The Hydration Challenge- Day 5

Day Five Day off for medical nonesense and outlaw visits Predicted High Temp: 33 degrees 0930: I am in the hottest waiting room in Christendom. Good tactic to ease strain on the NHS by killing off some vulnerables with heat stroke. Luckily I came armed with fluids. 500ml in. 1745: It’s been a hot one, […]

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The Hydration Challenge, Day 4

Day Four Too too effin hot but otherwise normal working Thursday. Predicted high temperature: 31 stupid un-air-conditioned degrees. 0808: At my desk, first bottle cracked along with an essential caffeinated hot drink. 2022: craptastic day of hissy clients and Diva Boss Man. Lost all track of everything after bottle no 2 and don’t really care. […]

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The Hydration Challenge- Day 3

Day Three Standard working Wednesday. Predicted High Temperature: 31 degrees horrible sweaty celcius 0625: Woke up incredibly thirsty, it was a hot night, 250ml on the ticker before breakfast. 0800: More water cooler hilarity from colleagues at how posh I am for having a slice of lemon in my water. I am truly part of […]

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The Hydration Challenge- Day 2

Day Two Standard work day. Predicted high temperature: 30 degrees 0950- I’ve been out of bed for 4 hours and not drunk any water. This cannot be good. On my second coffee though I vaguely recall interviewing someone once who went on about their addiction to routine and his insistence on drinking a full pint of […]

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Easy Quinoa Salad

It’s summer. It’s hot. Hot summer life is far too fleeting to spend ages in the kitchen but also one of the worst times to resort to cruddy over-salted convenience food too. I try to counteract the burgers and ice creams is by making up a couple of substantial salads to keep in the fridge […]

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The Hydration Challenge- Day 1

Day One Normal work day, up at 0545, thrilled beyond measure to be back to the day job after a week long holiday. Predicted temperature: 31 degrees. 0750: Remembered my bottle, enjoyed bemused comments from co workers as to why I have ‘a salad’ in my drink. One slice of a lemon and one mint […]

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The Hydration Challenge!

Detox is an ugly and frequently misused word, especially when it comes to dietary matters. This blogger does not believe that various teas, herbs and juice cleanses do anything magical to ‘clean’ either your blood or your organs, and are mostly a way to make you cut down on processed food and drink more water.  […]

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Rhubarb & Gooseberry Jam

It’s been something of a pleasure this summer to start hauling in bumper bundles from the garden, especially when it seemed with the late frosts and recently ridiculous dry spell in the UK that a lot of my fruit and veg is either very behind or given up the ghost entirely. Not so with the […]

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Killer Gooseberry Chutney

A year or so ago I tried my luck with a couple of Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberry plants to fill in a space recently vacated by a big ugly Red Robin 70s kitsch shrubbery horror. I got about three cups of small berries from them last year, which went into a Christmas gin infusion that was […]

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Very Warm Chickpea Salad

Ah, summertime, when life is nought but Will Smith jams and over dressed lettuces. A pesto drizzled heap of rocket is all well and good but a girl (or a boy, crikey) cannot live on feathery greens alone. A girl/boy/fraggle doesn’t always want to cook loads in the hotter days either and this is when […]

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