Red Velvet Cupcakes take 2


These were a little disappointing the first time I made them but today I used the same recipe but was a lot more careful in making them. I also used the electric whisk that Simon bought a few weeks ago and that really helped. The extensive beating made these ones deliciously light and fluffy. They’re…

Bus, bristol, friday night


It is obviously punishment for going shopping after work. It is mental. Crawlingly slow. It’s taken me 20 mins to get from outside Harvey Nicks to halfway along Victoria street. Next Friday I shall cycle to work. Rain or no rain. I have new bargainous goodies. I shall do a photo blog later.

Count down


to the weekend (3 hours) to the end of the 2 week hard-core stage of this diet ( 1.5 days) to some technology actually working sooner rather than later (who knows? my guys are working on it) I haven’t got lots of plans for the weekend but tomorrow will be mainly exercising and some light…

Controlling impulse spending


from today’s Guardian Control impulse spending with a "30-day list" The bloggers Leo Babauta, at zenhabits.net, and JD Roth, at getrichslowly.org, both recommend keeping a dated note of non-essential stuff you want to buy, and resolving to wait 30 days. The rule "works especially well because you aren’t denying yourself", just postponing the pleasure, says…

Tuesday Report


Again, I like a nice random day for my reports. It’s been 10 days since I started. Food I thought 4 meals a day sounded ideal when I began. I love eating and I love cooking. It should be a total win. It has however added a whole new level of complexity for my life…

I am totally sick of thinking and planning food


Words I never thought I’d say.  It’s the 4 meals a day thing. And the making sure that they are all balanced etc. It’s a serious struggle trying to think of them all. I did plan out the two weeks but haven’t managed to eat the second weeks plan properly due to buying things that…

Weekend report


I have none. I have done nothing. Friday night, home from work & total collapse. Saturday – ran, swim, ate.Sunday – bodypump, exhaustion and roast lamb and exercise video. Monday I am going to Swindon. The Glamour.