Quick meal time with Lenards

Lenards cookup

With my work load increasing since the start of the year, I’ve come to value two words that don’t come easily to me – outsourcing and delegating.

Although the outsourcing budget doesn’t stretch as far as I would like (cleaner, anyone?!), well actually there is no budget,  I have been surrendering to the notion that I have to do it all. Usually I would tie myself into knots about trying to map out meals and cook them ahead and then beat myself up if I didn’t get around to doing it before I did the grocery shop. Which is pretty counterproductive.

But now I try to take a more relaxed approach. Continue reading

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Releasing my inner hippy

Since the beginning of the year I’ve embarked on a journey of self discovery. It’s not a journey that’s new to me, I was the dorky teenage girl buying ‘self help’ books in the late 90s looking for answers, I had CDs of whale music and I bought herbal tea to relaaaaaaaax.

I never thought of myself as a ‘hippy’, as compared to the look that was popular around my northern NSW home growing up I was practically a straighty-180. It was only when I moved to the city that I realised that my views, style and interests were probably considered fairly alternative with a side-serving of hippy. Continue reading