March 30, 2015

5 Outdoor Activities for your Australian Autumn Travels


Travelling to Australia in autumn? You certainly won’t run out of things to do! It’s usually beautiful weather down under this time of year, with clear, sunny skies and cooler evenings. Unlike some other places in the world, autumn doesn’t force you inside when you’re in Australia. This is a fantastic opportunity to hit the water without the scorching summer sun! But there are also a lot of other activities to do at this time, have a look at the following five for example!

1. Spearfishing
This sport/activity is rapidly growing in popularity across Australia, with crystal clear waters andwarm water temperatures, as well as a variety of fish to catch. A more interactive experience as opposed to standing with a rod, a spear allows you to be in the water with the fish and be selective as to what you hunt. Many companies, such as MOTackle, provide supplies for spearfishing, so you shouldn’t have any problems getting kitted out for your aquatic adventure.

2. Birdwatching
If you’re more inclined towards laidback pursuits, try your hand at birdwatching! Australia has over 800 species of birds for you to spot, and autumn is the perfect time to sit back with a pair of binoculars and enjoy. Try a waterfront location if you want an extra challenge; most waders can look very similar!Off the beaten tracis where you’ll find the rarer species though

3. Hiking
Autumn is the perfect time to go on a long hike. The exercise will keep what chill there is in the air away. Australia’s proliferation of national parks and stunning landscapes will provide countless hikes for you to go on. From climbing mountains to trekking through tropical rainforest, Australia is full of scenery that you’ll love. 

4. Paragliding
Soaring through the air, high in the clouds, looking out over a spectacular view – this is the experienceof a paraglider. When the winds are right,paragliders all over Australia take to the sky. Autumn is the perfect time to hit the winds, particularly on the Gold Coast, where on a clear day you can see far out to sea. There are many paragliding companies that will take you up with an instructor all over the country. 

5. Yachting
Sea breezes, clear water, a glass of champagne…the yachting lifestyle is one of drifting where the current takes you, lazing on deck, and eating some of the finest fresh food that Australia has to offer(especially seafood!). Most major coastal cities in Australia will have a shipyard with yachts for rent. From there, simply plot your route and your yachting holiday is away

Autumn in Australia doesn’t mean your holiday needs to be restricted to indoor activities.Get outside and experience all that the land down under has to offer. Will you be soaring above the clouds paragliding or careening over the waves on a yacht? Diving under the sea with a spear gun or sitting on the shore with binoculars? 

Share your favourite autumn activity to do in Australia



March 29, 2015

Olive and Tomato Veal Bake



Looking for a new family classic to add to your weeknight meals with minimal effort? You are going to love my Olive and Tomato Veal Bake which is perfect with some salad or veggies

Ingredients

500 grams veal steaks
1/4 Red Capsicum, sliced
200 grams Olives
3 Button Mushrooms, sliced
100 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Thyme
Splash of Lemon Juice

Method

1. Preheat oven for 200 degrees
2. In a bowl combine lemon juice, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme
3. Place veal steaks at the bottom of the baking dish, covering with capsicum, olives, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes
4. Pour lemon juice and spices over the mixture and lightly toss


5. Place dish in the oven for 18-20 minutes until veal is cooked through 

Serve with Salad or Veggies


Serves 4

March 28, 2015

Easter Bunny Craft for Kids



Easter is around the corner and today I am sharing an easy and quick Easter Bunny Craft

I decided to create a little Easter Bunny bottom for the back of my front door

Here is how you can create your own

Materials

White Cardboard
Light Pink Cardboard
Glue
Scissors
Lead Pencil
Toy Stuffing


1. Cut out 1 large circle and 2 small ovals in White Cardboard
Hint - Use a bowl the trace the bottom of your Easter Bunny


2. Cut out 2 smaller ovals in the light pink cardboard
3. Centre and Glue the light pink oval onto the white oval creating the Easter Bunny's paw. Repeat with the other paw.


4. Glue the paws onto the bottom of the Easter Bunny


5. Secure a ball of stuffing or cotton ball to create the tail of the Easter Bunny

He is now ready to hang!


March 27, 2015

Creative Challenge 1


I love a creative challenge and recently Clare's Craftroom started her Creative Challenges for 2015 and I knew instantly I needed to join in, little did I know I would end up Interstate and so sick that I didn't have time to source my original idea, but I will keep my original idea close so I can hopefully recreate for my next challenge

Clare shared my prompt with my which is the colour PINK and the below picture 

                                        

So many inspirations 

Pink - a loveable colour!
Coffee Mug - Polka Dots, Buttons, Porcelain, Warmth, Hot
Surroundings - Wooden, Stripes, Rustic

I could really go on all day about this one photo

I decided to create a cute Easter card using sharpies and some stuffing 


How I interpreting this creative challenge

I chose to create an Easter Card because Easter is just over a week away

Natural Card stock - Using the surroundings from the photo of the coffee mug
Easter Bunny - Created using multiple dots and some stuffing to create the polka dot coffee mug and warmth and what would be the colour choice - PINK


Get your sharpies out to create our own Easter card