Tag: self love

How To Hygge

Now that so many of us are sleep-drunk from another heatwave, and the storms are fast approaching, it feels like an ideal time to curl up indoors with, ‘How To Hygge’, by Signe Johansen. I absolute love how the Nordic attitude to life is simplistic yet decadent, soulful yet matter of fact. Signe Johansen’s unapologetic

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Apple, Cinnamon And Sultana Overnight Oats

Apple, cinnamon and sultana overnight oats recipe – Serves 2 – generously. Apple Compote – Make this first 2-3 diced cored and skinned sweet apples Splash of vanilla essence Squeeze of runny honey Pinch of ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon of plump sultanas Simmer together on medium heat in a frying pan until apples soften slightly.

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Do I Come Here Often?

Throwback perusal through, ‘Do I Come Here Often?’, with the mordant, miserable and entirely loveable Henry Rollins. Rollins is an insightful man. His writing depicts an interesting and unusual paradox between intense masculinity and profound sensitivity. Emotionally eloquent throughout, the ‘Black Coffee Blues’, journal trilogy is well worth a read, especially if you’re tired of

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Salt Of The Earth

Need a detox? Needing to purge any evil from your life? Relaxing in a salt bath is one of the most soothing and kindest acts to afford yourself when feeling stressed, exhausted and run down. The protective and healing properties of pure essential oils and salt reach far beyond the physical realm. It will serve

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Breakfast For Dinner?

Soul Revival Smoothie Bowl – Serves 2-3 4-5 frozen chopped bananas 2 large handfuls of frozen blueberries/raspberries/strawberries A little coconut water to get the blender going Annihilate in a high powered blender with minimal liquid to sustain the consistency of, ‘nice cream’. Top with bee pollen, sunflower, chia seeds, fresh berries and gay flowers. Infuse

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Electrolyte Roulette

Routine Stand. Move. Collapse Drink potassium Collapse. Correct the hypo Piss out the calcium Sweat through the potassium Sleep off the magnesium Fight for oxygen Trick the renal distal tubular Drink from a rock pool (St Mark’s Solution) Correct the pH of the blood Assuage the disgruntled and flickering heart Collect 15mg of codeine and

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The Old Man And The Sea

There is nothing quite like another hospital admission to make you re-evaluate your priorities. Now home, juggling glucose and electrolytes like knives, I am shuffle walking into a new phase of my life. I have no idea how to plot my path, or even where I’m going. It is all and only one breath after

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies

Absolutely cannot wait to get back home to make these beauties again….. Ingredients – Serves 2 3 chopped frozen bananas 2 level tablespoons raw cacao powder 3 heaped tablespoons crunchy peanut butter Squeeze of runny honey 250-300ml cold almond milk Blend well and top with fresh raspberries for the ultimate potassium hit 👊🏼. Will keep

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Strawberry And Rhubarb Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients – Serves 2 1 large handful of cold pre-poached rhubarb in grenadine 3 chopped frozen bananas 2 handfuls of frozen strawberries 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence A little water to get the blender going You will need a high powered blender for the ‘nice cream’. Have a spatula to hand to scrape down the

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Whole Hearted Salad In A Half Hearted World

There is something supremely healing about caring for yourself and putting the effort into your food or wellbeing. The base of this salad is constructed with fresh micro leaves, herbs and edible flowers. For protein and flavour, I added bacon, and Shropshire blue, as these were easy to hand, then combined with red onion, figs

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