I was given the task of having to make a birthday cake for my husband’s Aunty. Normally she is the one that makes the cakes in the family so the pressure was on. With a four month old baby, a complicated cake was out of the question so my husband picked out this simple mousse cake recipe.
We were childless for a night out in the city ! My grandma was kind enough to look after our little bubba whilst my husband and I got out for a much needed night out.
When you haven’t been out in a while it becomes so hard to choose where to go !! We wanted somewhere that had nice food and we both hadn’t been before. We were tempted to go back to Rockpool, but after much deliberation decided on a place that was a bit less fancy. We chose to go to Red Spice Road, which we had both heard such great things about.
It didn’t disappoint.
It’s almost been three months since we welcomed Baby Bean now know as Zoey into the world. It’s been the most amazing, tiring and most challenging experience of my life thus far. Everyone always tells you how hard being a mother/parent is, but nothing really prepares you for what and how having a baby will make you feel.
The one thing that I have learnt and always keep in mind is that each baby is different and has their own personality. I’m now beginning to understand why many people refer to the first three months or so with baby as the “The first 100 days of darkness”.
My maternity leave officially started on the 31st of March !
Now its just a waiting game and time to get organised as well as get in some sleep ins, shopping and last minute cleaning before baby arrives.
Heres some of the things that I’ve been up to whilst I’ve been at home.
Well… not really… Melbourne has had some pretty lovely days lately. Seeing as it’s now April, winter is definitely on its way and with it, it will hopefully bring an array of warm and comforting food.
Beef stroganoff is one of my favourites ! Served with either rice or pasta, you can’t really go wrong.
Here is my father in law’s recipe, simple and can easily be made on a weeknight. This recipe will serve four and also freezes well.
I missed one of my work colleagues hen’s days so to make it up to her, a friend who also missed the day, took her out for dinner.
Here are some photos of the night and what I loved from the menu!
I had my baby shower a few weekends ago, and although I came out of it completely exhausted, I was more overwhelmed by the amount of love and kindness that everyone showed for me and Baby Bean !
Here are a few pics and tips for making the day a little less stressful for yourself/organisers!!!