It's been a little while since I updated...I've been busy! The nice weather means I haven't been spending much time sitting down with my laptop. I've been doing lot of walking and hanging around at my allotment! I keep forgetting to take photos but will do next week. So far I've planted 3 different types of kale (red russian, curly and cavolo nero), summer purple sprouting broccoli, kabocha and buttercup squash, parsley and french beans. I'm still waiting on seed for yellow and white carrots, peas, ogen and honey sweet melon and cucumbers, as well as some herbs- dill, basil and mint as well as some pot marigold to repel the pests and brighten the patch up. I'm intending to grow some rocket, cut-and-come lettuce and peashoots on my fire escape too. That lot should have me eating pretty well all summer! I'm having vague worries about this volcanic ash blocking all the lovely veggie making sunlight. But hopefully it will calm down and die out quickly.
Another consequence of the good weather has been getting lots of exercise! I go for a run most mornings at sunrise, and then walk to and from work, and maybe another walk in the evening and/or some rooting around at the allotment. It seems to be doing wonders for my digestive transit. One of the basic IBS-C preventatives: get moving!
I didn't get my super-thin running shoes; the company forgot to order my size in. Instead, I spent the money on some girly summery dresses. I'm really happy with my body now, and thought I ought to celebrate that! For the first time in years (actually since I was last vegan), I fit into topshop clothes which I always viewed as a shop for teeny tiny teenage girls. I'm not teeny tiny, but I no longer have big frumpy exagerrated hips. This pleases me immensely:)