Archive for November, 2010

heaven has a vegan deli right?

November 12, 2010

Hey everyone! I found the italics button ;]

So right nooooow I am curled up on Declans floor playing on his macbook [i am most definately getting one of these suckers!] and occupying myself [tweeting ten to the dozen] while he doodles [finishes his designs for uni] and listening to music [he has lush taste in music! in the last 20 minutes my ears have been treated to BRMC, Nirvana, Paramore and No doubt and the cardigans haha.] .

It’s so nice to be here, it took me like 9 hours to get here haha but to be fair it only cost me £20 for my bus tickets to London and that’s getting me back to Stockton next week! So worth the long journey as it means we have more money to play with =]  There’s alot of things making me happy about being here, of course it’s great to have some time off work and get out of my little hometown, it’s a nice break and London is lovely, seeing Declan is great – especially down here in his other world and getting to see him work, i love his room and am enjoying going through all his stuff haha his drawings and his amazing clothes! It’s so good to be around so much art and inspiration and of course being in fashion he has a cool wardrobe haha!

Yesterday we stumbled across a Wholefoods market! I was super excited as they are to my knowledge quite rare within the uk and there are certainly none around my area! We went in and I was in HEAVEN! Yes… I asume Heaven has vegan cheesecake and Coconut water. I bought a reusable bag to carry my purchases and intend to use to encourage me to get back into buying healthy food again and carry on with my healthy eating. I am super excited to start when i get home, 2011 will really be the year I start to focus on food, start my nutritional courses and get some qualifications, get healthy again and back  to where i was, enjoy cooking and food, learn and have fun with it all!

And hopefully a wholefoods will open near my town so I dont have to travel all this way to get groceries or bribe declan to bring me back my tofu supply haha!

Where do you guys shop for food? M x

Just your average post about humping…

November 7, 2010

Hello there everyone, excuse me while I straddle my chair for this post..haha ok I’m done with the humping thing…

So today I  have been thinking about humps. Not the semi sexual type or the kind that quassymodo or my nana have on their backs. No I am talking about the 3 day humps. Supposedly the body takes only 3 days to adapt, or is it the mind? According to ceratain foodles [people involved in the science behind food..they may or may not like noodles..] it takes 3 days for food to leave your body and therefore a 3 day detox or fast can be good for your health and wasitline. So does this work with all body ailments i wonder [cue declan and i giggling at the carrie bradshaw referance ;p] , if you drink copious amounts of water for 3 days will you see results in your skin? If you take a cocktail of immune boosting supplements for 3 days will you become supernaturally immune to illness?

It’s also said that it takes 3 days to get over nicotine addiction. If so why are their so many stop smoking aids available and why do people find it so hard to kick the habit? Surely,also, the same would apply to alcohol and drugs? If you went 3 days without them your addiction would be cured? Hard to believe.

A youtuber said in a haircare video that she washes her hair every 3 days because any more and the hair will become dry from not being able to benefit from the scapls natural oils and any more it will become too greasy. With so many people having so many different opinions on how often you should shampoo your hair it is hard to know who is talking sense. Her opinion is stuck in my head nonetheless.

So I’m thinking maybe, as with most things, it’s all in our heads? Maybe it’s changing our habits for 3 days that tricks our minds? Its all phsycological? What do you think?

Shall we try some experimenting? 3 days of fasting/detoxing, 3days of a certain diet or giving up a specific food or drink, 3 days without ciggarettes or alcohol, 3 days of unwashed hair, 3 days without a specific habit or hobbie..who wants to try?

Volunteers and opinions welcome.  =] thanks for reading my muddled thoughts once again, monster mashing maggie xo

another post from the big haired crazy. =]

November 2, 2010

Hi there readers, browsers, friends and other imaginary folk I beleive read this. =] Happy November to you all! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone? It’s quite sad really that the year is ending and I feel I haven’t really acomplished much, but I hope 2011 will be more eventful and successful for me and maybe this feeling of unaccomplishment right now will spur me on in the new year. I even have my first new years resolution! Well to be honest I should really start it now unless I want to start the new year bald. I need to start brushing my hair haha! Honestly as I sit here right now I am fondling in my hair what feels like a giant squirre. In actual fact it is a big mass of kots and curls. Recently as my hair as been getting much longer and my curls becoming more defined and ringlet like, my hair care regime has involved washing on an evening, leaving to dry over night and brushing maybe once a week, ‘styling the mess’ with a bit of frizzease and hairspray for work. On a lucky day I can get away with it as it may be interpreted as a kind of cool hippy curly retro statement. But as the brushing is becoming less frequent and the hair is becoming larger and fluffier, I fear I resemble a crazy cat lady who has her feline friends roaming free in her hair. So perhaps i should befriend my brush a little sooner than in 2 months time haha.

Anyway enough about my wig. I want to chat about one of my favourite things [sadly enough thats not an exageration] …supplements. =] Working in Holland & Barrett I get paid to help people find the right supplements for them and spend most of my shift simultaneously learning and educating people about the some thousand supplememnts on offer. I of course go home with multiple bottles of pills and potions which causes distress to my mother as she cannot open a drawer or cupboard with vitamins and oils flying out at her. But I honestly believe in the benefits of nutrional supplements. Wether they work scientifically or mentally with a placebo effect, it doesn’t bother me as the end result is the same. They work. So I have alot of various pills , some that I swear by, some I only use occasionally and some I am still testing. So as I start up blogging again and continue to learn and talk about health and nutrition and all that fabulous junk, I will be sharing with you some of my favourite supplements and giving reviews on these types of products. If anyone has any pills that they take and would like to talk about please let me know! Or if you would like me to suggest anything you could take to treat any ailments just call me Nurse Maggie. Well you dont have to call me that haha just ask.

Also I have encouraged my good friend Meg to start blogging and I am really excited to see what she comes out with! I really want to encourage people to blog more, I know we live in the age of facebook and twitter etc but I don’t see alot of good blogs lately. The type where people sit at the computer and write a full article as ooposed to 140 characters. So if you have a blog or know of any good ones or want to start up a new one please link me =]

more from me soon , maggie may =] xo