My new favourite blog

Just as I am pulling myself out my own blogging doldrums (with the help of all of you fabulous people!), I am very excited to welcome the arrival of my best friend Kate to the blogging world at Return of the Mackie.

I’ve blogged about the lovely Kate before here – she really is a top chick and she is currently going through a big life change as she takes on the Michelle Bridge’s 12 Week Body Transformation challenge and prepares for her wedding in November.

This photo is a favourite of mine of the two of us, taken by Kate’s fiance Leonie, when I was around 35 weeks pregnant with Jarvis. Continue reading


Fresh baked Friday

Another week passes, another trip down memory lane. This time a year ago, I was two days away from my due date.  I was experiencing all the mixed emotions that all first-time expectant mums go through. Excitement. Fear. Disbelief. Impatience. That ‘any day now’ feeling would accompany me to bed at night as I thought about whether tonight would be the night I would feel the first twinges of my baby starting to make his entrance into the world.

A lady in waiting. And it seemed so were all my family and friends. One friend in particular, my oldest and best friend, was awash with excitement and would come over every Friday of this waiting period, since I’d finished work three weeks earlier, laden with baked goods from the very lovely bread shop near her house. Fresh baked Friday had begun! Continue reading