Now that the weather has finally turned and spring has sprung, I’ve been able to take my new bike out on adventures or go for long walks with my mom. We live on the edge of the countryside so just a ten minute walk and we are greeted with crop fields and country piles.
Down a footpath that seemed to go right through someone’s property, we found that they were selling their hen’s eggs. After being hissed and squawked at by the best guard dogs in the world, geese, we collected our eggs and left behind a £1 in the jar.
When we got home I made a delicious frittata.
Everyone’s gardens have come to life and it’s so beautiful.
It’s so beautiful to be able to go out into fields and have the noise of people reduced. The only sounds I could hear were birds and the occasional plane and sometimes a tractor.
I think I may have started a new hobby, taking pictures of my beautiful bike in the beautiful settings we discover.
I love that I have to lift my heavy bike over turnstiles, not only am I getting a workout in my legs and ass but also my arms!
And once over that turnstile, I found myself in this field sporting this pretty pond with a dead tree fallen over into it. It was the perfect place to sit on that tree and take it all in. I decided this would be my meditation spot so crossed my legs and breathed deeply.
I’m not very good at emptying my mind as meditation expects, so instead I simply think about all the things I am grateful for and that completely lifts my mood.
I’m so grateful for public footpaths. I also had to lift my bike over two turnstiles!
The little lambs were real inquisitive of me until their mammas came over and told them to scram.
I took this picture ofter bombing down a tree covered pathway with both feet up on the middle of the bike like I was a little kid again.
All the photos are taken with my iPhone so apologies for the quality. I just love these beautiful country houses and wish it was me living in them.
I love to cook and I especially enjoy cooking vegetarian food. Above are all the ingredients for a great dhal I found on Vegan Sparkles, another student of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I only cook with coconut oil and I’ve found one that tastes so good, I often eat it out of the container. It’s great to put on your skin as a moisturiser (super model Valentina does!) and to use for oil pulling. The brand I use above is from Pink Sun and I buy it from Amazon.
I’ve been starting my day with Jason Vale’s Swamp Juice smoothies with added spirulina and wheat grass. So yum! And keeps me feeling full for ages, which is new, since I am usually hungry every half hour!
My student materials arrived from Institute of Integrative Nutrition through which I am training to become a certified Holistic Health Coach
What do you love to do in springtime? What are your favourite adventures when the weather is fine? Do you make an effort to get outside every day?