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Weekend Coffee Share: The Seaside Edition

Hi everyone, it’s a late coffee today because Che and I went to the seaside and arrived this afternoon. Our flight was delayed by 1 hour – it’s becoming the norm with the particular airline I fly with and I’m becoming rather annoyed. I can count on the fingers of 1 hand the number of times I had an on-time domestic flight this year. So we arrived 1 hour later than I expected to.

I realised that this is my first and will be my only post this week. The last one was last week’s coffee share, so I have a lot to share. I will keep it short though, tweet-length with photos.

Summing up my week though, it was client, client, airplane trip, conference in Durban, conference in Durban, beach, airplane trip.

Let’s scroll through the photos I took this week…

…starting with the client, client part – working in the Joburg CBD is interesting because there are sometimes protest marches. It begins with voices raised in song, in the distance, and an inquiry “Is that a march?”; as the voices come closer, the initial inquiry is confirmed and the next question is, “Where is it?” as we look down at the roads and intersections from on high. And then we see the group of marchers. This one was a small one by comparison. It was also peaceful.

Now for the rest. Che and I attended the annual Regional Scrum Gathering in Durban. Because it was in Durban we decided to stay for the weekend and relax a bit.

Before showing you the rest, don’t you think our amaryllis are flowering so beautifully…?

@2018 Regina Martins

We were welcomed back with a personal note and wine, by our Airbnb host Ruth. If you’re looking for a gorgeous place to stay in Umdloti Beach, just look for Beach Melody or Beach Music on Airbnb.

@2018 Regina Martins

We didn’t make it to the beach until Friday afternoon after the conference ended. Feeling the sand give way under my feet, supporting my steps was amazing. Can you see how happy and relaxed we look?

Saturday morning walk to see the conditions of the beach, and a coffee, we came across a wedding on the beach. It was so windy that the wedding was windswept (don’t you love the alliteration?).

And now a quick flip through the rest.

That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing week!

Weekend coffee share is hosted by Eclectic Ali.

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What Was Great About Yesterday 1

Full of ‘I don’ wanna’ and ‘I wanna stay home‘ I dragged my feet through the revolving door of the gym. Classes are scaled down for the festive season so there was nothing interesting to do. Only boring treadmill and please don’t even mention the bicycle.

So the rowing machine it was and what a great workout I had. I felt great afterwards and this morning even greater which for me means more energy and flexibility. I rowed for 10 minutes, rested for 1, stretched for 2, then started again, this time faster.

I’ll stick to the rowing machine again today and probably until all the classes start up again. It’s a short workout which means that I will do it every day.

I’m looking forward to it today. There’s none of the ‘I don’ wanna’ and ‘I wanna stay home‘, so let’s go!

 

Yum Raw Creamy Carrot Soup

I mentioned in this week’s Share My World post that I’m going raw vegan for a month and have been trying new recipes. I tried this one and like it.

Raw vegan carrot soup – I used Kapha Churna on top and mixed it in
©2017 Regina Martins

Blend together 1 cup carrots, 1/3 cup raw cashews, and 1/3 cup water. Sea salt, pepper and other seasonings of your choice. I used a nutribullet to do this soup (recipe from The Rawterian).

Raw vegan carrot soup – creamy without the cream
©2017 Regina Martins

It is slightly sweet, creamy (without the cream) and very rich. Next time I’m going to cut down the cashews to 1/4 cup. This will thin it out slightly. I can always replace the rest of the cashews with raw almonds or sprouted chickpeas.

Will let you know how the replacements fare.

Raw vegan carrot soup – all finished!
©2017 Regina Martins