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21/01/2019

The Coffee Challenge Continues

So for the last week and a bit I have been drinking only a ameicano in the morning and I really have noticed, that I have had more energy than when I was having my latte. An americano is a strong black coffee ☕ with no sugar. 

The rest of the day I have whatever I want. The next thing in the challenge will be having a different type of coffee from a different provider. 

The coffee is from #FMWorld and is their focus blend. 

This will be done using the French press system 

 and apperently you can use milk and sugar if you want as this is not meant to interfere with its ability. 

As I am the only one doing this challenge I am using

A single French Press which is absolutely amazing when it comes to making fresh ground coffee just for you. 

I will post more on this over the next few days and see what happens when I continue the challenge. 

Love and Peace

Xxx

20/01/2019

Same yet Different

Saving money is a main thing these days. So after picking up a few accessories from #NewLook. I have decided to show a few different options with the same accessory. Yesterday I took a photo with a #French twist. 

 

Today I chose to change my look with the accessory. My hair is a mess and it being a lazy day I thought I would try something new for me. 

It is so easy to do if you have a square scarf. 

Love and Peace 

Xxx

13/01/2019

A Small Change

Today is halfway through my first week of just drinking an americano coffee every morning rather than drinking my favourite latte.




and one more that I have forgotten to post and  I have really noticed a difference in what my energy levels have improved massively. The coffee that I am drinking at the moment is Costa coffee Americano  from Costa and Tassimo. I am not overly keen on a black coffee however I am getting accustomed to the taste with no sugar or milk. So once I have finished my americanos I will be seeing what happens if I use a different source. The source I will be using
and see what the differences are because so far I have definitely seen a boost in my energy just by having the black Americano.

More in a few days.

Love and Peace
xxx

10/01/2019

What is in a cup of coffee anyway?

What is your favourite morning drink? Mine is a good latte, from my Tassimo machine the Bosch Tassimo Charmy
  I love a good Tassimo Costa Coffee Latte, however, if my budget doesn't stretch to that as it's on the average £5 per box of 8 drinks I will pick the less expensive but just as delicious Tassimo L'OR Latte Macchiato Coffee Pods which is £4.50 a box.

These drinks are made via pods rather than say the Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine with Aeroccino, Pure White by Magimix 
which is done only by using capsules, your own milk and an aerator to froth up the milk

There is another cheap coffee system which I have used and did like very much which is the Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine

 which again like Tassimo uses pods. They are just as good as the Tassimo although they do not have such big names as Suchard, Twinings, or Cadburys and Costa Coffee supporting them.

But you know coffee isn't just the latte or cappuccino that you have with amazing friends or that few moments that you have to have to yourself in the day and have your treat in the form of a cup of coffee.

It has been said that it can help kick your metabolism into action and help your body use your fat cells as energy too particularly if you drink it black according to The Times of India and an article. There are also more benefits which are mentioned in caffeineinformer . These include helping against depression, focus, and even states that it can help lower the possibility to have Alzheimer's. I personally can't vouch for these claims but I do know that it does keep me more awake and give me more energy when I need it.

There are other ways of having coffee, like having it through a french press
Which you can get anywhere, like Tescos, Sainsbury's, Amazon or you can get a coffee machine

similar to the above filter coffee machine.

So if you love a cup of coffee there are lots of different ways of getting this healthy yet naughty drink. I say its naughty because if you add milk and sugar they divert the goodness away according to the articles. 

Right now I am considering to try a coffee black in the morning to kick start my own body and firstly I will be trying an Americano every morning for the next two weeks and see what the reactions I get with my own body. I then will post my reaction two weeks on.


Love and Peace
xxx

08/01/2019

New year thoughts

The new year is a great time for new beginnings but it doesn't matter what day you are reading this post because life is too short to dwell on the past as even yesterday is. Today and tomorrow are forward. Even the words convey this with their beginnings with the phrase to/day and to/morrow.

I know its hard even if I am feeling like I am struggling from feeling low I decide to take the time for sleep. I will even just sleep for an hour or two just to get my body and brain to get rid of the sensation of feeling low and feel refreshed. So I am able to look at at the problem with a clearer head. This is my way of escaping the stresses of the moment.

What is your technique?

Do you have one?

Do you use it often?

I would love to know what you think about having a technique to help you in your low times?

Love and Peace
xxx

07/01/2019

Happy what does it mean? The beginning to the New Year

Happy New Year everyone

As you may have noticed that I suffer from clinical depression so with the help of medication I am able to manage it on the whole. And rather than hide the problem I have decided to call the topic out.

I do like to try and see what I can do to help myself as much as I can. As Depression is a topic that is not really spoken about very much and there is not much said about it particularly regarding disabled people.

Over this year I will be posting about my feelings in separate posts.

I am an avid reader and have chosen to read 150 books in the #GoodReads Challenge for the year and I started looking for books about happiness to start with and normally I wouldn't pick a celebrity person's thoughts on this topic but I noticed that Fearne Cotton's, of Radio One and Top of the Pops fame, book called Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect . 

It is an absolute blast of fresh air on the topic. Being a mum and step mum Fearne tells it as it is despite being a celebrity and how she deals with the overwhelming sense of low foreboding when it starts to appear. She has a complete set of tips and tricks
of how to deal with things. The picture is just one of them. I am very glad I found this book she has perceptibly told how she deals with such a busy life. You think it might be nannies and au pairs but it's not.  

So through stories from #TomFletcher of Mcfly, and #CraigDavid and others as well as her own she gives advice none of which is mumbo-jumbo like some. 

Over the next month or two, I will see if I have had to use the skills I have learnt by reading the book and give another review. Right now though I give this book 

3.5 out of 5

Love and Peace.
xxx

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