Quite a while ago now I did a post about "Top 10 Most Amazing Sea Slugs" and afterwards something made me feel rather sad. You see, the humble garden snail is never going to look as amazing or as colourful as a Sea Slug, but I thought I would try and bring some balance to the molluscan classes anyway.
Woo Hoo another fun award I love these ones
This one is from my new friends and faithful follower Alice who writes My Rabbit Hole trips.
“The ABC Award is a bit different from other awards in that the only rule is that you come up with something relevant to you for each letter of the alphabet.”
As usual please read with humor
A - Angies Grapevine
B – Brother I have one
C – Crazy
D – delightful
E – extraordinary
F – Fabulous
G – Great
H – Happy
I – Independent
J – Joker
K – Kind
L – Loving
M – Mummy
N – Nutty
O – Overweight-ish
P – pleasant
Q – Quirky
R – Reader
S – Sister I have one
T – temperamental
U – Uncle I have a few of those
V – Vehicle is a Nissan oh yeah!
W – Wonderful
X – xylophone never learned to play
Y – yellow is my lucky color
Z – Zany
My nominees areeeee:
Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly
- ABC Blog Award… (mandyevebarnett.com)
- The ABC Award (dreamy4me.wordpress.com)
- These Award Thingies (rosalindsmith-nazilli.com)
- The ABC Award (knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.com)
- ABC Award (combatbabe.com)
- Two Awards: The ABC Award and The Super Sweet Blogging Award! (therantingpapizilla.wordpress.com)
Daughter #3 sent this info on a new yoga studio in my area called Muskoka Yoga Studio , as usual had to share!
This is a newly opened Yoga Studio in Muskoka, they have only 86 members at the moment but I think it will grow to many more.
This is what their website says:
What is SUP Yoga?
SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga ~ Curious as to what SUP Yoga is? Have never been on a paddleboard before? Looking to challenge your regular Yoga practice than SUP Yoga is just what you might be looking for. Spice up your regular Yoga routine, build amazing core strength, and give yourself the freedom to glide your practice to the next level. Even if you are new to Yoga or have never tried Yoga before SUP Yoga is a great way to challenge any fitness enthusiast. Engaging stabilizer muscles, working on your balance and becoming more mindfully focused on your movements as well as your entire body, you will be amazed at how great you can feel once you have had the chance to experience a class. If you want to burn some calories, shred off excess weight and look fantastic come shape your body and mind in a Muskoka Yoga Studio SUP Yoga class
Take your practice to the water. imagine yourself floating on the Lake quiet and peaceful. Flowing gently from pose to pose and allowing yourself to completely relax and surrender to your Boga Yoga board! Pure BLISS. -
Stand Up Paddle Vancouver will be travelling to Muskoka to put together The ONLY SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Ontario!
Well at least at this exact moment.
I will be definitely signing up for this course!!!
Morrocan Carrot and Chickpea Salad
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/3 cup / 80 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
10 ounces carrots, shredded on a box grater or sliced whisper thin on a mandolin
2 cups cooked chickpeas (or one 15- ounce can, drained and rinsed)
2/3 cup / 100 g dried pluots, plums, or dates cut into chickpea-sized pieces
1/3 cup / 30 g fresh mint, torn
For serving: lots of toasted almond slices, dried or fresh rose petals – all optional (but great additions!)
To make the dressing, first toast the cumin seeds in a dry skillet until fragrant and lightly browned, a minute or two. Let cool, and grind to a powder with a mortar and pestle.
In a bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, ground cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the carrots, chickpeas, dried pluots, mint, and almonds, and rose petals (if you’re including those as well.) Gently toss until everything is evenly coated. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. (You can toss this salad, minus the almonds, hours in advance. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.)