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B and B

The man and I celebrated a milestone this week. We met in the wee small hours at the (then) divey Strawberry Hills Hotel 21 years ago.  Our romance feels all grown up and yet, surely I am still only 21 years old myself? Of course we felt the occasion demanded celebrating, but obviously not enough to organise anything in advance. Typical. ...

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Camping party

Last Saturday we had 14 kids to a sleepover. They were meant to all be outside in tents, but the weather had other ideas, so instead they were all in our lounge room. Last year I swore I would never again host a slumber party and yet, there I was pleading for mercy at 2 o'clock in the morning.  Gorgeous girls go crazy when you jack them up on ...

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Birthday Lottie

This week has been full to the brim with Lottie birthday goodness. She is suddenly nine. We had her traditional sushi train / ice cream / Vivid Lights birthday night on Tuesday. She loves to do the same thing every year and it suits us just fine. It's nice of Sydney to turn on the Vivid festival for her, I think. I’m loving: surprising my girl ...

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Sugar

It's been a goodly while between drinks I know. I accidentally stopped writing here for a while and then I did it deliberately to see what would happen. Would I feel less busy if I removed this one thing? Would I miss it? Would you miss it? Like the best kinds of friendship, life pretty much went on regardless, but there was a certain kind of ...

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Hail bucket

We all act badly sometimes and it's mortifying to get caught out doing it. I had a major road ragey turn at the intersection at the top of our street on Friday. There was a car turning right off the main road that I had to give way to, but it didn't move. It was peak hour traffic streaming past and I have to make a right turn onto the major road, ...

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I've rescheduled our drinks to Sunday afternoons. I hope that still suits you... I like Sunday afternoons. They feel like both the end of one week and the beginning of another. Today we're having a lovely cold Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye. Good drinking. Here's what I'll be telling you: I’m loving: hanging out by our pool. I take my towel ...

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Hetty McKinnon - Community

This week, let's just quietly sip our whiskey and dry, shall we? After my fourth week of simultaneous working and mothering, I have neither the strength nor the will to speak. I am, however, trying to revel in the micro-moments. If I could speak, I would tell you this about the week just gone: I'm loving: the fact that I am kinda-sorta on ...

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Lottie

Oh, this work and mothering thing bites hard sometimes. I am an official wearer of the cranky pants this week. In fact, I believe I would be in the running to be elected President of the Cranky Pants, if Donald Trump hadn't so neatly stitched up the title for himself. This is the thing about working and looking after kids at the same time, no ...

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On the beach

I made a commitment to myself to write a catch up each and every Friday about what I've been up to, thinking, feeling, etc. It started because Bart told me he missed the way I used to blog because it felt like a diary of our family life. I missed it too. Writing these posts is the closest I've come to 'old school' blogging and it's the most fun I ...

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Lately: What we’d talk about over drinks this week

Christmas dinner

Two more sleeps!! And I am ready!! But this is mainly because I am not doing the hosting this year and instead am on rum ball, rocky road and ham patrol. I can make all three with my eyes closed. Sadly my eyes have not been closed a lot lately. We've been flat out since November and I cannot wait for the Christmas break to start tonight. I am ...

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