Farewell 7a

So yesterday Phil and I cleaned out and locked up the first flat we lived in together for the last time. The amount of dust that had accumulated in cupboards and presses was impressive. Despite it being the smallest flat on the earth, I will miss the privacy and comfort of having our own place to live. A friend told me a few years ago “this is what you do in London, first, you live somewhere alone and then you live somewhere nicer, but you have to give something up; privacy, location, price… something has to go.” So we have […]

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Summer’s here.

After a year of SATs related stress, the summer is finally here. I’ve embraced this by dying my hair lavender, buying a stack of new books and moving house. My new house feels very London. Phil and I bring the total number of people in the house to nine, but luckily the house is enormous and we have our own living room attached to our very cute attic bedroom. We still have our own space which is considerably larger than in our previous microscopic flat in West Ealing. Holidays back to Ireland are looming and I’m looking forward to a […]

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Chocolate pots

This delicious treat is gluten and dairy free, paleo, and full of good fats and antioxidants. Cacao has loads of benefits including having loads of iron, magnesium and calcium. It’s also a natural mood enhancer because it contains anandamideĀ a compound nicknamed the bliss molecule. It delivers the feel-good kick of chocolate without all that extra processed and refined sugar. Cacao can take a bit of getting used to, while it has the same scent of dark chocolate it’s quite bitter and needs to be balanced in recipes.   The overripe banana is key to this recipe as most of the […]

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