There’s lots of nice walks around Sydney & the Blue Mountains. Next year I want to do a lot more. My current favourites are:
– Bondi to Bronte for ocean views
– The Bay Run to Iron Cove for harbour views
– Spit bridge to Manly for a bit of everything. You can do both beach and the bush in 10km
– Around Govett’s Leap, up near Blackheath for spectacular mountain views!
– Around Lake Parramatta, the Nepean River or Lake Macquarie for glimmering water
– Campfire Creek to the Red Hands Cave, Glenbrook for some indigenous art.
I hope to always see the world with childlike wonder. Some things that remind me of being an ACTUAL child and not just one in a grown up’s body are:
– Choose your own adventure novels, or pick-a-paths
– Cottees Cordial
– Scratch and sniff stickers ( I LOVED THESE!)
– Hot lips lip gloss
– Lock up diaries
– Roland Harvey calendars
– Enid Blyton
– My sister
It’s the time of the year where red and white striped treats are flooding your Pinterest and Instagram feeds. I’m personally not that enthused about eating a candy cane by itself. But worked into another dessert, things begin to get a little more exciting.
Ian makes a delicious paleo version of a chocolate crackle. They are the perfect flavour combo, a mix of sweet and bitter with a nice crunchy texture. And just relax, there’s only a small number of calories in each one.
I never remember to take good photos of them but here’s a pic I snapped quickly the last time.
50 gms unsalted butter 2 tbs cacao 1 tbs honey A cup of nuts.
Method: Melt the butter On a low heat, add other ingredients. Stir till combined. Scoop into patty cake papers.
Nelson Mandela passed away today and along with the rest of the world, I mourn him. As the daughter of two South Africans, I feel like he was a man that I have known about for my whole life. He is my Father’s hero. The first time I ever saw my Dad cry, was the day Nelson was released from Prison.
There’s nothing I can write about this man that hasn’t already been written today. But I have been thinking about the way Nelson described the loss of someone who meant a lot to him.
In Long Walk to Freedom, he explained how he felt when his best friend Oliver Tambo passed away. The way he described Oliver, actually seems like a very apt way to describe Nelson himself:
“In Plato’s allegory of the metals, the philosopher classifies them into groups of gold, silver and lead. Oliver (and Nelson) was pure gold. There was gold in his intellectual brilliance, gold in his warmth and humanity, gold in his tolerance and generosity, gold in his unfailing loyalty and self sacrifice. As much as I respected him as a leader, that is how much I loved him as a man”.
Madiba, you were the greatest man in our life time. Thank you for changing the world. May you rest in peace.