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Fleaby's Easy Listening Gems Part 1

Flea, much to Sime's disappointment, never really embraced the music genre associated with his namesake & although he often gets into scrapes & scraps... He's really a big softy, especially where music's concerned. 
Here's some of his favourite tunes:









He hopes you enjoy the videos as much as he does!

Juicy Goodness

We've been juicing every day & are enjoying the benefits of raw food. Here's what we've been having so far...
Pineapple, apple, celery, purple sprouting, orange, lemon  & basil.
Beetroot, apples, clementines & turmeric.
Carrots, apples, celery, cucumber, lemon & turmeric.
Spinach, pineapple, apples, pak choi, cucumber, lemon, coriander & ginger.
Spinach, celery, courgettes, cucumber, pineapple, apples & lemon.
Wonderful stuff!

We are eating pretty much the same every day - porridge for breakfast, then a juice with fruit & nuts for lunch & a cooked dinner each evening.
We are feeling really good for it too!

Kay & Sime  xx

Green Zing

We made this juice this morning & took it out packed in ice to have between jobs... It gave us a great energy boost!
We used: 4 apples, 1/2 pineapple, half a lemon, 1 inch knob of ginger, half a cucumber, 4 sticks of celery & several leaves of pak choi.
This made 1 litre of juice & it tasted like a zingy sherbet!
Kay & Sime xx

Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead

Have you seen this inspirational film?
If you can't see the film above try this link: Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead.
We often go through phases of juicing & love them - the greener, the better! 
This film is proof again that our food choices really do make a difference to our health.
Now the weather is picking up - it's a good time to reboot, so we'll be dusting off the juicer & giving ourselves a spring clean.
Watch this space for some our favourite juice recipes.

Kay & Sime xx

Roasted Vegetable and Butter Bean Soup

Soup is a great way to use up leftover veggies from our veg box. And when we want to keep things simple - we stick it all in the oven to roast...

Today's includes a whole squash, a bulb of garlic, carrots, leeks & ginger.
We then blended it with 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, a sprinkle of black pepper, a handful of fresh parsley & a dollop of  miso dissolved in a jug of hot water. 
We then added a tin of butter beans & warmed it all through.

Delicious!
Kay & Sime xx

Mother's Day With Bebe

We visited Bebe this afternoon with Hugo.

She very often talks about being a prisoner in the care home & wanting to get out, but of course - in reality, she wouldn't know where to go or what to do!

The staff said she'd been in a good mood earlier, so this was just for our benefit.


Kay & Sime
xx

Taking Responsibility

We have finally finished emptying Bebe's flat.  The keys have been handed in, the sale is going through - we've met with the estate agent, the solicitor, the new owner & said goodbye. Bebe was never into clutter, her home was always spotless & free of stuff, but when it came to clearing it out - it was still hard work!
This is another reason why for us it is increasingly important to free ourselves of our own stuff... The thought of leaving all of it behind for the kidlets to sort out in years to come feels selfish, especially knowing what a nightmare it has been for us. No parent wants to become a burden to their kids, but it happens. We plan on leaving very little in the way of possessions, so when the end comes - the clear out will be a breeze!
At least Bebe is still alive...  Many middle aged kids are left with property to clear & not only is it difficult to organise around their own family & work, but they are dealing with their grief too. 
Caring for Beb…

Altruism

An inspiring talk by this lovely French Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard.

Enjoy!

Kay & Sime
xx

Lights Out!

Just 4 weeks to go until this year's Earth Hour.
Here's the link to join in: Sign Up For Earth Hour.
We'll have friends staying, so a candlelit meal will definitely be on the cards...

What do you have planned?
Kay & Sime xx

Hat Sunday