Saturday, June 26, 2010


When I grow up I have decided to be a "big kid" instead of an adult.

What made me decide to do this?

I watch my mom and dad and all of their friends have fun but I still think they are missing out on the good stuff kids get to do.....

I think there should be an option to grow up but still do kid things. This would make the world a better place because everyone would be having fun.

In the world of "big kids" everyone would get to do stuff like:

1. Play outside everyday. Don't just go outside, but kick a ball or hoola-hoop in the yard.

2. Of course when you are outside, you should invite friends over to play too! How about a skipping contest or see who can hop on one foot longer. That is sure to make you smile.

3. Definitely wear comfortable clothes. Sometimes I see adults wearing fancy clothes and high-heel shoes and they don't look happy. Soft, colourful clothes and sneakers are great for everyone.

4. Put a brush through your hair and then "go, go, go." Don't worry about it being perfect or looking "just right."

5. Play in the dirt. Go the the park and play in the sandbox or plant a garden and dig, dig, dig into the dirt. Get good and dirty and don't worry about messing up your clothes. We are all washable!

6. Do you have a pet? Play with your pet. If you have a cat or dog, take time to play with them or just pat them. Cats and dogs love people and will hug you if you hug them. Be kind to the furry people too!

7. Colour a picture. Take out your crayons and colouring book and make something pretty. Use lots of colours and be sure to put your name on the picture so you know who coloured it. And it's ok to colour outside of the lines, cause that's where life happens!

8. Laugh a lot. Find things that are funny and laugh. It's ok to laugh. It makes everyone around you laugh too!

9. Eat ice-cream and cake for breakfast and don't worry about being healthy. Ice-cream and cake have milk and eggs and good stuff all mixed in. So it is ok to eat them for breakfast, just not everyday.

10. Don't worry about money. If you remember that money does grow on trees and will show up when you require it, then it will all be okay. Remind yourself everyday that you will always have more than you require. If you think it, it will happen.

I am only 7 years old but I like these ideas. Growing up should be fun and not hard work. So I challenge everyone who reads this to pick something fun and do it everyday. You will see your world get much better. Like my mommy says "laugh, have fun, rest, and repeat."

- Sami FitzGerald


Tonight, Sofie made me a beautiful belated birthday dessert. A completely RAW one at that.

Frozen chocolate banana sticks - bananas coated in raw chocolate sauce and crumbed with raw nuts (almonds, pistachios, macadamias, hazelnuts).

Raw chocolate sauce with raw chocolate chewy fudge bar.

Raw chocolate and cookies icecream - cashews, coconut water, coconut flesh, agave, cacao butter, cacao powder, crumbled chocolate chewy fudge bar.

The table was set with these decorations.

And a obligatory glass of savignon blanc.

Thank you and love you my little Masterchef. xxxx

Thursday, June 24, 2010


.......... I may actually act my age! But then again why grow up and old? Yesterday was my 38th birthday yet I still feel like I'm in my 20's. Where has the time gone? Only last week my friend, Cheree, and I commented that we're still acting like we did back then. I wonder what the fuck have I done when spontaneity kicks in and I just go downstairs for a look and before I know it I'm lying on the table having my eyebrow pierced. I'm a mother for fuck sake. But who's stereotyped what mothers can and can't do and how they should and shouldn't look and behave? Not me - I'm an individual. I can do, be and have anything. Aren't breast implants, piercings and tattoos all classed as continuous improvement (lol)? Plain Jane and Boring - never! Freak or Funky??

"To be human is to be flawed and fabulous."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I'd previously written a long, heartfelt(soppy) post but decided to delete it and simply say:

"See ya Spunk(Matt)! I'm really going to miss you. Thanks for the good times(training). It was fun(challenging and rewarding). Love you."


"We all bring a unique gift in this life."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


A young girl I know had met the man of her dreams. She was besotted by him and lived each day with a dull ache in her heart. A longing to be held in his arms, to feel the warmth of his lips against hers. She missed him terribly, everyday like crazy, evidenced by her Facebook status updates, one of the only forms of communication she had with him. A brave soldier in another land doing his country proud. The countdown was in motion until they would be together again, an opportunity to see and experience another country as they came together as one once more in just 13 more days time. This time would also allow them to finalise their wedding plans, a day they had been anticipating with much joy and excitement. It was a love story you wanted to read till the end, only the ending came in the form of death. He was tragically taken away leaving a trail of sadness behind. The love and laughter stopped dead in its tracks. A broken heart and devastated mind now the truth of her story.

