Hey guys, normal blogging has been resumed! Thank you for all your lovely comments.
It’s been a crazy week; I’m not quite sure where to start and my mind’s turned to mush. I completed my community placement on Friday (and passed it with flying colours, woo woo) so I’m now back in university for a few weeks before we break up for the summer holidays. Whilst driving back from my final day with the team of community nurses and trying to process the mix of emotions I felt I popped into Tesco and found…
Gluten-free Oats! Yes, I know they have been available in the States for a while but we, in the UK, are a bit behind. Oh, the host of recipes that await my baker’s hand.
On Saturday I spent the whole day practising Iyengar Yoga at a workshop led by Glenn Ceresoli. He was brutal and I think I struggled through all the asanas. I’ve only been practising a year but everyone else there had been practising for at least 10 years, I’d say. It was such a challenging and inspiring day. And it was great to be surrounded by others who share a passion for yoga. The only down side was that Glenn didn’t offer any modifications to the full asanas for those (i.e. just me) who were less able. This was a big shame. Luckily I was practising next to a generous, thoughtul yogi who guided and helped me. What a day though; truly great.
Sunday was a relaxed one, where I caught up on chores and some of my fave blogs (there are loads I still need to read!), whilst nursing my sore muscles. I also finally made a dessert I’ve been meaning to try for ages:
Amazing Hot Fudge Sundae Cake as featured on The Voracious Vegan‘s blog. SO good. Naturally I made it gluten-free, which worked like a dream. Both Tom and I are loving it. And it tastes just as good the day after when it’s been refridgerated, if it lasts that long.
I’ve also been enjoying lots of salads including this beauty:
Spiralized carrot and radish salad with avocado and walnut lentil pate. I may review the spiralizer I used on here soon. Believe it or not, I bought it last summer yet only opened and tried it out this week. Who am I?
Finally, today Tom and I booked a holiday! We’re visiting New York, Washington DC, and Williamsburg at the end of August; can’t wait! We were going to try to pop across to Canada (Toronto) but we were only able to afford a week’s holiday so can’t. Nonetheless we love the US and are SO excited about visiting again. We’ve never visited the east coast before. If anyone has any recommendations for places to eat and stay that would be much appreciated.
Hope your week has started off well. x