Weekend Reading- (Hygge, Simple Living and some DIY Nature activities)

Hello all, I hope you have had a lovely week.

Today my children and I spent the day at an animal sanctuary. I think we happened to pick a particularly hot day, but it was still enjoyable. I have mentioned in the past that we were gifted an annual pass, so we are able to visit as often as we like, which is such a lovely gift to give someone. Every time we go, we learn something new.

spotted a lizard
Can you spot the Water Dragon?

The way we keep an outing like this free, is by bringing our own food (snacks and lunch) and drinks, otherwise it’s easy to be tempted to purchase something whilst we are there. I carry what we need in a backpack.

DIY Bliss balls.jpg
Yesterday my children made some simple bliss balls which contained softened pureed dates, chia seeds, oats, apricots, sultanas, cranberries and coconut. This was their recipe. This snack is lovely served chilled. We keep ours in the fridge.

Weekend Reading Links;

We frequently use Nature Journals. I think they are a great idea and my children just love using them. I also have a Home Journal folder where I keep everything from my favourite DIY recipes (mostly Zero Waste recipes), to shopping lists, menu planning ideas and other important information that I want to record. I would normally have all this information saved on my laptop somewhere but I decided to start a Home journal as a backup system.

After reading both books The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking and The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl, I have incorporated lots of Hygge ideas into our home. I think incorporating a little bit of Minimalism (which I think of more as Simpler Living), Hygge and Rhythm in the home seems to work well for us.

Next weeks posts;

  • Book discussion/Review of Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward and The Oh She Glows Cookbook (the first book) by Angela Liddon. Both books focus on Plant-Based Whole Food recipes.
  • Some home-made recipes I use (Zero Waste/minimum waste) which include toothpaste, deodorant, laundry powder and makeup etc.

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