Stories I loved this week.

Beautiful farm vista

Photo by Richard Smith

A sick child for me, usually means, lots of cuddles and lots of down time. I have to accept that I’m not going to get a huge amount done and I have to slow down.

Here’s what I wrote on my Instagram:

“I don’t tend to post many photos of myself on this account, primarily because I want to focus on sharing my adventures in food, health, fitness and wellness. My little boy has been really sick today and I’ve been either holding or laying down with him all day. I’m not really one for resting as I’m always focused on the next thing I need to tick off my to do list – the next chapter to read in my textbooks, the next meal to cook, the next blog post to write, the next outing to plan, the next freelance gig, and so on. Today, I’ve been forced to stop, focus on the present and just be with my son. And I appreciate it. I’m not saying I’ll change because I have a lot on my plate right now. But it’s nice to just be in the moment. #realtalk”

Little J is finally back to his sprightly self and we’ve got an adventure filled weekend – Winter Wonderland, Christmas tree shopping and of course, trimming, visiting friends and the first of a few carol services. What are you up this weekend?

Would you join an alternative book club? I love the idea of a walking book club. (Guardian)

The health effects of loneliness. (The Atlantic)

Have you seen The Man in The High Castle yet? Great television from Amazon Studios. (Amazon)

Could you spend ten days without speaking? This writer went on a 10-day silent meditation retreat. (Summer Tomato)

Can’t wait to see Sisters. (New York Times)

Being mixed race with Afro hair texture, I totally related to this author’s reticence at cutting her long hair. I’ve done it twice in my life and cried / regretted it both times. (The Pool)

We’re also in the middle of potty training (what a fun week, right?!) and I stumbled upon this very funny and true list of thoughts all parents have whilst potty training. (Buzzfeed)



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