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Summer Time…

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…and the living is easy.. (for most kids, unless you’ve got the 11+ coming up.)… You remember that feeling, right? The long 6 week holiday stretching ahead of you like an endless field of long grass.  Ok, so that was my personal picture in my head, probably because I grew up on a housing estate in Welwyn, which had a great field at the top of it, where we spent pretty much most of that […]

New year…

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New Me?  Surely the most asked question of January. We’ve flipped the page over into 2017 whether that’s mentally or physically. Magazines and blogs are full of diet, lifestyle, exercise and health tips to give us all the push we need, as we stumble out of our carbs stupor. And it’s not just about diet and exercise. The new year resolutions to get a new job, start something we’ve been meaning to, stop procrastinating and […]

The leftovers…

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Broccoli and Stilton Soup As we say hello to 2017 full of hope and optimism, I’m pretty sure, judging by the gym attendance this morning (full of resolutions and promises) that we’re all now on a health kick both physically and financially as we lick our Irish Cream and pig in blanketed induced wounds. I’m also fairly certain that most of us still have at least half a round of Stilton winking at us from […]

..to romjul we go…

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As we limp past Christmas, with all its mince pies and general gluttony, towards the final show-down with 2016, we are now heading in to Romjul – the Norwegian word for this bit between Christmas and the new year. This year it’s all been about it’s Danish cousin, Hygge, but Romjul is where it’s really at. Restorative and mindful, it’s all about hunkering down with loved ones, alongside bracing walks and a healthy mindset. I first […]

Catastrophe…

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…It’s been a shitty week for the Procrastination Project family.  Every which way we’ve turned, the whole family has has had a collective slap in the face at some point or another. It’s been our terribilis autem sabbati. A job interview on Monday, which in theory should have been in the bag at that point, didn’t quite go to plan. Still flummoxed by the turn of events, they kind of set the tone for the remainder […]

Sunday Best…

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..Organic Bathroom Saviours (Home and Away) Just been for a super-chilled walk in the woods with the family and our pooch, and as I contemplate just how lazy or active I want the rest of this Sunday to be, I’m already thinking ahead to a long steamy bath this evening. I have some pretty impressive blisters thanks to some new shoes earlier in the week, and aching limbs from a busy week. So in the […]

Time…

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…for some Hygge. (Danish, pro; huuga) As we approach October (I know, right?) we’re heading into maximum Hygge territory. (OK actually, the Danes really go for it around Christmas, though the Danes lead a secular lifestyle, they go big on religious celebrations). I’ve done my research and whilst everyone associates it mostly as a loose translation of cosy, it’s actually a catch-all expression for spending quality time with family and friends. They even do Hygge in […]

A case of…

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Mistaken identity?.. This summer I’ve hung out with a guy who knows his contemporary music like no other person I know, I’ve also had some brilliant conversations with an art historian who is so not how you’d think an art historian would be and who makes me laugh like a drain. I’ve also knocked around with a qualified personal trainer and an amazing cook. The thing is, none of those people actually do those things […]

The 400 year old shark, micro beads & other stories…

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Did you hear the one about the 400 year old shark? Argh why is there no punchline, it’s crying out to be a one-liner. We were blown away by the news story last week about the discovery of the shark off the coast of Greenland. 400 years old. Now that’s an age. So, born in the reign of James I, it basically lived through the death of Shakespeare, the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, […]

Oh, Pho on then…

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Been feeling a bit under the weather this past few days, so I’ve been mainlining my go-to eat-yourself-better soup. I’ll be honest, (lets get this out of the way now)  – I discovered Pho in the streets of London’s West End, not Hanoi. Over the past couple of years though, I’ve robbed from various recipes having first tried to recreate it based on what flavours I could identify from those quick fix take-out lunches. The […]