A kid-friendly bakery in Kyneton

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Country Cob Bakery, 130-132 Mollison St, Kyneton

Whenever we can get the whole family together, we spend a few days at an old family favourite getaway less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Kyneton Bushland Resort is a place we’ve been going to since I was baby – fresh air, loads of trees and wildlife roaming around and activities for the whole family.

The past two times we’ve been, the family and I have been taking the time to check out some of the cafes and eateries in Kyneton’s town centre. There are loads of great places to choose from and a stroll down Piper street is a must. Gastrology blog even shares a few different places in their post here.

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We were hungry and had just gotten off the freeway and stopped at the first bakery we could find as Papa loves his pies! Country Cob Bakery seemed the ticket as it was just on the road that we turned into with ample parking spaces and loads of options. It sort of felt like a cafeteria with a large range of hot and cold options to choose from.

We ordered:

– pies

– a roast beef roll

– roast veggies and roast beef (Mr D loved the roast veggies)

– eggs florentine

– and some cakes (vanilla slices and beestings, yum!!)


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The Details:

Lots of seating options and space for prams. Service was friendly even though the bakery was busy when we first ordered. We even ordered some loaves of sourdough to take with us for our BBQ sausages and burgers we were going to cook for dinner that night. The bread was so fresh and soft. Country Cob Bakery have been operating for almost 20 years and also offer catering.

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Bump Diary #19 – 37 weeks

How far along are you? 37 weeks and 5 days
How big is baby? This week Baby is as long as a stalk of chard. On average around 48.6cms long and weighing just under 2.8kg in a head-down position. We were excited to see Baby on the ultrasound scan last week and she was measuring in at around 2.6kg give or take 15%.

Body and changes:

Weight gain Ok so I weighed myself at the doctor’s this past week and I’m 79.6kg so I’ve gained around 19kgs in this pregnancy so far.

– Stretch marks I think I’ve got a few new stretch marks right underneath my belly button. I’ve found that I have a lot more this time than last time. I’m still using Bio Oil in the evenings and Palmer’s Stretch Mark moisturiser.

Sleep This week I’ve been sleeping well but feeling really heavy when getting in and out of bed and finding it hard to turn from side to side because of how heavy my tummy feels! C’mon Baby we want to meet you already!!

Maternity clothes I bought a long line grey vest and a pretty white dress from Sportsgirl during the Highpoint shopping night last week. I also about some tan-colored flats from Novo and some things from Cotton On Kids for the kids. I also bought a surprise for the hubby but I’ll give it to him for his birthday 🙂

The Other Stuff:
I’m really feeling the weight of my tummy this week – if I’m standing for some time my pelvic area aches and I feel like I have to hold the bottom of my belly for extra support. Quick-Eze has been my saviour in the evenings during bedtime when I’m feeling reflux and heartburn. I’ve also been trying to remember to continue regularly working on my pelvic floor exercises so I don’t accidentally pee when I sneeze or cough lol!


 Feeling more and more tired this past week and have still been trying to walk everyday in order to get even just that little bit of exercise in.

Needing to sit down and relax…maybe a movie night is in order as there are a few recent releases I still haven’t watched.

Wanting to get my hair colored but I’ll let it grow out and wait until next year.

Watching some videos on the net of numbers and letters games I can play with Mr D. I also watched one episode of The Bachelorette last week.

Bookmarking organization tips and courses.

Noticing how observant our little toddler is and noticing that when he’s seemingly “nagging” me about something, I should really listen because he actually has something important to say or explain to me.

Enjoying hearing Mr D talk about his monster trucks – he’s so excited that he’s going to Monster Jam next month that he even knows the date he’s going and has a backpack and cap all prepared to wear!
This little man was so happy last week on his trip to the city visiting Mummy, Daddy and Grandma’s work places and work friends. He wanted to pay for this coloring paper roll at the counter with Grandma serving him heheh!

Mr D was also lucky to visit the show this year with his cousin and aunties and uncles and came home with a huge minion bigger than himself and a Monster Jam showbag. Our local shopping centre also had a petting farm in the middle of the shops – I love it when they have piglets!
The weather was up and down at the start of the week and really brightened up towards the weekend! Absolutely beautiful so made sure we took full advantage and stayed outside in the garden and had fish and chips at Williamstown. We found a nest in one of our ficus trees with three brand new green eggs. We had a yummy Filipino style Sunday brunch eating tocino (cured pork), salted egg and tomato in a sweet bun.
In the gardenLittle C showing Mr D the pic of the birds nest filled with eggs from the tree right behind them. So cute!

