Monday can be a blessing if you want it…

It’s been a couple of days since my last post…oops! Today was first day back at work after the 2 week break. It was Professional Development on Formative assessment. Initially I imagined quite a long and tiresome day with little to no benefit. Oh man. I was so very wrong. Which I am so happy…

My milkshake (&cookies) brings all the peeps to the blood bank.

Today I donated plasma. I’m up to my 19th donation. It’s a mix of plasma and whole blood donations. But still. I’m proud. In Australia donating blood and blood products is both voluntary and free. You can donate the moment you turn 16. That’s exactly how each of my siblings and I celebrated turning 16….

Lasagne time!

My favourite meal is lasagne. My Nan and mum make amazing ones. Tonight I made slightly modified versions after I saw a recipe online. Trying to make it as gluten free, limited dairy/lactose and without any additives.  I made a ricotta and spinach mix, used turkey mince and fresh Gluten Free pasta sheets. The turkey…

Easter Decadence

Happy Easter. Well Easter Weekend. Mine was filled with Family, Food, Festivities and Fun. So many f’s. When our family gets together there is always lots of noise, food, booze and even some arguments. Well only because when you put family all together for extended periods of time you can’t avoid it right? Please tell…

Trolls. The sound of silence and awe.

I was pondering over the brilliance and power that DreamWorks Trolls manages to exude in their 100 minute feature. I saw it last week and of course, loved it. But of course I would right? I’m a Disney, musical, breakout into tunes kind of girl. All of this aside, let’s discuss the awesomeness that was a story…

Push it.

What’s a family Easter gathering without a work out right? Well my brother led a few of us in a circuit style workout in the side paddock today. Improvised weights – water filled drums – few different weights. It involved weight carrying lunges, drum weight walking, chest press, burpees, skipping and planks.  Obviously I aced…

A farm stay for a suburban cat

Day 2 of our farm visit yesterday. So far the kitty cat has been limited to remaining indoors. That being said it is a huge farmhouse – 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, dining room, kitchen, enclosed verandah, hallway and a sun room. Not exactly a studio apartment type entrapment.  Everyone has arrived so…

Once we took a car trip…

Last night I loaded the car and headed for my Grandparents. I left around 4.45pm. Obviously it was planned that way and hoping my cat would just chill out. I can’t lie to you. I’m not that good a planner. I had a vet appointment at 3. That was fast. Then I needed to go…

Let’s try again tomorrow morning.

So today started out strong. Gym at 6am. Arms. Then I came home to whip up a Acai Smoothie bowl. Ok I lied. It was meant to be a smoothie bowl but it was too runny. So no decorative fruits on top. Also I had to take a detour as I forgot to fill up…

Beauty and the Beast: A tale as old as mine.

Now I know you’re wondering why I have a whole post around Beauty and the Beast. But if you’re thinking that, I probably haven’t shared my love of all things Disney and animated and singing and so on. The original version was released in 1991. So I was just a wee tyke and it became my…

If you’re happy and you know it – choose one of these jobs!

Today I stumbled upon this Tweet from Forbes that published a list Women who hold these 20 job titles report the highest satisfaction levels at work. Read the article here. I obviously checked the list, and believe it or not, teaching didn’t make the list. I mean it’s the top 20, and you had to give…

5 things I learnt when i decided to create a blog.

So my raging Sunday plans I involved watching LA LA land, trying to coax my new kitty to join me and deciding to create a blog. Pretty much a recipe for success right there. We’ll you’d be wrong. Not about Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Or about bribing a snuggly animal. It all went pear…