Wednesday, 13 February 2019

taking a break

I know I wrote recently about friends disappearing from the land. So thought I'd pop in to tell you I'm taking a break also. 

Things are difficult here at the moment, so not much action happening. I don't want to turn this into a pity party writing about our health problems. 

Anyway I'm having a smallish operation in March, hopefully after I've healed I can pop back in again to chat. In the mean time for those of you who know me on face book I'll still be doing my photos. If you want to keep  in touch either email me or catch up on FB. Although it might take me a bit to type out a reply. 

Good bye for now. 
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

PK and Sunny's challenge


Late last year I came up with an idea. I had it floating around in my head for a while, then thought yeah why not go for it. Around Christmas time I sent  both PK and Sunny  a private message on face book telling them to keep an eye out for it.

We all love a good story, we all love these two fabulous author friends of ours.  So PK and Sunny, I challenge you during 2019, to put your heads together and come up with a  book similar to the Corbin's Bend format where it will continue with other couples and stories. What better timing than just after PKs new Corbin's Bend book was published.



PK you can incorporate your friends from Cassie's world or maybe come up with another character altogether.



Sunny I really enjoyed reading your book The Look of Love with this couple. Maybe incorporate them into your joint story. HINT HINT! Or you too can also come up with a different couple.

Let your imaginations run wild ladies. Will you both accept this challenge?
Good luck!
Hugs Lindy xx

Sunday, 27 January 2019

I've been AWOL for a while, for various reasons. When I checked the date of my last post I was surprised to see it was Christmas Eve. A WHOLE MONTH, wow! Anyway I've noticed things are different in the land.


Yes I know people come and people go. This brings to mind the Bob Dylan song Times they are a changin'.



Where is everyone hiding?  Are we all just running out of things to write about or not willing to share? 



When I see someone who I've been friends with in the land disappear it makes me worry that something might be wrong with them. You all feel like part of my family as I've known you for around five years now. 


Are you all alright? 



Still recovering from a hectic Christmas/New Year period?




Just run out of ideas to post about?



Or like me no action happening at moment? Which is totally driving me crazy. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful friends. I hope you have all been good or else you know what Santa does if you are on his naughty list. Over his knees with you and a well deserved spanking. 

No matter how you celebrate, I hope you have a nice time. Think of us down under celebrating on a lovely warm summers day. 

Merry Christmas from Lindy and Bear. 

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



Ingredients:

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



Preparation:

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. 




NUTTY CHOC BALLS





Ingredients:

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

Method:

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

taking a break

I know I wrote recently about friends disappearing from the land. So thought I'd pop in to tell you I'm taking a break also.  Th...