Before I get started I’d just like to give you a little tip about taking selfies. When you are positioning yourself and the camera, just make sure that you tip your face up a little. This does two things. First of all it smooths out your double chin (from emotional eating) and some of your creepy neck. (I have tried three times to put a different word in there, but Word Press is determined to make my neck creepy!! So I’m just leaving it now.)
and secondly it hides this!
I recall just a few months ago saying that I wish I knew what the original colour of my hair was. All I can say now is be careful what you wish for…….
And just another tip for you – I really urge you to watch this, it’s not long. I thought it was really helpful and I’m sure you will get a lot out of it too.
So, Week 6! My boss is still not talking to me and to be honest I am finding it a lot easier without her around. My working hours have been a lot more flexible. Papa Bear has been getting up at 5:00am to walk and I have set up another workspace in my bedroom. It’s amazing how much I can done sitting in bed with my cup of black coffee. Level 812 Candy Crush Saga and level 5 of Synergy Spanish just to name a couple. I can now say things like ” Voy a ir a mi casa esta noche para comer con mi family”which means “I am going to my house tonight in order to eat with my family” I’m very pleased with myself.
I can’t say I have been devoted to my daily walk this week but I did manage a couple of walks along the street. The sunrises are still gorgeous
I don’t think you can see this, but some-one drew a hopscotch with other fun activities, like twirl around, walk backwards. And yes, I did do it, making sure there was no-one around to see me.
The beach is slowly clearing of seaweed, and I had a couple of swims, but I think that time is fast fading. I’m not good at running into the water and diving under the waves. I always mean to, but I’m more of your every day beach masochist. I tiptoe in taking deep breaths as the water creeps closer to my belly button. That is the magic trigger to immerse myself slowly in the water, breathing air out in quick little gusts.
Here’s view of our house from the beach, you can see the white sand path going up to our house.
D1 came over for evening drinks on her last night. It will be so weird when we can actually sit next to each other!! And she doesn’t wear gloves!!
She is going to be spending the next few breaks with D2 and D3 in Perth. It will be lovely for them to spend sisterly time together but Papa Bear and I are going to miss her! The police btw are taking the closure of regional borders very seriously. She was supposed to have been given documentation from work to show she had permission to travel from Geraldton to Perth by plane, but it hadn’t arrived by the time she got to the airport. The police were there checking everyone so she had to make a last call to work and they managed to something through to her just in time. It’s good to see the authorities are on the ball!!
Talking of which, did you download the app?
I know you’ve been dying to know how my bread went!
Here is the first prove
and the second prove
The final product!! Wow!! How good is that even if I do say so myself?
And finally, the sandwiches. I mean it is like real shop bought bread!!
I have to say thanks to the gorgeous Mike from Pro Home cooks whose video I followed step by step to make amazing sourdough bread . If you are interested in making sourdough bread, click on that link.
Staying with sourdough for a tick, when I had to rescusitate my starter I ended up with a lot of it! Jars in fact.Thanks to Google I have found lots of ways of using the starter. Who’d have thought? Some of them are so delicious and very simple, maybe when this is all over I may go back to buying sourdough bread (because it is a lot of faffing round) and just using my starter for goodies like these – sourdough yoghurt flat bread. I wish I could roll them out more evenly, I start off with a lovely circle of dough and end up with a very rustic looking flatbread.
It is yummy though and delish served with lentil and vegetable soup!
I’ve been exercising. D3 sent me a link to a workout website Body Project which is fab, they have low-impact 30 minutes workouts, which means it’s all done standing up, no getting up and down from the floor! I love it! And they use real-life people to help show how to do the ‘easy’ option. Google it!
I’ve also found some of these workouts. Hands up if you remember this lady and the name of her class. I loved it when I was a young Mum. And yes I wore the pink leotards and tights, leg warmers and head band. I’ll give you some time to think about it and remind you at the end of this post!
The garden is doing well. We swapped seedlings with the back neighbour
picked fresh crunchy, peppery radishes ,
and Papa Bear got the garden ready for some romanescu broccoli seedlings which are almost ready to be planted out. They are the pointy ornamental-looking type of broccoli, and were the only seeds available when we did our last trip to Bunnings pre -SI
Papa Bear smoked bacon, everyone should get the chance to try his bacon, it’s phenomenal!
On Sunday we went for a drive, just to make sure we don’t forget what Geraldton looks like,
drove past the Beached Barrel doughnut hut on the foreshore …..AND THERE WAS NO-ONE WAITING TO BE SERVED!! Such excitement to buy something , I’d almost forgotten how to use my credit card….no that’s lie!! A very yummy lemon – meringue doughnut!!
We had drinks on the balcony, this is Papa bear’s favourite position I think!
All in all, a satisfying week. Keep safe y’all!
Oh yes, her name is Judi Sheppard Missett and she is the creator of Jazzercise. She is still alive and she is still Jazzercising!! And there’s no crepey neck for her (whispering, I think she’s had some work done)
I just had to add one photo because they are so cringeworthy!