March sprint planning


I’m really just going to run my life in sprints now, I think it will make life interesting. Or exceptionally dull depending on your level of geekitude. Start small, think big. 2 week sprints, 25 story points per sprint, and I’ll pull in items from my life backlog which I’ll store on Trello. Story points…

February progress report


I did start Feb with a very optimistic frame of mind which steadily dropped down as the month progress. Possibly due to Vitamin D dropping after our sunny South American trip but also possibly issues with medication I have been taking. I was down a few lbs at the end of January and was feeling…

February goals


After my success of Jan goals, where I write short term goals out rather than big year long goals, I’m definitely sticking with it as it’s keeping me more accountable and less distracted by other things. FOOD + carbs are lower, calories are lower and I’m doing 5lbs in Jan. Goal for Feb is another…

Less meat


I never ever thought I’d write this but my beloved has announced that he’d like to have less meaty dishes. Which in principle I’m fine with as long as there is no bloody chickpeas as a replacement.  Chickpeas are fine as hummous, awful by themselves. So, back to the inspiration boards for less meaty main…

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…

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…

Best mascara I’ve bought in a long time …


Total close up of my eyelashes, but they are lovely with this mascara – black, not smudgey, separated, slightly longer, framing my eyeballs well, curling the lashes slightly and everything. And then when you put 2 or 3 layers on, you get full on drama but not weird stuck together eyelashes. I can’t recommend it…

Bedroom colour ideas


Traditional Bedroom by London Interior Designers & Decorators MPD London I was originally thinking about a pale and lilac scheme but unfortunately my beloved was not overly keen on that, and after lots of reflection, I’m not that keen to go back to the light side either. I’m going to stick with colour but instead…