Much Needed Holiday

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The last few weeks I have been rather silent. Often when I go silent it is because I am keeping something from someone. I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have wanted to share the news earlier except I have been riding the wave of first trimester hormones, nausea and heartburn.

Unlike my first pregnancy my body is shouting at me to stop. I have been questioning everything and Roy and I have been working at simplifying our life more than when we were on the farm. We have visited the beach in the last four months more than we had in the past three years at the farm even though we were still close. I guess farm life and the never ending list of things to do became a chore but we both never saw it.

Living our new life means we hardly have any chores. We are spending more time with friends and family as well as nurturing ourselves. The change is huge. Plus with baby number 2 on the way we need to start looking at priorities.

For now I have decided to take a break from the blog. I have been rather absent for the past few weeks anyways and I have secretly been enjoying it. No computer, no website and no social media. It has been bliss. I am going to take a few more months off to recoup and think about if I want to come back in the New Year and continue.

Strayed from the Table has been going since 2007 when it was our travel journal and eating adventures around Brisbane. Slowly it migrated into a recipes and real food living as our lives changed. For now I am going to be spending more time on Instagram as my chosen way to share updates.  Pop over and join me.

For those regular readers, Thank you! Thank you for your support over the years and kindness in helping me nurture this space. Thank you for making this blog what it is today and letting it unravel as we grow and expand over the years. I do hope to come back in the New Year but for now I want to discover myself in the Northern Rivers and embrace my inner hippy.



Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to help people live a life with passion & purpose without people-pleasing, imposter syndrome and seeking approval at

6 Responses

  1. Congratulations to you both…..your new life sounds wonderful that you have connected with family and friends and are out there living your life without the pressure of “this would be good for a blog post”. It all sounds wonderful and you need to look after your family and yourself and whatever you decide it will be right for you. All the best. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  2. Congratulations Lizzie! On the baby and the LONG running blog, I hope you come back to it when you’re ready as you have so much to share 🙂 See ya on insty for the time being….

  3. Terrific news! Congrats. I can imagine how life on the farm, satisfying as it was, must have worn you down, too. Will miss you, and hope you’ll be back when the time is right. It’s hard keeping up a blog, isn’t it? Anyway, really super news — thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Congratulations Lizzie and all the best. I can so relate to your comments about having more time to yourself and time to spend with friends and family. Since we sold the farm and moved back to the burbs we have had so much free time. I think we needed the break so we can build up the energy for the big move to NZ next year.

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