Day 1 of the Low FODMAP Diet

I cleared out the kitchen cupboard this morning. Everything that I can’t eat (but my boyfriend can) has been moved to a higher shelf so that they are out of my direct eyeline when I am looking for ingredients. Seeing how bare my section had become, I went to the supermarket. It took me an … Continue reading Day 1 of the Low FODMAP Diet

Starting a Low FODMAP Diet

I’ve been struggling with my gut over the last few months. What I thought was a relatively straightforward lactose intolerance seems, actually, to be more complicated. Certain foods will trigger unsavoury reactions – sometimes immediately, other times within a half hour. There’s no simply identifiable pattern. Cheap bottled beers can provoke a sudden reaction, or … Continue reading Starting a Low FODMAP Diet

Clothes Shopping in 2018: what’s the answer?

TL;DR? These questions that I want answers for: What’s up with all the discounts? Are designer brands worth it? Is “Made in Italy” actually better than “Made in China”? Since I hit 30, I’ve been trying to buy less but better. It would appear that, by the power of osmosis or some other form of … Continue reading Clothes Shopping in 2018: what’s the answer?