October 10th, 2010


Comfort food for the mind

One of my favourite bloggers, Gretchen Rubin, recently suggested that we need to find a comfort food for our minds. When we are stressed or feeling down, instead of reaching for the biscuits / cream cake / toast and jam / entire tube of pringles (in my case), we should self soothe ourselves with a non eating activity, which will nevertheless comfort us.

I think this is a great idea (not just because I am trying to eat less and lose weight) and I think I need a list of comfort activities that I can call on when I am feeling down. When you are feeling blue, then is not the time to start thinking about what might work. I think first on the list are: staying in bed, with laptop, a few blogs to read, a few blogs to write and a nice cup of tea is the first on the list. What about you? :-)

Cheeky Boy Grin

Originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea
This weekend we went shopping for winter clothes for Markus - we have done so well so far on gifts, great second hand stuff etc But we realised that we would need to buy him quite a lot of new clothes, including tights. Don't ask, all swiss little lads wear them :-)

Anyway, here is my little boy blue about to go out for a walk with mr.ncot, sporting his new winter hat - and yes, those squirrels for ears! He also has a matching scarf and mitts (see below).

In other news, I have spent the entire weekend in a whirlwind of domestic activity - cleaning kitchen (inc. scrubbing the floor), about 5 loads of washing, lots of cooking for Markus and for us, plus internet shop, plus ... oh, I forget. I don't feel very rested, but at least our household is still ticking over.