Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I've moved!!

From now on catch me at


Sunday, 30 January 2011

On the move

Hi y'all!
How's your weekend been? I've been feeling kinda "Bleurgh". A little low on energy, tired and just a little out of sorts....but hey, we all get days like that :-)

I'm currently sipping on a coffee with amaretto syrup, made by my gorgeous boyfriend. We've had a lazy kinda day, only leaving the house for a couple of hours to have a look around the local shopping centre. I'm currently feeling quietly content wrapped in a blanket, pressed up against the radiator :-)

My last couple of hours have been spent creating a new blog. I'm moving over to wordpress, just to see how things go on that side of the fence :-) I made a resolution to myself to blog more and experiment more in the kitchie...and that is what I shall do! I got the urge to turn over a new blog leaf....come and see me at To the few girlies that drop by regularly, I love ya loads and hope to see you in wordpress world!

Big hugs to all

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Bowen Therapy

Hi there! Happy Saturday! I hope you're all having a great weekend. I'm sitting in my usual spot on the sofa, sporadically dipping my hand into a bowl of green grapes :-) My head is a little fuzzy after the Lychee Martini I sampled after completing a charity danceathon a few hours ago. The cocktail was pretty good....but I think I was a little dehydrated after a monster workout! :-s

My weekend started by having a Bowen treatment. One of my besties is a holistic therapist and asked me to be one of her "case studies" for her Bowens course. Yesterday I had the first of three was very interesting and after the therapy, I fell into bed and slept for 15hours!!!!
My job as a dentist means that I often have a sore neck and my right shoulder gets sooooo painful! Today, things feel a lot easier and less achy. I'm really looking forward to seeing how my body responds to the remaining treatments.
How are y'all doing anyway? Have you tried Bowen therapy before?
Much love xoxo

Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Dairy Debate

As I sit here typing this blog, having just finished a quick dinner of avo and tomato puree on wholemeal, I have a copy of "Skinny Bitch" to the left of me. I have turned to this book as my source of evening reading because I want to sort my head out when it comes to dairy. I want to make an informed decision about adopting a vegan diet/lifestyle.

So let me see....."Chapter 5 - The Dairy Disaster".....woah! If you've ever read "Skinny Bitch" you'll know what I mean when I say these girls don't pull any punches! The authors present a damn good argument against dairy consumption, mentioning that dairy products have been linked to a host of diseases. In addition to this, they assure us that we can definately obtain enough calcium from a vegan diet (i.e from kale, greens, cabbage, chickpeas, broccoli, red beans, soybeans etc).

For all you vegans out there, did you miss or crave any non-vegan foods? How did you overcome this? Any advice on transitioning to veganism?

I hope you're all good in your part of the world :-)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Comfort Food :-)

Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! That may involve dragging herself outta bed really early to wash her hair because she couldn't be bothered the night before. Sometimes it's rushing around the house doing a mad cleanup because mum called to say she was on her way. Sometimes it's just sitting in your PJs, eating beans on toast :-) That's what I did tonight. Baked beans on wholemeal with a side salad to get my veggie quota filled. Perfect comfort food after a super long day at work.

I've been thinking a lot about veganism lately. I've been wanting to try it out again. Go the whole hog and veganise my life. It's something I believe in. It's something that fills me with happiness, positivity and energy. I've done it before. I lasted 6 weeks before I succumbed to some cheese. Yes, cheese is the problem. I really enjoy it - it's the reason that I have remained as a veggie since the age of 6. Cheese.

I think the trouble is that here in the UK, all our cheese substitutes taste like used gym socks. They barely melt and leave a horrible aftertaste. I need a good cheese substitute!

Anyone recommend a good vegan cheese in the UK?
Much love xoxo

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Cut Loose!

Hi guys! How is everyone? Happy Sunday! :-) I'm currently sitting in my typical blogging position, in my usual blogging attire (PJs!). My boyfriend's little pupper is curled into her niche in my bent legs....and all feels right with the world :-)

I've been having the BEST weekend! On Friday night I hurried down to the cinema to meet my Phil. We joined the busy queue and snapped up two tickets for "Black Swan" just before the movie started. Luckily, "The King's Speech" was the main was the cause of the humongous crowd in the ticket office.

I didn't quite know what to expect from the movie, having read some of the opinions of fellow American bloggers but it's safe to say that I was captivated from beginning to end. It was dark but beautiful, dramatic but delicate, inner torment and outer beauty, all summing up the contrasting facets of the dance world. I would say, go and see it if you love dance and films with a bit of grit.
Last night also featured a good old bit of dancing! I took two of my best friends to see "Footloose" at the theatre. It was so great! One of my favourite places in the world is the theatre :-) Cut loose! Footloose!
Gotta a lunch date with my man! Back later with piccies :-)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

4 Things.....

Here goes.....

4 TV shows I watch

- Friends

- The Inbetweeners

- The Hills

- Any Attenbrough wildlife programme

4 things i'm passionate about

- running

- dancing - especially ballet

- healthy eating/raw and vegan cookery

- helping my patients at work

4 things I learnt form the past

- talk to people - don't bottle up your worries

- take a break now and again and say no sometimes

- things don't have to be perfect

- eating is not something to be feared or feel shameful about - eating healthy, norishing food keeps me happy and healthy

4 things I did yesterday

- took a zumba class

- found brown rice syrup and coconut flour in the health store (and proceeded to get very
excited about this!)

- saw a whole tree full of waxwing birds - a rare site

- met my boyfriend for lunch after my workout was cut short by a powercut in the gym

4 things I'm looking forward to

- seeing "Black Swan"

- getting married and having children

- trying out some vibrams on a sandy beach run

- seeing my man!

4 things I'm craving

- a run

- a rainbow salad

- a good book

- peace at work

4 places I'd like to visit

- Canada

- Anywhere in America!

- Fiji

- New Zealand

4 things I love about Winter

- bright, snowy days

- running in the snow

- going out for a winter drive with my man and his camera

- cosy nights in under my fleece blanket