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Domain Walk

Just a random post about this morning’s walk.
I wouldn’t normally drive all the way into the city, especially not at peak hour*,  just to go for a walk.
Today was an exception.  The buses were not running (do not get me started on that one) so I had to deliver my eldest (& friends) to college, but then my dilemma was what to do in the 3 hours before hubby arrives at the airport.
Not enough time to go home, and no point either when it takes a good 45 mins each way.
So, I figure the best thing to do is take walk. The domain is relatively quiet at this time of the morning (just before 9am) and I only saw 3 others walking/jogging so I had a peaceful wander around the road.  Most of it is cut off from vehicular access so cars and trucks are not an issue.

According to the map and directions it was around 3.2k round trip.  Not bad seeing as I was going for my 5k walk otherwise (if it weren’t for the buses) and the view was pretty good.  I was going to get some pictures but there are just way too many trees…
A round view of Hobart and suburbs with a beautiful sun out.
Walk done, I change and enjoy a coffee while people watching in the Mall before taking the drive out to the airport.

As you can see my hand is not so steady on the drawing – and you dont want to know how long it took to get the picture, draw over it and then save it, just for your viewing pleasure – I am a complete doufas with most computer things, no matter how easy.  It’s the blue line by the way in case you weren’t sure.

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* I know, Hobart peak hour is a walk in the park compared to most places.

Hope you all had a great day 🙂
Jen

Time to walk it out.

This is how I was feeling when I started my walk this evening… moody and dark.
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And this is how I felt near the end of my walk, a little lighter and much cheerier. Not quite glowing, but reflective.
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The pictures (from my phone) are a bit dark and not so clear on the laptop, but the sunset reflecting off the clouds and dam was quite pretty.
Jen  🙂

Who likes Coleslaw??

Granted, most people don’t, it’s the whole cabbage and flatulence thing.  I love it!  Just gotta be careful when I eat it though, and today, the day before hubby gets home, probably not the best decision.. lol.  Damn, it tasted good though.

I’m on a bit of a health and fitness weight-loss kick now, after the last few sludgy weeks,   (there’s along term goal there, but I wont bore you with the details).  So after my 4k walk with dog and mr 8 I wanted something nice and light for lunch.  No more carbs, and I can’t eat eggs without toast, so that ruled out a nice poached or scrambled egg for lunch.
The dregs of the vege drawer produced a cabbage in both white and purple,  red onion, cos lettuce and some avocado.  If bacon had been present anywhere it would have made a brilliant addition.  Thus turning it into a Ceaser-slaw.  Now there’s an idea… maybe next time.

After thinly slicing my cabbage, lettuce and onion, I found the dregs (yep, my fridge is disgustingly bare presently) of a regular mayonaise and some Potato-salad dressing (this one is lightly herbed, but I think some coriander and parsley would do the trick otherwise).
Mixing in just enough to combine the slaw mix I then helped myself and added some chopped avocado on the top.

Crunchy, sweet, mellow, a bit of bite with onion… I went back for seconds, then thirds – hmm, I just demolished the lot.
Mr 13 sat at the table with his toast and I asked him would he like some… “no, don’t like purple food…”
So that got us (with mr 8) talking about coloured foods and what was  yummy or otherwise.

Once I helped myself to the last serving mr 8 said “…mum, one day you’re going get sick…”  Ok, “why”, Apparently if I eat too much healthy food I’m going to get sick.  Can’t say much to that except laugh.

My slaw mix.
Quantities are about equal with the veges.  Amount – depends on how many are eating.
I had a 1/4 each of cabbage & onion and only used a very small portion of each + 1 whole baby cos lettuce.  I love avocado, so I could have eaten the whole thing with it, but I restrained myself, used about 1/4 or less on each serve.
If adding bacon, I would allow 1 rasher per person, and chopping into strips, fry it til crispy, then add into the veges.

Red & white (or is it green) cabbage.
Cos lettuce, I like the baby ones.
red onion.
Dressing of your choice – should be creamy. Just enough to coat ingredients.
Herbs.
Avocado – not too soft, not too hard.

Thinly slice, cabbage, onion, lettuce.
Add dressing/s and herbs if using.
Place into a bowl and top with about a 1/4 of the avocado chopped.

Happy munching, eat well 🙂
jennifer