3 Day Juice Cleanse – Day 2

7.30am – Snuggle back down into duvet as no breakfast making means longer lay in.

7.45am – Go waste time in the shower.

8.00am – Start Juice 1 shots.

8.01am – Get pleasant surprise that the juice tastes better today.

8.23am – Have last shot. Continue reading

3 Day Juice Cleanse – Day One

Day One

8.00am – The Boy has charged off to Freshii in an excited whir to pick up our juices.

8.01am – Decide to hide in the shower for a bit longer.

8.15am – He is back and I’m getting nagged to come and have breakfast.

8.16am – I hate this week already.

8.20am – My drinking days have finally lead to something useful.  This nasty poopy looking juice is much more palatable if taken like a shot. Continue reading

3 Day Juice Cleanse

The Boy and I have decided that our cuddly bits are getting a bit too fluffy.  We are constantly falling on and off the diet wagon.  Mostly off to be fair.  It’s very nice being with someone who understands weight issues (he is the 2015 Mr. winner chap for his SW group), but it also means we have someone to dive head first into a chocolate for breakfast type scenario with if we fancy it!

Best breakfast in bed of the year!


Yep.  It was this pic that showed me a) again how well suited to each other we are, and b) that I need to get my weight under control urgently.  By “under control”, I mean start losing rapidly.

As we  laid there watching Happy Valley (just found it and can’t believe Continue reading

Cajun Turkey Pasta

Quite some time ago, I found a delicious recipe for Cajun chicken pasta that was Slimming World friendly. I made it and it was as tasty as it sounded. When thinking about what to cook for dinner last night this popped into my head.

Do you think I could find that recipe anywhere? Nope. Not a chance. I did however find a picture of the one I made last time and it jogged my memory somewhat.

Look  how pretty that was!

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Walden Farms vs Choc Shot

This is a very short post because there is no debate in my mind….

Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup kicks Sweet Freedom’s Choc Shot ass.  It isn’t as watery and it has a better and less synthetic chocolate taste.

You can see I love them by the fact they are emptying, and the Choc Shot isn’t!

I can’t compare any other flavours because this is the Continue reading

Chilly Enough For Chili

Yeah… I am lame, but that made me snigger!

Dubai has recently been gong through a bit of a winter period.  Thankfully it is only about 1 month of the year, but this year seemed extra long and worse than normal.  I don’t know if that is because I’ve been here longer or because it was just extremely pants weather!?

(This was also written a couple of weeks ago, but I had other more exciting things to post.  The weather in Dubai is now sunny and hot again, and I feel the threat of an apocalypse has been lifted!  Hoorah!  Anyway…..) Continue reading

Pancake Day Yummy-ness!!

I wonder how many hundreds of blog posts have been published in the last 24hrs about pancakes?!  A fair few I would imagine.  I know my reader is full of them.  Why?  Because Pancake Day is amazing!

Of course it’s actually called Shrove Tuesday and is the day before Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday.

The tradition of having pancakes started a bazillion years ago.  It was a way to use up what was left in the cupboards so you could start your month of abstinence.  It’s not like Ramadan where people fast for all the daylight hours, but they are similar in as much as you are meant to go without for 40 days and 40 nights.  Now people will give up one or two luxuries because it’s not taken quite as seriously as it used to be.

How many of you knew that?!  Do I get a teachering gold star today!? Continue reading