Meditation is the hot topic ... still! Everyone that is doing it, raves about it and gets their friends to give it a go. Then their friends meditate too and for a time, they are happy, calm and relaxed. Then as you notice the positive benefits for yourself, you fall into the hole of not… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 6: Meditation
If reading novels is not your thing... How about keeping your hands busy instead? I tried knitting as a teenager, but couldn't do anything more than a square before I got bored. Now (I hope) my patience for finishing projects has increased and to have the end in mind helps too! My problem is that I find… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 5 – Knitting &/or Crochet
When do you get time to read... for fun. Not talking about the study books here, or blog posts, FB memes or 1000 characters or fewer, tweets and/ or other posts. I'm talking about a good 'old fashioned' paperback novel, you know the ones that pull you right in and you lose track of time? when was… Continue reading 7 days of calm and cosy: Part 4 – Paper Back Reading
When do we find the time in our modern busy lives to have a bath? I have to make deals with myself, for example, Amy you love baths, once a week you should have a bath. This self-talk is necessary for me to get things done that involve pampering myself. It's still a work in… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 3 – Blissful Baths
I didn't realise how much of a difference candles make to the apartment and my own mood until I tried it one of the first dark December days a couple years back. To some people, this may seem obvious, but to an Aussie expat living in Romania - candles and Xmass don't go together unless you feel… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 2 – Let there be light!
With Xmas drawing ever closer there is a mix of excitement and stress in the air. Some are dreading to spend time with families, others stressing over finances and present shopping, card writing oh and don't forget if your hosting to have all the right food (and that there is enough) and remember every visitor's food allergies… Continue reading 7 Days of calm and cosy: Part 1 – Sleep
Furoshiki wrapping is a gorgeous no waste alternative to wrapping paper. Learn how to do it here. Source: How to: Furoshiki (Japanese fabric wrapping) | 1 Million Women
This recipe sounds amazing! I’m definitely going to make it at some point this chrissy. Thank you QUIRKYANDWEIRD 🙂
The cold days are here and this means hot chocolates, spicy teas and glüwine. It warms my heart just thinking about those warm drinks. But I recently discovered a new warm drink to add to the ‘Warm Winter Drinks’ list. You might have guessed it already, it’s ‘Winter Fruit Punch’. I have stumbled upon this recipe in one of my mom’s old cookbooks and gave it a go. I made it for my friends to have during our early Christmas party and they all asked for the recipe. So I thought it might be worth sharing on here as well. I have adapted the recipe a little because I thought it might get too sweet, but I think that’s the power of this ‘Winter Fruit Punch’. Don’t be afraid to change the recipe to make it more you!
Winter Fruit Punch
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I thought I would put up some rather embarrassing images of my hair when it was at its worst (before I change my mind and not publish this post). Everyone loves a terrible 'before' image, so I'm being brave and posting these ones the internet. Woah, what mixed feelings, excited to share with you, embarrassed to… Continue reading Blast from the past: The start of my hair loss
When I first heard the words 'oil pulling' in a sentence I thought ok... that's hard to do in reality due to the nature of oil (teehee). A friend of mine was explaining all the detoxing benefits, so I gave it a go. The first time I tried it I used Olive oil and the… Continue reading Oil Pulling