Two Natural Ladies Show68 – Podcast – Together Again !!
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Together again (in the same studio) Two Natural Ladies discuss Random Acts of kindness
“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” Mark Twain
Jo & Vicki are out and about and back together in the one studio. And there is nothing better than discussing the kindness of others. As Christmas 2020 approaches a wonderful Good Samaritan pays off over 80 laybys to the value of $16,000, telling the layby women to say it was one of Santa’s Helpers.
This leads on to a discussion about what Jo &Vicki would do if they won Tattslotto or had limitless funds. The wonderful things they could do to help others
Vicki shares a discussion with her daughter B on helping others. Wondering what is appropriate and OK
People wary of teenagers – what are they up to?
And Jo offering food to a homeless man in Nice, France- which led to a Two Natural Ladies day in Melbourne giving fruit away
15:40-36:20 (20 mins 40 secs)
“Go shopping in your pantry” Zero waste Chef Anne-Marie Bonneau
Two Natural Ladies have an inspiring chat with Anne-Marie on how to lessen the waste in our lives.
We cannot stop the fossil fuel industry but we do have control over the amount of food we waste.
8 % of emissions come from food waste in contrast to the whole of the airline industry which emits 3.5%!
The flow on effects of the amount we waste: The plastic used; the energy it took to make the food and packaging, the water, the labour and then the landfill. Greenhouse Gases 84 x more potent than Carbon Dioxide
1 in 5 bags of groceries is thrown out!
We need to
• Plan better
• Use imperfect produce
• Shop in our pantry before going shopping
• Become creative in our cooking
• Change our thinking
• Pickle and ferment
• Learn new skills
Vicki and Jo discuss with Zero Waste Chef, the cost per person in the US – a whopping $1,500 per year! 40% of food thrown away with more people in need- compost if you have to but chickens are better – 1. REDUCE 2. REUSE 3. RECYCLE
“Waste is a failure of the imagination” Douglas McMaster Zero waste chef & entrepreneur
39:18-52:50 (13 mins and 32 secs)
Imagine all the people & dogs sharing
Two Natural Ladies look at human nutrition and Jaime Oliver’s cooking with the top 18 foods found in a UK kitchen. Vicki discusses dog nutrition and Sandra Bader’s recommendation to feed the dogs and cats more vegies and fruit.
Jo & Vicki shout out to Good-Edi and their edible coffee mugs with 1 billion disposable mugs thrown out in Australia per year we can’t get this product quick enough!
Jo discovers who wasteful ways with chocolate wrappers but is redeemed with her reusable containers with popcorn for the kid’s lunches! This then leads on to a discussion about taking containers to the food stores. And then Two Natural Ladies delve into the rubbish in the car and Tanya Lewis’s recommendations before going on holidays. Give your car a health check and declutter
• Remove all unnecessary items
• Check the tires, oil etc
• Take off roof wracks if no longer used
• Remove toe bars
• Recycle car batteries and get $$
• Give your old car to a person who really needs it
52:51-1:10:29 (17 mins and 38 secs)
A year in the life of a Travel Agent in 2020– and what’s possible now
Two Natural Ladies interview Damien Rullo founder of Worldwide Traveller about the year he has had in 2020 and what travel is possible in 2021
People travel an average of four times a year. Three small trips and one Biggy. They are ready to be released and leave home for an adventure.
Damien explains some of the issues with the travel bubbles if borders are open or closed and some areas in the world that may open up in 2021.
People are still fearful and not sure about moving around and don’t want to get caught in a different country or state and be locked down.
Jo & Vicki discuss the people Damien has helped get back in the country and get over to their loved ones in need.
Europe and USA are off the list! Some parts of Asia are possible – what is clear is we need guidance by an experience travel agent to help us through the maze.
1:12:50 – 1:24:27 (11 mins 37 mins)
Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. ..
Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
Two Natural Ladies reminisce on a time when travel anywhere was possible
Vicki & Jo share some of their highlights and their lowest moments while in Europe. Their surprises and what seemed ordinary. Vicki and her drinking and Jo’s moment when she was considering the demise of her friend!
Where to next now that Covid is an ongoing reality? Jo is looking at New Zealand Vicki is yet to think about it but one things for sure travel has changed – maybe forever!
1:27:10-1:32:22 (5mins 12 secs)
Immerse ourselves in play
Jo & Vicki’s Christmas announcement – three takes and they get it!
Jo shares her experience with grandson Jacob – no screens equals play time – games, books and Lego!
Did you know that Lego is still a family run business? Jo loves to make houses with Lego while Vicki likes to draw houses.
Jo shares her love for Lego and how the huge container they now own has grown from generation to generation – starting about 50 years ago.
1:32:22 – 135:27
A cup full of Quinoa helps the protein go down
Two Natural Ladies chat about the health benefits of Quinoa and what foods it can substitute
Use instead of oats
Use as a substitute for rice
‘A cup of quinoa will also provide twice the protein and about 5 grams more fiber than the same amount of white rice. Due to this higher quantity of protein and fiber, quinoa is not only the healthier choice, but will also fill you up faster, allowing for smaller portion sizes.’ Healthyrecipes.com
Some say it is the healthiest food on the planet!
Those in the Western World have not yet learnt to use it. In South America it has been a staple food for thousands of years.
For the Two Natural Ladies it got very little interest on their Facebook page
1:35:34 – 1:42:59 (7 mins 25 secs)
When ‘should’ you cut your hair and how often ‘should’ you wash it?
Jo starts off this discussion with her experience of people telling her what to do with her hair.
This then leads on to the Two Natural Ladies sharing how often they wash their hair, with what and the outcome of this. Vicki admits her hair was rather scungy for a bit during Covid while she trained it to get washed less
Natural oils, grey and proud and supportive family members are all part of the never ending adventures of Two Natural Ladies and their hair
To finish off they discuss technology briefly and do a third take of the Christmas greeting – success at last!
Zero Waste Chef Anne-Marie Bonneau
Show 68 – 8 Dec 2020
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