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  • Mid year goals check in – 19 things for 2019

    Happy July!! I’ll refrain from stating the predictable and overly familiar shock at the speed the year is going and instead say that I hope the first half of 2019 has been a good one for you. I feel like this is a great time to have a bit of a check-in, a sort of […] Read more…

  • The Corset – Book Review

    Hello! It has been some time since I’ve posted on my blog, what with life and study taking centre stage! I am on semester break now, so the plan is to write, read and post a lot more. Talking of reading, I have been on holiday at the beach this week and have been absolutely hooked […] Read more…

  • This Is How It Always Is – Book Review

    This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel tells the story of a large family whose youngest boy, Claude, decides at five years old that he wants to be a girl when he grows up. It tells the story of love, secrets, growth, friendships, fear, happiness, fairytales, parenting, childhood, and societal views and cultural […] Read more…

  • Ginger biscuits – GF, EF, DF, low FODMAP

    Ginger biscuits are delicious. Am I right?! Every Thursday at the health recovery/pain management tai chi class I go to, there are ginger biscuits and tea to enjoy while we chat on our break. I watch on in envy, unable to eat the biscuits, but definitely still loving the tea! At Christmas, for the tai […] Read more…

  • January 2019 wrap up

    Unbelievable but true…it’s time for a January wrap up! I’ve not done monthly wrap ups routinely in the past, but I have decided that it would be a good way to keep track of progress with my 19 things for 2019 goals, and a nice opportunity to have a chat with you all about how […] Read more…

  • I Am Watching You – Book Review

    I Am Watching You, by Teresa Driscoll, is a well-written thriller that drawers you in from the start. The story follows Ella who witnesses two men strike up a conversation with two teenage girls on a train. What begins to worry her is that these men have just been released from prison. She plans to […] Read more…

  • Chocolate caramels (with a secret ingredient!) – GF,DF,EF, plant-based

    Who doesn’t like gooey-centred chocolates (does a person like this even exist?!)? I enjoyed caramels coated in crisp chocolate back in the day. They have a texture and taste that has long been out of my treats vocabulary though due to my food intolerances! So, how have I remedied this and what is my secret […] Read more…

  • 19 things to do in 2019

    In 2019, I am going to give something new a go! I have come up with 19 things that I want to try to do in 2019. Rather than saying “I want to get fit” or “I am going to eat more protein in January”, these are things that I can do at any point […] Read more…

Books

  • The Corset – Book Review

    Hello! It has been some time since I’ve posted on my blog, what with life and study taking centre stage! I am on semester break now, so the plan is to write, read and post a lot more. Talking of reading, I have been on holiday at the beach this week and have been absolutely hooked […] Read more…

  • This Is How It Always Is – Book Review

    This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel tells the story of a large family whose youngest boy, Claude, decides at five years old that he wants to be a girl when he grows up. It tells the story of love, secrets, growth, friendships, fear, happiness, fairytales, parenting, childhood, and societal views and cultural […] Read more…

Recipes

  • Ginger biscuits – GF, EF, DF, low FODMAP

    Ginger biscuits are delicious. Am I right?! Every Thursday at the health recovery/pain management tai chi class I go to, there are ginger biscuits and tea to enjoy while we chat on our break. I watch on in envy, unable to eat the biscuits, but definitely still loving the tea! At Christmas, for the tai […] Read more…

  • Chocolate caramels (with a secret ingredient!) – GF,DF,EF, plant-based

    Who doesn’t like gooey-centred chocolates (does a person like this even exist?!)? I enjoyed caramels coated in crisp chocolate back in the day. They have a texture and taste that has long been out of my treats vocabulary though due to my food intolerances! So, how have I remedied this and what is my secret […] Read more…

Health

  • Save your bones NOW (no matter your age)

    I am constantly reading health related information and research; I really enjoy learning more about the body, nutrition and medical conditions and it helps me to put into practice a few things to potentially improve my own health. Recently, I’ve been focusing on what is good to do now that can impact health positively down […] Read more…

  • P.S. I Love Me

    Today is Valentine’s Day. We know it as a day of love; it’s a day to show you care about a special someone; it’s a day to treat another with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fancy dinners and gooey love letters. But what if we turn it around? What if it doesn’t always have to be about showing […] Read more…

Musings

  • Mid year goals check in – 19 things for 2019

    Happy July!! I’ll refrain from stating the predictable and overly familiar shock at the speed the year is going and instead say that I hope the first half of 2019 has been a good one for you. I feel like this is a great time to have a bit of a check-in, a sort of […] Read more…

  • January 2019 wrap up

    Unbelievable but true…it’s time for a January wrap up! I’ve not done monthly wrap ups routinely in the past, but I have decided that it would be a good way to keep track of progress with my 19 things for 2019 goals, and a nice opportunity to have a chat with you all about how […] Read more…