Hi guys – hope your 2016 has been good so far.
I’ve unfortunately not been so lucky! I’ve had a cold and migraines over the last week (I wrote about my migraines here) so cancelled most of my evening and weekend plans to focus on relaxing and getting better. That’s meant lots of hot teas or lemon and honey, baths and early nights. Rock n roll eh?! I think I’m a bit run down too as I keep breaking out in spots and getting ulcers in my mouth. It’s obviously my body’s way of telling me to slow down and take it easy.
I’ve also been trying to eat a bit healthier this week. I’ve felt the results of Christmas eating and drinking – and that combined with being ill gave me a bit of a kick to get more fruit and veg down me. I also haven’t been skating for a couple of weeks (a sweaty contact sport in a loud, noisy leisure centre is definitely not the cure for a migraine) so although I haven’t been able to exercise I have been trying to eat well. I’ve taken inspiration from ye old faithful Deliciously Ella (I’m sure I’ve gone on and on about how much I love her cookbook before) and been eating a mixture of things for lunches and dinner. I’ve been teaming it all with chicken so it’s by no means vegan like her dishes but I have been having sides like brown rice or quinoa, kale and pomegranate salad (raw kale sounds gross but it’s so good), hummus, avocado, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and sweetcorn. I just pick a combination of those things and pile them high on my plate.
Sorry the photo quality isn’t better – I was trying to take it quickly so I could get on and eat it!
For breakfast I’ve either been having porridge or soya yoghurt mixed with flaxseed, a handful of oat granola, sunflower seeds and fresh raspberries. So yummy! I hope it all contributes to making me feel better.
On that note – I have just received Ella Woodward’s second book and I’m very excited about trying some of her new recipes!
Thanks for everyone’s supportive comments on my recent migraine post too and suggesting remedies. Loads of people said they’d read that a daith piercing (on the ear) can help with migraines so I spent a bit of time thinking about it… and bit the bullet.
I got it pierced yesterday by the lovely Sham at Punktured in Brighton and I love it! There’s no scientific research behind it so it’s not guaranteed to help but I know it has helped some people. And if it doesn’t work, it still looks nice!
I’m also looking into acupuncture, shaitsu massages, magnesium supplements and getting another appointment with the migraine specialist doctor at the National Migraine Centre. If anyone has had any results with any of these things please do let me know!
Being ill also made me miss week two of the photography project I joined! Not the best start but it can’t be helped, I have the information I need to tackle the theme of the week so will do it another time.
I’ve enjoyed catching up on other people’s blogs recently too – if you’ve discovered any good new ones let me know and I’ll have a look.