Good morning readers – here are my five things that have featured this week…..
- The right and wrong way to eat Chia seeds
I don’t know why this tickled me so much…. I have a bit of an aversion to the whole ‘superfood’ idea. There are tons of foods out there that could be labelled superfood
I mean my burrito from Wholefoods today could be included.
The fact that someone has actually taken the time to write a whole article about the right and wrong way to eat them made me giggle. It seems now that we need a guide for everything?
Soon we will see:
a) The guide to correct pavement walking.
b) The right and wrong way to get out of bed in the morning.
c) The correct way to shop in Waitrose.
2. Deliciously Stella
Thank you Lisa for introducing me to yet another social media parody. This one is a corker. By her own admission she is the filthy antidote to the clean-eating parade on Instagram.
Her daily account makes me howl with laughter and she is a wonderful reminder that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. I need it.
Avocado on sourdough toast anyone?
3. Rachel Brathen’s Kickstarter campaign
Rachel Brathen a.k.a. Yoga Girl was one of the first people that I followed on Instagram. She has a huge following – 1.6 million at the last count. I really love that she doesn’t just put pristine photos and videos, edited reality, online. She DOES live in Aruba which makes for a stunning backdrop, but she is real. She shares her her wins and triumphs but she also shares her battles and her fails. This makes for one inspiring lady to follow.
She is soon launching oneoeight.tv and put her project on kickstarter to raise funds. She smashed her target within 24 hours of launch and I believe that the platform will be a massive value add for people looking for yoga, spirituality and meaning to life. What a role model for young people to follow – she is smart, dedicated and always learning how to improve her craft. I can’t wait to see how her journey unfolds.
For more information on her kickstarter campaign, click here
4. Why Normal Isn’t Healthy Dr Bowen White
I love reading. I like both fiction and non-fiction and at the moment I am putting into practice the lessons learnt from this great book. As with anything, it isn’t enough just to read a book and expect the changes to happen so I like to put down key points in a notebook to take away and get stuck in to.
What I love about this self-development book is Dr White approaches many topics with a twinkle in his eye. Humour is essential when considering a passionate and fulfilling life and any book that takes itself too seriously leaves me yawning and fidgety. I genuinely believe the author loves people, it shows. Inspired now!
5. Chocolate making
Our chocolate season has started and I am learning how to make chocolates (on a bigger scale that for friends at a dinner party).
My lovely new chocolate tempering machine is almost laughing at my inability to not get both myself and it completely covered in warm melted chocolate splatters.
Just like when I started making ice cream, I had no idea just how tricky it would be but in the spirit of being entrepreneurial I have thrown myself into it 100% and at full throttle. Chocolate is quite temperamental. If you don’t know how to work it, it either seizes up (quite literally) and throws a teenage strop, refusing to do what you want it to. It is both fascinating and infuriating and a great lesson in the word PATIENCE.
I am planning on doing all my best-selling ice cream flavours as chocolates so watch this space….. I am sure there will be a full-on melt down blog post about it very soon.
Whatever you are up to, I hope you are having a great week.