Round-up and check-in

It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote. Before Easter I was really very regular with it all and had this great little routine going where I had made the space to write. Since Easter the routine has gone a bit haywire and subconsciously I think I’ve felt a little ‘not bothered’ because I know the routine is going to change again when I go back to work in a couple of weeks.  Continue reading

Easter meal plan

A couple of months ago I announced to my family that “this Easter we aren’t going anywhere – I can’t even.” With three kids in tow and varying sleep schedules it just seems a bit too hard. And you know what, we make a bloody big effort to visit people over the holiday seasons and I had kind of had enough of dragging the kids around and then having to deal with the behavioural aftermath of tired kids and “bored” kids in the car and the repitive “why does it take so long to drive to so-and-so’s house”. Gah! Continue reading

Cake files: birthdays, banana bread and vegan brownies

Over the last five days I have made three (3!) cakes – sounds glorious doesn’t it?

It all started on Saturday morning. I whipped up my go-to celebration cake while Shane took the two big girls to swimming lessons and the baby was asleep. It was my Grandma’s 87th birthday – her first birthday since my Pop passed – and we were heading to her place for lunch on Sunday. Mum was taking lunch and I put my hand up to make the cake, because it really is the best cake.  Continue reading