Reasons to love where I live:
- Got up at 6.30am because I wanted to (not because I had to) and walked through the bush along the river to the sounds of kookaburras and cockatoos, across the (slightly) swinging footbridge, back through the heritage Port Area and home for great coffee and a delicious breakfast.
- Drove across the border to do some grocery shopping and was able to buy some of the unusual items on my list; flaxseed meal, almond flour and quinoa.
( Since successfully quitting sugar seven months ago, I decided last week to stop eating wheat products as much as possible and to generally cut back on my carbohydrate intake. Both these decisions have been extensively researched by me (to the point of information overload almost) because it takes a lot of knowledge and effort to make such big dietary changes. I didn’t have any existing health problems or allergies, but I wanted to feel even better and lose some weight; both of which have certainly happened.
I’m not going to bore anyone with the minutiae of the process, but if you want to read a couple of mind-altering books, I suggest ‘Sweet Poison’ by David Gillespie and ‘Wheat Belly’ by William Davis. )
- Made a detour on the way home and drove past some wineries and farms along a dirt road through some pretty river flats, following the signs for Fresh Yabbies. Bought a kilogram of yabbies fresh from the farmer’s dam and am drooling at the thought of eating them for dinner tonight. Not so enthusiastic about shelling them all though…
- It’s a gorgeous spring day, everything is in full bloom - and today’s ‘chore’ is to prepare some trays of various herb seeds to germinate. I’m planning to grow micro herbs and am experimenting with traditional potting mix and some hydroponic materials. With a bit of luck I’ll be munching them in about two weeks!