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Month: November 2015

I Tried It: Improving My Knife Skills

When you cook, a good knife or set of knives is really important. And they must be sharp. I learned this the hard way when I sliced my finger open trying to cut through a particularly tough sweet potato. It was there and then, I decided two things – to…

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Death to Stock Photo + Mumsy A great reminder of the importance of the lymph system and some wonderful tips on how to get it moving, as we head into cold and flu season. (The Chalkboard) Did you know that perfectly healthy and lucid brains can hallucinate? Any…

What I’m Reading: Year of Yes

If you haven’t already, add Year of Yes to your Christmas list. I ripped through this book in two evenings, stopping only for sleep, childcare, cooking and studying. Before I go on, I have to say that I am a HUGE fan of Shonda Rhimes. She’s responsible for Grey’s Anatomy…

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Jeremy Bishop It’s been a tough, emotional week. Sometimes it’s difficult not to feel powerless in the face of such terrible tragedy in the world. But there are little things that you can do – winter is coming, so coats and blankets are needed. There are also a disproportionate…

On eating meat.

Photo by Benjamin Faust Meat has gotten a bad rap recently. The World Health Organisation announced that they now rank bacon, ham and sausages alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer. They also placed fresh red meat in the group 2A category, a categorisation that suggests that it is “probably carcinogenic”…

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Lauren Peng How’s your week been? It’s been a week of full-time studying and stay-at-home mothering and it feels good. Can you believe we only have six weeks until Christmas? Then that lovely two week break, full of family, food, wine and relaxation. It’s going to be great.…

I Tried It: Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp has been on my fitness to-do list for ages, but it’s taken me a while to ‘gee’ myself up to try it out.  Any workout that combines treadmill sprints (not my favourite, at the best of times) and strength training is always going to be tough. Add in…

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Austin Schmid Thursday was my last day at my freelance job and I feel like the person in the picture. Jumping for joy and ready to take on new challenges. I’m looking forward to taking the time to find a new contract, getting a lot of studying done and…

I Tried It: DNA Testing

Photo by Tim de Groot Have you tried DNA testing yet? I have and I find it utterly fascinating. 23andMe, the American company started by Anne Wojcicki, the ex-wife of Sergei Brin, one of Google’s co-founders, was the vanguard in the mainstream take up of DNA testing. And it’s so easy…

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