Quote Monday #106

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know – Pema Chodron

YouTube Limelight: Gordon Ramsay

Each month I feature one of my favourite YouTube channels, sharing the little things I like about them & of course the video I like best. This month is Gordon Ramsay.

I came across this channel by chance actually, as it was on the home page as a trending. I’m quite surprised to see that the channel is not just clips from his various TV shows. There are videos of recipes, how-to, along with classic clips from his TV shows.
This video really caught my eye because ‘beer soaked bread’ sounds very interesting & easy to make. I will let you know if I ever do make it! The Ginger Beer Battered Fish also sounds delicious.

Click here to see more of Gordon Ramsay’s videos.

Quote Monday #105

The constant happiness is curiosity – Alice Munro

(source: Goodreads)

Quote Monday #104

(source: Playboy’s Twitter Page)

Quote Monday #103

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses – Abraham Lincoln

Quote Monday #102

(source: Living Well Spending Less Facebook page)

YouTube Limelight: Headspace

Each month I feature one of my favourite YouTube channels, sharing the little things I like about them & of course the video I like best. This month is Headspace.

About a month ago I discovered Podcasts. I know, I’m really late jumping on that bandwagon! The 60+ podcasts have kept me busy, I often listen to it while I’m driving or eating breakfast. Although the Headspace Podcasts have ceased for now, I’ve really enjoyed listening to them & learning more about the mind. It’s interesting how the mind works & what we can do with our mind to make life better. The main focus of Headspace is meditation & mindfulness, which I have been dabbling with since January.

Click here to see more of Headspace’s videos.

Quote Monday #101

(source: My Vibin’ Life)

Quote Monday #100

Either you run the day or the day runs you - Jim Rohn

Source: Girl Boss

Welcome to Spring!

Spring has officially started & Melbourne actually got the memo, producing a beautiful spring day.

Unfortunately I didn’t know how or when to harvest lettuce last year so I just let it grow. It went to seed & has been popping up in random places in the garden bed. From what I can see, there are 3 types growing. I am unsure which types as they were purchase as mixed lettuce. 

I’ve already been picking at the lettuce as needed & will continue to use it this way. It’s fantastic having it on hand & I think it might grow almost year round.

After visiting a local strawberry farm in March this year, I knew I had to try to grow my own. I thought I had missed my chance, needing to plant in April or May but when I looked into it I still had time. According to my research, four plants should produce enough fruit to keep a family in strawberry heaven. 

There were a few varieties to choose from at the nursery. Rather than choosing all the same, I opted for a few different plants. I purchased a strawberry, a bubbleberry, a strasberry & a pineberry. A bubbleberry has hints of bubblegum as well as different berries. A strasberry looks like a strawberry cross raspberry & has a mild raspberry flavour. A pineberry has white flesh with red seeds & a pineapple tang. 

I’m really excited to try all of them when they start fruiting. 

I am most proud of my peas. I planted 20 seeds & about 16 plants grew. I have been checking on them almost daily to watch their progress. I was excited to see the first flowers & now the first pea pods. I’m sure it won’t be long until we have so many peas I won’t know what to do with them!