The title actually comes from the fact that Sime & his band have been repeatedly playing this song for the last hour or so & it's now in my head & no doubt will be for the next few days! It may be Valentine's Day, but when there's a gig coming up - the band come first... But I don't mind, as we don't really celebrate commercial days anyway. Why should we follow the herd & spend huge amounts of money on cards & gifts? Isn't it much nicer for romance to be spontaneous? I think so.
We've had 2 days off work, so that's been good & today - we have started following Andrew Weil's:
8 Weeks to Optimum Health, to get us back on track after eating far too much dairy in France!
Part of the programme is walking each day, the first week is supposed to be for 5 minutes, building up to 45 by the 8th week. We did more, but the weather was good today.
This is the view, just a few minutes down our lane...
It was funny, because normally we walk all the way down to the beach, but not every day. The idea is to build up the routine of walking into your day, which we haven't done since we left our previous house - where we looked after our landlord's dogs.
We are also supposed to introduce supplements into our diet, Vitamin C during the first week - we've chosen to use ground Rose Hips. We're also taking Hemp Oil, which is fantastic for the skin & should make sure we eat linseeds & organic broccoli twice a week (which we already do anyway). We intend to be vegan for the next 8 weeks & possibly beyond.
It's just good to remind ourselves that our bodies need taking care of & that can sometimes mean hard work, but it's worth it. The last 3 Summers, have seen us practically burnt out with our business, but it's not going to happen again!
Being at home means lots of time to cook & there's nothing like a plateful of green mush!
I don't think we'd win any awards for presentation, but it tasted great.
Although you probably can't tell - it's a tofu & vegetable crumble, with green split peas & steamed beetroot.
The French don't know what they're missing!