Last week we sneaked up to Barrington Tops
and spent three adventurous days in a cabin by the river. We explored precarious little paths down to the river, we perched gingerly over moss covered river stones, we slipped and fell in with a splash that frightened tiny birds hiding in the trees, we got industrious and used our wet shoes to catch fish, we chalked out an escape plan if our party was to be shattered by the appearance of a river croc (too many creature movies!), we watched our submerged toes for hours till they became funny little appendages and no longer resembled toes, we swatted pesky flies, we spotted red dragonflies, we shuddered in disgust when tiny leech latched on to our legs, we learned to skip flat rocks on the water’s surface (without much luck!), we strung our expensive cameras up on trees and wrapped around branches for that perfect family shot, we each hunted for the most perfect river rock to bring home as a souvenir. But mostly, we just sat there mindlessly letting the sun sap our strength and our minds wander with an occasional squeal of delight (it is ticklish when the fish nibble your toes!) and a sigh of contentment because with everything we did, we were doing absolutely nothing for once!
And a list of my favourites for the month should give you a couple of new reads for the weekend. Happy weekend guys! See you on the other side.
stunning headphones are like a hug for the head. They are sexy and customisable. They haven’t left my side in almost 2 months.
– I couldn’t live without this, for one single day.
– Loving this
fragrance at the moment.
pictures of summer in Australia by Kara Rosenlund.
– Introduction to Wholegrains and their flavour pairings.
blog (Thanks Sophie for introducing)
list of 25 clean detox recipes has kept me busy.
– Didn’t know about this
quick way to make makeshift buttermilk.
delightful northern beaches home of the iconic Australian furniture and interiors designer Mark Tuckey.
Recently inspired by
Belle Gibson, Wellness Champion. And her app.
, a food series by Hayden Quinn (one of the nicest guys I have ever met!).
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
, a slowly fascinating and wonderful movie by director/actor Ben Stiller. It reminds you to stop dreaming and start living while maintaining that dreams are important too. Good stuff!
Books I’ve got my nose stuck into at the moment
Love To Cook – Valli Little