Walk, work, juice cleanse day 4, and a man with a rifle

My day started strangely. I was nearly home from my morning walk, about to head across the open expanse of the South Downs golf course, when a jogger crested the hill and came running straight at me, waving her arms in a panicked fashion. I stopped in my tracks and removed my earbuds, wondering if…

I’ve invented a nutritious & delicious vegan milkshake and you have to try it

Some people came out of lock-down with nothing to show but a deepened loathing for society, twitchy screen-eyes and some early symptoms of scurvy. Not me. I put my time to good use and, with the help of a slow masticating juicer, a smoothie making machine and having a long list of more pressing tasks…

6.5 tips for getting through the Fast 800 diet without killing someone

I'm over the halfway point on my 6.5 week Fast 800 diet, so to distract myself from the fact that I've got to do what I just did AGAIN, here are 6.5 tips to help you fast for 16 hours a day without killing anyone. If you are interested in my progress, so far I…

Coconut milk yoghurt and self-reflection

According to Christian tradition, Lent should be a time of quiet self-reflection and prayer. With this in mind, I decided to turn my metaphorical gaze inwards - and in doing so, I found a dark, empty space. A dark, empty space about the size and shape of a 500g bar of Galaxy chocolate. All the blogs said giving…

Life without sugar is pretty sweet

Day one of my ban on sugar is over. So far, I'm absolutely fine. I'm still alive, still sort of plump. I haven't descended into a shaking, sweating, angry mess yet.  After reading extensively about the effects of giving up sugar I was actually expecting something a bit more interesting than this. People report headaches,…

The results are in from cycle 1 of the 90 Day SSS plan

I've made it. Four weeks into the 90 day 'Shift, Shape and Sustain' plan by Joe Wicks. Cycle one of three complete.  I don't have rippling abs yet. Well - my stomach certainly ripples, but not in the good way. It's more of an undulation. As I type my boyfriend is taking delivery of a…

Bodycoach reduced carb oatmeal review

I used to review fancy hotels and Michelin star restaurants. Now I'm reviewing my porridge.  It's fine. I spent my whole time as a magazine editor masquerading as someone who knew what they were talking about.  With porridge I'm on home ground. If you read my last post you'll know I've started the 90 day 'shift, shape…