Posted in May 2012

Sun safety: the greener way

Sun safety: the greener way

When I was in my late-teens to early twenties I was a sun-worshipper extraordinaire! I was of the “20 minutes on the front, 20 minutes on the back” brigade and one summer I even remember oiling myself up with Hawaiian Tropic – something like factor 2!! The horror! But I think we were all doing … Continue reading

Broccoli anyone? National Vegetarian Week 2012

Broccoli anyone? National Vegetarian Week 2012

 In honour of it being National Vegetarian Week (NVW) 2012 here in the UK I have been trying out some new vegetarian recipes this week. Tonight’s offering was the family-friendly “Fusili with broccoli and mascarpone“. I say family-friendly because I successfully tested on my family and everyone enjoyed it – from a fussy 4 year … Continue reading

Just call me Wonder Woman

Just call me Wonder Woman

I watched the film “I Don’t Know How She Does It” last night, starring Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex in the City fame. I had wanted to see it when it came out a few months back but as I only seem to get to the cinema to watch children’s films these days (not that … Continue reading

Organic meat: what’s the beef?

Organic meat: what’s the beef?

I shock myself at my ignorance sometimes. I feel like I spent the first 36 years of my life wandering around the planet with my eyes and ears closed. Putting food into my mouth without stopping to think about where it came from or how it got there other than that I’d bought it nicely shrink-wrapped … Continue reading

Words of inspiration

Words of inspiration

Just a quick post today…I came across the following quote earlier and HAD to share it: I wasn’t able to find out who originally “said” this but I don’t suppose it matters- the message is the important thing. It might read as a really simple, obvious quote to some people but for those of us who … Continue reading

Why rain is a good thing. Honest!

Why rain is a good thing. Honest!

Okay, so by lunchtime today I’d had conversations with 3 different people about how much they dislike the rain: my partner, a lady at the hospital and the Sainsbury’s delivery driver…so I’m thinking to myself, instead of wasting all this energy grumbling about it, let’s shift perspective and embrace it!! Yes, really :-) The reality … Continue reading

Eat in season: spotlight on Asparagus

Eat in season: spotlight on Asparagus

  In homage to all the yummy vegetarian food consumed over my self-indulgent retreat weekend I have decided to include an easy-to-make vegetarian recipe: Asparagus risotto. This is all the more fitting as British Asparagus season – a highlight of the food-lovers’ calendar – is upon us. Traditionally commencing on 1 May and lasting for around 7 … Continue reading

Nourishment for body and soul

Nourishment for body and soul

I’ve just returned from what can only be described as a totally nourishing “Ocean of Bliss” weekend of yoga and chanting at the amazing Florence House in Seaford. Pure self-indulgence and something I would recommend to anyone- particularly mums in need of some time out! Having been feeling somewhat overloaded of late with all the demands … Continue reading