Progress in some areas...
Sadly, nothing ground breaking to report where weight-loss is concerned, but the wedding is progressing, slowly but surely...and my dress is here !
I am going slowly crazy with all the organisation (note to self, remember for future event t... Read more
Good food, bad food...
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose...even with foods that look diet friendly...
I have a good size collection of recipe books at home, and periodically I will pull out some and sit on the sofa for inspiration.
This recipe stood out ... Read more
When Swiss mountains and Bollywood collide!
Thun at the feet of the mountains, complete with super cute castle hosted its first Bollywood festival.
3 days of movies and Indian food and music and shopping.
W... Read more
Turns out, being a foodie, working for a flavour company and having to organise a wedding is very trying for the calorie conscious...
I love british tv and all the cooking programs that it proposes, and I will extend that to the many food b... Read more
Black bean brownies
I had come across a black bean brownie on the 101cookbooks website and I was intrigued.
As per usual the photos looked good enough to lick the screen, but after checking the ingredients I realised I did not have agave nectar etc, so I set o... Read more
If at first you don't succeed...
then try and try again....
I am surprising myself with having not yet quite given up, despite a procrastinating autumn/winter (I blame the new job) and an equally exercise-free spring (I blame...yes, you guessed it...the job).
Although... Read more
I am a Sparker, hear me roar....
I am a Sparker, hear me roar....or gurgle, or snap, crackle pop, depending on what I have eaten and what I am craving.
I almost fell off my seat when I realised how long it had been since I wrote my last blog. Surely it could not be this lo... Read more
It’s just food!
It seems so unfair that most of us are fighting hard against an opponent that has really no other power than the imaginary ones we convince ourselves of.
And if we are honest about it, we know that this freshly baked cookie is not blowing its... Read more
In which we learn about the life of carrots
So this morning after dropping off BF at work I got back on the motorway to reach my work and noticed an accident sign by the side of the road........sure enough a minute later the road in front of me turned from wide open space to a never endin... Read more
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As a belated challenge for the start of the Bootcamp, I want to write down my stats.
So, here goes...
upper arms: ... Read more
Starting the year on a cloud of Sparks!
First blog of the year and the Christmas decorations are not even down yet!
I thought I would post earlier than this but turns out my holiday was swallowed by a tornado of “stuff to do” and when the tornado was over I found that I had lande... Read more
Eat, drink, be merry, stay healthy
There’s no hiding from it, the festive season is now in full force. Boxes of chocolate and biscuits pilled high in shop entrances and at the end of every isle, tempting food adverts on television (I AM looking at you M&S), Christmas markets, pa... Read more
It’s been 3 weeks since I started the new job, and although I really am loving it, as it appeals to my inner hippy-child, with the natural plant extracts and their traditional use, increasing their mass appeal and looking into the science and t... Read more
It's Monday (already ?)
It’s Monday, and it feels like the weekend was swallowed by a blackhole, leaving nothing behind but 6 jars of jewel-like quince jelly and a kitchen that looks like a disaster. Why yes I am in process of turning the gorgeous left-over pulp into q... Read more
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