With all that is currently happening in Sydney and the covid outbreak, the stress really affected the feels around this festive holiday. As it didn’t effect me personally, I could still go along with my plans. But I knew alot of people couldn’t. And that alot of people was alone. Couldn’t just covid waiting a bit longer and atleast give us Christmas?
Me, my husband and two friends went away to the mountains and up there it was like none of it existed. The surrounding was incredible, the sound of silence, the fresh air. It was what we all needed.
We cooked, ate and drank. Alot of all of it. Enjoyed the view. I mean the place was full of animals and insects, I saw the most beautiful butterflies but also the biggest moths in my whole life. Also met some friends, they were pretty shy thought so we just watched them while they ate the grass.
Now we’re back in the city. Tomorrow I’m back at work. I’m sort of excited for the festive season to be over, the idea of starting fresh. Doing things differently. The goals for next year. Work harder, better, learn more. Eat better. Cut the sugar. And the alcohol. Exercise more. As every year. Im always excited about the fresh start after new years.
Good evening! A bit of an update rom the couch potato herself… This is probably the calmest Halloween weekend of my grown up life. Usually I have been working and then going from work to a party. This year, not that exciting but I actually prefer. I would enjoy the dress up part but that’s it, haha. Yesterday evening we went to visit our friends, we were just sitting in their backyard talking, and having a few light beers before going back home around 9 pm. The weather is so bipolar and it constantly looks like it’s gonna be a massive thunderstorm but then the sun comes out..
Today we went to Alex’s office to do a bit of work, had a nice lunch, then we made homemade ravioli with spinach and ricotta filling in a butter and sage sauce for dinner. It was the first time we made pasta and I am surprised how easy it actually was. Now we’re just processing the food coma, but I honestly think it won’t get more exciting than this for tonight.
This weekend was full of completing a to-do-list with stuff that has just been piling up, and we managed to cross everything off so had a really prodoctive weekend. The weather has been really, really crappy with lots of rain so it was easy not getting distracted… On Sunday we had pizza night and made pizza bianco with prosciutto, parmesan, rocket salad, pesto and pinenuts.
I have been indulging in sweets and sugar for the past week, and even if its nothing wrong with that (but moderation is key) I just feel like I need to reset my cravings. If I have sugar one day, I crave sugar everyday for at least a few days after, absolutely sugar addiction. So instead of having nothing and just ride out the craving because I so easily give in, I need to replace it with something. Here’s some quick and easy snacks that I had through out the day!
Raw bar – 1 cup mixed nuts (I used almonds, walnuts and cashews) 1 cup pitted fresh dates, 1 cup goji (soaked for 5-10 minutes) and raisins. Mix together in a processor and shape into a rectangle, put in the fridge to set before cutting into pieces.