Tag: Food

10 things I learned at BritMums Live 2015

1.  The nice people at the tables in The Hub give you free stuff.  Salsa, jewellery, memory sticks, wine, children's books. Shed-loads of pens. All you have to do is ask nicely. 2. According to someone in the know, the word 'vart' is a portmanteau term combining the words 'vagina' and 'fart'.  Use it wisely.  Although I love learning new words, I still personally prefer the term 'queef'. (Which just goes to show how refined and ladylike I am.) 3. Not everyone here is blogging about nappies.  Sisters (and the occasional bro) are blogging about the NHS, body image, culture, maternity experiences, learning disabilities, food, book promotion, local politics, international development, crafting, and much, much more. 4. Not everyone here is under 30.  Post40bloggers.com is a magazine for the quality older blogger (or discerning reader of any age). 5. If you ignore a problem for long enough, sometimes it goes away all by itself.  Apparently I no…

Nutrition for… distracted writers

So delighted to have a contribution from a guest blogger - the very wonderful nutritionist and writer Belle Amatt.  Find out more about Belle here. "I am familiar with self-distraction, very familiar. It is 10.28 am. My plan was to start writing this at 9.15. In the meantime I have made coffee with meticulous measuring of the grains, sweeping away of the powdery remains. I have put out damp washing, uncharacteristically pegging the socks into pairs, lining up PJ bottoms with PJ tops. Further atypical behaviour, I’m ashamed to say I indulged in some mindless eating. That handful of nuts and the dried cranberry chaser, consumed whilst standing indeed, goes against one of my most closely held nutrition principles: be mindful of every bite. Does this scene of conscious distraction for the task in hand sound familiar? It is not that I don’t relish the idea of writing this post. Indeed,…