It’s time for the weekly #WeekendCoffeeShare where I share thoughts and special moments from my week. Natalie from Natalie the Explorer started this idea earlier in the year and I link up each week with my contribution. It is a great way to record what happens in life, like a diary or journal really and to reflect and be grateful for the good things that happen in my life.
If you would like to catch up on previous posts you can find them HERE.
What I’m grateful for
Last weekend saw torrential rain flooding many areas of NSW and Queensland. My heart goes out to the thousands of people who have lost their homes and in some cases a loved one, during these floods. When things like this happen, it makes us take stock of what is important in our lives.
I’m so grateful for the weather clearing, sunrises and sunsets.
Quotes I liked
Over the last three weeks I’ve not been well with minor health issues. Sometimes it is so difficult to push through especially when you aren’t feeling 100%. My friend sent me this quote during the week and it certainly helped. There are times in life when we do need to push through, however, we also need to be able to recognise the times when we just need to use the wall to lean against and rest.
Book Club, Reading and Cooking a great combo
I love my Online Book Club because we are only a very small group and we have meaningful discussions. I learn so much from my fellow bookclub members who are also my friends. We have decided to start with some Classics and the first book we read was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I can’t recall reading this book and I actually read it twice during our Book Club discussions. We have decided just to read a certain number of chapters and then meet to discuss. This has proven to be a great way to really dive deep into the book.
We’ve also made the Book Club fun! At the end of each book, we will watch the movie (if there is one) to compare it to the book PLUS we also have a fun time making a recipe that would be relevant to the book we are reading.
This week we made Pikelets together on a Zoom Call and here is the result.
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
The health benefits of a Green life – this was the topic that I wrote about for the #SundayStills prompt ‘Green’. There are so many health benefits to adding green to your life, so today I’m sharing some ideas to live well with more Green in your life.
“Green, which is Nature’s colour, is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving.” —Paul Brunton
A little self-care for Sunday
It was Sunday morning on the Gold Coast. I eased into my day enjoying a coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean. I’m an early riser even on Sundays but I love this time of day. The house is quiet and I have time with just my thoughts. Sunday mornings are usually set aside for some self care. I exfoliate and moisturize my skin and manicure my nails. Today I used a new product I’m trying by @limelifebyalcone which I love.
The Skin Polish with Lemon & jojoba bead face mask followed by the Skin therapy moisturizer and One drop wonder has left my skin feeling fresh, clean and soft. Having a routine of self care doesn’t have to be difficult. For me it’s about looking after my skin and my body inside and out, taking time to eat nutritious foods and taking time for being in the moment. It’s amazing how just moisturising your face and body can be relaxing and mindful. What will you do today for yourself? What can you do to nourish your mind, body and soul?
Well that was my week and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my life. How was your week? I’d love you to share with me what you have been up to.