A tiny update…

Many of you may be aware that I have spent the last three weeks at the Royal Children’s Hospital, fulfilling my dreams, whilst on third year #nurseyschool placement. Amazing. I have also been parenting from afar – challenging – yes, relaxing – no! Wilbur has done a sterling job, but I think the run of sausages and mash for dinner will be happily ended upon my return!


Kenz’ first netball game (first game of anything really…), and she ROCKED it. So super proud. Murph pranced around – all bouncy and Murph-like. Madison exhausted her opposition, but literally running rings around them.02

Such a cold cold morning for footy. Madz (her football name) scored 1.2! She was put into ROVER – her response “where should I stand!”. 03

I have been dabbling in BIKRAM yoga. More to come.04 05

Cogitating my navel, and thinking about how lucky I am. #nurseyschool #royalchildrenshospital07

Loving my girl tribe!08

Couldn’t be any happier.

Junior Rangers – Easter

It’s no secret that we love a bit of Junior Ranger-ing. It’s free, outdoors, educational and fun. Did I mention – FREE.

I’m not going to lie – we didn’t think it through when we had four children – those little suckers literally SUCk the life coins out of you, just by breathing. A free, educational, outdoors and fun activity, is an AWESOME activity.

We headed down to Point Nepean National Park (the end of the road – at Portsea) for a walk, starting at Gunners Cottage, ending at Cheviot Beach (the very place where Harold Holt disappeared in 1967), taking in view the where the Bay meets the Strait, at Port Phillip Heads, learning about (and seeing climbing on) gun emplacements, wildlife and dreamtime stories that link our Indigenous heritage with the land.

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We followed up with chips on the raging Portsea back beach!

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We are super lucky to have access to the Junior Ranger activities – there are plenty of National Parks in Victoria – check out the Junior Ranger website to find one near you!

Note – I wasn’t asked to ‘review’ Junior Rangers – am sharing my opinion, because quite frankly- it’s ACE! get on it!

What do you do to keep your tribe entertained?

10 things you wish you knew about me

 (or at least you didn’t know you wished  to know them!)

1. Although I have my surf Bronze medallion, and I am very actively involved with Nippers, I DO. NOT. LIKE waves. They have the potential to spin me around and spit me out in a broken mess. They scare me. This makes it very hard to use my very awesome malibu board. I very much need to find the perfect, small, safe, rolling wave! (No waves are needed for my dream sport – stand up paddle boarding!)

2. I am not really a rule breaker. If there’s a zebra crossing, I HAVE to use it. If there’s a sign telling me not to do something – I won’t do it.

3. I get sea-sick. Even though I have worked on both whale-watching and dolphin swimming boats for years. I used to pop a sea-sick tablet daily!

4. I am a wannabe crafter/sewer/knitter/crocheter. I love the idea of making and creating things, but the actual doing?! UGH. I have no patience, and if it can’t be completed in under three minutes – then its not for me.

5. I came 4th in the Inaugral Sorrento Swim and 16th in the MASSIVE Portsea Swim Classic. My two moments of athletic glory. No – not a place-getter, but still a massive achievement.

6. I want to go to the Antarctic. I Dream about ice-caps. I have immersed myself in Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton adventures.

7. I just don’t understand Australian Politics, or any politics. I need someone to sit down with me and give it to me in simple simple simple terms.

8. I have a lazy right eye. It can mean that I think I’m looking somewhere, but my right eye is looking at something else entirely. Creepy. Apparently it happens mostly when I am tired. It makes judging depth tricky. Driving at night is tricky. Note to others – don’t get in the car with me at night!

9. I LOVE to lie with my head on Wilburs lap for a head tickle, but I am not a massive fan of having to repay the favour!

10. I LOVE the idea of being mindful. Truly I do. It’s the actual doing of, that stresses me. I mean – what if I use the wrong colour pencil whilst I mindfully colour in? How long to have to sit still and meditate before it actually works. Why is it, that when I do sit still to meditate, my mindful mind becomes extra full, and spews out all the stuff that I should be doing, instead of being mindful? Ugh. Same with yoga – desperate to do it, yet too impatient to do it.

11. Oh my gosh – I haven’t ever owned a passport. Never. One day – I will. Apparently there’s a whole heap of cool stuff to see!

12. I have a filter that sometimes I forget to turn off. It is those moments that I often wish I didn’t open my mouth to speak!

13.  Maths is not my strong point.

Tell me something I do not know about you – that you think I SHOULD know!

being beach-ish..

A few weeks ago, we hit PORTSEA for lunch (thanks Portsea Hotel – top food!). The we got our jump on, and I got my fix of water……

can she be any more awesome!

 We I cut Milla’s hair at the end of the school year 2015. I happened along a super cute set of photographs, that I cannot help but share…..

Happy Monday to everyone! 🙂


cook // easy cinnamon scrolls

Turn away paleo-people!

Let me tell you of days gone by, when grandma has some sort of delicious treat awaiting me when I arrived home from school S T A R V I N G……..Always hungry, like I had never been fed before.

Nothing has changed, except now I have FOUR girls begging me for food, BEFORE they even say “Hi Mum, how was YOUR day?” (do any kids do that, or am I dreaming an unimaginable dream!).


I have cooked, and shared these many times over here, and have been asked for the recipe countless more times! Ask no more, you too, can enjoy the sweet sticky easy cinnamon scroll after school delight!

Prepare to get messy!

Gather the ingredients:

  • SR Flour
  • greek yoghurt (I used the sweet version…)
  • melted butter
  • raw sugar
  • cinnamon

NOTE – there are no set quantities!

1. pre-heat the oven to 160’C (fan-forced)

2. combine approx. 3 cups flour and 2 cups yoghurt on your bench (it gets messy – but the kids love it!)

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3. bring together, much like you would a dough

4. re-flour the bench – LOTS!

5. wrestle with, and roll dough until approx. 1/2-1cm thick

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6. spread with enough melted butter to cover (if your pastry brush has gone to the same place as the ‘odd socks’, your fingers will work just a s well!)

7. sprinkle ample sugar and cinnamon – no skimping allowed!IMG 3774 Fotor

8. roll carefully

9. slice into wheels

10. place into buttered baking tray

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11. brush with any left-over melted butter you may have

12. cook for approx. 30 minutes – cover with foil if they are browning!

13. wish you had a ‘cleaning fairy’ for the mess…..

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14. enjoy a cup of tea…

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15. swinging and daydreaming outside is optional, otherwise tend to the myriad of chores….

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16.Remove from oven when beautifully browned…

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16. make up a simple glaze with icing sugar and hot water,- dribble over the top.

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17. ENJOY, and revel in the ‘super-mum’ status!

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easy cinnamon scrolls
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 3 cups SR flour
  • 2 cups natural yoghurt ( the sweet greek yoghurt is a-OK)
  • melted butter - enough to spread over rolled out dough, plus left-overs for brushing on tray)
  • raw sugar
  • cinnamon
  1. preheat oven - 160'C (fan-forced)
  2. combine flour + yoghurt on bench (super messy - but fun)
  3. bring together like a dough
  4. 're-flour' the bench - LOTS!
  5. roll 'dough' until ½cm thick
  6. spread melted butter over top
  7. sprinkle cinnamon + sugar over
  8. roll carefully
  9. cut into wheels
  10. place into buttered baking tray
  11. cook! (brush any leftover butter over the top, prior to cooking!)
  12. they are done after approx. 30mins (cover with foil earlier if they look brown)
  13. ice with a simple sugar and water glaze WHILST WARM


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