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. 🙂

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Feeling the chill today

My poor big boy is unwell.
Looking at him you wouldn’t tell but kissing his little forehead it is apparent that he has a high temp. When I checked it with the thermometer I sure got a shock 38.7degC and I wouldn’t have known to look at him. After some nurofen and then some panadol he is feeling much better.

To help manage his temp I have the house at a lower temperature and I am feeling it! My fingers are stiff as I weave in the MANY yarn ends of my coastal hoodie. Thank god for hot tea to warm my fingers, mind and soul.

This is what I am drinking

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image source: A touch of tea.

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I just love this luxurious Madelinetosh yarn. The colours are amazing. 

Vegetable Delivery Day

We love getting our vegetables and free range eggs delivered. Not only do we get to support a local business (Village Vegies) we can trust that our produce is fresh and mostly sourced from either local farmers and Australian farmers (sometimes, but not often, from NZ too).

For $35 we get pretty much all the fresh fruit and veg that we need in a week.

Thursday is our delivery day which makes it our favourite week day. I never grow tired of seeing the excitement on our boys faces. They love helping me unpack the box, telling me what each item is called and learning the names of what they haven’t seen before.

Each delivery is a new challenge. I base my meal plan around the contents of the box. It encourages us to eat more fresh fruit and Vegies. The most amazing benefit is our children have started eating more vegetables. Previously they were really fussy and refused to eat quite a few vegetables but now that they are learning more about the food they eat they are more willing to try everything.

In today’s delivery we got a wonderful bunch of celery. It is now chopped up in snack sized pieces just waiting to be crunched and munched on.

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My challenge to myself…

As of the 1st of August I am going to readjust my lifestyle again.
Last year I committed myself to the Michelle Bridges 12wbt challenge. It was a great success.
I lost 7kg through changing my diet. I didn’t exercise but just ate right.

If I am going to be completely honest I have been slack. I have been having WAY too many treats. I have gained a little back but not enough to worry too much. My biggest weakness is chocolate. So I think I will have to be strong on that front.

This August I plan to start cooking the 12wbt meals again. Cut back on my coffee intake and drink more water. I am also looking into creating another daily exercise challenge for myself. I felt great last time I did that.

By summer I dream of feeling great.

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Baby steps…

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Look for the good 🙂

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Mistakes are okay.

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Believe!

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Since I live in the Southern Highlands and don’t have a gym membership this is important.

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Patience, If I start in August by September I will see a difference.
By October you will see the difference…

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Lucky I’m a dreamer.
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Peace xxx

(*none of these are my images they were found via google images)

Ziggy Beanie for my Man

Since we are living in the chilly Southern Highlands I decided that this year I would make my boys a beanie each. Starting with Marty because the boys had been given some super cute ones recently. I love Georgie Hallam’s patterns I ended up picking her ziggy beanie and purchased it through Ravelry.
This (project #7) knit up so quickly. It was the quickest job yet.

I need to take some better pics but for now these will do.
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I made it with WoolGanics Kyoto. It is the softest, warmest yarn and was a pleasure to work with.

I love how the top of the beanie looks and so do the little ones. Charlie keeps trying to wear it (which never ends well) and Jake wants one the same. 🙂

Cheers

Village Vegies – Fruit and Vegetable delivery service

A couple of weeks ago we had a Village Vegies flyer dropped in our letter box. We were so happy to find it because fresh Australian grown preferably local produce is important to us. Having 2 little ones often makes shopping a difficult task so free home delivery makes it win, win, WIN!

So for the last 2 weeks we have had Village Vegies delivered to our door. So far the quality of the produce and the customer service have been beyond exceptional. I love opening the box for the first time and smelling the freshness. The fruit and veg has stayed fresh for so much longer than what we have bought in the supermarkets.

They also sell local honey, local free range eggs, fresh organic Australian orange juice, Artisan made turkish bread and fresh flowers. We have purchased everything but the flowers now and are very impressed.

I cannot recommend them enough so if you live in the Southern Highlands or know anyone who does look them up here.