Monday, 7 July 2014

Sunday Smorgasbord!

I was going to start this post by saying that I have been such a lazy blogger this week... but then when I thought about it, it seems that I have been a lazy person in general! I'm linking up with Fabulous in First to share a bunch of randomness from my lazy days.

In no particular order...

It's really, truly Winter here at the moment!!  Temperatures often get very cold overnight - but this was during the day! While the sun was out!  Brrr.

My plan for the holidays was to get my eating back on track.  Usually I eat really healthily - lots of fruit and veggies and no lollies or chocolate.  The last few weeks of term I was super disorganised and ended up eating lots of junk so I had planned to avoid treats when the term ended.   See the above photo for an example of how that went!!   Last night in an attempt to eat well I made my favourite, baked salmon!

So easy and tasty - just season with salt and pepper, add a few lemon or lime slices to the top (if you want) and wrap in foil.  Bake at about 180 degrees C for 20 minutes or so, sometimes it takes a little longer if the salmon is thick.

I've also been trying to get out every day for either a walk by the beach or to the gym.  This photo was from a late afternoon walk - it was cold but the views were lovely.

Finally got a new rug for my 'office'.  The photo doesn't do the gorgeous green colour justice.

And since I was in the shopping mood, I grabbed a new teacher chair and some more classroom storage from Ikea.

Spent some time with my precious nephew on Saturday.  Here he is waiting for his 'pet snail', Slimey, to come out of his shell.  (He never did!)

We played 'Turtle Rescue' - he was the injured turtle that we had to save from the open ocean.  My brother does a pretty good impression of Shellington from Octonauts so he was the preferred rescuer.  In this photo he is checking the turtle's fin before attaching a tracking tag and releasing him. :)

I think I can hear the housework calling me... it might be time to get off the couch and get some stuff done!  My plans today include updating my Reading Fluency Card Game Bundle with my 2 new games - when I do that I'll increase the price a little so if you grab it now you'll get the lower price AND the new games when they're added, too! I also need to email the winners of my 'Pin it to win it' giveaway - Sarah B. and Bec!

Have a wonderful day friends. :)


  1. Lauren, I really don't think I could survive those low temps you get. I have a fire going, an electrical blanket and layers -- and it's only 10 degrees at night here (gets lower in mid-winter though).

  2. Haha-I don't know about you, but my house is not built for the cold, summer it's perfect. I've been finding little sunny spots out if the wind, and resolved I wouldn't feel bad about my lazy days this holidays-obviously my body needs them! X


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