Category Archives: food and bits

Day 14, 15….


Dear Gia

I’m still doing my meditation, don’t worry, I’m just  not managing to write about it every day.

Yesterday we were “healing the heart” “I am open and ready to give and receive more love than ever before

I like that very much!

Today we are living from love : “As I notice love all  around me. I look for more ways to love.”

I like that too!

The girls, some friends and I went berry picking yesterday. We do this every year and absolutely love it! I got so excited, it is better than any visit to a sweet shop. I have never seen such beautiful red and black currents and in pure abundance. Delightful!

Even more exciting is tasting while you are picking, you need to make sure that the fruit is good 😉 and then to get home and convert all these lovely fruits to jams, cordials and a few left to eat just as they are.

Love Ascot in the summer




Monday juice


Dear Gia

I hope you had a good weekend. We had a lovely time in Cheltenham, we were all pretty and dressed up ready for the high tea. It was a great afternoon and most of all AA enjoyed herself and was truely surprised.

We spent the night and still managed to enjoy some time at home, in the garden during the afternoon and even had a braai, our first this summer.

Now it is back to Monday and the grind of chores. I desperately need to russell up some business and have procrastinated like there is no tomorrow. I have made my juice for the day and just added everything

1/2 beetroot

2 apples

1 celery stick

2 kale leaves

1 carrot

piece of ginger

I think that was about it, I’m hoping this will give me enough energy to see me through the day or maybe even week?

Hope you are having a good start to the week

Lots of love


Friday Juice


Dear Gia

oh yes another lovely day today.

It started with me going to my first yoga session. G has been going for a while now and has been urging me to go too. I have been going to Pilates classes for about 2 years now, but I still cannot touch my toes nor can I stand on my head. My core muscles have definitely improved and I do feel a difference in the strength of  my back, but it is the flexibility which I really would like to improve on.

So off I went this morning , the session was 1 hour 30 minutes. It reminded me a little of when I first started an aerobic class way back when, everybody was moving to the right and I was moving to the left.  As I noticed this, I moved to the right too and everybody started moving to the left. Boy, saluting the sun and pretending to be a dog is not as easy as it sounds, nor looks. Nevertheless it felt good and I even worked up a sweat. I will be going back as often as I can, but as we start our school holidays next week, it will have to wait till then.

As I had invited some friends for  lunch I decided to make another juice, today it was a juice to help with fatigue, I needed this one after my work out.

You need to juice

1 orange

1 apple

1/2 beetroot

1 celery stick

a hand full of kale

delicious and refreshing too. We had a lovely lunch and I enjoyed just looking at the sun

A and I are off to Cheltenham tomorrow morning to celebrate an old friends 80th birthday. We will be having a high tea in a lovely cheltenham Hotel and will dress up for the occasion too.

M and G are staying in Ascot to go and watch the PGA Golf championship in Wentworth, which is just down the road from us.

Here is to a great weeekend for all of us

Lots of  love

E x

Detox Juice


Dear Gia


well the sun is still shining and I have made another juice today. It is called a carrot deep cleanser and if you would like to try this one too, this is what you need to do:

3 carrots

1/2 applw

1/2 beetroot

1 stick celery

3 large ale leaves

It has a slight taste of mother earth, hopefully this will ground me and give me enough energy to get through the day

Hope you are having a lovely day too


Lots of love

E x

Summer Time


Dear Gia

The sun is shining and we will be having a gloriuos day today, apparently it will be 27 degrees!!!

What better to do than get the juicer out and have some healthy juice. I opted for  carrot, apple and celery, delicious. If you don’t  already have one, you should get yourself a juicer and if possible a masticating one.

I have the Matstone 6 in 1 juicer and love it to bits. I use it more in the summer, but as always have all intentions to use it all year round, as after I tasted my juice today and I know how fresh it is.

Hope you get to juice too

Love Ex