Monday, 14 September 2020
All this week I will be blogging daily on my other blog.
Posting each morning about my food and thoughts while I am doing the Ration Challenge. I've been joining in with thousands of other people all over the UK raising money for food and important supplies for Syrian refugees during this difficult time. Because as well as having to cope with the hardship of day to day life of living in refugees camps this year they also have Covid-19 to contend with just like we do ... but with few of the things that we have to help keep infection away. Limited handwashing, limited medical help, limited and sometimes non-existent lots of things that we take for granted.
This is very important to me so rather than spread myself too thinly by posting on both blogs all week, instead each day on here I will post a simple meme, one that means a lot to me, that speaks to me about how I feel, and sometimes I know how lots of you feel too.
And nothing to do with refugees or Covid-19 ... this is a meme-only zone for one week.
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Just look at these two cuties 💖
But Ginger is a hussy of a pussy, one minute he's snuggling up in bed with Mavis ... only to be disturbed when Mum towers over them to take a photo ...
... and then the next day he's snoozing away with Suky!!
Has anyone else tried these grapes yet. I got mine from Aldi, but I believe they are also available from Marks and Sparks, andno doubt other places as well but shops do like to say that they are exclusive with things don't they.
Anyway do you think they taste like Cotton Candy, or Candy Floss as we call it in the UK? I get it every now and then but then they just taste like rather weird grapes the rest of the time. They are nothing special anyway, so if you haven't tried them yet I wouldn't rush out to get some specially.
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
I need to slow
things myself down.
For this week at least I need to take each day as it comes and move forward more slowly, stop almost buying houses for instance!! Easy to say, harder to do. I'm an Aries, impulsive, decisive, always on the go and always wanting to achieve more from myself. For the next few days I am going to wind myself down, sit still for longer, and be in nature more, walk more slowly ... Suky will approve of that one. Slow things to a crawl.
I have an important Challenge coming up starting on Sunday and I need to conserve energy and strength for a week living on the smallest of rations. There's no point in wearing myself to a mental frazzle this week and then being comatose on the sofa for the majority of next week.
I remember all too well the brain fog that descended when I did the same Challenge last year. On the Facebook group we nicknamed it 'rice brain' ... it is a real thing. Carb overload and extremely limited fresh stuff does that to you, but you know it's worth every minute when the money we raise helps so many people for so long after the Challenge ends.
I want to be inventive, incisive and interesting with my recipes ... not that easy when your entire larder consists of:
1.92 kg White Rice
290g Red Lentils
85g Dried Chickpeas
1 400g tin of Kidney Beans
400g White Plain Flour
330mls Vegetable Oil
... and the extras I have earnt through sponsorship levels ;
12g Peanut Butter
One 330ml Smoothie
1 £3 in value bonus item (to be eaten in one sitting)
2 teaspoons of coffee
I've not mentioned it much on this blog as it's all taking place over on my Challenge Blog, which I know a lot of you read and I don't want to be repeating myself and boring you all too much 😉
But HERE IS my fundraising page, where you can see what I've raised up to now and read the messages from some of the people who have donated. And the link to my other blog is as always on the sidebar, it's under the heading My Challenge Blog and is called Challenging Myself. You can just click on this link or the little Ration Challenge picture to get there.
Now I'm off to make myself a cup of coffee ... I am in the process of decaffeinating myself and after a little blip over the weekend I am once again heading in the right direction. I'm doing quite well it's almost 11am and I've only had one half normal and half decaf coffee up to now!! By Thursday night I will be on completely decaf and then I'll start really reducing the number of coffees even more and get used to drinking plain water. a bit more Hopefully this will mean no headaches for me this year ... just 'rice brain' 🤣🤣