I’m just about to come to the end of my second month of thrifting.  I know a few of you are following my progress with a view to doing the same yourself, so wanted to write a quick update. It seems hard to believe that I’m two months in; already a sixth of the way … Continue reading MY YEAR OF THRIFT – MONTH TWO


I’m currently reading Russell Brand’s Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions.  An incredibly insightful book which follows Russell’s quirky interpretation of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Programme.  As a multi faithed nation, he is quick to dampen down the references to God, mostly replacing them with his favoured four-letter profanity.  He approaches all the 12 steps … Continue reading MY YEAR OF THRIFT – WEEK 3


Like most of us, over the last few months I’ve kept shopping trips to an absolute bare minimum.  If it’s not essential, I’m not going out for it.  And strangely, this new way of existence is something I’ve become quite comfortable with.  Yet is it sustainable?  After the government relaxed lockdown restrictions which enabled the … Continue reading A WHOLE WORLD – QUEUE MEDITATION

Intermittent Fasting

FED VERSUS FASTED Your body is designed to smoothly transition between two different and opposing states: ‘Fed’, and ‘Fasted’. In the fed state, insulin is elevated, and this signals your body to store excess calories in your fat cells. In the presence of insulin, fat burning stops, while the body burns glucose (from your last … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting

Fast FAQs

Firstly, pick the Intermittent Protocol that works with your lifestyle: 16/8 Protocol: 16 hours of fasting, 8 hours of feasting every day. 24-hour fast Protocol: 24 hours of fasting 1-2 days per week, eat normally on all other days. Allow your body time to adjust! Just because you’ve created a habit where you’ve been feeding … Continue reading Fast FAQs