Cherry Blossom Walk

Decided to get out for some more sunshine today. We are loving our adventures during the school holidays. 

There are so many beautiful blossoms out. 

 We even got to see a beautiful family of ducks. We sat on the bank for ages just watching them.   

So beautiful. 


I love Spring

I love the Southern Highlands in Spring, especially the tulip festival. Last weekend we had the pleasure of going to see the beautiful floral display in Bowral. 

 So many ideas for next years garden. 🙂

Don’t forget to stop and smell the cinnamon

Must try this!

Nourish By Ashlyn

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
– Hugh Laurie

IMG_2396Year after year throughout my early-mid adolescence, my New Years Resolution was to stop biting my fingernails. 10 years on, I still have the hands of a prepubescent boy. I even bit my French-polished acrylics off when I tried the whole girly manicured hands thing in year 10.

I’ve always been of the opinion that New Years Resolutions are ridiculous. It’s just so easy to verbalise a commitment to something when you don’t have to actually act on that commitment just yet. I become irrationally peeved when I overhear statements like OMG I’m gonna get sooo fit…

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Maple Granola Crunch

Must try it

Hot Pink Chilli

Breakfast is my favourite meal to eat out, Treen’s too actually. It’s the one meal when you can unashamedly eat sweet or savoury, protein or grain-free-carby, with lashings of hollandaise sauce over dribbling poached eggs or tropical fruit salad oozing with raw honey … I could eat breakfast 3 times a day!

Being grain-free can be somewhat challenging when hubby wakes up and wants a quick bowl of ‘muesli’ before a 6am client. Enter the amazingness of…

Maple Granola Crunch

3 C /300g Quinoa flakes

1 C /220g Coconut oil

1 C / Maple syrup / raw honey / coconut nectar

3 C Chopped nuts and/or seeds (I like almonds, walnuts & pepitas and hemp seeds)*

2 C Mixed dried fruit (My faves are Medjool dates, sultanas and cranberries)

Handful of Chia seeds

Preheat your oven to 150C (Once my dehydrator comes along, I’ll be experimenting with a raw version…

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3 Wishes

You know how everyone wishes for world peace, once upon a time I would have said world peace too. These days I am feeling rather tired, burnt and angry.

If someone granted me 3 wishes I would ask for everyone to be granted with:

1. True happiness – the type of happiness you see in the eyes of an innocent child.

2. Honesty – I’d wish for the truth. There is so much pain in life. So many lies. I would love to wake up in the morning knowing that my loved ones won’t be lied to. That the promises made in friendship and by businesses were kept.

3. Recognition – I would love to know that hard work, dedication and loyalty were respected, recognised and rewarded. There is only so far someone can be pushed. If hard work is not recognised, respected and rewarded then what incentive is there to keep going?

I am so lucky that what I do every day is recognised. I am deeply saddened to know that so many people aren’t recognised. They work hard in the work place and/or at home to get no thanks. If my wishes were granted I’m pretty certain the world would be a happier place.

What would you wish for?

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