From the category archives:


Being The Mother Of A Son

by Kate on June 21, 2013

This photo was taken in March 2008, when we finally got to take Alfie home from the hospital. He was 4 weeks old. When Lex invited me to write about ‘Being the Mother of A Son’, I was thrilled. My excitement, however quickly gave way to mild panic and the question, what shall I write […]



by Kate on January 29, 2013

We have just come back from an idyllic holiday up on the NSW north coast. It was so great to hang with the family and we quickly settled into the routine of beach and pool swimming. For us, a holiday at the end of January is the perfect way to regroup, recover from Christmas and […]


Latch Hook

by Kate on January 19, 2012

At the beginning of the school holidays Maddie attended a craft workshop at Art Spark and for the last few weeks has been asking when she can learn to knit. I’m not overly convinced I am up to take on the ‘knitting teacher’ role just yet so thought we should start off with something a […]


Summer Haze

by Kate on January 3, 2012

It seems Sydney has finally decided to turn on a bit of Summer weather not that I am getting too excited. The bureau informs us that we are going to experience one of the coldest Summers in 50 years. We headed down to Coledale, a great spot 50 minutes south of Sydney and given the […]


A moment in time

by Kate on November 18, 2011

When it comes to taking photos we are like most families, the same person always seems to be behind the camera and in our case, that person is Jason. This poses the obvious problem, he never appears in any of our family happy snaps. Enter, Tim Coulson. When Kirst first got me onto Tim’s site […]


Mr Christian

by Kate on November 9, 2011

Within our family, these shoes are iconic. Mum (at the ripe old age of 21) wore them as part of her ‘going away’ outfit after her and Dad were married. I wanted to showw you a photo with Mum in the shoes and sporting a pair of killer blue flares but somewhat conveniently, Mum “can’t […]



by Kate on October 12, 2011

Yesterday, I went out and spent the day with my Nan and Pa. My Pa is fighting his second battle against t-cell lymphoma and whilst we are hopeful, things are not looking good. Mum and I went down to the shed, checked in on the goats and then picked these mulberry’s. These are the things […]


The last four days…

by Kate on September 12, 2011

We flew to Sydney, dropped off the kids and lost the bags. Arrived here a day late but saw some humpbacks on the way. Enjoyed the warmth of the sun. Made the most of the quiet. Read two books and loved both. Have eaten more food than I thought possible. Savoured a pretty drink…or two…or […]


The dawn of a new day…

by Kate on February 3, 2011

The biggest is off to her first day at school, we are all really excited. For me, it is tinged with a little bit of sadness but I have also been looking forward to this day for quite a while. It brings her one step closer to the end of her childhood but it brings […]


Change of Pace

by Kate on January 25, 2011

We have escaped to the beach for a week.  My Mum and Dad have joined us. Victoria has a stunning coastline, rugged, lush and full of hidden surprises. Our daily visitor.