Fascination Horizon programme about aging and the benefits of fasting last night. The Presenter Michael Mosley, looked at the research around longevity and discovered it is all about genes and diet. You can’t do anything about genes but you can adapt your diet. Amazingly he discovered that during the great depression, when people were restricted for food, life expectancy increased by 6 years First he looked … Continue reading
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NO TIME FOR BLOGGING…
……because I am totally hooked on the London 2012 Olympics. Usually I am a total sportphobe, I find any kind of competitiveness, distasteful and cannot stand the sound of sport commentary. I tried to time my last Paris trip so I would be out of the country,because I have been dreading this for years. Of course I mistimed the trip and … Continue reading
THIS WEEKS FAVOURITE MEALS
Home made bacon chilli cheeseburgers, chips and slaw I love this meal. A slimming world recipe that is better than the real thing. Home made beefburgers are so much nicer than those bought in burger bars and so easy to make. You will never eat a McDonalds again! To make 4 burgers. 500g low fat minced beef. … Continue reading
LA DOLCE VITA!
There are those days that make you glad to be alive and today is one of them. Nothing dramatic, nor memorable has happened, just a nice day being a Grandma. First day of school holidays and my six year old grandson, who shall be known as Geezer, had slept over. The day dawned, warm and … Continue reading
ALMOST WORTH GETTING MARRIED AGAIN.
The dress is made of icing! My daughter gave us a voucher for afternoon tea at Slatterys, a renowned local patisserie and choclolatier for Christmas, but it has taken us till now to take advantage of the offer. http://www.slattery.co.uk/ The Lancashire tea was nice, but more about that in the Great afternoon tea research study.After the tea I … Continue reading
I seem to have bloggers block. A condition characterised by a compete inability of people like myself,( who for some unexplained reason feel thy have to put their thoughts on t’internet often) to find some inspiration. Maybe this is becuase I returned to work to do a three day stint, when all I do is work eat and sleep, … Continue reading
(Paris day 9) BIKING BUDDIES!
It is so nice when you find a biking buddy! Jane from Cincinnatti is as crazy about biking as I am, but after a week cycling around Brittany you would think she needed a rest, but no, she was game for anything. (I must say we had been cycling for about 8 hours at this point!) … Continue reading
(Paris day six) DISCOVER WALKS, PARIS LANDMARKS.
Today, amongst other things, I took a free Discover walk Paris Landmarks, Right bank tour. Seeing lots of touristy sights in one fell swoop. The guide, Noelle, was surprised that as a frequent visitor I was taking the tour, but I can always learn more about Paris http://www.discoverwalks.com/paris-walking-tours/ We were a small group, thankfully, Three … Continue reading
( Paris, day four continued!)VELIB!
For those who do not know, the Velib, is the public cycle system in Paris, where you can hire a bike from a rack in the street and cycle for half an hour for free. Returning the bike to one of the many racks all over the city .After 30 minutes there is a charge … Continue reading
WHEN I AM OLD I SHALL WEAR PURPLE…………
with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin candles, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bellsand run my … Continue reading