{The Weekly Nest} This week we wept, pulled sickies and celebrated the female body

This week saw the death of a beautiful little boy for the saddest of reasons. What makes it even more incredibly heartbreaking is that his death could have been avoided if people just got vaccinated.

Whooping cough is preventable, or at least containable. The story relates to little Riley John Hughes and you can read more about it here -> Someone killed this baby. It is such a horrible, heart-wrenching story of loss. Make sure you hug your little birdies a little tighter tonight.

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The beautiful little Riley Hughes who was simply taken too soon

In completely different news, we discovered some wonderful Gardening Hacks this week for our Life Hack Friday segment. Some of these ideas are just so ‘der-how-did-I-not-just-think-of-that’!


We kicked off the week with some health inspo for you. Our resident health expert laid down some advice on Staying Healthy This Easter. It is a great article that will help you stay on game when the dread chocolate overload monster comes knocking on your door!


In other news,  I am convinced my toddler-bird pulled her first real-life sickie this week.

I shit you not.

I got the call from Kindy to come and collect her about 2pm (note: good to see she managed to hold out for lunch – no shocks there) and I arrived to collect the little playa and took her home.

Obviously the girls at Kindy totes did the right thing to call me, they are brilliant! but once I got the little bambino home she turned it on. I went to the toilet when we walked in the door (hello, once you reach the 36 week preggo you may as well get your mail re-directed there) and came out to the kitchen and found the little minion delving into a large packet of chicken chips. I didn’t even know we had chicken chips! Must of be left over from camping or a party or something.

Then Miss Toddler-Bird demanded we call daddy to tell him we were home. As directed by the little dictator I dutifully dialled daddy’s work number and she proceeded to inform him ‘Hi daddy, me home, sissie still at kindy and me and mummy are eating chips. Na-na-na-ner-na. You at work’. So is that the type of thing I am meant to write in her baby book? Sat up, 5 months old, first step 11 months old, first sickie aged 2?


In case your belly is looking for a feed then you should look at Hunters & Gatherers Paleo kitchen in Orange. They offer rotating meal plans each week and delivery to your door! Yummo!


A really interesting article that grabbed our attention this week was When Dads Believe Their Baby Doesn’t Love Them, it is a fascinating read and something that you should keep because you don’t know when you might need it. dad and baby

Parenting is tough, especially at the start, so this little article might help out someone you love one day.

We learnt this week just how much the expectations on the female body have changed throughout history. This fantastic video shows the changes of societies’ expectations. You can see it here -> The Evolution of The Female Body Throughout History

So what’s happening this weekend?

  • You should get your beautiful selves to the Millthorpe Markets this Sunday. They are always a brilliant day out!
  • You can participate in Zorb soccer at the Bathurst City Community Club on Friday night for only $10 per head. Find out more information here -> BCCC Facebook
  • Check out the Pop Up Cellar Door at Crago Mill Emporium in Piper Street, Bathurst on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 11am. You can sample local produce and wine. Plus loads of cheese and antipasto share platters!
  • Saturday night is the Bathurst Panorama Chorus Gala Dinner & Fundraiser. It is held at Mount Panorama Pit Complex and kicks off at 6pm. You can find more information on their website here -> www.bathurstpanorama.com
  • On Sunday the Scots School is holding their Highland Gathering and Country Fair from 9am.


{Locally Found} Hunters & Gatherers will feed your belly – caveman style

Paleo is everywhere. It works for some people, it doesn’t for other (ie. I CANNOT/WILL NOT give up cheese!) but if it does work for you then you might find this interesting.

Hunters & Gatherers is a kitchen in Orange, NSW that offers pre-made paleo meals for your convenience. hunters

Each week is a new menu and they can deliver to your door!

Hello convenient! Who wouldn’t love a night or two off cooking?

Happy eating Nesters x

{Locally Found} Pete Evans and his Paleo tour are coming to Orange

Unless you have been living under a very dark, heavy rock you will have heard something about the Paleo diet.

Basically, paleo is a way of eating that avoids foods like dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils and refined sugar and focuses more on lean protein, fresh and seasonal fruit and vegetables and minimal carbohydrates.  

Australian chef Pete Evans is a leading campaigner for the diet and has been one of its most vocal supporters.

Pete says his aim is to educate people and help them embrace a happier and healthier way of life by better food and lifestyle choices.

He is running a “Learn To Cook the Paleo Way Tour” around Australia at the moment and will be visiting our little ORANGE Tuesday 10 February 2015. paleo tour

There will be special guests, including the very knowledgeable Luke Hines (who you will remember as the handsome and very fit blonde from My Kitchen Rules) who will teach the audience how to prepare paleo meals for the whole family.

I am told it will be a non-stop cooking frenzy.

I, personally am very interested to have a listen to what ‘all the talk’ is about. Yes, there have been critics but how is this diet basically the most popular in the world? Also, if you are a regular reader of the blog, you will know how much I LOVE TO SUPPORT LOCAL and paleo utilises fresh, local ingredients so that definitely excites me. 

If you want to come and be my buddy you can grab tickets from Earth Events

One of the benefits of getting tickets to this tour is that you will also gain free entry to the new and shiny 10 week online health program. Hello BARGAIN! free week

If you want any more information on Pete Evans and the Paleo Way then check out his website here -> PeteEvans.com.au

Hope to see you there Nesters x