What do you do during your holidays?…I did Bugger All…And I loved it!!!

Summer Holidays!

I’ve been off the radar for 5 weeks…and I’ve loved every minute of it.

In my real life I speak to hundreds of people every day. I rush from class room to class room. I’m dictated to by bells and timetables. I read, I write, I listen, I instruct, I yell, I wear high heels and make up, I go to meetings and correct work, I write reports and take industrial action, I watch my language and go to bed early, I do everything quickly and check/respond to emails, I do…I do…I do…everything except breath properly!

Well, during my holidays I do the total opposite to the above…and I love it!

No blogging, facebooking or TV nor wearing anything other than a singlet top and light cotton pj bottoms shuffling about with bare feet, no make up or high heels. I do, however shower and stay clean (dirty hippy was not the look I was going for)…I stay home and sleep and lounge but I still cook and bake…leisurely, quietly and serenely sometimes even gently humming to myself. Go to bed late but still up early, but that doesn’t matter at all because I don’t have anywhere to go and end up having a mid morning nap (as well as an afternoon nap) on my huge white leather couch…with my cat, Jack asleep at my feet on his blanket and my dog, Bella snoring on her 2 seater couch bed…my pets have it so hard!

I lost weight – almost 2 dress sizes – not deliberately though – combination of a week of gastro plus I just wasn’t awake long enough to eat and drink like I normally do! I did everything slowly and didn’t speak to many people at all – pure bliss!

Glass of wine with lunch and that was about it for drinking…not even one glass of Vodka…for 5 weeks! Surely that will change now that I’m back at work!

I did have a sudden burst of energy half way through the hols and went away to the Mornington Peninsula (Red Hill Wineries) for a whole one night with my girlie friends where we visited lots of wineries and berry farms and bought loads of wine and berries (blackberries and blueberries), ate some fantastic food, bought some award winning cheese, stayed in a wonderful apartment overlooking the vineyards and had girlie pillow fights wearing nothing but our undies!…(lol…jks…just checking to see if you were still paying attention)

I came home happy and exhausted and it took me the next two weeks to recover…

I’m back at work now so it’s time to get back into work routine. In true style of the best kind of procrastinator I know I can be, I should be getting my school work ready for tomorrow so the urge to blog has hit big time.

I have two awesome bloggers I have to thank for awesome awards I received … thanks http://foodisthebestshitever.wordpress.com/ and http://feedthepiglet.wordpress.com/ for your awards…I promise to get around to acknowledging them in a full post very soon. You are the light of my blogging world! Cheers!

So, here’s a snap shot of some of the stuff I made over the holidays. I will get back to regular blogging as soon as my school work load increases and I’m back into full time procrastination.

Cheers everyone and welcome to month number 2 of 2013 🙂

prawns with avovado and home made chilli mayo

prawns with avovado and home made chilli mayo

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Beef Salad with chilli sauce

Beef Salad with chilli sauce

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

How I like to eat my tuna patties - with sauce and home made lime and chilli mayo

How I like to eat my tuna patties – with sauce and home made lime and chilli mayo

Banana bread with butterscotch and chocolate chips

Banana bread with butterscotch and chocolate chips

I didn't make this but we took our dog to the beach for a walk

I didn’t make this but we took our dog to the beach for a walk

My oven broke so I made this dairy free chocolate cake on the stove top - success!

My oven broke so I made this dairy free chocolate cake on the stove top – success!

There was one cold day so I made lamb shanks with garlic mashed potatoes.

There was one cold day so I made lamb shanks with garlic mashed potatoes.

Potato Salad to go with our BBQ

Potato Salad to go with our BBQ

Bought loads of berries so made this blackberry and coconut slice

Bought loads of berries so made this blackberry and coconut slice

made ice cream - berries (blackberries and blueberries), mango and vanilla - so delish!

made ice cream – berries (blackberries and blueberries), mango and vanilla – so delish!

berry sauce - I had to do something with all the berries I had!

berry sauce – I had to do something with all the berries I had!

White chocolate, almond and blueberry muffins...told you I had loads of berries!

White chocolate, almond and blueberry muffins…told you I had loads of berries!

My little old man/cat Jack - almost 17 yrs old and is so very cute sleeping on a 45C day!

My little old man/cat Jack – almost 17 yrs old and is so very cute sleeping on a 45C day!

Spaghetti with sour cream and seeded mustard

Spaghetti with sour cream and seeded mustard

sweet and salty peanut/honeycomb chocolate slice

sweet and salty peanut/honeycomb chocolate slice

My daughter bought me a fairy floss maker so we had a fairy floss night! Yippee!

My daughter bought me a fairy floss maker so we had a fairy floss night! Yippee!

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