What I’ve been… Beatrix, dirty hair and birthdays

I tasted the whoopie pie, the carrot cake and the creme brulee.
I tasted the whoopie pie, the carrot cake and the creme brulee.

Eating: All the things. I am eating less sugar and amping up the vegies to help reduce inflammation and swelling, and give this baby the best chance at not actually being a Jelly Baby (despite its generous girth). Lots of salads, nuts, chicken, fish and green smoothies. Archie loves green smoothies, but his little digestive system does not. The nappy after he sculls a spinach-cuke-apple-ginger smoothie literally looks like the same smoothie has been poured into the Huggies. Lovely. Despite my virtuous and healthful ways, I have managed to enjoy a BLT and carrot cake at the lovely North Melbs cafe Beatrix, which Lee did the fitout for a few years ago. The owner, Nat, loved Lee so sent me home with a chocolate, caramel and peanut butter whoopie pie and a pistachio creme brulee. Oh yes.

Reading: I’ve just finished the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. Both books kind of blew my mind about the kind of food we eat, where the food comes from and just how messed up the diet industry is. In a nutshell, sugar is evil but everywhere, fat doesn’t make you fat, veggies are best. And happy animals make nutritious meat. I’ve also just finished Eyrie by Tim Winton. God, that man can write. I’ve just started Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach. So far, it’s dark, funny and informative.

Bookmarking: The Art of Simple. The tagline is ‘exploring the craft of living simply’. Love it.

Not doing: Washing my hair. I haven’t washed my hair in nearly 10 days now. I don’t know if it’s pregnancy hormones or what, but I just went a few days between washes…then a few more… and now it’s been ages and my hair is still fine. I rinse it with apple cider vinegar sometimes and spread a couple of drops of jojoba oil through the ends if it’s getting frizzy. It isn’t stinky or oily or dry. Maybe shampoo and conditioner is actually just a crock of shite?!

Coveting: Marimekko have launched a range of kid’s clothes. And oh, are they cute. I want to buy all the things.

Writing: An interview about the business for Interiors Addict. Super exciting! And lots of words for a freelance project with a rather tight deadline.

Looking forward to: Lee turns 32 on Tuesday (so old!) so we are having dinner at Ladro on Monday night, hopefully with dessert at Gelato Messina. And on his birthday night we will get takeaway Indian (Kofta Nawabi FTW) and eat these heart attack brownies that he requested.

Submitting: Our building permit application! It is 170 pages of soil reports, site surveys, computations, engineering drawings and energy rating reports. Fingers crossed it only takes a few days to be assessed then we are ready to roll. Lee is at the house today pouring the slab for the front path, and next weekend we will finish the front fence. Progress!

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One thought on “What I’ve been… Beatrix, dirty hair and birthdays

  1. 1.Since I went travelling I rarely wash my hair. Since I got back I only get it washed when I get it cut. Once every 2-3 months! So I also think that shampoo etc is a crock of shit!
    2. The diet things is so interesting and exciting hey? I’m on my way to becoming a vegan partly because the British food industry is horrific but partly because all research indicates more plant food= longer life. If you get the chance check out writing by Dr Joel furhman. It’s more about weight loss so not suitable for a preggers mamma! But he has some nice ideas and a few good recipes too.
    3. I love reading your blog! You write so nicely and your life always sounds so exciting! !:-) Much love to you and Lee and archie and the peanut xx

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