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Writing notes, scribbling lists and jotting down recipes and food facts is my way of dealing with this life-changing experience. Join me on this journey as I share what’s been going on in my kitchen and in my head!

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Celebrating Halloween and Autumn
celebrating halloween and autumn

Celebrating Halloween and Autumn

Celebrating Halloween and autumn, my favourite things to do! It’s my birthday on Halloween, I feel lucky to have been born on such a cool date. Our celebrations and food…

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If You Go Down To The Woods Today….
if you go down to the woods today

If You Go Down To The Woods Today….

I spend a lot of time in the woods. Last weekend was probably our last Sunday trip to our local woods for a while. Luckily we have lots of woodlands…

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Why is it so hard to be kind to ourselves?
so hard to be kind to ourselves

Why is it so hard to be kind to ourselves?

Why is it so hard to be kind to ourselves unless we're ill? I woke up this morning full of cold with a sore, stiff neck. It seems the Universe…

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Blackberry Picking and Clearing My Head
blackberry picking clearing my head

Blackberry Picking and Clearing My Head

Blackberry picking and clearing my head are all I am able to write about at the moment. I know I’ve been absent and it’s been a difficult couple of weeks.…

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A Night Wild Camping – What We Ate This Week
a night wild camping

A Night Wild Camping – What We Ate This Week

We spent a night wild camping this weekend and it was brilliant. I’m not sure I have all the adjectives handy but it was fun, restorative, easy, relaxing, tiring, peaceful,…

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Healthy Eating After a Stroke – Our Diet Three Months On
healthy eating after a stroke

Healthy Eating After a Stroke – Our Diet Three Months On

This post has been open on my laptop for weeks now as I try to put together a succinct post about the changes we’ve made and the challenges we’ve faced…

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Food Tastes Better Outdoors – What We Ate This Week
food tastes better outdoors

Food Tastes Better Outdoors – What We Ate This Week

Food tastes better outdoors, don’t you think? I love cooking and eating outside, it’s something we have done a lot as a family but since the stroke, our food choices…

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How to eat 30 different plants a week – What we ate this week
eat 30 different plants a week

How to eat 30 different plants a week – What we ate this week

I recently read an interview recommending we eat 30 different plants a week, for optimum health including gut health and I laughed at loud.  There is absolutely no way that…

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Walking for stroke recovery – The challenges and the inspiration
walking for stroke recovery

Walking for stroke recovery – The challenges and the inspiration

Walking for stroke recovery has been our focus since we got back from hospital. Every day we make an effort to walk, walk and walk some more. Currently, we do…

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Easy Homemade Yoghurt – What We Ate This Week

Easy Homemade Yoghurt – What We Ate This Week

Easy homemade yoghurt is providing snacks and dessert and breakfasts this week. I found a super simple recipe which I’ll share below. I use UHT milk as we can’t get…

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Using Spices Instead of Salt – What We Ate This Week
using spices instead of salt

Using Spices Instead of Salt – What We Ate This Week

Using spices instead of salt has been a mission of mine since we came back from hospital with the list of ‘forbidden foods’ which, of course, featured salt. I know…

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Beans beans good for the heart – Eating more beans and pulses
beans good for the heart

Beans beans good for the heart – Eating more beans and pulses

“Beans beans good for the heart, the more you eat, the more you fart” – so the song goes. For us though beans have given us so much more than…

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