We had a visit from Andrea McDougall a couple of weeks ago, a clinical specialist and Paediatric Dietitian. We were referred to her by Dr Christie because I was becoming increasingly concerned about Alfie’s weight gain. He’s always been a big boy and tall for his age, but in the last six months he has … Continue reading The Paediatric Dietitian
The Rehearsal Diet
The blog has been quiet for a while as I’ve gone into rehearsals full time. This has required an astronomical amount of organising, especially in terms of childcare, as rehearsals tend to be a short but intense burst of work, often finishing around the kids bedtime, meaning not only school pick up has to be … Continue reading The Rehearsal Diet
I love sleep, who doesn't? As I get olderI notice more and more what a difference it makes in my life. A good night's sleep is like gold; sets me up for a productive day, restores my sense of humour and enables me to deal with the kids in a more present, less distracted, way. … Continue reading Sleep
What's the first thing you do when embarking on a new project? Buy books of course! I'm possibly slightly addicted to The Book People who are very naughty and keep sending me little mini-catalogues through the post and tempting me with Very Necessary titles. Hmmm. In any case, this is what I purchased; Smart Food … Continue reading Resources
Week 3; in which exercise is banned (sort of).
So exercise is not totally banned, due to my bad back, but Michelle advises that I should avoid all impact work, running, weight training, almost all gym type activities and even yoga and pilates! I can stick to walking, the cross trainer and a bit of aqua jogging for the next 3 months. That's put … Continue reading Week 3; in which exercise is banned (sort of).
Meal Planning; first attempt (Week 3)
So who knew that meal planning could save your life? I mean, no kidding, it will help you save money, save time, lose weight AND be super healthy, plus make your children extra intelligent, polite and mega sleep monsters. OK, I exaggerate a wee bit… But seriously though, I do need to lose weight, I … Continue reading Meal Planning; first attempt (Week 3)
The Marvellous Dr Christie
Here is an update on Alfie and his terrible cough, as posted here. This is what happened that very afternoon! I should mention that he hasn't coughed a speck since. Not once at all. Quite mystifying but a great relief! At the Ulster Independent Clinic Dr Sharon Christie takes charge and immediately a battery of tests … Continue reading The Marvellous Dr Christie
God but they’re brilliant. I’m so fragile I can’t even push the door open* and reason that it must be locked (I’m not thinking straight, unsurprisingly). The nice lady opens the door for me and I tiptoe in, all zombie-brained and twisted like a rope and contemplate sitting down but feel it will be too … Continue reading Apex Clinic
Week 2, in which I am An Unfit Mother
Wednesday morning I wake and immediately know something is terribly wrong with my back. I can barely move. Not in itself unusual, especially when one wakes wedged between two hot boys, but this time it’s bad. It’s an old lower back injury, from a riding accident aged 13. It’s given me trouble all my life, … Continue reading Week 2, in which I am An Unfit Mother
And so it begins… Week 2
We got back from skiing on the Saturday night and on Sunday went to see Uncle Gilbert, who had managed the mean feat of spending both Christmas and New Year in hospital with a suspected dicky heart. Thankfully he got the all clear but at the age of 88, with a quadruple bypass behind you, … Continue reading And so it begins… Week 2