Friday, 7 December 2018

FFF #45

How on earth are we supposed to stick to healthy eating with all those delicious recipes floating around with the cookie exchange.  I think just reading everyone's contributions added 100 kgs. LOL!

This time of the year is way too hard to stick to healthy eating.  I went out to lunch with my photography friends Wednesday.  Wonderful venue, awesome friends and a beautiful view.  We all ate, drank and were merry.

Our summer has finally arrived so we have switched from cooked vegetables to salads. My favourite part of the year meal wise. Love eating it with fish , meat or what ever takes our fancy.  Hopefully its a better choice to help me on the weight loss cycle. Although its just way too hard with all the never ending Christmas celebrations around.

This week I have managed my steps, a few other exercises my osteopath gave me to  keep me mobile. Guess that's something.

So so hot here today, it reached 39c. We usually have it below 20c where I live, its such a huge difference.

Have a good weekend everyone. Not a very good report but I'm too tired.
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza turns NINE! 
Thank you once again for hosting this fun day Jz.
I love this time of year when we all exchange our recipes. They all look so delicious.

This year I'm sharing one of Bears and one I made recently in a cooking demo.

On Sundays Bear always makes a delicious brunch, so this is  his recipe. Maybe you and your family might like to make them for Christmas morning breakfast. You can add any toppings, I like mine with either mango like in the photo below or blueberries, mascarpone and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Gluten free Waffles


2 ½ cups 310 grams gluten free S.R..flour

75 grams caster sugar

3 eggs

125 grams oil = 150 mls

2 cups - 500ml milk


Place eggs, sugar and milk in a large bowl, beat to combine. Add oil, then flour, beat until thick and thoroughly blended.

Use level 1/3 cup of mix per waffle. Spray waffle maker, pour mix into middle and spread with spatula. Lower lid, hold down firmly until waffle is cooked as desired and comes away cleanly.

Serve with your favourite topping. 



2 Cups pitted dates
3/4 cup raw cashews or nut your like
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 pinch of salt


Toss everything into a food processor and chop until mixture starts to go smooth and clumped together.

Take golf ball size pieces and roll in your hands. Then roll in the coconut to coat. 
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until firm.

Can also be made into bars by pressing into a square dish lined with parchment paper. Cut into fingers after placing in the fridge for 30 minutes.
 The kids will love them.

Bon Appetit!

For more recipes and treats head on down to Jz's place or visit one of these participating blogs:

Friday, 30 November 2018

FFF #44

 Been running to catch up with the FFF train this week. Well not really, more like crawling like a sloth. LOL! Only accomplished my steps and have done a bit of decluttering.

I need help though please?  I had a medical appointment for some test results this week. Lucky me has managed to add another autoimmune disease to my box of tricks. Anyway the doctor told me I need to lose weight and eat healthily.  

Bear was in the surgery with me and we both tried telling the doctor we already do eat a healthy diet. So this is where I need help...….I am still doing the 16/8 fasting as I find it works for me.
My daily diet Monday to Saturday consists of brunch which is rice porridge, yoghurt with fruit. Then for dinner we alternate between red meat and chicken grilled with either steamed or roast vegetables. I very rarely eat between meals, so I can't cut anything out like biscuits, cake or lollies. 

Yes ok I do cheat on the odd occasion eating cake but not as often as I would like.

Sundays my brunch is usually either waffles, pancakes or scones which Bear makes for me. Also we have a roast for dinner. Apart from skipping my Sunday treat I can't see how I can eat any more healthier than what I already am.

What would you all suggest to do please?
Also I am unable to exercise properly at the moment due to this new ailment. Oh the joys of growing old!

Hope you have all had a good week.
Hugs Lindy xx

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen of THE LAND lend me your ears.

Today in our Herald/Sun newspaper is an interesting article where a husband is asking if his wife is cheating on him.

Question:  My wife and I have been married for 12 years. Recently she has been wanting to try new things, such as sex toys and new positions. I've heard this can be a sign someone is having an affair - should I be worried?

The so called sexpert answered that this could be correct. LOL! That because you ask your partner to experiment you must be cheating. Pffft! I will try copying this article but not sure if you can read it properly.

So does this make all of us guilty of cheating on our partners because we went to our husbands/wives to ask for a bit of  kink to spice up our marriage. Bear and I had a good laugh about this article and couldn't believe that a bit of spice in the bedroom would make someone think you were cheating on them.

Maybe she was tired of the missionary position, or had just read FSoG like a lot of us did. Or you might just bore her buster. 

Then the sexpert goes on to say its perfectly normal to want to experiment. Make up your mind woman, which side are you taking!

What do you all think about this bit of rot?

Friday, 23 November 2018

FFF #43

Another week come and gone with nothing significant to report from down under.  We have been out and about most days, so I managed my steps, also did a bit of decluttering.

Would you believe on Monday it was 38c/110.4f in my part of the woods. We had to dust off our summer clothes.  Since then it has only topped 14c/57.2f with snow in parts of Victoria.  

10cm snow overnight at Falls Creek, Victoria

Snow today in Tasmania

Mother nature is so hormonal as its seven days to the start of summer here. Where, oh where is the nice weather?????? Back to winter clothes again, how silly! Maybe we might have a white Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who celebrate it in the USA. Hope you all had a lovely day with family and friends.

Have  a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Great online cookie exchange is coming

Save the date.... The Great Online Cookie Exchange turns 8 this year. The  5th December Jz over at
 is once again hosting this wonderful event. 

Hurry, hurry, hurry, don your cooking aprons,  dust off your cook books, fetch your WOODEN SPOONS & bowl and WHIP us up some delightful treats to share for the holiday season. Go over to Jz to see her post and instructions on registering for this gastronomical soiree. 

My mouth is already watering in preparation for all the new recipes everyone is going to share. It doesn't have to be cookies, anything that tastes yummy will do.  MMMM wonder if there will be cake. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018


I first did this on face book and our Sunny saw it saying she was going to pinch it. Little did I know it would appear in the land. So here I am again posting it here as well.

1. Something people hate to find on their windshield?
Bird poop
2. Something a man might buy before going on a date.
3. Something you cook in the microwave?
4. An item found in an old man's wallet?
Photo of his loved one.
5. Something always stocked In the fridge?
6. An item found in a Grandma’s purse?
An old penny
7. Sport where you might lose a tooth?
8. A fruit that isn’t round?
9. Something you put on a Christmas tree?
10. Name five people that you think will do this. 

Amy, Baker, Katie t, Fondles, Ella

Good luck
Hugs Lindy xx

FFF #45

How on earth are we supposed to stick to healthy eating with all those delicious recipes floating around with the cookie exchange.  I think ...