Sunday, 29 November 2015


It's been a few weeks since I blogged in part because so much has been happening in the world it's leaving me a little emotionally drained and uncertain of what to say but fairly certain I should say something.

Let's show each other more love, shall we? To humankind near and far. To people regardless of their religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, hairstyle, shoe size... Let's all consciously make the effort to help others, serve others, give to others. Let's think less of our own comfort and safety and more of the comfort and safety of others.

Can we please just try to be better humans and show more love?

I recently read Matthew 11:12 which really inspired me.

And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now 
the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing..

We can all choose to wake up every day and forcefully advance the Kingdom of Heaven!

There isn't much else to say. I don't usually share thoughts like this on the blog but I've been so frustrated with the world lately.

To leave you with a picture, I framed my grandfather's library card this week and put it on the shelf with all my prized possessions, most of which are grandparent related. :)

Friday, 6 November 2015


I made the most delicious soup a few weeks ago. As always it was a Pinterest recipe and it is my new favourite. I liked it so much I made a triple batch of it again this week to freeze.

Soups are one of my favourite things to make for a lot of reasons. They freeze so well, I really like the ease of one dish meals, they're warm and comforting, and they're usually a healthy meal (as long as it's not a creamed soup).

My mom asked me what was in this recipe and has everything. Carrots, celery, parsnips, kale, squash (I used buttercup instead of butternut), plus roasted garlic (I don't think I'll ever go back to mincing garlic for a soup because yum - roasted garlic) and tomato paste (crushed tomatoes - never again). It also takes shredded chicken and gnocchi and parmesan at the end.

This is the recipe and I followed it exactly (except I substituted buttercup squash instead of butternut). If you like soup, enjoy. I predict we will be eating a lot of it this year.