BIG stuff we like

Products we review or just plain ‘get’ and think others should know about.

Singapore Taxi


The best conversation of my famil to Maldives came on the last night on the clean streets of Singapore, and started with the simplest of enquiries.

That’s The Magic Number


Home-schooling is going so well some days it feels like we’re starring in our own Idiocracy film. 

Thank you to Westpac for supporting our family and sponsoring this post. On that, have you heard about the deal Westpac has brokered where they’re footing the bill for parents ($99) to enrol their kids in the Mathspace Essentials numeracy program? Worth taking a minute to check it out at the bottom of this post after you read about how good a teacher I am not.

The First Time Is The Hardest


The first time I had to change a nappy was definitely the hardest. Not the messiest – not by a long shot. But hardest? Yep.

Thank you to the Queensland Government for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.

Pull up a stool and let’s talk


This post is really hard to write. Really hard.

Thank you to the Dept of Health for sponsoring this important message and reminding me to get this done. I’m fifty on Thursday, so it’s time to take matter into my own hands.

The Golf Pitch


I think we all know someone who’s gone or going or hoping not to. That’s golf. And, coincidentally, melanomas. Thank you to Cancer Council NSW for supporting our family, watching out for others and sponsoring this post.



Me, Myself and I cook up our family’s quick and easy Fried Rice Recipe with leftover chicken. Thanks to Fountain Sauces for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.

Magnetic Attraction


Is it just us, or do fridge magnets have a huge role to play in the smooth running of most families? This is a sponsored post for Kodak Moments (and includes an awesome unique offer for everyone). Love working with you guys!

Back To School


This is the time of year you want to be a fly on the wall at our place. Not so you can watch the mayhem, but so you can stay the hell out of Tracey’s way.

Thank you to Aldi for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.

Fresh As a Daisy


I wrote this post on the 19th of December in Yeppoon, and we are still using this product. Tracey has tossed out all the others. They are goneskies. We’re genuine converts.

Thank you to Australian Natural Pyrethrins® for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.

Unlikely Recipe Successes


Cooking with dairy is not something I’m a stranger to. We have cheese toasties a LOT. But cooking with yoghurt? That was new. And tasty.

Thanks to The Dairy Kitchen for supporting our family and sponsoring this post. 2nd Posting.