Fasting. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. (You’re allowed tea when you fast. As long as you don’t add milk or sugar. Fun times.) But it is a thing. A thing people are doing.
It all started with a Horizon documentary about the benefits of going 5:2. I haven’t seen it yet because my attention span for documentaries is embarrassingly short. I quite enjoy them once I get going but I avoid getting going in the first place. But I’m told fasting provides such health benefits as a longer life, a healthier heart, lower cholesterol. While you give your organs a break from digestion, they can get on with other things, such as warding off cancer and other pests. Apparently. Continue reading
Instagram, Facebook, bloody blogs like this – we’re a nation of editors now, aren’t we? The filters, the dreamy yet meticulously edited versions of our lives that we put online. I’m not suggesting I don’t do this myself, of course I do. This blog is a carefully filtered selection of my weekly exploits. I don’t share the crap, I don’t share the challenges, tears and tantrums. Just the funny stuff – and the pretty pictures. Continue reading
Apart from summer, there is no better time to be in England than now, the spring. The garden has come alive with things the previous owner planted. I don’t know what anything is, but it all looks great.
This thing, for example, is so beautiful I didn’t even put a filter on the picture: Continue reading
In which I review Sticky9 – a service for printing your Instagram pictures. I even have some to give away!
I love Instagram. Ok, anyone looking closely at the above screenshot of my Instagram profile will see that I only have 100 followers but I don’t Instagram my pictures for attention. I do it because all those pretty filters make my photography skills look half decent. Which, when I look back on the collection, makes me remember my life fondly, as if I really am wandering around with an X-Pro tint all over my trees and flowers. Continue reading
In my continued quest to rid the world of sugar, I’d like to share with you a granola recipe that I’ve fallen in love with. Because in quitting sugar, I find breakfast to be the most challenging of meals to get right. ALL shop bought cereals (even the healthy ones) are laden with sugar or some derivative. Bread? Got sugar. Fruit? Got sugar. Continue reading
Okay, this week I am not so much writing a post for my blog as telling you to go visit another blog.
But do come back. I like you. I need you. You make me feel wanted.
Sugar. It’s the new tobacco. This year began with a new media bandwagon: suddenly sugar was the enemy. And not just white sugar in your tea and the obviously bad simple sugars in your chocolate bars and cakes, but the sugar in your mangoes and bananas, the sugar in your bread. It’s hiding. It’s hiding in food you thought was healthy and you’re eating it and it’s making you fat, tired and hungry for more sugar. It’s giving you wrinkles, causing diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Continue reading