Thursday, November 22, 2007


Yes we are on a health binge (if there can be such a thing?!?! Oxymoron??)
I am going to the gym x3 a week at....wait for it.....6am in the morning (you do the maths.....that means I have to be up at 5:30am!!!). My trial period is over and now I'm paying good money to go there so I promised my hubby I would be committed to it (that was his condition to forking out his hard earnt cash...fair enough!).I think it'll be worth it...over 10 sessions I lost 6.5cm so that was encouraging. Bring on summer baby!!

The second half of the health binge is to do a detox. We (hubby and I) did the preparation for it over the last few days and today started to add in the herbs. Feeling fine so far........will keep ya posted on the up and coming 10 days.
The detox (The Ultimate Cleanse) requires you to stick to fruit, vege, plain yoghurt, olive oil, herbs and spices. And at that, if possible, most of it should be eaten raw, in a soup or a smoothie and the odd bit of steaming for variety. Not too much of a hassle for me as I'm a grazer and have no objections to eating things raw. Have noticed that a lot more time is required to prepare meals as there's lots of chopping up. I guess I never realised how many 'fillers' I use in our daily diet!
Check it out at the link above, Hubby has done it twice before and has felt refreshed and energised not to mention the fact that ALL food tastes fabulous afterwards.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Karen and her lovely kids meet up with my little whanau every fortnight for some like-minded fellowship and play. The last time Karen was at our place in the Tron we visited the Hamilton Gardens for some fun in the sun and exploring of all the lovely gardens.
We visited the Japanese, English, Italian and Modernist Gardens and investigated The Sustainable Backyard, Kitchen and Herb Gardens.
We had lunch under the shade of lovely fresh green leafy trees and the kids just loved the exploring. Here are some pics of our afternoon out and about......

Monday, November 5, 2007

Blue Caterpillars and Pink Rainbows

My darling JK was looking out his 2nd storey window from his bunk bed while waiting for his Mummy to tuck him in. Suddenly I hear him exclaim,
"Look! There are blue caterpillars in the sky!"

I wasn't quite sure what he was referring to but on further investigation I discovered a lovely sunset in motion. With a little more discussion, JK decided that there weren't only blue caterpillars but also pink rainbows. I love the way this little guy's mind works!

Mom's Overture

Here's a light little bit of relief for a Monday!

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly