This life


What have you been up to this week?

We were up in the city for the weekend and Perth put on beautiful weather for a trip to the zoo with my sister and my niece and nephew. It makes me feel very blessed to get to do such wonderful things under the guise of “work.” Bo was pretty stoked to check out the animals and a little less stoked to ride on the carousel (ok, she really wasn’t into that bit at all).

We lunched with the beautiful Peggy from Cake crumbs & Beach sand. It was so amazing to actually get to meet on of my blog-crushes in the flesh and chat and laugh and eat some amazing food put on by the team at Chefz Table. The guys who have just opened this “relaxed fine dining” restaurant are old friends of mine and young dudes in the fine dining business, and they totally deserve the rave reviews they are getting. They’ve done a bloody brilliant job of this restaurant and the food is fancy, delicious and totally impressive. If you’re in Perth, go and treat yourself to a fully interactive dining experience. It’s awesome. Seriously.


Since being back in our little home in the little town south of Perth, we’ve just been getting back into our daily rhythm. Days filled with rain and wind and thunder have kept us indoors. Painting, cooking and drinking tea and to be honest, going a little stir crazy. But I’ve done a fair bit of getting-lost-online this week and I have some awesome links that I think you’d love too.

I loved this article on the middle-class poor, it’s something that I see a lot of on my facebook feed, people with lots of opportunity crying poor. First world problems that aren’t problems. I think it’s really easy to become complacent, to cry poor and to feel hard done by. Forgetting there are people who are really struggling, and not because they can’t afford to buy a new iPad.

These family photos made me smile, Ashley rocks and is a seriously funny lady… if you haven’t checked out her blog, you should… in fact her Instagram feed has me snorting out loud periodically throughout the day and is definitely worth a look in.

This Ted Talk made me sit up and pay attention. If you haven’t seen this guy speak yet. You should. If you think that feminism doesn’t matter, you need to see this. And if you (like me) believe that this is a serious issue that needs attention, this persepctive will do nothing but fire you up even more. Watch it. Just do it.

It’s mothers day this weekend. I hope you’re all going to have some time with your mums and your babies and your families. Mothers day isn’t really about gifts (though a sleep in would be nice), it’s just about love. It’s just about saying, thank you to that one person who gave you life.

Thanks mum. x



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  • May 10, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Ashley - Aw, thanks for the sweet shout out 🙂 And snorting out loud?! You’re giving me way too much credit.

    I’ll have to give that middle-class poor article a read, sounds interesting. Hoping you have a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend 🙂 xoReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2013 - 11:19 pm

    Peggy - Blog crush? Oh the feeling is very mutual. So lovely to meet and spend time with your lovely self and cuteness Bo. Seeing that ravioli again makes me want more!

    Thanks for lunch sweets. Happy Mother’s Day to you. xoReplyCancel

    • May 13, 2013 - 7:23 am

      Sash - And to you! I hope you had a lovely day xoReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    Jess - Logan had a distinct dislike for the carousel as well 🙂ReplyCancel

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