before the divorce; before the drama & complex relationships, there were these two lovely creatures; my Mum & Dad.
after finding a photo album filled with old pictures, I have been feeling nostalgic and a little sad. it’s strange how the pain of my parent’s divorce lingers on my soul and feels heavy on my heart years after.
everything would have been different. but it’s not. and while I let myself mourn a little for the happy times we shared as a traditional family unit, I think of all the happiness my parents have gained in their life after.
I take a deep breath and remind myself that I do not, in fact, believe in regret and that I’m who I am today because of all the things I’ve experienced. I’m thankful that my parents are alive and made a decision for themselves that created their own happiness, and that while it was hard for me, it was a million times harder for them.
nothing is as bad as it sometimes seems and it’s true what they say; the sun shines after the rain.
languid hours in sun,
embedded in the autumn grass;
premature winter winds gently nudge while the last remnants of the summer sun haze around the edges like yesterday’s hangover
autumn in Sydney is a delightful season;
clear skies, calm harbour
friends & family milking the last of the weekend sun with
picnics and footy in the park
this weekend we entertained friends at home,
grounded ourselves in the park,
enjoyed wine & food at a local festival
this life of ours,
this love of ours
me, Jared & Michelle
Michelle & Amanda
Syaz, Bianca & Ivan
Pete & Jared
this isn’t creepy at all!!!! random dolls in the trees on my walk
Jay & Harley; earthing themselves
Harley being a total weirdo. Honestly.
Pyrmont Wine & Food Festival
Timezone for adults!!! Tickets = wine!
Jay & I
we bumped into Jared & Pete!
Mudgee Rose wines – yum!
happy weekend my friend
Remember when I wrote about becoming a cavewoman [this post]? Well, it’s been three weeks living the paleo diet and I’m feeling fantastic. I’ve dropped a couple of kilograms as well!!!
I’m not a good baker on the best of days, so I’ve had a few kitchen fails with the paleo baking (burnt muffins, failed bread…) but these pancakes are awesome! I got the recipe from Ultimate Paleo Guide [here] but it’s not just for paleoists; they’re flour-free, gluten-free and tasty, so give them a try!
Paleo Banana Pancakes
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup almond butter (like peanut butter but made from almonds)
- butter for frying
- toppings of your choice*
*if you’re paleo, keep it in the family. I topped mine with goats yoghurt, maple syrup & raspberries (but caramelized banana would have been awesome).
- mix ingredients together, fry in batches
- serve with toppings
- feeds two people
fry it up!
I’m loving the season’s hottest shade.