These Spring school holidays why not head to Canberra and check out the amazing @awmemorial ❤️ As well as wandering the memorial itself, there’s loads of exhibitions and an awesome kids interactive zone!! 🙌 There’s so much more to see and do while you’re here. We love #Canberra !
If you're new to my account I thought I'd share what I'm about....
I'm Dan. I'm 31 from Surrey in England (just outside London).
By trade I'm an electrician which I've done since leaving school. At 21 I set up an electrical contracting business which has been very successful. 2 months ago I sold my shares. Up until that point, work consumed me. Every awake moment was mainly focused on work. I am a grafter.
I am married to @poppyreflects. She is my life partner, wife and best friend. We have two kids. Taormina aged 4. Wolfie aged 18 months (or maybe older, I cannot be arsed to count 😁). I became a dad aged 27. Parenthood changed my life and outlook.
I became vegan about 18 months ago. Veganism changed my life and outlook. Veganism for me isn't about just what I put down my neck. It's a way of thinking. It's helps me look at everything from another perspective. It makes me question everything and to not accept an answer without proof. It also makes me feel good that I do not contribute to the unnecessary exploitation of animals - more on this another time! .
The combination of work, parenthood and society in general led me to really loathe my life. I earnt good money, had a nice house, nice car but I was working too much to be able to enjoy any of it!
I always thought I wanted money but really I wanted time! .
So I decided to do something about that and put plans in place to quit the business, sell all of our stuff and leave the UK with a one way ticket!!!!!
Crazy???? F*** yeh!!!! My life is so uncertain compared to the complete security I had in the UK but I learnt that security invites control and control restricts creativity. .
Looking at my life now compared to 3 months ago, I felt like I was a robot just existing. Now I feel alive. I feel I can be me. I spend time with my kids. I spend time with my wife and we meet amazing people and do amazing things!!!! .
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Dovolená s dítětem mi potvrdila, jak krásné je být dítětem. Dítěti je jedno, jestli si hraje na pláži, na parkovišti u Lidlu nebo v beach baru na zemi. Je mu jedno, jestli si lopatku půjčí od malého Itala nebo malé Němky. Je mu jedno, v jaké zemi usne a že se v jiné probudí. Kéž bychom byli všichni navždycky dětmi.
We came for the apples 🍎 and changing leaves 🍂🍃, and found so much more ✨ in these mountains⛰ . Fall was my favorite season growing up in New England. Even though it takes quite a bit more effort, I continue seek out signs of fall in Southern California. #oakglen#forestfalls#fallvibes#upickapples
We have eaten so well here. Greece has offered us the freshest seafood and Grace has gleefully tucked away fried cheese every single day (she is my daughter that is for sure). The Ladenia with tomatoes so full of flavour has been something else. It is a Greek tomato pie that I cannot help but liken to Pissaldiere from my first book. It has the perfect olive oil base / crust. To @kalioreximelbourne Thank you for the tip to try the watermelon pie. Wow!
Scroll across to see some other lovely local dishes we have enjoyed.
Here, pictured is a very charismatic gentleman I struck up a lovely conversation with yesterday. He is preparing Horta which literally means weeds (or more romantically, ‘wild mountain greens’) that are indigenous to Greece's countryside. I have enjoyed them most evenings either steamed or boiled and always finished simply with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and the right amount of sea salt & pepper. Ettie has announced she is pescatarian. I have always known this would come and I am happy for her as her timing is impeccable…..she is in the best place of all for the freshest seafood to enjoy coming in straight from the sea.
Thank you to all who have recommended such great places to dine & to visit. We have also loved getting lost in Milos & stumbling across the most wonderful finds. I will be sure to add some of my own recommendations and recipes on the blog for you all some time very soon.
Target 🎯 saves the day. I actually went there twice today! Oh yes I did...came home with a ton of random items from google eyed candy for cupcakes to Dunkin Dounut iced coffee and a neon light ghost wall decor to a unicorn tutu Halloween costume for Aura. Never know what you will come home from Target with, am I right ladies?! #auraazaleea
“Mummy I SO excited!” - the face Elfie made as we were landing in the UK. New post on the blog about how our flight went (36 hours on the road!), and I’ll be posting a fairly controversial one about flying with kids soon... we had someone move away from our kids as SOON as we got on the plane, and it sparked a lot of thoughts! For now, a huge mug of tea, porridge and a onesie is in order ☕️☺️