balls, full of goodness with almonds, chia seeds, pepitas and sunflower seeds as well as yummies of […]

Kitchen Creativity: Wins & Losses

I’ve been enjoying a creative time in the kitchen recently, claiming quite a few wins along with a spectacular loss. Wins Kale Juice  I was rather dubious about the look of kale juice, it was so green! A friend reassured me it didn’t taste green and it didn’t. I love kale juice, it’s so refreshing. […]