Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Day 2722 - Wellness Wednesday - with a focus on food

How's your health been this week?

As you know I'm back on my quest for wellness.  In particular I'm in search of that fit and fabulous feeling I once had.  Which is why I have turned my Wednesday's into my stock-take on health.

I read recently that medicine has nothing to do with healthcare.  Medicine is about "sick care". If we're really serious about health care we need to look at our food.

So with that in mind, this week I'm going to concentrate on food.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Day 2721 - Styling for Autumn 2017 - a mother daughter collaboration

Ever think I'd add "stylist" to my resume?

Tobi crepe jumpsuit with Ishka necklace
My daughter and I were recently approached by a clothing store to do a bit of a blogging/social media collaboration: she as the model (of course) and me as the stylist.

Well of course I jumped at the opportunity because (a) any time I get to spend with my girl is a plus and (b) I've always wanted to dabble in styling.

Here is part one of our three part series.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Day 2720 - Three months in review

Soooo, where are we at?

To be honest I wasn't looking forward to 2017.  Actually, that's entirely not true.  It's just that 2016 was such a great year for us personally that I didn't want to see it go.

But here we are in 2017 and we're already a quarter of the way through.

So how's it shaping up so far?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Day 2719 - All the goss on the Cheer Chick Charlie Book Launch - Dymocks Belconnen

Why just have a book launch when you can have a party? 

It seems quite unbelievable as a self published author to be releasing Book 9 of my Cheer Chick Charlie series.  But yesterday I did just that at Dymocks Belconnen.

Dymocks Belconnen was the first book shop to ever stock the series, so it was a great feeling to head back there to launch my latest work.  

I felt it was deserving of a party.  Not just a book signing; not just an author visit; but a fully fledged party to celebrate how far this series has come. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Day 2718 - Cheer Chick Charlie Book Launch

The blog is closed today due to my book launch.

See you with all the post-launch gossip tomorrow. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Day 2717 - Lamb and mint jelly salad

Can you turn a roast into a salad?

I believe you can turn ANYTHING into a salad.

In my house, I'm known at the Salad Queen (self titled of course).  If I could get away with it, I would serve salads forever.

I do manage to serve up the odd "chunky salad" to my family at dinner time which not only delights their taste buds but also fills them in the process.

My lamb and mint jelly salad is a recent success.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day 2716 - The Lovin Life Linky - Homework Edition

Is it possible to love homework?

With one child in year 12 and the other in year 8, you can imagine there's quite a lot of homework going on at our house.

For the last few weeks we've had assignments up to our armpits and the weird thing is, I'm lovin' every minute of it!

The same can't be said for them of course.  They're feeling the pressure that assessment time can bring.  But I'm loving that I can help them chunk things down to create an assignment plan and then getting to edit their work and learn a whole bunch of new things in the process.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 2715 - Wellness Wednesday weekly check in

How's your health and fitness going?

Mine took a bit of a "dive" last week and I achieved very little.  Let's just say that with a combination of family commitments and me feeling unwell and out of sorts, I didn't do much in the way of exercise at all.

But we have those weeks and we can't beat ourselves up too much.

Let's concentrate on the positives instead.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Day 2714 - Preparing for book launch

How does an author prepare for a book launch?

Signing books at the Gold Coast Convention Centre for the launch of my 8th book

For an author about to launch a book, you probably assume that the star of the show just turns up to the event, chats to the crowd, signs a few books and smiles for the camera.

I don't know what the rock stars of the literary world do, but for this humble self published author I can tell you there is definitely no "just turn up" about it.

There is weeks of planning, preparation and (dare I say it) even stress.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 2713 - Monday Motivation

Happy Motivational Monday!

Every Monday gives us the chance to open a fresh page of our book in readiness to write a new chapter.

What will you be doing this week?

Where will you use your fresh start?
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