Some called it Eve's curse but she thought that was stupid, and the real curse of Eve was having to put up with the nonsense of Adam, who as soon as there was any trouble, blamed it all on her.Margaret Atwood It's five years since I had my first Mirena put in. It feels like… Continue reading Getting My Mirena Changed During A Pandemic Wasn’t As Scary As I Expected
If A Thing Is Worth Doing – It’s Worth Doing Badly
I appreciate effort. No matter how small, silly or irrelevant, I appreciate effort. Billy Chapata If a thing is worth doing it's worth doing badly. Yes. That's right. Badly. I know the saying we grew up with is that if a thing is worth doing it's worth doing well. But I think that version is… Continue reading If A Thing Is Worth Doing – It’s Worth Doing Badly
A Foundation That’s Like An Instagram Filter – But For Your Real Life Face!
“I feel beautiful without makeup on, but when I do put makeup on, it just gives me this extra pop.” - Cardi B I haven't written about makeup in literally years. I hadn't worn makeup for a least a year, while my enhanced COVID19 risk was keeping me safely confined to my house. But I… Continue reading A Foundation That’s Like An Instagram Filter – But For Your Real Life Face!
Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.Gabriel Garcia Marquez Like, I guess, pretty much everybody I've gained a bit of weight during lockdown. Between joining in with the quarantine baking craze and working on the desserts/baked goods section of my cookbook - without being able to parm… Continue reading Lifestyle Changes
How To Prevent Your Own Suicide
“Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.” ~ Joseph Conrad Obligatory Disclaimer: I am not a qualified mental health professional. Or even an unqualified one. I am not a health care professional of any kind.… Continue reading How To Prevent Your Own Suicide
All The Reasons I’m Not Having Children
“I always say my biological clock must be digital, because I've never heard it ticking.” ~Lucy Dillon Having children is something I've been thinking about lately. Not a lot, but more so than usual. I turn 35 this year. Undeniably into my mid-30s. And I'm becoming very aware that while to date I've been choosing… Continue reading All The Reasons I’m Not Having Children
Pasta and Prawn Summer Salad
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~Ruth Reichl I'm continuing with my salad evangelism for the time being. I just had never realised before how wonderful and varied salad could be; as my opinion of it had been marred by the limp iceberg lettuces with soggy… Continue reading Pasta and Prawn Summer Salad
Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad
“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ~Orson Welles As I mentioned last week, I'm on a massive salad kick, in a bid to increase my chances of seeing the age of retirement and beyond. Although I don't think I've paused to consider what a HUMONGOUS leap that is… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad
Tomato, Basil, and Farro Salad
“Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.” ~Carol Truax I've recently acquired a family history of very aggressive bowel cancer - which is perhaps not the most appetising way to begin a post encouraging you to make a salad - but it's… Continue reading Tomato, Basil, and Farro Salad
My Dad Died. And It’s OK, Actually.
“Though we are terrorized by death, it's not different from birth, it just happens” ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana So, my dad died. And it's not been so very bad actually. It came as a bit of a shock. I found out he was dying about 32 hours before it happened. He'd known about it for a… Continue reading My Dad Died. And It’s OK, Actually.