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Meridian and Whole Earth peanut butter

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Recently I had a really helpful conversation with Judy Watson, a nutritionist who operates in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas, and we got talking about peanut butter.  I’ll tell you more about the excellent consultation another time. While I said … Continue reading

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Fossilised brain?

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I have some lovely colleagues in the Council, including some who are not inhibited in speaking their mind.  One of my colleagues who is managing to survive on a slice of cucumber for lunch (and looking increasing like a stick … Continue reading

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Health issues

A couple of health issues have cropped up recently and these have got me a bit concerned.  This post will probably be a bit personal. Yesterday I went over to my favourite health food shop as it was about time … Continue reading

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Veggie chat at the carvery

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A couple of days ago we went out for an evening carvery meal with some friends.  Certainly an interesting experience as I’d not been there before. Carvery meals are quite good value if you’re a meat eater.  You get a … Continue reading

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Vegan restaurant in Barcelona

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I was beginning to despair at the limited choice of food on our recent Barcelona trip.  Most restaurant and cafe menus were dominated by meat, fish and omelettes.  A quick internet search at our hotel led us to this brilliant … Continue reading

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Fancy being vegan?

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I blogged about being vegan sometime ago, as it was a serious consideration.  In the end I remained a vegetarian in the interests of domestic harmony at home. Having said that I’m always intrigued as to what life would be … Continue reading

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Coffee update

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There’s a few things to tell you about as a ‘coffee update’ but first let me remind you that I’ve been 99.9% caffeine free for the last eighteen months.  During this time I’ve been trying all kinds of different kinds … Continue reading

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Redber decaf coffee review

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  Ordering some Redber coffee from Amazon had me quite excited.  I can tell you my excitement went into orbit when the 500g package arrived! You see, this decaf lark is all very well but I have been missing out … Continue reading

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Caffeine free – one year on

It is now about a year since I became caffeine free, so this is all about how I am one year on. It’s a pain in the neck, at times. I wish I could say that it has been plain … Continue reading

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Osmo Active Hydration review

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One of the reasons why I am pleased to carry out this Osmo Active Hydration review is that it is completely new to me.  I do like trying out new things!  This time I have Adam Lowe of ProBikeHut to … Continue reading

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Life without caffeine

It is now about five weeks since I decided to try life without caffeine and its been an interesting experience.  At first I was a little apprehensive and wondered how I would get on.  To be completely honest, in the … Continue reading

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Caffeine withdrawal

Caffeine withdrawal and how it started….. Eager beaver readers will know I like to have a check-up at the Doctors once a year.  This appears to be one of the benefits of being in my age group as potentially serious … Continue reading

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Coroner’s Court and a taste of old fashioned yoghurt

This post has potential for being a bit weird and disjointed but please bear with me.  I have recently completed my stint as a good, consciencous citizen in serving as a jury member on two recent cases. In the UK … Continue reading

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Raspberry smoothie recipe

My Mother-in-Law is a bit of a hoarder at times and this applies to her stash of frozen raspberries, as well as 40 year old home made mead in her cellar.   So I’m thankful for a couple of things: … Continue reading

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