Saturday, October 27, 2012


Life versus Stress..
Who wins?
Lately I have been getting a bit down in the dumps. And I know its a result of a lot of things - not being able to find somewhere to live, not exercising enough, cold weather, sick lil lady etc etc... Some times I need a little reminder to look after myself, as do a lot of people I'm sure.
A quick post on some 'stress less' management will make it just a click away when I find myself needing that little reminder...
1. Focus more on things you CAN control
2. Have the courage to be imperfect
3. Take time for yourself
4. Sign up for that course, or join that club
5. Be active! Everyday! In as many ways as you can
6. Spend time with people who make you feel good
7. Laugh out loud each day
8. Invite your neighbour over for a cuppa
9. Do one thing NOW, that you have been putting off
10. Remember, this too shall pass
 (tips from here)
I found the following and thought it was a great analysis..
It was stolen directly from Kidspot - you can find it here

Stress, the best explanation I have ever come across

  A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked
'How heavy is this glass of water?'
called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it,
the heavier it becomes.'

He continued,

'And that's the way it is with stress management.

If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,

As the burden becomes increasingly heavy,

We won't be able to carry on. '

'As with the glass of water,

You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it

When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.'

'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work  down

Don't carry it home.

You can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now,

Let them down for a moment if you can.'

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you
right now.

Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.
Do you think that's a good explanation?
I hope your day is enjoyable.
Keep smiling.
Clare x

Friday, October 26, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Zucchini Slice - Not a baking fail!

I thought I was a good cook, but lately I've proved to myself I TOTALLY AM NOT!
However after saying this, I did make the following recipe 3 times in a row and it turned out pretty alright! Well everyone ate it - that's a positive right?!

Easy to make, and it fools Charli every time (he he)... She's decided she doesn't need to eat veggies, but she eats this!

Zucchini Slice (for the beginners!)

You need (give or take):
3 zucchinis - grated
1 carrot - grated
1 cup S.R flour
3 rashers bacon (I bought diced bacon from the deli!)
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups grated cheese (I used about 1/2 cup and still tasted good!)
1 large onion, finely diced
salt and pepper to season

What to do:
Add all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.
Pour into a well greased (egg sticks otherwise - I found that out the hard way!) tray - 16cm x 26cm lamington tray and bake at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until brown.
Slice into fingers/pieces when cool.
Serve hot or cold!

recipe from here

Clare x

Saturday, October 6, 2012

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