Setting intentions

I enjoyed a lovely week off work last week with my partner, Lawrence. We didn’t go away on holiday, but instead spent time doing our favourite things and discovering places in our own city. We did fun things, like seeing the new Spider-Man movie (it’s amazing!) and adult things, like organising our finances. It was…

No surrender

The diet scene in my office is ridiculous. There’s someone doing 5:2, a couple of die hard Slimming World members, a raw vegan and somebody who eats high protein. The conversation starts up and they ask me what do I do, what do I eat. They know I’m gluten intolerant, but aside from that, nothing…

Are supermarket vouchers a good deal?

I have a keen interest in shopping. Food shopping mind, I don’t have a huge patience for much else. I thoroughly enjoy seeking out bargains, getting the best quality for my money and finding unusual things to try. I’m pretty dedicated to Sainsbury’s but that’s mainly because of its proximity to where I live and…

Broccoli Stalk Soup

In the latest LEON book (LEON Fast and Free), Jane Baxter talks about “vegetable offal” which I think is a wonderful concept. You know the sort of thing; cauliflower leaves, carrot tops, or broccoli stalks perhaps. It’s an excellent way of using every part of the veggie, saving it from the scrap heap and fully…

Why pay for exercise?

My budgetting skills extend beyond my kitchen to cover other areas of my lifestyle, including my exercise regime. I’ve never paid for a gym membership, but I’m still working on improving my figure, without spending big bucks. I’d like to share my ideas for being fit on the cheap. I don’t have piles of workout…