Monday, 10 March 2014

Todays juice and #100happydays coincide.
I purchased this nifty wee drinking flask to use in the freezer. My aim is to make my lunch the night before, freeze it and take with me in the morning, it should be thawed enough by afternoon to drink.
My juice this morning is 3 apples, 2 parsnips cucumber and a tiny teeny weeny bit of ginger, then topped with coconut water.
Doesn't taste too bad.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Strawberry grapefruit coconut water

Into this baby went 3 apples, 1 carrot, drank almost half then added about 1 fifth of grapefruit, white pith on, skin peeled, and 6 medium strawberries. It tasted Erm... Tart, added in coconut water to full it up and its delicious. The coconut water balances that aftertaste from the grapefruit perfectly.
Once this baby has been drunk, I'm out a walk/run in horrible weather.
And the weatherman said it was to be dry!. My house sounds like if the wind changes direction it will collapse. Smirry rain everywhere.

Thursday, 6 March 2014


So I've been doing more juices lately, mostly in the mornings, to get me used to making and cleaning in the school rush. With Lent coming up I decided to do a juice for breakfast and lunch with only fruit n veg for snack, have a healthy meal at dinner with Lyle and try and continue to healthy snacks, but that I can have puddings etc as long as its not excessive.
Yesterday was ok until I was watching greys anatomy, I *needed* something. I had some chilli nachos. I was not hungry, I just had a habit that I need to break. Tonight I aim to be prepared with some watered down chilled juice.

This mornings juice was 2 parsnips, 2 celery sticks, 2 apples, quarter cucumber and was nice.

Not the best, but drinkable, no nasty aftertaste.

I am getting a bit of a headache but nothing too bad.

Day 4 - Wednesday

I love when my hair gets long and the curls are amazing shapes. Just made me soo happy!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Ash Wednesday/Juice day 1

Juice 1

Handfuls of kale, spinach, wild rocket, 1 carrot and parsnip, 2 sticks of celery teaspoon of mixed seeds n nuts.

Verdict - drinkable

Juice 2 half 8ish at night.

1/2 lime no skin, keep pith on. 1 parsnip, 2 pears, 1 apple. (Should have ice and mint, I have neither)
Pic of juice 2

Dinner was 1 piece if fish in batter, oven cooked,

Snacks 2 bananas - 12.30 and 4 ish.

Took Lyle to get our ashes tonight.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

#Day 3 - Tuesday

Miserable morning, Lyle n I had fun in the car on the way to school. I find out loads during our trips to school.
We got out and this little beauty was trying to come through.
Today was my cousins 94 year old grandas funeral, I couldn't go as I had no cover at work, but I went along to the wake during my lunch. It's not the same, and feels a bit like a fraud going after the actual service.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Day #2 - Monday

#100happydays, day 2.
Getting to pick my son up from after school care early, being able to go to the park whilst the cold sun shone, spotting a ladybug, ladybug going from climbing frame to me to Lyle. Lyle being ok with ladybugs being on him.

(Rest of the day was at work, then dentist. Really painful visit. Getting root treatment is not even half as sore! Temp filling as nerve and pulp are healthy, no idea why abscess appeared.)

Day #1 - Sunday

Joining in with the #100happydays, from what I can gather, u post a pic of what makes you happy. I'll start with yesterday and what made me happy.
Spending a lazy morning in bed with my fav person in the whole world. He wanted to do crazy selfies, his arm isn't long enough haha.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

#purple army

I was supposed to go to a hen party - 80's theme, in a local hall, but this week I got ANOTHER abscess, in a tooth that we haven't had 'on the plans'. So to cheer me up, I booked us tickets to go see Braehead Clan Ice Hockey, they were playing Edinburgh Capitals.
I tried to get tickets near my friends who go, but no seats were left for that section.
We got to Braehead nice and early, picked up our tickets at the box office and made our way through, through to a small merchandise area, a small rollover hotdog stand, some raffle sellers and a 'food/drinks' area. They sold nachos , small tubs of Pringles and the share packs of maltesers, skittles etc, the drinks consisted of beer, cider, coke and £1.50 for a bottle of water.
We had a look at the merchandise on offer, t-shirts, replica tops, teddys, all-in-ones, bags, laptop bags and a few smaller items.

We had discussed in the car on the way up, that if we seen anything we liked, we would find out how much it costs and then IF we liked the game, then if we go back again, we could then buy something.
Lyle spotted the clan teddy with its Clan top on and really wanted one "to hug into when cold and also to use as a pillow in the car on the way home" (I forgot to bring the pillow pet/blanket as it was to be a late one home). I stuck to what I had said in the car and we left with no fuss.

We headed to our seats, section C row K .
We were the second row of the
Top tier (only 2 tiers, even at the top the seats are good).
We thought we could see everything, almost at the centre line, good clear view of both goals.

The place went dark. People brought out their mobiles and put on a purple screen, the players started to come out.

Lyle did not like this. He does not like loud noises, changes that he is not aware of, gets genuinely petrified of change, goes all white and clammy. I think if I was to get him tested he would rank low on an aspergers type test.

The lights came back on and we all stood to sing one verse of the Scottish National song 'Flower of Scotland' then the game began.

Across from us the people sang songs, clapped hands and generally looked like ther were having fun. All around us, no one sang, no one joined in clapping, no one done the Mexican Wave. 1st play finished and my friend txt to say seats infront of her was free, so we moved over there. Lyles interest on the game picked up from then on, we could see the 'dug outs' , see the players come off and on, we could see the whole arena from these seats. Lyle joined in with the chants and claps, even shouting 'come on the clan' on his own.

After the game ended - we won 2-1, we went down stairs as went skating, getting to meet all the players from the Clan, get autographs and pictures taken. Got to say, that was fab! I was wobbly skating, well it has been about 15 years since I last skated. Lyle was terrified but he done great.

He asked repeatedly to go back, but not to skate.
He fell asleep on the way home, happy.

This morning I booked us in for the last game of the season.

Some meet the Clan pics with my friends kids too.