Month: March 2016

40 is drawing ever so near.


In a few weeks I will be turning 40, now I know for a lot of people this could be a scary milestone but honestly for me I am excited about it. There are two real reasons why the first is that many years ago I realised that life is short, that a lot of people just don’t get the chance to reach 40 unfortunately.  The second is that I have to be honest my milestone birthday’s have always been a bit forgettable my 18th was a party full of my siblings friends and someone throwing up in my sisters wardrobe lol (Sorry EJ). 30th didn’t  happen (the ex went fishing) and 21st well that was ok. I decided that if I was blessed to get to 40 then I would ensure I indulge in a whole day of celebration. So now I am determined that my 40th celebrations will be fabulous, do I know what I am doing? Not really think I will be spending the weekend doing as many of my favourite things, with as many of my favourite people high tea, window shopping, family lunch, dinner with friends in Sydney, breakfast out and hopefully a fabulous cake to end the weekend.

I love parties always have, I do  see a lot of people having these crazy huge over the top parties for themselves and their children. I mean have you seen all the amazing parties on pintrest  wow. Kids parties are big big big business these days, I wish that kids got the chance to have good old fashion kids parties. You know the ones without an entertainer or 5, no fancy venue (laser blast, flip out etc) where there were party pies, fairy bread and devon filled with mash potato (yes mumma we remember). I know that all these foods may not be what the paleo enthusiast or clean eater may not agree I believe that as a treat it won’t hurt them.

Whilst I have been known to go a little over big for the children’s birthdays at times I have a rule as to when they have big birthdays. 1st birthdays, 5th birthdays, 10th birthday 13th, 18th’s and a 21st. Yep that’s all they get I mean come on I would be broke if I did huge birthday parties  every year for each one of them (please remember there are 5 of them). I am not mean I do let them choose their favourite meal, they can have one friend over & the extended family, they also get a cake of their choosing. When they were little it was a cake from the Women’s weekly cake book. just like my mum had done for us, now for the older ones it is usually a chocolate mud cake or something a little more grown up either home made or picked up from a local bakery.

cake bookOops once again managed to go a wee bit off track from my original post idea, I really should think about clarifying my ideas and writing up a draft before I come and sit at the computer. I shall leave you for now with my board of cakes, I hope to one day have made them  all.





Into the new…..

Many times over the last 10 years I have found myself setting up a blog for one reason or another, needed one for scrap booking, needed one for a start up business, one for family and friends to see the goings on within our family. Never have I done one that was just for me to let go and enjoy writing about my life, my feelings, my hopes and my goals in life. I want this blog to be a resource for my 5 children to look at when they are parenting one day, to laugh at when they are feeling bogged down by the day to day.

I will admit to not being a very good writer at all, I have in the past censored everything I have written just so I can look good well guess what my dear readers no more. I will write as I think say what I feel and post pictures of the things that make me laugh, cry or cringe, things that I think are beautiful, yummy or even inspiring. I will not double and triple check everything and delete lots out of my post I will press submit and enjoy whatever happens.

There are people out there in blogland that have amazing blogs full of perfect pictures, perfect homes, perfect meals and perfect children well guess what I too have all those things, pictures that are perfect for me, a home that will one day be perfect, meals that make me feel perfectly satisfied and children that I believe are perfect in every way imaginable. It will be rare that you will see pictures on my blog that don’t have a 2 year old running in the background or maybe slightly blurred but I will continue to post them just to show you real life.

Now that is done I am off to eat some super delicious extremely bad for me Banana cake with Maple syrup buttercream frosting whilst sipping a hot tea.

Oh I have a picture of said cake 🙂