Monday, August 27, 2018

The last 2 years

Well, quite a lot has happened since I last visited this space. I have had Major Heart surgery (that is a very long story maybe for another day).

We have knocked down our house and built a brand spanking new one and moved into that brand spanking new house and have been working on making it our home. This week we would have been 1 year.

We now share our home with Steve's parents who are very elderly and even though they were coping very much on their own, there is going to come a day when they won't, so we thought the best option for that was to all move in together. Aged care in this country isn't very good but they have us.

We have been working very hard on building our garden back to all it's glory.
Orchard and chookies.
other side of Orchard
Roy the rooster and birdbath
for the bees and the birds to
have a drink.

The Gate to the orchard and vegie

Vege patch

We have fenced the Vegie Patch with a pallet fence to keep the chooks out. They get to free range in the Orchard hopefully keeping any bugs out of the soil so we can have healthy fruit with no fruit fly sting.

Now that spring is on it's way we will be working harder and harder to get lovely fresh produce right from the back yard. I've been harvesting lovely greens for salads every day so hopefully soon there will be tomatoes and cucumbers too.

Till Next time


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Current Projects

I made this blanket for a friend having a baby. 

This is some Marvel PJs for my husband.
I  bought the fabric from Spotlight.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gluten and Dairy Free Cakes

It has been quite a while since I wrote anything here. I think it comes with working fulltime and having an hour plus commute.

Steve and I are starting on a whole food journey, so we are eating healthier than we have in the last 18 months. We've had a bad eating year, now it's time to get back on track.

I have a beautiful colleague at work that is turning 18 tomorrow she is gluten an dairy free so I volunteered to make her a cake.

The recipe came from the Healthy Chef web site and was really to make. In the morning I'll ice it with a avocado ganache.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nutribullet beginning of week 3

Well we have owned the Nutribullet for 2 weeks now. We are finding it really great. I'm starting to get it all under control. The first week I ate too much fruit, now I'm only hsving the fruit in my breakfast smoothie, for lunch I've been making a vegetable smoothie and taking protien with me in a separate container. We've been having a normal dinner, with the addition of fruit icecream for dessert. Yummo. This fruit icecream is frozen fruit and either almond milk or cows milk, I have found that the cows milk leaves a fatty texture.  Last night we  added some yoghurt.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

16/01/2014 . Nutribullet Day 2 Well this morning we went for a 40 min walk. Trying to ease back into the exercise. For brekky we had another blast... Me being concerned with the calories and the amount of fruit I was consuming made my own concoction. Spinach Banana Apple Blackberries Broccoli Celery Almonds, flaxseeds, Maca. For lunch it was a salad in a cup... spinach tomato cucumber celery,walnuts Dinner was chicken leg and salad with yoghurt. So far the nutribullet is working great.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


15/01/2014 Nutri Bullet.

It's been quite a while since I posted here. We purchased a Nurtribullet after a lot of research. I would have liked a Optimum pro 9200. If the Nurtribullet doesn't work out the that is what I'll be buying.

On Monday the 13th January 2014 the new Nurtribullet arrived. We only used it once on Monday on Tuesday we used it twice, but today we have started our green smooth way of eating. This morning I made us for brekky a Protein Protein Powerhouse smoothie. Lunch I made immunity boost. What is worrying me so far is the amount of fruit in them. I will look for recipes with not so much fruit and more vegetables.

We should only have 2 serves of fruit per day and five serves vegetables. Today we have had raspberries, avocado mango pear pineapple apple banana there isn't enough protein either.

The Nurtribullet is great though. I'll just have to find my own recipes following nutrition I know is more correct for a healthy body. Steve will be loving this because it's so sweet.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Well we have made it to December already, where has the year gone. I have been busy for the last 12 weeks trying to get fit and healthy, I'm achieving that at a nice slow pace, that story is on my other blog.

Today was the first time in ages that I've had the chance to spend any time in the garden. We pulled out the snow peas and planted carrots, and purple beans, we also have a fantastic crop of tomatoes at the moment, they are so yum. They are also going wild the blue tongue lizards are helping themselves to the lower ones, I don't really mind as there are plenty for them as well.

We are growing apple cucumbers and they are very nice to eat. I cut one up to have for a nice healthy morning tea, and everyone helped me eat it so I had to cut up more this is what happens when you cut something up that others don't usually have for morning tea.

Our corn is almost ready to harvest, so we will be enjoying some nice cobs soon.