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January 2018

Hand luggage for long-haul flights

Posted in Travel
on January 21, 2018
Hand luggage for long haul flights what to pack

On a long-haul flight, hand luggage is really important. Before I flew, I did a lot of research on what people take in their hand luggage, because I’d never been on such a long flight before, and I wanted to be comfortable and avoid being grumpy about needing something and not having it (mainly food!)

I also asked on Twitter for advice, so thank you to the lovely people who replied. I have to say, I think my bag was fairly comprehensive for everything I needed on the flight. So, I thought I’d share with you what I packed:

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Grilled vegetable and Halloumi wrap

Posted in Food
on January 14, 2018
Grilled vegetable and halloumi wrap

Grilled halloumi and vegetable wrap

 

There was hardly anything in the fridge so I completely surprised myself by clobbering together this grilled vegetable and halloumi wrap.

I used my George Foreman grill, because I wouldn’t like to scrape cheese off a tray if I cooked it in the oven, and because I like the grill marks.

Fancy.

Really want a griddle pan at some point in my life.

 

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Alcohol, peer pressure, and being imperfect

Posted in Wellbeing
on January 7, 2018
Alcohol, peer pressure & being imperfect

I can’t seem to say ‘no’ to alcohol without fear of negative response. I’m a little worried about myself.

I guess it’s come up because Christmas and New Year are generally times where we, in the UK, drink an awful lot. There are parties and celebrations and lots of “go on, since it’s Christmas”.

 

I don’t drink a lot. Honestly, if someone told me today that I could never have alcohol again, it wouldn’t even register. I wouldn’t care.

 

I don’t mind the odd glass of wine with a meal, and I’ll happily go to the pub for a few hours and have a G&T. I have had a lot of fun being drunk.

But, right now, I’m not enjoying the hours and hours of drinking.

I don’t find it fun, and I don’t like the effect it has on my body so, really, I don’t want to do it anymore.

However, putting that into practice is a different matter.

 

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