Precious Thing

ash fairy blog

Today I went shopping in a big crazy shopping centre. Met up with a friend there and we had our kids in tow. One toddler each, one baby each. Towards the end of our outing my little girl wandered out of my sight. Just for a second. That was all it took. Maybe it was 30 seconds, I’m not sure. Time stood still along with my heart. She’s an Continue Reading

Dazzling Lemon Drizzle Cake

Never done a recipe link up before. So when my friend Kate from Kate Says Stuff  started one, I thought I'd give it a go. It’s winter here in Australia and I’m feeling warm just reading all the hearty recipes shared on her page. Check them out! This is a super easy dessert that I make often. Easy is important!  And it's so so delicious. In fact, Continue Reading

Sister Love

Sisters blog

We share the same genes. We are connected by our common history. We kind of look the same. We are sisters. All three of us. I’m so lucky to have sisters. And I’m even luckier to have the ones that I have! They are two extraordinary human beings. (More about their extraordinariness later). There’s an indefinable something special about sister Continue Reading

Half Birthday


My baby turned 6 months old a couple of days ago. Six months... where did that go? All the precious newborn moments are drifting off into history. Hmmm.. the smell of fresh baby. Squishy squashy scrumptiousness. Breathing in that sweet skin. Delicious kisses. Languid snoozy cuddles. Tender fragility. I have so enjoyed being Baby J's mother Continue Reading


ballerina blog

The tutu years have begun. There's something magical about watching a two and a half year old in a tutu. Dancing without a care in the world. I took a video of her dancing today. I’ve watched all 47 seconds of it over and over again. Each time I shed a little tear. There’s something about it that captures an exquisite innocence. In her Continue Reading

Fresh Starts and Storms

fresh start jem blog

It’s the first day of the month. Feels like a fresh start. A good day to start blogging again. I took a break from writing. I wanted to write. So many ideas bursting to get out of my head. But I needed to go away and rest. You see, I’ve been caught in a storm. In my storm I found some sanctuary. I went to a concert, my first night out in Continue Reading