My last day at work …

Yesterday was my last day at work for my nursing job. I have come to love my Saturday’s working there, the pay is great & the ladies I work with are simply the best. I could have kept working  a lot longer obviously but I think it is a bit upsetting to some of the patients to see me waddling around like a duck on heat in my now obvious pregnant state. I won’t say where I work because it clearly may offend some but let’s just say I will miss it dearly and 29 weeks was an appropriate time to leave. I was very spoilt to get a day spa voucher from everyone there, which I will use for a pregnancy massage next month, so lucky! I will definitely return there early next year after maternity leave.

I made some of my coconut macaroons to take in for morning tea …

They are delicious and so easy & quick to make. Everyone always asks for the recipe so here it is if anyone wants to try it:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30gm ground almond meal
  • 100gm caster sugar
  • 250gm shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven 160 C
  2. Use electric mixer to beat egg whites until soft peaks firm
  3. Add pinch cream of tartar, beat through
  4. Add caster sugar 1 spoonful at a time whilst beating until firm hard peaks form
  5. Fold through pinch salt, vanilla extract & almond meal
  6. Fold through shredded coconut
  7. Use a teaspoon and form small balls on lined baking trays
  8. Bake for approx 10 mins until golden brown
  9. Allow to cool, join two macaroons together with a layer of good raspberry jam
  10. Dust with icing sugar to serve.
My kids are at their dad’s this weekend so it’s just me & Hippy Brad. Today we woke up at went for a 45min walk before the weather got too hot and then came home and cleaned the house from top to bottom for 3 hours. We have been doing this every Sunday lately, it’s becoming a ritual and even though we both hate doing it, the house looks wonderful. I agree with the theory a well looked after home is a loved home & everyone is happier.
And now it’s lunchtime and Hippy Brad is cooking me a lemon & coriander vegetable stir fry …
He is simply the best! I love him xx

P.S 11 weeks to go!!


  1. Anonymous says

    what state are you in? I’m in California and my indurance with Kaiser won’t let me take off until my 36th week and I’m only allowed 6 months off. I’m so reasy to start maternity leave, lucky you. 🙂

  2. says

    Hi there!
    I’m in Australia so i don’t quite understand the US insurance system 🙁 I am just casual at work though, so now i have stopped I don’t get paid sadly 🙁

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