I think I’ve hit the wall…

So today was the least productive day of my holidays and getting a bit over it. I managed to get in a shopping trip to Ikea to finish off the kitchen storage solutions, sorted Scar’s desk to make way for her new one and got rid of one of the kids bikes (yay for the de-clutter!).

It was also day two of three of Vi’s failsafe foray. I’m testing to see if my theory about salicylates and her nocturnal enuresis is correct in the shortest possible timeframe. I know 3 days isn’t long enough but I’m just hoping I’ll see something. I have no I idea what I’m going to do if the theory is correct as I really cannot make her live on such a restricted diet. I’ve been stuck on baseline for 7 years now and would not wish that on anyone. Massive Kudos to any Mum who can go the whole hog, I just don’t have the energy. I am more trying to find out the underlying cause of the intolerances and fix that rather than just treat the symptoms.

You’ll hear me talk a lot about failsafe and for those who have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to this concept, check out Sue Dengate’s page that is a great resource.


Finally getting some time at home!

Got a fair bit done over the last couple of days but my To-Do list seems to be growing rather than shrinking. One week off work just isn’t enough to get through all the chores that accumulate through the year.

Starting on one project always leads to another. One of the must do items on my list was re-pot my office plant (and try not to kill it with my black thumb). That simple task lead to finally re-potting my Mulberry tree, removing all the corpses from the pots on my front patio, which then led to turning the compost which is not looking too happy. Checking on the girls vege garden led to harvesting a heap of mint as it was getting too straggly. So then what do I do with all this mint? Make choc-mint ice cream and dehydrate the rest for later use as a tea or mint sauce of course!

Then I thought while the dehydrator was on I might as well throw in some mango and banana that were nearing the end of their lives. Which actually turned out, unlike the ice cream. That’s the problem with being a bit of a throw it all together type cook. Though I think the thing that really let the ice cream down was subbing honey for some of the rice malt syrup as I had run out. Even the kids wouldn’t eat it – and it had real chocolate chips in it!

Other big ticket items off the list were de-cluttering the kitchen cupboards, cleaning out the end of the bench and top of the fridge disaster areas, putting together a shoe cabinet and best of all teaching my youngest to ride her big two wheeler!


Evidence the Tupperware cupboard was actually tidy and organised! I even put the photo on the cupboard door in the delusion that the two munchkins will keep it that way.



Tonight’s Dinner

So tonight’s dinner was a perfect example of how to feed everyone with differing allergies without making four separate dinners.

I’m currently on Failsafe Baseline in an attempt to get some more food in my diet and my husband really hates boring ‘healthy’ food. My kids are somewhere in between. So that means at least two different meals every night. The way I get around this is try to make the same thing with a few additions for the people who want taste.

Rissoles with and without taste

Rissoles without Taste - Failsafe option

Rissoles without Taste – Failsafe option

Rissoles with Taste - What I like to call my Thai Rissoles

Rissoles with Taste – What I like to call my Thai Rissoles

I guess tradition says I should open with Hello World?

Someone said I should start a blog. I don’t know exactly what it is going to be about but I guess it will evolve over time?

I have a pretty crazy life and fucks me when I’m going to get time to write but maybe putting down my many life lessons may help someone else.

My blog will most likely contain subjects around health, parenting, allergies, food and recipes (even for those who don’t think they can eat anything!) and just an insight into the crazy world of Selena Ellen!

Sorry Mum there may be “Strong Language” and some viewers may find some content disturbing (though I can’t guarantee it)