When we are young parents cradling a bundle, we can’t imagine that one day that bundle might grow up to the point of moving far away. Certainly not so far away we have to take a flight just to lay eyes on them. Parenthood is a wonderful but ever stretching journey…
This delicious cake means you can have your cake and eat it too. Yes I mean eat cake while also avoiding gluten and dairy if you need to like my family. I have tweaked the classic version of this recipe and you will see it’s easier and more delicious. You can eat Orange Almond Cake… Continue reading Fabulous Orange Almond cake. GF DF
Here are some scenarios you may know. You’re trying to get the kids out the door in the morning. You’re running late and you feel a bit sweaty. Then your phone starts buzzing. Someone is messaging you and it couldn’t be a worse moment. Your pulse rate goes right up. Your best friend just poured… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: How to be the BOSS of your phone.
Keeping one drawer perfect, is a sanity saver. When the kids have just drawn on the walls and are now hanging off the lightshade and the dog just puked. That is when you can look into your perfect drawer, for the 15th time and take 4 deep breathes. B r e a t h e… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: That ONE perfect drawer.
The seasons are changing and that’s when it’s ideal to declutter our wardrobes. A clogged up wardrobe means it is harder to get ready in the morning. In contrast; a simplified wardrobe is a joy to look at, and figuring out an outfit is a breeze. It makes me happy to see only my favourite… Continue reading Wardrobe simplification.
I want you to rethink salad. Salad can be a bland mix of 4 things chopped up. Or, it can be extraordinary. A symphony of flavours that blows you away. It can be so good that even your kids come back for more. How? By making it with passion and using certain methods and ingredients… Continue reading One Dozen Plants salad.
It is so satisfying to make your own muesli because when you choose the ingredients you can turn breakfast into a real meal. One that is good for gut, brain and steady energy. My recipe is high in nutrients and rich in prebiotic ingredients as it includes around 10 plant based foods and insoluble fibre.… Continue reading Ultimate muesli recipe.
Chickens make brilliant pets because they give you healthy eggs, eat your kitchen scraps and are compost machines. They are also relaxing and fun to watch. They are a great part of a healthier and slower lifestyle. Over the decades have had chickens in large numbers and in small numbers. We have had them in the… Continue reading Guide to keeping chickens!
When you are in grief it is easy to give up on living. Actively living. Your heart feels like a weight is pressing on it. You forget there is any sunshine out there and only sense the clouds. A couple of weeks back I was sinking extremely low in grief and felt stuck there. I… Continue reading If you have a whim to go away for the weekend just do it.
In January my husband and I had to rush my Dad to emergency. We had to take a strange route to avoid traffic. We also had to keep him calm. He was ironically excited in his delirium from level 10 pain. We thought he would need to stay a few days but in reality the… Continue reading When death comes.