I am both deeply saddened and angered by this tragedy. It's like a piece of my heart has been taken too as I feel for my friend who will never get to live out her fairytale. I imagine the pain now a resident in her life, currently filled with tears and sorrow. Yet I am also angered that so many also live in pain worrying about shit like what to eat and how big their arse is or might become. It's been another lesson in perspective and how to view life and what's really important.

And now that I've dumped my thoughts and shed more tears, after being woken in the midst of my sleep, I'm going to kiss my sleeping kids and text my husband "I love you" and go back to bed and pray.


"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved - George Sand"


What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?

What would you do if you knew you were enough just as you are today, if you knew - really knew - that you were in your essential nature a compassionate, gentle being capable of being fully present with yourself and the world? Would you trust yourself more?

What if who you essentially are right now is all that you are ever going to be?

What if becoming who and what we truly are happens not through striving and trying but by recognizing and receiving the people and places and practices that offer us the warmth of encouragement we need to unfold?

from the book The Dance by Oriah Mountain Dreamer


"A failure of imagination keeps us stuck in patterns of limitation and fear."

Monday, June 7, 2010


To do list:

- 140 kg deadlift



"There's only one person you need to please and who will always be there for you. That person is YOU."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


The young man woke up in the morning with ideas lurking in is head. Cuddled up in his bed he thought about his family, and all the great plans he wanted to execute. As he was reflecting in his dank, inhospitable cell room, one of his masked captors walked into the room with a pencil and a blank piece of paper in his hand. He handed the writing utensils to the young man and told him to write his last rites, as it was time for him to meet his creator. As soon as the young man heard these words, his mouth became dry and there was a burning sensation in the back of his throat. His hands trembled as he held the crumpled paper in his left and the crooked pencil in his right. Sweat trickling down his forehead he began to write his final legacy - five things I will do differently:

1 Wake: I will wake every morning and smile at the world. I will be glad for the chance to see yet another day, and most especially I will be grateful for the "gift of life".

2 Eat: I will cherish every meal I receive. I will eat healthy, delicious meals and I will take my time to savour the complex flavours of each meal. My body is divine and it surely deserves the finest of food.

3 Love: I will develop my innate ability to Love myself and to Love others selflessly, as Love is the universal language that all humans understand.

4 Work: I will establish my identity at work and I will let my purpose of "positively improving humanity" fuel my creativity and talents. I will view success not through the eyes of an epicure, but through the eyes of a famished individual who has been fed and empowered with the wisdom of life.

5 Sleep: At the end of each day, I will lie in my bed and sleep like a baby because if life is worth living then it must be worth dreaming as well. Furthermore, I cannot dream without sleep!

Upon writing these words, the young man carefully folded the piece of paper and handed it to his captor. He smiled and felt calm. He was at peace with himself because he realised he had lived a great life and completed his legacy. It was now time to celebrate his life.

- Sheg Aranmolate


"Peace is pleasure, mindfulness is pure ecstacy."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


How is it possible with so many beautiful beings on this planet that I am blessed with the best of the best? Today I was lucky enough to catch up with gorgeous girls, Selina and Lynsday and Lynsday's cutie kids at South Bank and then onto Queen Street Mall for lunch with another friend, her daughter and her daughter's baby. I have friends from all walks of life, all with different backgrounds, plans for today and tomorrow, and dreams for the future. It never ceases to amaze me that generosity can strengthen the connection you share with the people you care about and help you relate more intimately with friends with whom you don't see too often. The selflessness of giving without asking for anything in return centres and grounds us. It is that unspoken connection, the understanding, the listening ear, that makes one feel the warmth from another's heart. I heart you girls and all of my other beautiful friends with whom I am able to share my life with.


"The wonderful part of getting older is you get more real with yourself."