I suffer with very bad anxiety and phobias and struggle to go places that are busy with people. I get anxious about the thought of germs and feel more anxious inside in busy places.
We are lucky where we live that we don’t get very extreme weather and are still able to go out to explore.
I find being outside in the fresh air helps my anxiety and provides a good distraction as well as exercise.
My son loves being outside ( not as much as gaming) but he loves to explore. For Christmas he received a metal detector this weekend was spent looking for treasure to his sadness we didn’t find any. We can’t wait to take it to the beach once spring arrives and we head to our holiday lodge.
There’s so great local parks to explore local to us we are very lucky.
Here’s some pictures from our walk
The rest of the weekend has been spent baking banana bread and making soup.
Ready for the week back to work and homeschool activities.
I have a really picky eater. He will he lots of what he likes but struggles with textures.
I often cook and hide hidden fruit and veg in food I know he likes.
We recently made this cake together and it went down a treat
200g plain flour
200g unsalted butter*, melted
100g dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
3 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
2tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar for dusting
:boil the beetroot until soft then blend with a hand blender and set aside to cool.
Pre heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm loose bottomed tin.
Blend the butter and sugar together till they are in a creamy texture, add the rest of the ingredients including the beetroot and mix till the mixture is well mixed and smooth consitancy
Pour the mixture into the cake tin
Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The surface of the cake may have cracked a little. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the tin before removing to a cooling rack.
You can also change this in to beetroot chocolate marble cake by separating the mixtures before adding the beetroot andchocolate powder to one half of the mixture.
Here’s a picture of ours. This was his 1st attempt at a cake him self ( with a little help from mum)
we picked the keys up to our holiday home a couple of days ago and went to get everything set up. The weather was nice but not warm. After setting up all the inside we went off to explore.
The sites amazing and the facilities are out of this world.
We spent the afternoon walking thecwoodland trail and playing mini golf.
I went to put the rubbish in the bin stretched up and my pants fell down yep big mum fail and red face. Luckily I had a jules rain coat on and quick thinking little boy with me who jumped in front of me. I spent the rest of the day with my pants saftey pinned to my tshirt. Think I’ve lists to much weight when my size 6 pants fall off. Note to sell must eat more and stop being so anxious.