09 March 2013
the week that got away . . .
Phew, the week totally got away from me. Last weekend we went to a family wedding in Sydney, which was an amazing experience - i'd never been to a Macedonian wedding before. It was so vibrant, full of love & energy, really fun with lots of dancing & fantastic food. We only had to purchase one new outfit - a dress for our eldest daughter, who would rather be in running shorts & spikes - so when she agreed to a patterned, layered, pink Alannah Hill frock, we were shocked & thrilled. Needless to say she looked lovely & received lots of comments from family . . . she's quite statuesque & carried herself very well in heels.
The children were so well behaved, it was a very long day (midday wedding, 5p.m. reception) but by 10p.m. they were exhausted. We booked a suite at the Shangri-La in advance, so we were able to enjoy the room in the break between wedding & reception, relaxing in the complimentary lounge with cold drinks & afternoon tea . . . it was also a quick escape after a huge Sunday night event. Amazing views of course!!
We drove home to Canberra on Monday; the children went to school Tuesday, however my eldest had a moderation day - she stayed home to work on assignments while i ran errands (instead of shopping, crazy right??) I picked up Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar & am reading it thoroughly before i too, quit sugar. I volunteered as a time keeper at the primary school swimming carnival Wednesday & came home with a cracking migraine, spending Thursday in a heap . . . all the while watching a debate carrying on my Instagram feed - after posting this image!! How can decreasing sugar & being educated about fructose hidden in food, be a bad thing??!! This book is thorough, fact, interesting . . . & so far i haven't seen a negative remark which Sarah hasn't already addressed in the book - so read the book before saying ridiculous things like "Sarah says never ever eat another banana" as she doesn't, she simply explains the fructose levels in fruit & to reduce, be aware. Sugar is sugar, not good (because it comes in fruit wrapped in fibre) or bad (because it is dressed up in a lolly) . . . your body doesn't care, it just senses sugar. I'll be sure to write extensively on this topic as i start the detox in a couple of months. Don't worry, Sarah even requests you don't become "a sugar bore" just clued in & enjoy your own personal journey.
So i spent the rest of the week sipping iced tea (FYI i never sweeten it, or drink caffeine, it's basically pretty water) curled up on the lounge. Sigh.
Have gorgeous weekends everyone, it's my adopted city of Canberra's 100th birthday, so lots of parties, events & fun going on here + a long weekend, so i'm finishing off my studio & shock horror, might even sew a stitch. I shock myself, it's been 18 months!! Love Posie
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