Tag: Sisters

50 ♥


Last weekend, my sister Cath and I flew to Melbourne to celebrate our older sister’s 50th birthday in Castlemaine.  We were literally only there for 24 hours, but despite the quick trip, it was wonderful to celebrate Rob’s special day.

Rob has always lived a very healthy life and as a result she is beaming with vitality and youth, despite her half century milestone!

Surrounded by all her special friends in a cosy bar in Castlemaine, we celebrated into the wee hours.  The next morning, Rob’s husband Paul cooked up a storm and we enjoyed opening presents together and drinking cups of tea before dragging ourselves back to Tullamarine.

Rob and I Sisters Birthday Cake Birthday Cake Party details Rob, Fran and Tan Present time Present time Rob cuddling 'pebble'. Grey & Felt CushionBreakfast Rob, Cath and I

Whilst I was away, Nick took Poppy and James to Ben Lomond for a few snowy adventures.  James loved ‘sloping’ down the hill on a sled with Poppy, in his big baggy pants.  Bless.  Xx

James at Ben Lomond


Sister ♥

Larni, Rob & Cath

My sisters - Rob & Cath

I feel blessed to have three gorgeous sisters (and one brother) and it is indeed a special relationship that only comes from growing up together and knowing all those idiosyncrasies about each other.

These idiosyncrasies are often used as a jibe now in our adult lives, such as Robyn throwing a bread knife that stuck in the door; Cath building cubby houses all over the farm; me crashing Dad’s truck into a power pole when I was 13 and Janelle nursing numerous calves and lambs.

My eldest sister Rob lives in Castlemaine, Victoria.  She is the epitome of a fit and healthy 35-year-old but she is about to turn 49 in July!  She practices yoga on a daily basis, grows her own vegetables, rides her road bike with her husband, is a talented artist and works in their own business as an Interior Designer for Lifehouse Design.  I love when we hang out.

Aunty Rob & Poppy

My youngest sister Janelle lives on a gorgeous farm at Bracknell in Tasmania.  She has three beautiful girls – Molly, Lucy and Jessie and owns a contracting harvesting business with her husband.  She can often be found driving large combine harvesters, tractors or wind rowers with one or all of her girls on board.  A very practical lass indeed and one whom I don’t see enough of.

My sister Janelle, and nieces - Nina, Molly & Jessica

My other older sister Cath has two grown up girls and moved to Hobart from Deloraine, two years ago.  We have had an amazing time in Hobart together which has included lots of time on the water, enjoying live music, dancing, eating out and seeing lots of movies.

Cath is about to embark on a six month overseas adventure that she has been planning for the past ten years.  She plans to immerse herself in the cultures of Spain, France and Italy where she hopes to go to numerous music festivals, yoga retreats and farm stays.

Bronte & Cath at GASP!

I felt really sad saying goodbye to her last night, yet so happy for her.  When her girls were young and she was in the ‘full-on Mum’ mode, I was overseas, travelling to my heart’s content in Canada, Alaska, Thailand, Malaysia, India and Nepal.  We are at the opposite ends of the spectrum – she had her girls in her twenties and is now free and easy.  I am now in my forties and I am in the ‘full-on Mum’ mode.

The tables have turned and it will be so fabulous hearing of her travel stories!  We will miss you Cath!  Carpe diem (sieze the day!).  Xxx


Cath with Pops & James



No Vacancy


Poppy, James and I said goodbye to Greg & Jackie at the airport on Saturday morning after an amazing week together and returned home to re-group, do the washing, the shopping and have some quiet time.

No sooner had I changed the sheets on the spare bed, my sister Rob and her husband Paul arrived on Saturday afternoon from Castlemaine for the weekend.  I should pop a sign out the front – No Vacancy!

Poppy was very excited to have more visitors staying, with endless games of hide & seek, jigsaws and dancing to the Wonky Donkey.  I love having my family around me, but I’m really missing my man now.  Nick flies home from Jackson Hole on Thursday and then there’s definitely No Vacancy!  Xxx

Poppy shopping

James, Paul & Cath

Paul, Rob & Cath

Paul & Poppy

Where's Poppy - Hide & Seek

James with asparagus

Rice Paper Rolls


James & Rob at Smolt

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