Friday 23 March 2012

A really long summer

Southern Queensland from a plane window

Well summer is just about over for us and the days are getting cooler. 

Yes, five months is a bit of a long summer hey?

Life has been very busy for me and blogging was something I kept telling myself I would do 'tomorrow' .

Except, like most New Year's resolutions tomorrow never came. Then before you know it, the months go by and it’s hard to get 'back on the horse'.

So tomorrow has finally arrived .

I realised how long a blog break it's been when I finally read a blog that I used to religiously follow. The blogger, who seemed  to be very happy in her marriage when I last read her blog, has now separated and is dating again. I've clearly been gone for a while.

So please warn me if there is a lot to catch up with on your blogs. 

One thing I have been working on for some months is a much healthier lifestyle (I really am a slow learner).  I’ve given up the layers of peanut butter on toast for breakfast and replaced it with oats with puffed amaranth, fruit and chai seeds and walnuts. Yes I've become one of those people I used to mock. I start the day with a big cup of hot water and lemon juice then end it with green tea. In between I do nice things with hummus, eggplant and goat’s fetta. I drizzle everything with a good olive oil. And of course I have the occasional anti-oxidant in the shape of a teeny piece of dark chocolate and a small glass of pinot noir.

Although I still have a way to go. I cannot come at chick peas unless......well unless they are dipped in chocolate. 

Anyway, for those of you who may be interested in health & well being please watch this new documentary, called Hungry for Change, from the makers of Food Matters. It has been released online for 10 days only up until 31 March 2012. I promise you will not regret the hour or so you spend watching it and will want to share it with others.


  1. omg Lilly, good to hear from you!!! I think of you every now and then. I'll watch that documentary for sure thanks.

  2. Good to see you posting and that you are doing well, dear Lily! I missed you:)

    Will watch the video a bit later, thank you for recommending it.

    Not much has changed on my blog. I am still quite well satisfied with being single with no heartaches, and am in the process of designing and then building a home!


  3. wow I was shocked to see you blog pop-up on my reading list. Good to know you dusted off the keyboard. Of course, I've posted my best work while you were ? - enjoying the real life?
    I did have a flash of creativity and made a video clip.

    "I do nice things with hummus, eggplant and goat’s fetta." - you don't play with your food do you?

  4. Oh so pleased you are back. I really missed you.Life has been pretty good for me. No complaints.

  5. Hello friend welcome back to the blogosphere!
    I was talking to a blog friend on the phone this morning and complaining about too much sugar in my diet.....and here you are posting about "Hungry for change".
    I will use your blog post as a sign to start today and change my eating habits.
    Great documentary, certainly worth the time spent watching it.
    Namaste and big heart hugs.
    Peggy xxxxxx

  6. I want my lilly-back,lilly-back,lilly-back now, I lamented to myself a week or so ago. I even wrote one of your sister Aussies to see if she knew where you'd gone. Missed you, missed you,missed you. Glad you're back.
    Get back on your camel and ride (can't remember the line but it or something like it is from a Stevie Wonder song).
    May all be well.

  7. I am so glad you are back to blogging. I missed you and kept wondering what was keeping you from blogging.
    have a happy healthy life.

  8. Good to see you back again. It takes some commitment to keep up blogging but glad you are all ok and looking forward to future posts.

  9. Thanks for your comments! Lovely to see some friendly faces again here in the blogging world. I have been around to visit your blogs and I have so much to catch up on. You are all doing some exciting things!!!

  10. Summer? What summer? Nonetheless, great to have you back.

    Been watching MKR and that's definitely not healthy. Been experimenting with all weird and wonderful dishes, choc chick peas? Mmmm that's still one I've got to try :)

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  12. Lol Werther, well you will live in Sydney now. I haven't watched MKR as watching one season of Masterchef did me in as far as cooking shows go. Chocolate is fine chick peas not so much lol

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