Since I started writing this blog about our ‘adventures’ in Bessie the caravan I have had many people asking me if I am going to make this into a book!!??
I do enjoy writing but the thought of putting together a book is a little daunting…..or is it?? See that’s the trouble with me, throw me a challenge and I’m all over it like a hot rash.
So, lets just say I am pondering on the idea and mulling it over a little. I wouldn’t do it until we have our first year under our belt and I would have to make it a bit more interesting than just the posts on here but what do you think???
I’d love some feedback and comments – preferably on here and not facebook (because that helps my ratings and then more people get to see this!!)
I have also just started another blog (I know) called 365 Raw. If you have been reading this blog from the start then a/thank you so much for sticking with it and b/you will know that this blog started its life as a place to document my journey with raw food. That journey has now stepped up a notch and you can find out all about what is going on if you go across there.
In other news, well life has now calmed down a bit since my return from the UK. The cats and Oscar in particular; who had got himself in quite a tissy over my absence (lots of meowing and keeping hubby up at night pining for me) has recovered his composure and is now happy again. Baby John seems to be doing well and is getting stronger by the day (I’ll get some more pictures soon). Days are hot and sticky but you can’t beat the sunshine so you won’t see me complaining.
Most of you know how much I love my green juices, well for the last few weeks I have been berefit of them in the mornings. Back in June my main L’Equip juicer blew up on me after only 6 months of use. So I then had to resort to my back up juicer that doesn’t work nearly as well whilst we sorted the warranty details out and arranged to get the L’Equip repaired or replaced. My backup juicer then broke on me as well and so for the last few weeks I haven’t been having any juices at all……I miss them.
Well the good news is that after some discussion with the manufacturer over who should pay the courier fees of returning the juicer for repair – err that wont be me then!! the juicer was collected last week and we received a phonecall on monday to say that a new juicer would be dispatched that day. It was and I am very happy to say that it a brand new shiny (grey!) juicer arrived yesterday and so this mornings menu will consist of juice, juice and more juice. Woo hoo……..
Just as well as I have lots of spinach ready for picking in the garden
Everything in the garden seems to be doing really well, we have had plenty of cucumbers, spinach and red onions. The courgettes are finally beginning to flourish after a slow start – although even with fencing around them something is managing to get in for a nibble – I suspect a little mouse or maybe the mole who is merrily digging holes on the lawn as if he is auditioning for the ‘Great Escape’. The tomatoes have benefitted from the few weeks of sunshine and we have plenty of green and pale red tomatoes that will hopefully will ripen up even in the overcast weather we are now having. Look at one of the tomato plants below – is this possibly the smallest tomato plant you have ever seen?? he he
I didn’t even get to sample the tomato as something got to it before me!! Other successes in the garden this year have been the raspberries although I have been fighting the wasps over them for the last few weeks. I had a good crop of them initially though and they were gorgeous. The hedgerows around us and some in our garden are now weighed down by ripening blackberries. They seem to be a bit early this year – due to the hotter weather I suspect so I plan to start picking and freezing soon so we have plenty in the freezer for the winter. Potatoes should be ready to be pulled soon and we have plenty of herbs dotted around the garden so all in all a good year for our veggie gardens!!
Workout 1 – treadmill x 20 minutes same as yesterday
Ab workout – only 12 minutes long. It is my belief that you don’t need to be doing hundreds of crunches in order to attain a washboard stomach. Good diet, no fat in the stomach area and a reasonable amount of exercise will help you achieve your goals. Think quality not quantity when doing ab exercises. The important thing is to keep good form throughout the exercise i.e holding the tummy in, not to pound away doing hundreds of crunches and only getting the form right for a few of them. My ab workout this morning looked like this:-
Leg lift, V crunch, bum lift – 20 reps
1/2 bridge lift, toe crunch – 10 reps each leg
Side plank lift – 10 reps each side
Plank – 1 minute
Boats x 5 holding for 5 breaths each
Boats lowing down to floor and coming back to boat x 10
Workout 2 – ashtanga yoga practice to end of standing sequence.
Food today has been:-
Orange, grapefruit, celery and banana smoothie
6 medjool dates
1 bar conscious orange chocolate
Cauliflower ‘couscous’ – cauliflower, tomatoes, olives, courgettes, red onion, wild garlic and seasoning.
1/2 pineapple and 1 kiwi
How I feel today:-
Legs are a lot less achy which is really good. Feeling a bit tired but then today is proving to be a hectic day. Roll on this evening and bed……..