Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I nearly had the fright of my life on the weekend! 

The children and I had just been to a little friend's 3rd birthday party and were heading home. I was putting the pram into the back of the car when I heard something bounding up behind me!! A kangaroo had come halfway between that big tree and me, before turning around and jumping back down into the scrub. 

Adult male kangaroos can and will disembowel you if they feel threatened so  it was a little scary. Luckily it was just a mama kangaroo and an almost-adult/teenager. I think I was parked where they normally exit the scrub because after coming towards and away from me a few more times, the mama finally bounced up the other side of the tree and bounded down the road and around the corner. 

The teenager soon followed suit 

People have some funny ideas about Australia; that we ride kangaroos, have pet koalas and everything tries to kill us. Although there are heaps of kangaroos and we never have to go too far to see evidence of them, it's very unusual to see them out in the daytime, especially on semi-suburban streets, bounding along under a street sign! 

If I didn't have the photos, I'd think I had imagined it ;o) 

Laura xx 

Tomato on toast

This has to be one of my favourite breakfasts, especially in summer. Whenever we have spinach&ricotta cannelloni i make sure I leave a little ricotta so I can make this the next day. 

I use low-fat ricotta and find its much cheaper at my local Italian grocer than at the supermarket. The basil is from my garden and I prefer to use homegrown tomatoes but we don't currently have any tomato plants (dropping *heavy* hints for my birthday, though!!) so these are regular supermarket tomatoes. I top the whole thing with liberal sprinklings of salt and pepper then slice it into little bite-sized pieces to eat. 

The whole thing came in at just under 300cals, making it suitable for people doing the 12wbt too! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

My week 38/52

Monday, Monday....

Last week was another week of sickness- this time for baby, hubby and I! Eek! Thankfully we all felt better by the weekend. 

I really like this washi combination, I think it's super cute and fun! It's probably my favourite. 

Also just thought I'd show you one of the ways I use the clear plastic flyleaf in my planner (its actually a Becky Higgins Project Life photo overlay with holes punched and then the holes slit so I can pop it in and out without opening the rings). This time it was a running shopping list and a medication tracker for bubs and myself.

I'd love to see your most recent layout, please leave me a link below

Laura x

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Monday, September 14, 2015

my week 37/52

Woohoo! Monday linky time!

What a busy week! The girls took turns being sick all week and we ended up with three doctors appointments in one week! They spent lots of time laying in my bed watching Netflix... well, when the internet wasn't cutting out (upgrade work in our area). 

I'm definitely switching to a plain diary insert next year. The only detail on this week's spread was a sliced sausage. 

Umm, what, Kikki-K? I don't know if there's something of significance that I'm missing? National sausage day? Polony week? Is it scratch-and-sniff? Haha :o) 

Anyway, as usual I kept it pretty simple with some strips of cute sheep tape. And no, your eyes are not playing tricks, there are two sizes of the same design! 

The linky below is open all week so please feel free to leave a link and share your week. 

Laura xx 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Picking our own strawberries in Bullsbrook

It's strawberry season :o)

Last year my sister and I took the girls to a pick-your-own strawberry farm in Gnangara, Perth. It was so much fun and such cheap entertainment. You can read about it here.

Well, this year I have been waiting patiently for strawberry season to start. I knew it must be starting soon so I was checking websites and facebook pages. Then on Friday night I saw a FB post about the Bullsbrook strawberry farm opening up for the season on Saturday. So I messaged my friend Hannah and invited her along with us. We picked her up Saturday morning and were there within an hour of the season starting. Keen, much? lol 

We had a great time and the rain thankfully held off long enough for us to collect a full tray and fill our bellies too (which is allowed, don't worry). Then on the way home we stopped off at Whistler's chocolate for a delicious lunch, some chocolate taste testing and some last minute Fathers Day gifts.

For those of you in Perth who are looking for something to do with the kids, here is the website for the farm It is $10 per tray and $2 entry per 'trayless' visitor. So for us, 2 adults and 2 kids, it was $16.

Monday, September 7, 2015

My week 36/52

Monday.... another 'my week' linky! I kept it really simple this week, just some central border washi and some washi highlights. 

I find the Kikki-K Pages a little difficult to decorate because I don't want to clash with the background colours or images already on the page. It's great for non-decorators, I guess. Next year I'll be going back to plain white! 

I hope you'll share your planner (or other) layout with us in the linky below