January goals


Short and sharp goals for this year, each month I’d like to focus on a few specific things rather than having a bunch of nebulous things that I want to achieve in a year. Which I don’t always manage. Fitness – Organise some hotel room HIIT sessions for when I travel. Back at CrossFit on…

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Giving up, quitting and why it’s awesome.


Honestly, all that crap about ‘Never give up’, ‘No quitters’ blah blah blah drives me insane. Sometimes quitting is the best thing you can do for yourself. Things I have quit and why they have made me happy. Calling South Africa home. This is actually a bit sad but it doesn’t feel like home any…

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Low carb breakfasts


Following a reasonably low carb diet can mean endless eggs for breakfast, which while it seems exciting when you start, can get pretty dull, pretty quickly. So I have a few more easy options to add to your repertoire. Stewed Rhubarb and Greek yoghurt. Rhubarb is very low in carbs and if you stew it…

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Lisbon – some cool things to do


Go drinking in Bairrio Alto Definitely the most rocking area of town, Bairrio Alto is made up of lots of small pedestrianised streets lined with bars and restaurants. Every bar has a different theme and plays different music, so it’s loud and exciting. The restaurants are excellent – we ate at Decadente which was superb…

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The palaces in Sintra, near Lisbon.


In September, we went, with a group of friends to Portugal and when we were there, we visited a few of the most glorious palaces you could imagine. Sintra is a fairytale of a place, with pink and yellow palaces nestled in the trees near the tops of the mountains and other beautiful buildings scattered…