W4D5: The joy of salad

It’s almost the end of week 4, which is halfway through this detox regime. After the Spice Girls concert last night I was worried I might have not made any progress, but I finally dropped a bit more weight and I’m now down to -9kg! Not bad for four weeks. Weight: -0.3kg. Actually thought the…

Accountability post: Diet

Unbelievably, I finally decided that I’ve had enough of being fat and happy. I’ve had such an amazing time post-pregnancy just “being myself” – eating what I wanted, and being body accepting and whatnot. The thing is, I’m finally not okay with how much weight I’ve put on! It’s not that I hate myself, but…

Everyday (micro)aggressions

I just got pushed out of the way (towards the road) by an older white woman coming towards me on the pavement (sidewalk) and I’m unbelievably irritated and annoyed. Context: I work in the financial services district of London. It’s “posh” (apparently the majority of wealth and wealth generation in London and the UK is…

Back on the prednisolone…

(Aka tales from the hypochondriac frontline.) I find it slightly funny to think that I’m currently back on a course of prednisolone (prednisone in US I believe) – the last time I took it was as part of an immune protocol to try and conceive a baby who turned out to be the 2 year…

Happy dog-birthday cake recipe

So it was my dog’s birthday and I decided to make him a cake that both dogs and humans could eat. It took a bit of googling and then a bit of inspiration and I thought I’d share the recipe as it turned out quite nice! (Dog liked it, anyway.) Ingredients 130g peanut butter 120g…

Scrabble cookies

Some friends of ours have a regular monthly open house. They’re Australian, and apparently that’s something Aussies do. (Be sociable. This is a bit of a novelty to us Brits as it’s hard to find a British social event that isn’t centred around getting drunk. Although of course you can drink at open house.) Anyway,…

Happy blogiversary to me!

Blogiversary? Blogoversary? Blogaversary? #confused #fouryearsthough It’s quite crazy to think how much has changed in four years! I started this blog to try and process my feelings about my infertility… At the time I didn’t even really know what the word for it was… and then I started thinking about adoption and random other things,…

Man vs machine

I managed to spring a free ticket to Imagine London, Automation Anywhere’s flagship conference on artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation. It was a pretty cool couple of days which culminated in a keynote from the legend Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster who went head to head with (chess computer) Deep Blue. A…

Afternoon tea at Cadbury World

It was always a childhood wish of mine to go to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory so I was pleasantly surprised to discover T had booked for us to go to Cadbury World for afternoon tea for my birthday. (It took a while. I had a voucher.) We took the day off work and went for…