Alex and Sophie have joined Tim on the Aikido dojo.
Aikido’s philosophy stands for the art of peace (not pieces).
Self defence, changing the energy of an opponents attack into deflection, without harm.
Dinner, has become a very simple affair at our place, afternoons are mostly filled with after school activities, not leaving much time to cook. Lots of salads, fruit, legumes and a bit of meat.
Corn has been our main carb stable for the last couple of months, making the most of the summer harvest. Leftovers are highly favoured, making the meals a bit more diverse and are providing me with lunch.
but while I’m sitting here dripping with swear on a muggy 35 degree day, she hasn’t left the building just yet.
our feisty 3 year old turns into a teddy bear, and only wants me as a pillow.
Baking bread with a dark chocolate and walnut swirl.
Expanding the granola,
now also in the kitchen and on the shelves at A Perfect Blend Espresso Bar in Grafton.
Launching the snack packs, rebranding one of my granola’s, loving a good pun.
Besides, I’ve started developing a new granola, something for when the colder days are upon us.
I love this part of my work.
Biggest Playgroup has come and gone, at least 200 kids turned up for the day and had a ball.
A big event to organise for the committee, but a great way to showcase where we stand for: play and a strong community.
(Much easier to clean too!)
the admin site of it is keeping me rather busy, many evening and free moment spend, 192 registered!
And now all 4 have decided to play this year!
Coaching session with Alex, lesson 1, there’s no climbing involved in soccer.
Last month we lowered her medication, a risk, but we suspected that they were making her sleepy, making it hard to concentrate, to take on challenges and learn.
Already she has so much more energy, she’s tackling things a school, has energy to play and wants to do things, it’s making my heart sing...
Piano lessons, aikido and now also soccer, because there’s more to life then academics.
I’m trying to hold down the fort, while hubby is in Thailand, with his mate Erik.
I love it when they challenge themselves while helping and encouraging each other.
My fingers are itching, but my back is sore, signalling me, it’s carrying enough and wants some down time. So I listen, for now.