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Daddy: What are you grateful for today Daniel?
Daniel: Thanks to God for my monster trucks and Mummy’s work friends. Can we see them again? (He had a blast this past week!).

Have you been continuing to practice gratitude in the past week? What have you been grateful for?

Saturday Style – Matchy matchy with my little man

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Saturday Style – Matchy-matchy with my little man

It was a last minute decision to go along with the family to Buxton Trout Farm and with a long drive and day ahead of us, Mr D and I got dressed into our comfy new stripey tees! Armed with suncreen, caps and sunnies we had a great day out and loved running around playing with our cousins.

We wore:

– Custom made Rewind cap
– Vertical striped boyfriend tee from Miss Shop
– Leggings from Bonds
– Denim shirt (around waist) from Forever 21
– Nike trainers

– Cap from Target
– Vertical striped long sleeved top from Pumpkin Patch
– Red bottoms also from Pumpkin Patch
– Converse kids

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Beechworth Bakery
316 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

On the way home from the trout farm we stopped by Beechworth Bakery in Healesville for a light dinner – we were so full from all the fresh fish we ate!

They were closing up and we were lucky to get there just in time to order some pies, coffee and cakes. I ordered a beesting, a Beechworth pie and some peppermint tea. The pie was ok but the beesting was delish! I took one home for the sick hubby as a treat 🙂

The cafe was spacious and even had an outdoor area around the back with some picnic tables and benches. There were couches inside next to a couple of fireplaces and high chairs available for those needing them. I’d like to visit the original one in Beechworth that was established in 1984.

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Phi Phi Restaurant, St Albans

Phi Phi Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant
28 Alfrieda st, St Albans Phone: 9366-5686

Even though I’ve been in the area for a long time I must admit I haven’t eaten at even half of the restaurants along the Alfrieda strip let alone the other streets in St Albans. I’ve clearly been missing out! – I normally just grab a trusty banh mi and donut and am fully content. Mr D and I headed out for a mid-week lunch a few weeks ago with Consider the Sauce blog writer Kenny,  to Phi Phi Restaurant. I couldn’t believe I’d never eaten here before as it is quite a favorite with the locals along with a few other restaurants on the strip. I just had to try the roast pork and duck and soup dishes!

We ordered:

Mixed Roast on rice (2 kinds) – I ordered roast duck and roast pork. It was such a tasty meal accompanied by a bowl of soup which I poured over the rice and some sauce and pickled veggies

BBQ Honey Pork with Egg Noodle (soup or dry) – I ordered it with soup because Mr D loves soup and noodles! The BBQ honey pork was so good, I’m going to order this again next time but for myself lol!

Rice vermicelli with stir-fried beef – Kenny ordered this and it looked packed with crunchy spring rolls and flavorsome beef pieces

The Details:

As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a smile by all the waitresses. When I first looked through the menu I was overwhelmed by the extensive list of dishes but with Kenny’s recommendations I found my way around it and spotted the rice and noodle dishes. We even went around the back to the kitchen to see the huge ovens that roasted all the meat. Just be careful to tread the floors to the toilets lightly as they were a little slippery. The rest of the restaurant was modestly decorated and clean, nice!

As soon as our orders were taken the waitress also placed an extra little bowl and soup spoon on our table ready for Mr D to use! How thoughtful 🙂 There were high chairs also available if needed and a few big round tables which I’m thinking I’ll book next time so the whole family can come for dinner and maybe we’ll check out the different banquet options.


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Bump Diary #18 – 36 weeks update

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How far along are you? 36 weeks and 5 days (full term in only two days!!)
How big is baby? This week Baby is the length of a large cos lettuce. On average around 47.4cms long and weighing nearly 2.7kg in a head-down position. C’mon Baby come out any time now!

Body and changes:

Weight gain I have no idea how much I weigh now but am hoping to jump on some scales at the next midwife appointment just for curiosity’s sake.

– Stretch marks No new stretch marks, just the same ones from last week which is more than I had carrying Mr D.

Sleep Another week of good sleep thank goodness! I find that having a pillow against my back and one at my front to throw my right leg over is super comfy. It may not sound like it but it is! Mr D has been sleeping well also which is great. He is still waking up in the middle of the night/morning and coming into our room but it’s all good..I love waking up to his snuggles.

Maternity clothes I bought some pj pants and a top from Cotton On Body and Coles this past week as I tore a hole in the crotch of one of my pj’s trying to fix the bed sheets. I also bought some shape wear singlets and bottoms to wear for after the birth.

The Other Stuff:
We had a scan this week which was so exciting as we got to see baby one last time on the screen before meeting her in real life! Mr D was super serious watching the sonographer check my belly and watching his baby sibling on the screen.

