(Diet) Day 34 – The night before the Soup Swop…..

Suddenly the Brussels Soup Swop has crept up on us all.  Tomorrow, or as I sit here at 1.15am, actually today, has arrived rather quicker than we thought.  That means in certain kitchens in Brussels tonight, there has been a mild case of panic, sometimes bordering on histeria, creeping into family life.  Yes, we really … Continue reading

(Diet) Day 32 – sad, gone but not forgotten

This is how I feel today, sad I’ve gone from the Marketing department, and hoping you don’t forget me!  After all, they still remember C&A in the UK.  After 10 years, M&S is going back to Paris and I’m going back to European Visual Merchandising, so you never know!  I feel really sad to move … Continue reading

Diet Day 31 – It feels like Spring!

Yesterday, I was amazed to look out of the kitchen window and see a bright blue sky at 5pm at night.  After the snow days and grey days of the last 2 months (and the doom and gloom of the last week), it is a wonderful feeling to think Spring may be just around the … Continue reading

Diet Day 30 – A Lazy Sunday, with Chicken with lemon & courgette quinoa

I am gradually easing myself off the detox, while trying to maintain a healthy approach to eating.  After all, I am thrilled to lose 5kgs, but realistically my goal is to lose another 10kgs by the summer.  I will now need to add exercise into the routine, continue to stay off the cigarettes, keep the … Continue reading

Diet Day 29 – A day with my daughter, shopping?

The boys have gone to The Hague.  My son is taking part in a Band Festival, and was very excited at 5am this morning.  Yes 5am.  The bus was leaving at 5.45, so the Boys were up very very early. making lots of excited noise.  My daughter and I went back to sleep.  Well actually … Continue reading

Diet Day 28 (with a Vengeance!) – Chicken Curry

The scales showed the results of the wine and pizza last night, as I climbed sheepishly onto them.  I had that slight tingle of a wine induced headache, combined with the feeling that finishing my blog at 2.30am last night, was not such a good idea.  Luckily on checking the comprehension, spelling and general sense … Continue reading

(No Diet) Day 27 – Do you go with the flow, or swim against it?

This week was such a weird week.  My job changed again (with no notice).  My kids were sick.  My husband crashed the car.  A good friend of mine was sacked.  And there was this huge feeling of ‘lets end the week and move onto the next’.  Luckily for me tonight, I am off work tomorrow, … Continue reading

Diet Day 26 – Stuffed Aubergines with Quinoa and Winter Vegetables, and Walnut Sauce

bbb bbb bbb Today, I’m focusing on a new recipe I tried over the weekend, in my quest to find more things to do with Quinoa; bbb bbb bbb Stuffed Aubergines with Quinoa and Winter Vegetables, and Walnut sauce Ingredients 2 aubergines 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic 1/2 small chopped pumpkin 1 red pepper … Continue reading

Diet Day 25 – A Blog from my Bed

Today I have retreated to my bed with a Migraine.  It could be classified as bad, but they are all bad.  So it is just a common-0r-garden, I got too tired, too emotional and too stressed out, Migraine.  The Big Pill (my saviour on days like this) is working, but I feel groggy, so I’m … Continue reading

(Diet) Day 24 – the nespresso battery, a cool experiment for kids

Such a cool way to recycle, or at least have fun creating with the kids……….. it almost encourages me to take up coffee again………I must be strong!! As part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2010, Nespresso Austria and the Neigungsgruppe Design invited five studios to a competition with a focus on the valuable material aluminium. … Continue reading