Feb 21, 2016

Lovin' Life: 21/2/2016.

Leanne over at Deep Fried Fruit has just started hosting a weekly blog link up called 'Lovin' Life'.  The premise is simple.  All you need to do to join is to add a post you've written about what you're loving about your life right now and then read three other linked posts and comment on them.

Here are a few things I'm loving about my life:




The abundance of fresh lychees at the supermarket right now.  My bag from Woolies today were fresh, juicy and sweet.

I still remember the first time I ever tasted fresh lychees.  It was on a trip to Cairns with my uni mates for a self directed sailing trip through the Whitsundays.  We bought bags of lychees daily and ate them on our big road trip after the sail.



Time to bake on Sundays is always a special joy for me.  The whole process of sifting, stirring, blending and melting always seem that much more calming when performed on a Sunday.

Today's recipe was for home made muesli bars using a recipe I found at a 'mummy blog' I'm really enjoying at the moment, Be A Fun Mum.  Kelly and her team blog about all kinds of things about both being a mum as well as how things you loved about life before you became a mum have to adjust a little the moment you manage to successfully put your little one in the baby capsule and before embarking on that first car trip as a family on your way home from hospital.

I like how the writing is strong and the themes brought up are covered in a relatable manner with real world experience and advice brought in to expand on topics.  The cooking projects are approachable and tricks to involve children in the day to day running of the household are simple, make sense and promise to save a mother's sanity.


Not too many progress shots today, sorry.  I had to work quickly because I had competition for the bag of dark chocolate chips I was using for the bars.  I modified the fruit and grain component of the recipe to use sultanas, dates and chocolate chips.  The tray of bars is baked and sitting in the fridge at the moment: awaiting afternoon tea.


I'm loving my work life balance at the moment.  It's something I take for granted most of the time but I am very fortunate to have found a job where I've returned to the work force able to work at the level and in the role I trained for before maternity leave.  Which was only three years ago?!?!  Sometimes it feels like I've been in this working mother groove forever.....


Toddler SSG is embracing his threenager status at the moment.  There's passion in everything about his life at the moment - his independence, what he wears each day, what he eats each day, what he does each day.  He's started to offer a running commentary on our day which has seen me monitor what I say and do a little more closely.

We were at swimming this morning and he's a much happier swimmer these days than he was last year.  I'm loving seeing his progress and his increasing maturity in everything he gets up to these days.  It might not feel it at times but I think I'm generally on the right course in my navigation of this parenting adventure.


18 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOU!!! You even referred to the Linky in your post. Thanks so much SSG for getting involved in my brand new Lovin' Life Linky.
    Confession: I've never bought a lychee in my life and to be honest, I would quite know what to do with one.
    I do however know what to do with chocolate chips and I'm not sure how many would make it into the muesli bars if I was cooking.

    Be a Fun Mum is the bloggy bomb!

    Happy Sunday SSG.

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    1. Ahh! Leanne, thanks so much for giving us all the opportunity to connect in the blogging world for a positive purpose.

      Here's to loving life!

      SSG xxx

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  2. I have to admit, I've never actually tried a Lycee, but those muesli bars do looks delicious!

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  3. Lychees are delicious but hard work to peel. Still, it makes you appreciate them

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    1. True. A metaphor for life, lychees are.

      SSG xxx

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  4. In the UK I once ordered a chickened and lychee curry take away. On looking at it I sent Mr Him back to the restaurant complaining that the chicken was raw. Turned out it was the lychees. Did I feel silly!

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    1. Don't worry, I could see how that could've happened. I've only had lychees in duck curry. Less margin for error there.

      SSG xxx

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  5. I love lychees but oh my fingers do get sore peeling them. My son and grandson have inherited the love of them too. Your posts was such a joy to read. I love Kel's blog Be a Fun Mum and having met her have total respect for all she is and does. Really enjoyed this Sunday linky with Leanne! Nice to meet you! Denyse

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  6. Man, I love lychees! I find them a little $$ still so settle on lychee cocktails when out...fab!

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    1. Those cocktails are a choice compromise, Lydia!

      SSG xxx

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  7. Really enjoying all your reflections on motherhood/life at the moment. Making me reflect as well. Llm

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  8. Sigh. I love baking. It's my zen. Unfortunately I then end up eating far too much cake, but at least I'm happy! I'm checking out that museli bar recipe now, because I am constantly searching for one that meets my gluten free, anti-nut requirements. This looks promising!

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    1. Hope the recipe works for you too, Rachel!

      SSG xxx

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  9. I want that dinosaur for myself!! :)
    I love lychees but i'm convinced longans and lychees are not the same as Singapore. :P

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    1. That's true, Ling. But just to make sure, I will check all the fruit I can find for you when I'm back there next month. Because that's the kind of friend I am :-))))

      SSG xxx

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