Books, Food

March Favourites

March 24, 2018 | 5 Comments

Me again. I’ve just put the kids to bed and I actually want to run around the silent rooms screaming hallelujah. I took them to a movie thinking it would be a nice mom gesture but do you think they rewarded me with any type of good behaviour or appreciation afterwards? Nope, they’ve fought like cat and dog ever since we got home. Kicking. Whining. Crying. My soul.

I know this is pretty normal but jeez, it gets my back up. Of course, after I shouted like a mad woman they then relented and gave me hugs and were adorable once again. And thank goodness for biology because then your heart just swells with love once more. Until someone whines again. And so it continues.

But I digress. I haven’t blogged a lot this month but here are some nice things I’ve been getting up to:


I just made this lentil curry with coconut milk, and it is so quick and easy, and so delicious and healthy. You don’t need any fancy spices or expensive ingredients and then you eat a big warming bowl of it with some coriander on top and a sprinkling of feta. Bloody delicious. I’ve also have my first order of UCOOK which was impressive. These kind of meal delivery services are not cheap but they are perfect for those weeks where you know you’re not going to have time to think about meals or shop. I was really impressed with the quality of the ingredients, the interesting meal ideas, and the great flavours. Will be ordering from them again.

Also, can we quickly talk about Woolworth’s chocolate hot cross buns? They have changed my life (ok not really). I ate two today for lunch. You see I’ve always loved THE IDEA of these Easter treats but I cannot handle raisins, so with these inspired treats you get all the lovely spices, the soft bun and THEN CHOCOLATE PIECES. This may become a problem.


My Name is Lucy Barton is a really interesting little book. I’m hesitant to recommend books on here actually as they’re so subjective, and I’ve had family and friends say “oh yes I bought that book you raved about but it was TERRIBLE”. LOLs. But anyway, this book is about a mother and daughter relationship and the writing is very spare, sharp and astute in its observations about life. “My teacher saw that I loved reading, and she gave me books, even grown up books, and I read them…But the books brought me things. This is my point. They made me feel less alone. This is my point. And I thought: I will write and people will not feel so alone!”.


We finally went to the Silo Hotel last night and it was so lovely to see how that whole area has been developed and arty-fied. You know, injected with art and beauty. The views from the top terrace are INSANE and it was such a privilege to watch the sun set as the seagulls squawked and we soaked up the sights around us.


Nothing! It’s like moving house has meant that PR companies have just forgotten I exist. Or maybe all the press drops are at my old house?! (new tenant says No and I believe her). In the 3 weeks since moving house I’ve had exactly 1 press drop delivered, as opposed to the usual couple a week. Anyway, maybe I’ve fallen out of favour and if that’s the case, that’s fine but if not, PR peeps I am at a different address now! Holler if you need it;).


The Peter Rabbit movie with the kids! We went this afternoon and it was very charming and fun – one of the best I’ve seen in a while. I’ve been to a few kids movies where it feels like an ordeal I need to get through but not this one: the script was witty, the characters were memorable, the scenery was just beautiful and there were many moments where the whole cinema burst into laughter and even clapped.


I bought a sage brush thingie. You know, to swipe around the room to clear the energy and stuff. Actually I have no idea what I’m talking about but apparently it’s the thing to do when you move into a new house so I’m going to give it a whirl tomorrow. Any tips? Send sage advice. hahahahahahaha

Looking through

New professional images we had taken for work purposes. We can all take a selfie, but now and again we require more “proper” photos to accompany pieces on our company, or pieces of writing we produce, so it was so much fun to shoot some new ones with our friend the talented Robyn Rose. Here’s one of me looking through my diary (that things goes EVERYWHERE with me), and I’ll share more in due course.

Hope you are all having wonderful weekends.





  • Reply Trish March 24, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks Belinda – I love your writing – enjoy your new home

  • Reply robyn March 25, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Love the image and thanks for mention. My sage advice, is smudge with intention and head for the corners of the rooms cos that’s where all the dense, yukky energy likes to hang out! So for the living room, I wish for happy family times together and lots of laughter and friends. For the bedroom…. blah blah you get the vibe 😉 Say it in your head or out loud. Fun to do with kids cos they can also say all the things they wish for and intent to happen in each space xx

    • Reply Belinda Mountain March 25, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Oooh thanks Bobble that is great advice. Maybe you can even help me do it this weekend. xxx

  • Reply Nats March 25, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Where did you buy the sage brush thingy?! Do you think fresh sage from my garden would do the trick? lentil curry sounds yum. Will definitely give that a go. X

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