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Children’s Farm and a Lentil

Today we went to the farmer’s market at the Collingwood Children’s Farm in Abbotsford. They had animals in enclosures(which i don’t like, but i like patting the animals), different plants growing everywhere, a cafe and music, all in a really pretty foresty setting. But why is the market only once a month???

Got some very nice produce and then we went to eat at Lentil As Anything, which is a not for profit community restaurant where you can ‘pay as you feel’ for a really nice vegetarian/vegan buffet. It was delicious! I’m thinking of volunteering there, but it’s a bit tricky at the moment with working full-time and at the weekends i just wanna make my own food and go for drives in the country..

After that we went to the wholefoods shop.

When we got back i made a roast with our finds from the market, so inspiring to cook with veggies in all these odd shapes and gorgeous colours.

The roast I made

And i made another bread, which turned out nicer and much less messy then the one from last week. I put heaps of spices in it, that’s why i call it the Pepper Bread..

The Pepper Bread

We also found heaps of rosemary growing in a library car park. Now how cool is that?! That went straight into the roast! It smells so nice! I wish i could eat like this every day.

So yeah, lots of food foraging and cooking today and hopefully some more eating and relaxing with some youtube clips coming up!

Ah yeah, and i watched this.

Watch it! It’s good. It’s about kids and how they get marketed to and turned into mini consumers so they can grow up to be big consumers. Nice, right?! I hate brands and marketing and consumer crap. That shit should be outlawed! Or better, people should stop being so stupid and buy all this shit trying to fill the voids in their lives.. and stop buying this crap for their kids too.

I wish you all a happy weekend!! What are your plans? I might go for a drive in the country tomorrow..

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The Challenge

So I’m doing this challenge.

It’s not really a New Years resolution, more like a lifestyle challenge.

I believe to change your habits, especially if they are quite significant, there needs to be a slow transition.

Many people try to push themselves too far, too quickly and are trying to be perfect at the same time.

That’s why New Years resolutions very often don’t work.

I think it’s important to just push yourself enough, so it’s interesting, exciting even, but not so hard that you’re wearing out. Balance..

In my life there are going to be a lot of changes in quite a few areas, the ones listed below are the basic ones, but i will figure them out on the way as well and update them.

Here is an awesome video i found about minimalist living, foraging and skipping.

There is a couple of things i want to change in my life, but i will just tell you where I am coming from.

I have been vegetarian for over a decade and i haven’t been drinking or smoking for about the same time. I don’t eat at fast food restaurants, hate shopping(most of the time) and I never owned a tv in my life. I run my own clothing label part-time and work full-time for about 8 months a year. I’ve done some backpacking, some squatting and skipping, but more on that later..

So some of the challenges are,

at the moment we have 2 cars, turn them into 2 bikes

turn my full-time work into part-time work

switch from a 3 bedroom house to a shared accommodation

do volunteering(i especially like the idea of feeding people..)

if i have to buy shit, don’t buy mass produced, buy local/organic/sustainable, 2nd hand or handmade, make shit yourself

reduce personal items

eat vegan/organic

And now the BIGGEST challenge of all, blog about it EVERY DAY for one year!

I probably forgot some, but as I said this is going to be an ongoing project and I will update challenges as i go.

Here is an awesome picture by one of my friends.

 

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Its called ‘New Beginning’ which i find fits quite nicely. Pretty, right?!

Have you got any (NewYears) challenges? Tell me about them!