'I'm never drinking again!' Or so goes the clichéd refrain the morning after the night before. Most of us have felt the unfortunate repurcussions of unbridled jollity. The spinning headful of spanners and anxiety; the nausea - creeping at first, but soon tearing at the gullet - eventually displaying the Chicken McNuggets you scranned on … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution? I’m Giving Up Hangovers
After some careful consideration, I can confirm that Hell is indeed a place on earth. I know what you're thinking, but it's not Ikea hung over on a Sunday afternoon. It's not the Tory Party Conference or a Trump Rally. It's not even an Amazon warehouse on Black Friday. No; these are, at most, gateways … Continue reading Hell is a Place on Earth: Teething, Tantrums, and a Tale of Two Viruses.
Continuing my Culinary A-Z, I have decided that this week should big up the humble cabbage. Stuffed and baked leaves, zingy crisp slaws, and... rumbledethumps are but a few of the reasons to love this much maligned brassica. But this week, I want to sing the praises of sauerkraut (and get you making it). Sauerkraut gets a … Continue reading C is for Cabbage: 3 Reasons to Make Your Own Sauerkraut
It's World Mental Health Day today! I only found this out when a colleague circulated a link to our organisation's counselling and support service, alongside their own experience of accessing to help with overcoming anxiety. I have written here about my own struggles with mental health (in particular here, here, and here), and have found the … Continue reading My ‘Sparkle Moment’ on World Mental Health Day
There are few places in the world closer to my heart than Kampong Ah Lee: Malaysia Delight. The Malaysian restaurant on Edinburgh's Clerk Street is undoubtedly a highlight of the city's food scene, serving incredible unpretentious food at reasonable prices. Cat and I have been eating there for years; and, in fact, built our whole … Continue reading Back Down Memory Lane At Kampong Ah Lee
Sometimes it's hard to know what to write about here. I missed a post last week - largely due to life getting in the way - but, in part, because I had a bit of writer's block. I nearly added a new entry to my culinary A-Z (C for celeriac), but didn't quite find the … Continue reading This Week, I’m Mostly: Thankful.
This week, I share a few of the things I have learned about my mental health as I have dug myself out of a hole. It's no secret that I've been feeling a bit rough round the edges of late. I wrote a bit about my mental health here a few months back, and I received … Continue reading On the meds, and on the mend: 5 things I have learned about my mental health