If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing properly.

 

I am often reminded of this phrase.

Which appears to be a pretty darned good phrase to be reminded of.

It makes sense right: if you are going to bother doing something, then you might as well do the best that you can, and aim to do it properly.

Except that it’s not.

Especially when it comes to food.

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Kill chocolate cravings with chocolate

Picture this: I’m sitting in front of 5 ‘afternoon tea’ style cakes at my aunts house (actually she’s my aunt-in-law) and I suddenly realise that there is something weird going on. I usually head straight for the chocolate one. Always. You know what I mean, don’t you. It doesn’t matter what the chocolate one is, … Read more Kill chocolate cravings with chocolate

Wheat free?

So, I’m two weeks in to my ‘wheat-free’ existence, and it’s been a total blast.

Well, maybe not a blast, but it’s been interesting, for sure.

To recap, in case you had forgotten (and it’s perfectly likely that you had done, so don’t feel bad about it):

I finally decided to give myself a break from wheat. I’ve had an inkling for a while that it might be worth a try, but being a stubborn old mule who clearly doesn’t like to follow her own thoughtful nutritional advice, I’d been busy convincing myself that it was all just BS.

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Giving up wheat (temporarily) – a personal story*

It’s funny, isn’t it? How we always ignore the glaringly obvious, and think about everything else instead. I’ve come to realise, after a good few months, and a great deal of pondering, that I need to try giving up wheat for a while. Hopefully not forever (I’ve not gone all coeliac on you now) but … Read more Giving up wheat (temporarily) – a personal story*

The best way to wake up before your coffee hit

I know how crazy this sounds. When you jump in the shower in the morning, the very last thing you want to do is turn the water onto cold, not even for a second. Especially when it isn’t exactly tropical outside. There are some pretty darned good reasons though for turning the dial down at … Read more The best way to wake up before your coffee hit

A slightly annoying way to prevent a hangover

  I know, I  know. This isn’t the best title for a blog post ever, but I couldn’t find a better way of describing it!   I was reminded of my old technique of minor hangover avoidance recently when my lovely Uncle came to visit from Australia. We went to the pub (as is required) … Read more A slightly annoying way to prevent a hangover

Keep on going even when you go away.

Ahem, I’m talking poop here. You know how it is: you eat really well because if you don’t, your constipation kicks in like a naughty snail, and everything slows down. And you know what to do when things start to feel sluggish:  you eat foods with loads of fibre, you take time to sit on … Read more Keep on going even when you go away.

The one thing you can do to improve your surfing before you even hit the waves.

I know that I am not the only female surfer who wants to pop up faster. There aren’t many of us women out there surfing as it is, and I know I am not the only one who has turned the art of popping up into a game of seeing if the wave can peter … Read more The one thing you can do to improve your surfing before you even hit the waves.