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My Own Private Idaho

… After all is said and done, usually more is said than done…

… Back at it…

These past few days have seen me fail at my eating habits… I could reel out a list of reasons why but I choose not to.

Yesterday called for a fresh start and every fresh start deserves meal prepping

So I bought a whole salmon (hello sales), cooked soup, made my own marinara sauce, made salad and made my own burger patty from mince meat. I even cubed and froze some fruit for smoothies.

Let’s have a successful week…

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My Loc Diary

… The next couple of days are less hectic so I decided to get back into my routine.

First on my agenda was tightening my locs. I must say it took me longer than usual as I was also enjoying the company of my friends (multitasking…).

I eventually got it done and slowly but surely my locs are growing.

Now I just need to wake up tomorrow and go for a jog…

… Simpler Times…

There is this interesting poem in our GCSE curriculum called ‘Tissue’ which speaks about the important role tissue (paper) plays in our lives – we use them for physical direction (maps) and spiritual direction (holy books). If this poem were to be written today it would be named ‘Apple’ or some other name that would correctly point at what we are most dependent on these days.

Case in point – My phone has been having a battery life issue for a while and after a couple of visits to the Apple Store I was about to give up. Then 2 days ago my iPad started having issues as well. I had no choice but to return to Apple Store. My iPad was cleaned but my phone couldn’t be fixed so I was given a new one.

Needless to say I left the Store in very high spirits – a new phone. “You just have to get home and set your new phone”, the technician said. She also calmed my fears by informing me that I could get all my details back if I select the option to restore from iCloud. 

Armed with my new phone I got home and did as I was told. Once I got the option I selected restoring from iCloud. Well Apple sent a 6 number code to enable me do this. The only problem was that the code was sent to my old phone which had been confiscated at the store. My day went downhill from there as the shops had already closed and I did not have a phone.

It got me to thinking how dependent we are on these things. I had to call and text from my iPad. I could not get internet gossip as quickly as I would have liked as I don’t usually carry my iPad everywhere. I couldn’t tell if I had to carry an umbrella or not and many other trivial things that I realised I could actually live without.

That being said, I am headed there today to get my phone sorted. But yay – new phone…

A Breather…

A lot of things have been happening and I have not been here as I would have liked to.

Well I still had to eat so I made Portobello burgers with ribs and tried to catch my breath.

My students will soon be done with their GCSEs and then it would be time to start getting a new set…

I guess life goes on…

Roast and Swede Chips…

For the past couple of days I have been main lining coffee and leftovers so I have not really seen the need to write in my blog.

That all changed yesterday when I went to the shops to buy cucumbers and bought a chicken on a whim.

On a health kick I bought portobello mushrooms to make burgers and then I saw that ‘Aunt Bessie’s ‘ now packaged swedes that have already been cut into chips and frozen.

Going forward I may have to prepare the chips from scratch as she used potato starch to bread the chips but it was a lovely addition to my roast.

I am ready to face the day… with a full belly no less…

Cheese Crisps…

A while back I found out that some shops sell 100% cheese crisps in their healthy food aisle…

Imagine my disappointment when I realised that my shop did not stock them.

Anyways I finally hit my bacon quota and needed something else not meat related for snacks…

And just like always the internet pulled through. Now most of the videos I saw used cheddar but all I had was mozzarella and Parmesan cheese so I went with mozzarella.

It came out 😊

Score one for new healthy snack…

Meal Prep…

I learnt something new this week – keto cookie dough…

I also went ahead to prep for the week by making soup. With the way my week had gone I needed something that would occupy my mind.

Here’s to hoping for a better week ahead – Hurray for 4 day weeks…

Failing and Winning…

I finally made almond flour biscuits after a very long time. While on a food high I decided to grill my chicken portions and asparagus while I washed my hair.

Unfortunately I put my oven on high and my chicken and asparagus got partially burnt. I didn’t care less as I enjoyed it anyways.

Well, that is life though as I have realised – I win some and lose some. Sometimes on the same day…

A Mother’s Love – Royal Wedding

You had to be living under a rock to miss the fact that The Royal Wedding was yesterday.

There were many distractions leading to the Wedding with the bride’s family and the media. But finally the day came.

Looking at Doria- you could see a woman who was overwhelmed and seriously outnumbered. She was the only member of the bride’s family there.

But you would wrong if you failed to notice her resolve, strength and pride in a daughter that was about to change the way the world saw The Monarchy.

Praise must also be given to The Royal Family who went out of their way to make Doria feel like a member of their family.

It also didn’t hurt that these were 2 people who were overjoyed to have found each other.

Bless Mothers and congrats to all involved…

P.S – The drawing is not mine. I just felt it captured their joy perfectly..,

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