That time I gave up Palm Oil

Giving up palm oil for the month of May was very much like when my husband and I first ‘went’ vegan 5 years ago.  It was easy enough if we were happy to cook most of our food from scratch and to read every label when shopping. In the years since we converted to veganism it has…

Re:cycling

If life is full of contrasts then nothing illustrates this more than the amount of exercise I did before the Bank Holiday and that I did after.  As they say, I have gone from “hero to zero”. It all started with an upsetting doctors appointment on Tuesday morning.  Totally out of nowhere (well obviously not…

Palm oil free

When hubby and I went vegan almost five years ago it was definitely “for the animals”, I’d been raised a vegetarian since birth and it felt like the natural next step.  For me any other benefits of veganism, say environmental or health benefits, were just a lucky by-product of my ethical decision to go plant…

The Beat Goes On

It’s been 12 weeks since our miscarriage and it’s true what they say, life does ‘go on’ ……. I guess it has to.  I won’t lie and say that the feeling of loss is diminished in any way, because it just isn’t and I honestly don’t think we’ll ever get over losing this pregnancy.  But,…

Suddenly life wasn’t a bed of roses

My hubby and I have it pretty good. I’m lucky enough not to have to work (although I know I’ll have to go back some when!), we have a great family, my son is doing well in his work and now lives happily in London with his partner.  We are healthy and (if I could…

Ridgeway walks (with a hangover)!

Since I last posted, we’ve had some busy weekends tackling some of the 87 miles of the Ridgeway. Walking the Ridgeway – the hangover walk On Saturday 10th we had some friends over for the evening and I had a few drinks, well I say a few drinks – I actually drank two bottles of…

Walking the Ridgeway

It started with a half-hearted promise to myself to hit my Garmin Vivoactive steps target everyday in November (something I’ve been very inconsistent with since giving up work) and (after a very nice walk on Saturday) ended with the plan to walk the length of the Ridgeway over the winter of 2018/2019. The Ridgeway National…

90s throwback!

It all started with a chat with my hubby whilst on a gorgeous country walk around a local National Trust property. I was telling him about my love for Step Aerobics in the 90s and how it was the only aerobics class I could manage because of my lack of coordination and two left feet….

Running update

I’ve not written a blog since the 4th of July but, for once, this isn’t because I’ve been off plan but because I’ve been pretty busy and for the past two weeks I’ve been on my hols. Running I am still sticking to my training plan and am now up to 7 miles, with an…

My running week – 25th June to 1st July

Blimey I find it hard to motivate myself to run when it is so hot outside, but I find that having a training programme that I need to follow does help me to get the runs done. Last week we needed to do 2 miles, 2 miles and 4 miles and it all started well…