Life updates

The last life update I wrote I was fully disorganized in my head. I honestly didn’t know where I was at for home or work. Now things have settled, as per usual, everything has it’s own way of falling into place.

We got a new car a Volkswagen tiguan and it’s great, really perfect for families who do inner city driving as well.

We also did some research and got some opinions and decided to reclad the outside of our house. This is quite an expense but will add value as well as decreasing heating/ cooling costs. By doing this and getting new windows we have spent a fair bit on our abode but it has upgraded it and made it more of a three bedroom house.

I am nervous that we are spending our savings but it seems positive that there will be some kind of job that I want for next year. Ideally I would like to work in my given field 2 or 3 days per week.

The knowledge that I could be working again next year means I am treasuring this year. Making every effort to enjoy each day for what it is. Even if that day is one of those days where milly needs to be cuddled all day and we are parked on the couch. Smiles like this make it soooo worthwhile .

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We have also been working out loads: walking in the sun by the river, mum and baby pilates, aqua and barre extend bubs on board are part of our week as well as a vibro plate class which condenses an hours work out into 30 mins so is perfect for mummas. I should get the clearance to run in a week or so aswell! We have been loving these classes as they get us out the house and amongst others!

The diet is gradually being cleaned up, I didn’t stress about an all or nothing approach but am working with crowding out ( ie chucking the good stuff in so there is less room for the bad stuff) as each day goes by I crave the bad stuff less.

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This particular offering was pear, coconut water, cucumber, lime and mint! Oh hello gorgeous!

The sunny weather has meant we have been using the pushchair heaps and I carry a blanket in the bottom so if we are running early we can have a quick lie down in the breeze and kick our legs about ( more her than me).

how is life lately for you?

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PP50 update and weekends antics

Welcome to the weekend. Thank god it’s here, I have been pretty tired this week and hanging out for the weekend. In west Australia it is foundation day on monday so we get a bank holiday also.

This weekend looks to be busy. Already today I have met the girls for a walk and coffee, painted a spare room with the first coat, done laundry, got a few little jobs done and am now blogging and watching trash TV whilst the other half is watching the Aussie rules. Tonight we slap another coat of paint on before watching a film curled up and sleeping.

Also planned for the weekend is coffee at the markets, a bike ride, starting couch to 5k, painting more rooms tomorrow and then on monday I am finishing the spring clean I started last weekend. At the moment we are really on a push to try to get the renovating finished. It is a long road to getting it done and you don’t want to rush and not do it properly….. but sometimes it feels like it takes forever. I will post some photos as it is done.

Onto the project pan 50, I have used a couple of items but caved and bought one also. I was told that this is ok as it is an essential. Whilst I am happy to use what I have I do get hormonal spots each month and this cleanser had really sorted my skin so I wasn’t willing to not buy the cleanser which clears up my spots.

So I used up the conditioner that came with my hair dye, I used up my bi-facil eye makeup remover and would definitely buy this again, I also panned the pH isonex which just doesn’t work for my skin at all. It makes my skin feel stripped and dry.

This is my replacement skinstitut glycolic cleanser. This product seems to fix my spots, but because I have dry skin I cannot use this as my only cleanser as it dries me out.To try and combat this I have bought the items needed ( not sure if this counts) to make my own oil cleanser. In the theory of like dissolves like oil can be used to cleanse your skin. I feel like an oil cleanser to use at the end of the day may be soothing on my dry skin in this colder weather. I would love to make all my own skincare or use natural products it seems win win better for my face and wallet!

I have also been making soup today. Usually on a saturday I shop and get new fruit and veggies and with any left overs from the week before I make a soup which we can eat in the week orfreeze. I learned to make soup from my mum who was taught my a french chef and this is the basics.

First up in a large pan put oil and chopped onion on a low heat until they go clear. ps do you like the spatula? my house is full of union jack stuff my mum sends to remind me of my routes!

Then as I chop veg I add it in this has carrots and sweet potato and I add the stock powder or flavour ( I have used curry powder and veg stock powder) and coat all veg with it. Then I add the water (and lentils in this soup) cover and simmer until it is soft. I also added spinach leaves at the end the end and blend blend blend. Voila easy peasy and always tastes good.

What are you up to this weekend? what are your weekend habits?