Sunday, October 28, 2012

To do lists ...

It has been one of those weeks’ friends. Each day I have been meaning to do a post for my little blog, but I just haven't quite managed to get there. I hate the feeling of leaving things 'unstarted' (is that a word?) or unfinished for that matter. It is a bit sad how each week becomes a measure of how many things I have knocked off my 'to do' list, but such is life when you are just a little obsessive compulsive. Even pre-motherhood I was an obsessive list writer. I sometimes wish I was just a little bit more chilled out and didn't measure the success of my week by how many jobs I have managed to knock off my 'to do list', but that friends is another story. This week I have started reading Sarah Naphtali’s second book 'Buddhism for mothers with young children'.
I will write a review about this book in the next couple of weeks. This is another great book written by Sarah. I am a big fan of her work and find her outlook on life and parenting so refreshing and grounding.
Anyway, here are some of the fun things that I have managed to knock off my 'to do list' this week:
(1) It has come to my attention that although the little man is nearly 19 months old, regrettably I have still been getting around in maternity gear. What have I been thinking? So, this week I have had a well-deserved spend up in Country Road. I LOVE their colours for this season and I am thrilled with my purchases. Here are a couple of the items that have been added to my spring/summer wardrobe... 
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All of these images are from the Country Road website .... 

(2) I also made this Tabbouleh care of my new favourite foodie blog 'Phoodie'. I haven't cooked Quinoa before and it was positively delicious!

This image is from the Phoodie blog... 
Phoodie is a fantastic blog detailing the most delicious and simple recipes - completely inspiring!Phoodie is also a feature food writer on Mamamia.
(3) I also had a scrumptious breakfast with my bestie yesterday morning. It is funny how only 2 hours of laughing and eating can make you feel completely refuelled and ready for the day ahead.
We went to 'Anouk' in Paddington, a great little cafe which makes the yummiest of coffee's. It helps when you can do a little window shopping afterwards too :)
I highly recommend the Croissant French Toast with Rhubarb and Raspberry Coolie ...divine...

(4) I also started reading this book...

I have written about Katie before and remain a huge fan of her work. Her photography is out of this world and her recipes are so delicious and homely. I am thinking that this cookbook could make a perfect Christmas present for that special someone. If you haven't already, you should also check out  Katie's blogspot ...
What exciting jobs have you knocked off your 'to do list' this week?
I have also nearly finished painting our bedroom. It has only taken me the best part of 5 months - yay for me!

Hope you are all having the loveliest of weekends,


  1. Hi Kate,
    Sounds like a lovely week. Glad you did the big Country Road shop for yourself, I love Country Road one of my favs for clothes and homewares. The cafe visit looks fantastic, that croissant french toast is making my mouth water. Thanks for pointing us toward Phoodie blog I'll have to check it out.

    1. Thanks Catherine .... as usual, lovely to get a comment from you. Your tart recipes for this week look divine... I could so go a picnic in Fitzroy Gardens .... The food bloggers conference sounds amazing too - how do you find out about these things? Hope your week has got off to a good start x