Try for 5

National Nutrition Week

This week, 16-22nd October Nutrition Australia is challenging all Australians to eat more vegetables and Try for 5.  It is hard to believe but 96% of Australians fail to eat their recommended daily intake of vegetables. The Try for 5 theme is all about discovering new ways to add vegetables to … [Read more...]

Looking for a quick dinner?

quick dinner

Growing up, one of my staple after school snacks was the good old 2-minute noodle pack. If you were on the same page, you will understand the attraction of something that is so quick and simple and requires virtually no cooking skills whatsoever. Never mind a snack - what about the night's where … [Read more...]

Steptember – will you putting a spring in your step?


Yippee, just one more sleep until spring and Steptember.  Nope, its not a spelling error, Steptember is just an innovative way of repurposing the first month of a new season in an energetic way. Steptember has been initiated by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and they are asking us to take 10,000 … [Read more...]

Personal bests and PB’s – what are you striving for?

personal bests

The past two and a bit weeks have been exciting, exhilarating, tearful, stressful and most of all extremely lacking in the sleep department. You may recognise these things in yourself if you have been following the journey of our Australian athletes (or your own country) achieving their personal … [Read more...]

Lemon and Coconut Slice – a delicious makeover

lemon and coconut slice

There are some recipes that just about everyone loves and I think that the good old Lemon and Coconut Slice is one of them.  It is the perfect marriage of buttery biscuit base with a zesty lemon topping scattered with coconut. This delicious slice can often be seen making its entrance at afternoon … [Read more...]

The beauty of a wellness retreat

Yoga Retreat

A yoga and wellness retreat.  Have you ever been to one? To be quite honest, yoga and I have had a rather rocky relationship over many years.  There have been many times that I have been so discouraged with my ineptitude that I lost all hope of the relationship going anywhere. There was certainly … [Read more...]

Running for a Reason – whats yours?

Run for a Reason

If you are a running enthusiast, autumn and winter in Australia provides you with a veritable smorgasbord of events to try your legs at. I love the fact that anyone can run at any time, in any city of the world. It is a great way to see the sights (even if it is just your neighbourhood), get some … [Read more...]

Lacing up with the Perth Run Collective

exercise buddy

I have become part of something that is pretty darn special.  This 'thing' is all about having fun, staying healthy and fit and joining a bunch of other people all on the same page. Last year, lululemon athletica started up a Perth Run Collective in the city, designed to encourage people to run for … [Read more...]

Movies and Popcorn anyone?

Candy Bar

It is school holiday time here in Australia and in my house, that can also mean lights, camera, action aka the movies. I do love the whole process of going to the movies but one thing I just don't get is the side serve of literally everything from the candy bar.  While waiting to pick up my tickets … [Read more...]

Going Nuts

Apricot and Almond Cake

Yesterday afternoon, I walked into the home of one of my dear friends to be greeted by the wafting aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Not only was she baking a cake for afternoon tea but being super organised, she had modified the recipe to: reduce the fat content but include more … [Read more...]