Workshops Coming Up

So much has been happening Down in the Sticks. As they say, time flies when you are having fun..time certainly has been flying and much of it has been fun. Blogging seems to be dying, or at least evolving, with microblogging on Instagram now my mode of...

Couchsurfing….As a host

I signed up to be a couchsurfing host some time ago. I hosted one person (who was also a friend, so kind of doesn’t count). I had the opportunity to host HelpX’ers, two French travellers for 2 weeks, but not CS until a few weeks ago. And what an experience that was. A...

New Years Resolution or something like that

I tend to do things in my own time. So I took my time this year, took time to reflect on what I want from 2015. I did this last year and found it really satisfying, productive and long lasting. In 2014, I took several days out to reflect and plan. I used the Leonie...

CWA meets Thermo ~ Pineapple and Carrot Cake

  Pineapple and Carrot cake is one of those really yummy moist cakes. Found on page pg388 of the Classics cookbook, the recipe below has taken inspiration from the original and converted to be Thermomix friendly. Ingredients 260g SR. Flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 130g...

FFS Friday. Don’t stress

If I hear another person say the word stress, in any context......FFS So it turns out my health ailments are not stress related. Told you. FFS Seriously, if a friend or family member is otherwise happy and cheerful, enthusiastic about life, setting goals and meeting...

{Afterschool Snacks} Bacon and garlic dip

One day a week my kids have after school activities. Its a bit of a head spin making sure each child gets to the right activity, Its also a precise schedule with me dropping off and picking up. On this day my kids need an afternoon snack that can be munched on the go...