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Hi there babygirl!

 Eating lots of toasted cheese, tomato and avocado sandwiches this week with a squeeze of lemon and a little pepper.  I think I’ve had it for breakfast nearly the whole week! Mr D loves it too, minus the tomato. Also loving mangoes at the moment as mum bought some from the fruit and veg store at Highpoint.

My latest breakfast/snack obsession this past week. 

Feeling grateful being able to catch up with so many friends and beautiful mamas. We’ve been swapping lots of stories and tips and it feels great to have such support and wisdom at my fingertips.

Needing to organize the pantry and fridge with a snack shelf for Mr D so that when Baby comes he can help himself whenever he gets hungry.

Wanting to go shopping, shopping and more shopping! Argghh I need to shop! Maybe after Wednesday lol!! (there’s a shopping night at Highpoint and I have a list of things I need/want to get!).

Watching dance vids on Youtube – I can’t wait to get back into class.

Bookmarking organization tips that will help us when baby #2 comes along like a snack shelf, closet organization and cleaning. It’s the little things like this that I never really thought of but I can tell will make a difference to my mood and energy!

Noticing how fast this pregnancy has gone by…this year in general has just flown by.

Enjoying watching Mr D take part in his first ever swimming lesson. It was just a trial but I think we’ll enrol him for a weekly class as he loved it so much and it would be a great skill for him to have. I didn’t start him earlier as he was already comfortable in the water. It was great to see that in his first lesson they already had to grab a stick under the water and wander away from their parents so I feel like he learnt a lot.

Soaking up the sun in the park with his monster truck, online shopping delivery from Adairs – loving the Rose Garden scent by Mercer & Reid, Mr D’s messy room before I cleaned it up and re-arranged it (the closet was worse!), cheesy baked cauliflower 🙂 

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Daddy: What are you grateful for today Daniel?
Daniel: Thanks to God for Mummy, Daddy and my pillows and monster trucks. Uhhhh and thanks to God for my toys. Can we go to Noosa again? (He keeps mentioning Noosa lately!).

This little man wants to go on another holiday already! I’ll have to book something even if its a staycation in the city like we did here, or a nice quick trip like The Be Family took to Tassie – I still haven’t been!! My parents also went and said it would be a great weekend getaway to get some fresh, fleshy oysters so I think it will suit a post partum celebration 🙂

Have you been continuing to practice gratitude in the past week? What have you been grateful for?

Cousin catch up at new burger joint in Melbourne’s West

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New burger joint in Maribyrnong – St Burg’s 
41-45 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribyrnong

We have a friends and family that live all over Melbourne and one thing that brings us all together is of course food! With so many freeways providing easy access from the eastside to the west, we met up with our cousins for burgers at a newly opened burger joint St Burg’s. St Burg’s is located in the high density housing area of Edgewater in Maribyrnong on the ground floor of one of the apartments blocks.

It was last Saturday during lunchtime and we managed to snag one of the high bar tables for the 10 of us! There was a grassy area at the front for the two little toddlers to run around on while we waited for our burgers to arrive.

We ordered:

– the Durger, Australian grass-fed beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, gherkin relish, Durger mayo and smokey sauce
– the St Shroom, cheese stuffed field mushroom, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, gherkin relish, Durger mayo and smokey sauce (I ordered this one because I was so full from the night before eating way too much meat. The mushroom was huge! It was so saucy and that melted cheese…yesssss!!!)
– a salted caramel milkshake (OMG this was so yummy that Duncs ordered two!)
– Mama Lui’s wingette’s, special fried chicken wingette’s with a side of slaw (Loved the wings, so moreish!)

The Details:

Make sure you order two milkshakes in case you finish your first one before your burgers come! It’s hard to find parking so the easiest thing would be to park near Aldi and just walk down. There are also no toilets – my pregnant sister-in-law had to walk back up the hill into another restaurant that let her use theirs. There’s a great little playground just a few minutes walk from St Burg’s that had the perfect sized playground equipment for our two little ones. They were there for ages running around and playing on the slides and bridges.

For more westside burgers, check out this place next time you’re in the area 🙂


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Style Saturdays – Hoodies and jeans

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I love the simple combo of a warm cozy hoodie and jeans on our little one. It’s a perfect match for him to run around in during the cooler seasons yet still look comfortable and stylish enough to go out in with a nice pair of boots. This past winter I bought about three hoodies from Target and they were all so easy to pair and wear.

Target hoodie and jeans, Zara boots, Cotton On Kids cap
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