21/90

Apparently it takes 21 days to build a habit, and 90 days to build a lifestyle. At least that’s one version of habit building, but whatever the true answer is – and I suspect there is no one single point of truth here – I know one thing for sure, consistency is key. So today…

So far so good

Today is day 7 of no sugar or flour. In the past, when I’ve given up sugar, this means giving up all sweet processed foods too. However, I would sometimes eat savoury bread products or flour-based foods so long as there was no sugar in it. I’ve been reading a lot and watching videos and…

Back to basics / Refocus

Twelve weeks of lockdown are behind us, and it’s still not clear what the future holds. Restrictions are easing across the UK, but not consistently, and it feels like some people have been ignoring them for some time. However, a lot of us are sticking to the rules and making the most of a difficult…

Livin’ la vida lockdown

It’s been some time since i’ve written a post.  In fact this is the first one this year.  2020 started off really well, and happily included a fabulous trip to New Zealand to see my wonder pal Jackie and her family.  It was an amazing trip, full of happy memories and good times, and I…

As the sun sets on this decade…

…it’s time to reflect. Normally I’d be all for reflecting on all the things that have happened – or not happened – what it all means and what massive challenge I need to set myself to start running into the new year with gusto. However, all I can think lately is that it’s a bit…

Plastic (really ain’t) fantastic

I’ve been meaning to write this post for eons, but finally getting round to it today now that I’ve set myself some targets to make little changes in 2020. You’d need to be a hermit, living on Mars or just a complete tool not to realise the catastrophic impact excess plastic is having on the…

20/20

Today has been a difficult day in the UK. A General Election result that seems unfathomable to so many of us, yet here we are. It would be so easy to get depressed about it, but I’m trying to take a different tack. It’s been a really tough few weeks for me, a lot of…

New Year’s Resolutions

Fear not, it’s not quite January! However, tomorrow I’ll have completed another trip around the sun, so now is as good a time as any to set some new year’s resolutions. I’m not one for setting goals on 1st Jan anymore, mostly because it’s bollocks and I’ve never managed to achieve goals that I start…

Stress & Anxiety

I’ve never really thought of myself as someone who deals with a lot of anxiety, and when you look up the symptoms of it, for sure I don’t experience the worst of such a disorder (is that even the right word?). However, after a friend shared a post about living with anxiety a while ago,…