Daylight saving time…

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giphyClocks go back tomorrow…Some of us remember, others need constant reminders from our wonderful Social Media world, while our pets ignore the time change and continue to demand feeding and walking at exactly the same hours as the week before.

But why do we have to do this every year?

I love putting the clocks forward to signify Summer has finally arrived but I really don’t enjoy the turning the clock back as Winter sets in, even if it does mean we have an extra hour to play with in the day. Which is very welcome.

We have no choice in the matter though because daylight saving time is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. And it’s used in over 70 countries. I suppose that’s a good enough reason then.

But did you know that Daylight Saving Time has only been used for about 100 years… although apparently the idea was conceived years before. Ancient civilizations are known to have engaged in a practice similar to modern DST where they would adjust their daily schedules to the Sun’s schedule.

Well I never.

Roll on Summer.

That is all.

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How do you eat/drink Spirulina without gagging?

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Who likes Spirulina? Hands up!                     images

It is a superfood after all. I have tried to eat/drink it. It looks like green powder paint, makes me gag, turns my tongue green and I’m sure my eyeballs too. Somebody please tell me a palatable way of ingesting it. I’ve tried it in a smoothie, in juice, in a Nutribullet fruit or veg muxup and apart from turning whatever it is mixed with images (2)into a dark shit green – which doesn’t help on a visual level – it is truly vile.

Is it worth it?

images (1)According to Rich Roll in his wonderful book ‘The Plantpower Way’ it is ‘one of the most concentrated food sources on the planet…Spirulina is rich in a wide variety of vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, and studies have established a strong correlation between spirulina intake and enhanced endurance, as well as expedited recovery induced by exercise stress.’

Of course that’s why I need to take it! And I am a bit in love with Rich Roll too…who just happens to be one of America’s most admired endurance athletes who believes totally in a plant-based diet.

Okay then, I’ll give it another go.

Maybe in tablet form?

I like pink.

Not green.

And it had better make me run longer.

So how do you take it?

Spoilt for choice

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Nike, Adidas, Sweaty Betty, Ronhill, Lidl, Oxfam…

What kit do you buy to wear in the gym, or run in? Where do you buy it? What makes you buy it? Colour? Style? Price?

I am overwhelmed with the amount of running kit on offer these days. We are spoilt for choice.

runners_retreat_logo   Runners’ Retreat our local running shop has everything a runner needs and fabulous supportive service to boot. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

But now you can buy kit anywhere and pink stuff too!

GAP, Primark, Hennes, you name it, there’s lycra, hoodies, multicoloured socks, fluorescent pink bras and all things running.

I don’t have a favourite brand. But I do like snazzy kit. And pink.

I’m pretty sure there’s no such thing as mutton dressed as lamb in the running world. Is there?ph48

Sunday’s legal high…

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Supercharged chocolates – Booja Booja (vegan, organic and pink too…well, the box is…)

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Need a fix? A legal high? I’ve found it! Just one of these delicious raw chocolates and you will fly. And they taste divine. More than divine. I couldn’t even begin to contemplate eating any other chocolate now. Except maybe Green & Blacks which I am rather partial to – the dark chocolate of Booja-Booja,  is mouth-meltingly bittery sweet and oozes moreish raw chocolateyness.

These chocolates make my taste buds jump to attention and dance.

Those are the best words I can find to describe this fix.

Honestly, it’s true.

Try some.
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Blogging in the pink of life…

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I have written several blogs over the years. And failed. I got bored with myself – stopped writing. So now I have decided to have another go with the aim of keeping myself entertained this time and picking up a few regular readers in the process.

How do you encourage people to read your blog though?

What’s the secret?

“Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.” Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

“Don’t procrastinate. If you want to blog, then blog.” Fritz Chery

“Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting and relevant.” Sufia Tippu

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So there you have it. Now I know what I’m thinking…

Blog on.

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