Archives for: July 2008, 03
Let's start this blog with the monastery. I haven't decided to leave society and become a nun, but the great part about my grandfather coming to visit has been exploring Perth a little more. On Friday of last week we went to New Norcia - a monastic town - and the Swan Valley. Honestly, fantastic. It was amazing to think of people moving out there in the 1800s when there were no services and building a type of Spanish monastery in the Australian bush. They had an exhibilition of Christian art as well that was just fantastic - different artists, stories about the thinking behind the works as well as sculptures.
Funnily enough getting there turned out to be an adventure because, I think this is the explorer in me coming out, I'd forgotten the map, took a few wrong turns and ended up just heading in a general direction where I thought it should be. Luckily I managed to somehow get on the right road and we had a great drive. There were roadside stalls, some art galleries, wineries and cool little businesses. I'm hoping that hubby & I can go out there one day.
In food type news, I had been dabbling in the Genotype Diet but am now reverting completely back to the BTD. Doing Dr D's calculator about 50 times, I always come up as BTD, so now I just need to focus on that. It's back to low/no grains (how I will miss my pumpkin/millet bread with ghee and pure raspberry jam) and a focus on proteins/veggies. Somehow I don't think I should be trusted near millet or sugary fruits. I joked to my husband that I get addicted to watermelon the same way people are addicted to nicotine - I almost needed a patch to stop eating watermelon, millet and raspberries. Hopefully that will get my health back on track.
Once my grandfather goes home it's tax-time in Oz. The only bad thing about having a degree in Commerce, aside from the jokes people make about Accountants, is that I get the great job of sorting through hubby's version of a filing system so that I can complete his tax return! I'm thinking I'll cook a beef roast on the weekend so that there's some handy protein to snack on.