I love receiving a package in the mail. Today there was a sweet little something beside my letterbox from the lovely Jay, a package that traveled from Bellingen to the Peninsula before Christmas but never actually arrived to me so traveled back to Bellingen and now a month later here it is! A totally gorgeous pomegranate hand embroidered by Jay. Along with some holiday reading, Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. Thankyou Jay! I love the intricacy of the pomegranate, you are so talented.
The weather has turned wild and stormy here this afternoon, perfect for making a cup of rooibos tea and reading a few pages Prodigal Summer. Just a few though because the writing work has filled my inbox thick and fast early this year which is wonderful, I am very grateful but takes some juggling with children at home and school holidays still to enjoy!
To all the mamas preparing to send their babes to school for the first time this year I'm thinking of you because I was in your shoes last year. Yes it was a heart swelling emotional day. For us a wonderful school year followed, I wish that for you and your children too and look forward to hearing all about what you come up with to fill their lunchboxes :)
Today's linky list:
Are the tomatoes ripening at your place? I can't wait to try Jay and Woo's wonderful kasundi recipe.
And for more ideas on what to do with bumper crops, my friend Robin has put together a fantastic post Preserving the Harvest
Loving Anja's food 4 thought
Home made icy pole inspiration
More lunchbox recipe ideas from My Green Lunchbox
This is slightly off topic (still relates to health and wellness), in Australia we have a huge problem with a deeply ingrained culture of alcohol abuse that is socially accepted and sadly mistaken as part of what it is to be Australian. I have decided I am going to work towards changing this in any way that I can. I came across keep 'em safe which I think is a great resource for parents of teenagers who are navigating keeping their young people safe from the potential harm associated with alcohol.
And while we're off the topic of food, if you have a little one starting or returning to school this year Jodi is writing a great series on that very topic.
Happy weekend to one and all. See you here next week which is back to school week for us. Oh too fast x