It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote. Before Easter I was really very regular with it all and had this great little routine going where I had made the space to write. Since Easter the routine has gone a bit haywire and subconsciously I think I’ve felt a little ‘not bothered’ because I know the routine is going to change again when I go back to work in a couple of weeks. Continue reading
The weekend wrapped up over night and I for one am feeling pretty good about embarking on the week ahead. I did some nice things over the weekend and I thought I’d share those with you. Maybe you are looking for some nice times inspiration?
On Friday night I went to the movies with a girlfriend and we saw Lady Bird. Holy cow it was such a nice movie. It’s a coming of age film about a girl finishing high school in Sacramento and she calls herself ‘Lady Bird’. Continue reading
Wednesday is the one day of the week we don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time. We take things slow and I make sure I sit and talk and play with the kids as they seek my attention. I’m being mindful to enjoy these slow Wednesdays because come next year I’ll have a preppy on my hands and there will be somewhere to be every week day. Continue reading
One of my favourite things to eat are nori rolls. I bloody them. Being home a lot with the kids means that I don’t have the opportunity to eat them often so I came up with the idea a while back to make salads that are based on nori rolls. I’m sure this is not an original idea. I think it literally came to me one day after I made nori rolls for the kids and I couldn’t be bothered rolling any for myself. Continue reading
Each year I can almost guarantee you that I will receive a Jamie Oliver cook book for Christmas. The man is quite the marketing genius and I am also very fond of him, so I am really very happy to receive his books as gifts. They are always rather lovely and I have a couple of go-to recipes in each and refer to them when my meal plan needs a bit of jooshing. Continue reading
I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Italy twice. Both times I concentrated my adventures in the Tuscany region. I am a lover of wine and food and I just couldn’t help but go back there. Continue reading
I received a copy of Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food cook book for Christmas last year. I haven’t used it all that much but am planning to sit down this afternoon and bookmark a couple of recipes to try out on the family over the next week or so.
One recipe or adaptation of a couple of his recipes in the book that I love though, is his take on eggs. Continue reading
I was getting groceries yesterday and I saw some gnocchi. I looked at baby Asha (who is seven months old and well into solids) and back at the gnocchi and thought, let’s give it a crack hey kid? Pork chops and apple cider gnocchi for din-dins it is! Continue reading
So I’m doing a bit of an online writing course at the moment. It is pretty amazing and it is also why I’m tapping out posts daily. I’m trying to you know, learn the stuff. The course is called Blog Magic and the ever so delightful Pip from Meet Me At Mikes is my teacher. She’s one of my online mentors and a lady I look up to as an ace example of a human being.