We’re supposed to be saving for the future ~ for little fingers and toes. But instead, we’re planning our travel and holiday plans for 2018. I think we both know it could be our last “escape” year so we want to make sure we tick a few boxes. Read More
As I’ve mentioned before, preparation is key to eating well and keeping your life in balance. Life is busy. I take time each week to plan out my meals – it soothes me. So for weekday mornings when I need to join the rat race and hit London’s financial island (Canary Wharf) I like to have breakfast ready for me, so as not to delay my start to the day. Read More
There comes a time when you really just want to have a sweet treat to kill those cravings before they get out of control. As long as you’re careful about what “sweet” treat you pick, you can do this without breaking from the Whole30 program. Read More
It’s day 16 in my January Whole30 and this week I have felt a bit of a slump in my energy, maybe that residual Christmas sugar is finally leaving my system? But I’m powering through, because the idea of stopping and having to start from scratch does not appeal.Read More
In the middle of November, a brisk and chilly weekend, Phil and I caught a plane to Ireland. It was my first trip to the Emerald Isle and Phils’ second – having previously been to Galway. Now, you’re humming Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl in your head. I am too.Read More
Sometimes we just want something a little bit naughty to eat. For me, my weakness is anything creamy or cheesy – both of which are not encouraged on Whole30. So when you can make a humble chicken soup creamy and comforting there’s nothing better.Read More
For me, preparation is key to my success on Whole30. One can’t be caught short when you get home from work and you have zero ideas for dinner, or worse, you have zero food for dinner. Before my weekly shop on the weekend I usually take 10-15 minutes to plan out what I am going to eat that week. I like to throw in a new recipe or two to keep it interesting, but quite often we will have a couple of our favourites each week which I have on a rotating schedule.Read More
It’s been too long since I last wrote. But boy did that festive season fly by. Except for the part where I still had to turn up to the office. Rough. It was the first Christmas I have worked in three years! While there was basically no work to do and I received a sum total of 12 emails – the importance was the fact that I was there, in body. My mind and soul were still chilling in my comfy loungewear and drowned in Christmas spirit(s).Read More
On Tuesday (a school night, no less!!), [before I got struck down with the insane stomach bug of 2017] Phil and I had a date night in south London. Read More
Number one fear? Fitting in a dress. I love the bride to be so much. Both her and her betrothed mean the world to me and I’m so excited and honoured to be up front and centre on their special day.
But I’ll admit the picking of a dress terrifies me.
Back in September, on a windy, brisk day, Phil and I headed to Southend-on-Sea to film our television debuts, and more importantly hug and stare at Jamie Oliver. I did more of the hugging and staring, as Phil shone on camera. I haven’t been able to write about the day yet due to the fact we signed a confidentiality agreement that we’d not spill the beans on the Internet about the show, guest speaker or food.
After clean cut, prim and proper Washington DC, we were ready to get down and dirty in Louisiana’s best known city; New Orleans. The first thing you notice (after the smell, seriously, what is that?!) is the beautiful, quaint buildings. The architecture in the French Quarter is to die for. It’s charming and one can almost imagine the days of yesteryear when the cowboys would ride up on their steeds. What you aren’t expecting is the party atmosphere.