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Living the dream

I'm so grateful for everything in my life. I try not to take anything for granted. I keep these things in my mind as I focus on staying alive when riding to work. I drop off the kids and jump on my hubby's (now mine) mountain bike and head down towards the riverside where there is a lovely bike path towards work. It's stress-busting and it's always been my dream to ride to work. People should do it more often, but we need more bike-friendly paths.

I like to think cyclists are generous beings. There is a type of camaraderie among us and we say hello to each other and help each other. I am lucky to have a bike shed, a locker and showers to use in my building. All these things I am eternally grateful for.

I am also grateful for love. We went to a wedding recently and I took home a few macarons from this ombre tower. So pretty. So pink. So not a fan of macarons. Too sugary. Everyone seems to be catching onto this Instagrammers cake designs (#adikosh123) with the biscuit and gerbera flowers on top. I had a bit and it didn't taste great. The biscuit wasn't nice. It's all for looks.

But hey, give me lobster any day!!! This was delicious. My eldest girl has a shellfish allergy. She was starved and tried the noodles that the lobster was sitting on. I mean, what's the worst that could happen? I told her to wait 5 minutes. 4 mins later she said her throat was sore. Damn food allergies!!!

She was so hungry, we gave her all of our fried pigeon (yes, fried bird) I can't tell you how it tasted. Must be like chicken??? She tried some fried rice but even that ended up giving her a sore throat. Asians just have to add prawns to everything! At least there was steam barramundi for her as well and she ate the prawn crackers as they are probably only prawn by name.

Yesterday was Palm Sunday. Hosanna in the highest! I got to to the first Reading at church in front of a huge crowd. I was a bit nervous but I took my time and it all worked out in the end. It was a windy (as always) and a hot day. The kids had their candles and were well-behaved at church. We had a lovely family afternoon at the grandparents.

This is me holding my favourite dessert. Chocolate mousse at a Christening. I decided to jump on the short hair bandwagon last year in time for summer. I must have been inspired by the gorgeous Rose Byrne. I think it's a forties thing. I don't think I'm ever going back to long hair. Way too much maintenance. I really like it. What do you think?

Look what we found by the fence! Hubby told me some kind of cucumber was growing so I went to have a look and said "That's not a cucumber, that's a watermelon!" We peered over to the neighbours front yard and could see a sprawling plant that found it's way to our side. We seem to have the only fruit from the plant itself. A few months ago there was some excavating on that side due to plumbing issues. He must have eaten some watermelon and spat out the seeds. Lo and behold the plant grew and grew. It's only hidden by the knee-high grass as hubby hasn't had time to mow the lawn. He kind of doesn't want to so we can keep hiding the watermelon which is now about the size of my foot!

Anyway, back to the bike. I bought a pannier rack from e-bay for $21. It came a day later and he installed it on Sunday. I really like it. I can put my bag on it and I use a bungee to secure it down, I only get slightly sweaty now instead of the wet patch on my back I use to get from having my back pack on.

The only thing is that he had to raise the seat pole a bit so now I have to tiptoe and balance on the bike instead of being able to have both feet flat on the ground. I just need to grow longer legs. Now just waiting for some bike lights to come in and I'll be set. I was thinking about fenders but cannot see how they can attach. I'll need to raise the seat again. No thanks.

It's Passion Week for us Christians (most of us anyway). I've decided to fast from sugar too. We'll see how that pans out. I was thinking of making choc donuts for Easter Sunday. Hmmmm. Mmm chocolate. Mmmmm donuts. 

Hope you all have a blessed week and a blessed Easter! Thanks for reading.


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