Ginger Is My New Chocolate

Oh, yes!
If ginger were a man I’d want to marry him and have his babies! I am hopelessly, madly, deeply, drunkenly in luuurve with ginger; with the look of it, the feel of it, the taste of it and the smell of it. I find myself sneaking a peek at it and then reaching out to touch it and then inhaling its rich, uniqueness. I add it to just about everything – especially smoothies: banana, papaya, coconut water and ginger. Heaven in a glass! This could be the end of my lifelong love affair with chocolate…

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Ev’ry Little Ting

The photo doesn't do it justice

The photo doesn’t do it justice

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster week; certainly one that’s sped by. I mean, how can today be 4th February 2017? What happened to January? And Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday?

I psyched myself up for my dentist’s visit on Wednesday morning but I needn’t have worried. I didn’t feel a thing and recovered amazingly well – no bleeding, no pain once the anaesthetic wore off, no need to take any painkillers. Magic! And I know that this speedy recovery is down to my little yellow pills. 🙂

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In Pain!

Ouch!   Ouch!  Ouch!  Ouch!  Ouch!

I’ve had toothache for several days; one of the big ones right at the back 🙁 and it’s sending a throbbing pain all up my jaw.  Oh, woe is me!!   I have a pain-threshold that is about minus fifteen on a scale of one to ten, so I’ve been taking loads of pain-killers resulting in me floating through the week and seeing the world through a haze.  Finally, this morning I went along to see the dentist only for her to tell me she couldn’t extract it as it’s infected. 😭😭😭 So it’s a week … Read the rest »

My Inner Fanny Craddock

A couple of days ago I took the decision to cook as many of my meals as possible from scratch, thus avoiding additives, nasty chemicals and hidden sugar. I have to say, I’m really enjoying the planning, shopping, chopping, peeling and other prep, and not least of all, the eating! I’m following recipes by the wonderful Eat2Win website and have so far made avocado eggs, overnight oats and lime and coriander chicken with 50-50 mash (and have portions of it in the freezer, too). Want to see?
Overnight Oats. Avocadoeggs and Lime and Coriander Chicken with 50-50 Mash Overnight Oats.

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They all tasted much better than they looked. Delicious!! Tomorrow I’m … Read the rest »

Finally – A Post!

So, I’m starting off 2017 with a HUGE apology for being so absent at the end of last year and the beginning of this one. A very belated

To you all!

To you all!

The couple of weeks before I left Antigua to spend Christmas and New Year in England just flew by and with the best will in the world I couldn’t find much time to update you all on my activities. Enough to say, I finally published SINGLES AT SEA – Hooray! Hooray! And it’s available on Kindle only at the moment – sorry but it will be out in paperback … Read the rest »

Singles at Sea Sets Sail

Excited much! Singles at Sea, the fourth book in my Singles’ Series is now available on Kindle. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Singles-At-Sea-Book-ebook/dp/B01N9MZSH4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1483174256&sr=8-4&keywords=singles+at+sea

Eve takes her group of singles on a cruise to Amsterdam and the Norwegian Fjords.

The cover of Singles at Sea

The cover of Singles at Sea

I look forward to your feedback. Enjoy!… Read the rest »

Hello, Australia! Hello, World!

What a brilliant surprise earlier today…… A lovely lady – SB – contacted me after seeing my I Feel GOOD post – all the way from…….Australia!! Isn’t it amazing? I’m sitting in Avocado Cottage, Antigua, West Indies, posting a blog about my wonderful Little Yellow Pills and how much good they’re doing me and she’s reading all about it more than eleven thousand miles away! The wonders of technology never fail to amaze me. And I’m delighted she wants to deal with her oxidative stress and get really well again. Oxidative stress is the cause of more than two hundred … Read the rest »

I Feel GOOD!!!

I really do feel absolutely AMAZING! Here is a short video I made explaining why. If you’d like me to help you – and I WANT to help EVERYONE feel as good as I do, please email me hello@elainespires.co.uk and I’ll get right back to you. Meanwhile…enjoy!

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Meeting Place

I love Epicurean! For those not familiar with Antigua, let me explain. Epicurean is a huge supermarket, the size of a Tesco Superstore. I love it because you can find almost everything you want in there, including Waitrose own-brand products. They also sell Duchy stuff, but I don’t touch that with a bargepole, given who the owns the company. I love it because it’s big, big, big and I usually do two or three circuits of it in air-conditioned comfort as a nod to exercise before I start my shop.

http://www.epicureanantigua.com

One thing I don’t like is its prices! Especially … Read the rest »

Happy Birthday, Antigua!

Before I move onto congratulating my adoptive country on the thirty-fifth anniversary of its independence, I want to apologise to you all as lately I haven’t written my journal as often as I used to. I have had complaints! This, of course, is very flattering; I’m delighted at how many readers I have scattered across the globe that enjoy my jottings. So I’m really sorry if I’ve upset you. And I sincerely apologise. First of all, I don’t know where the time goes. I get up quite early here and yet before I can look round it’s lunchtime and then … Read the rest »