Starting Slimming World (Again) – A Beginners Guide

It has been three years since I started Slimming World. I know loads about it, and it works for me very well. Over the last six months though, my habits have been slipping. I’ve started feeling like I “need” biscuits to get through deadlines, pizza to help me relax. I’ve started buying multipacks of chocolate … Continue reading Starting Slimming World (Again) – A Beginners Guide

The Death of Hope, or Mary Berry’s Tarte Au Citron 

I was talking to a colleague the other day and he said he hated the idea of hope. It was always harking to the future, he said. It drew attention away from what was happening in the present, and set you up for perpetual disappointment. "I hope it doesn't rain today" - so what if … Continue reading The Death of Hope, or Mary Berry’s Tarte Au Citron 

Facing Friday – Self-Kindness

It has come to my attention that, over this past week, I have been being unkind to myself. On Monday, despite being omgreallygoodIwenttothegymFOURTIMES I stayed the same weight as the week before - a week I had used to consume everything I could get my grubby mitts on. On Tuesday I got up for yoga … Continue reading Facing Friday – Self-Kindness

Pulled Pork Pot Roast

Over the weekend I put up a facebook post offering up my old slow-cooker, because my life is a non-stop rollercoaster of excitement and laughs. And people LOVED it. They are so surprisingly interested in slow cookers – and rightly so, slow cookers are Da Bomb. It’s like Past You has cooked Present You dinner … Continue reading Pulled Pork Pot Roast

Health Kick Up The Bum – Starting Point

As I have mentioned before, a couple of years ago I joined Slimming World, revolutionised my approach to eating and my body, became much much happier in my skin and lost three stone. Bloody good show, well done me, etc etc etc. Having lost three stone, I became very complacent. "I am a size twelve … Continue reading Health Kick Up The Bum – Starting Point

Blogmas Day 14 – Chocolate Truffle Teacups

Because NO ONE likes Christmas pudding. Today, I am sharing an old family recipe* for chocolate truffle torte. This is a fine little pudding to make for any occasion - it is at heart just chocolate and cream, so everyone likes it. My Mum always made this in a big springform cake tin, which looks … Continue reading Blogmas Day 14 – Chocolate Truffle Teacups

Blogmas Day 12 – Wildly Ambitious Gingerbread Biscuits

Last week on of my friends gave the Sweet Tooth by Lily Vanilli - a charming baking book full of preposterous sweet eats such as "Popping Candy Fool's Gold Chocolates" and "Bacon and Maple Syrup Teacakes". She said it might come in useful for my blogging. You bet your arse it will, Jen. This kind … Continue reading Blogmas Day 12 – Wildly Ambitious Gingerbread Biscuits