1 possession you need in your life!

You need a Jason Vale juicer. It will change your life and make your life all the more juicy! You also get a little book that comes with lots of juice ideas! This one was £99 but it’s an investment buy so definately worth it. Juicers can be so expensive so this one is really great!

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And then you can make your own juice cleanses forever!

 

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Charlie?! Jackson bit my finger!

So earlier this week, Jackson was having a girls day out getting his nails and hair done. It was very much deserved but things didn’t go so well during the appointment. He wanted to look ten years younger and here is the before and after of what happened at the salon….!

The before (Greg has a nokia phone so hence the quality)

The before (Greg has a nokia phone so hence the quality)

And the stunning transformation…

Kate Moss in the house! #LFW

Kate Moss in the house!

 

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And what ensued…

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The conclusion… Jackson did not bite any finger….

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My 3 day juice cleanse experience!

I am alive. 3 days juicing. 2 Bikram yoga classes and one body that is now my temple!

Day 1

So day one involved Jack delivering me my juices and showing me how to make a wheatgrass shot and also other alternatives if you’re feeling like you need a kick in between juices. I must say the first afternoon was the hardest as my body was adjusting to not eating breakfast or lunch. I am a big breakfast and lunch fan so this part of the day was the hardest for me. The withdrawal from Quinoa at lunch was tough!! BUT when I reached the afternoon I started not to want food as much and finished my afternoon/evening juice without feeling hungry. I also managed to fit in a Bikram yoga class which I’m delighted to say I survived!

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So day two was easier. Started my day with a wheatgrass shot and with my freshly delivered green juice. Doing a juice cleanse when working is actually easier as you don’t have as much time to think about it! I was flagging a little in the afternoon but once I had my orange juice, I decided to hit another Bikram yoga class, which I did. I felt eneregised after it, it’s really so strange how you could feel energised after only having juice for 2 days. You also have two bottles of juice per day (they’re big like 2ltrs).

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The third day was pretty much the easiest for me. I wasn’t hungry at all or thinking about food. I felt really energetic and made it through to the end of the day. I also had a shot of wheatgrass at the end of the day too! That could really be the new caffine.

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Overall I think everyone should do a juice detox as your body needs a break every now and then! You need to want to do it though. I defo lost some weight but I don’t ever weigh myself so I don’t know how much it was, mainly from my stomach area, it’s quite flat. I didn’t do this to lose weight, I did it to detox and feel more energised. I also found that my skin got better and my evergy levels increased! I also refused a coffee today too in the afternoon and drank water instead.

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I did find myself having an odd craving for raw cocoa, avocados and quinoa. I suppose things could be worse! I don’t think those things are your average cravings. Although you really can’t keep me in avocados theses days.

If you live in London and you want to do the juice detox, you should contact Jack Beanstalk. They’re based in Balham but they deliver. Well worth it and an amazing personalised service. Or Tweet or email them! @jbeanstalkjuice or email jack@jackbeanstalk.co.uk. This is a quality juice programme and Jack the owner actually cares that these juices are delivered fresh to your door. There are some fad ones out there so if you are considering a juice cleanse make sure you do a bit of research for a quality cleanse.

I’ll also be chatting to Louise Tighe on The Lunchtime Ladies this Monday on 103.2 Dublin City FM. I’ll be on around 13.20 so make sure to tune in & listen live!

Tweet me your juicy thoughts! @JCo4

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My 3 day Jack Beanstalk juice cleanse!

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So this morning I have started my 3 day juice cleanse and I’m quite excited. It was delivered to me by Jack Beanstalk which makes life even easier! I heard all about this from The Healthy Bluebird who has just completed hers and you can read all about that here! To kick things off I had a shot of wheatgrass and it actually tasted so nice! Who would have thought?! I’m looking forward to the next 3 days and I’ll make sure to update you once I’ve finished it!

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I’m running the Great Northern Run.. in 3 days!

I’ve got 3 days until the Great Northern Run in Newcastle! Really excited to be running for MS and a charity that’s very close to all of our hearts. We are running to raise money to find a cure for MS so any donations would be massively appreciated. You can read a bit more about it here and donate if you can! Thank you

If yar watching on the TELLY boz, I’ll be wearing everything orange! Kinda like below but with trainers!

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Quinoa Porridge – Bye bye bloaty oats!

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So I’ve decided that oats are no good for my body, NOT GOOD FOR THE BADYYYY! In fact, they make me feel bloated and generally not great so I have decided to swap the usual oats for Quinoa flakes and the difference is immense! Everybody knows their own body so some food that agrees with my body may not agree with the next person. As it’s starting to get colder these mornings, I’ve decided to start making Quinoa porridge. It’s truly divine and satisfying and does not disrupt my stomach in any way shape or form! Also…Throw some seeds one and maybe banana and raspberries and blueberries! Sensational stuff!

Tweet me your breakfast please, I wanna know what everyone else is eating! @JCo4

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Why you’re putting on extra pounds in work?

My Green Drink!

Do you work in an office? I’ve always worked in an office of some shape or form and most of the people I know also work in an office. Are you constantly surrounded by chocolate, jam doughnuts, Roses, cakes, sweets, £1 shop jellies and everything else bad for you throughout the day. Work is the worst place on earth and often the hardest place to avoid it. When you’re feeling that morning or afternoon slump, you’ll eat anything if you’re hungry to give you an energy hit!

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Some ways to avoid eating unnecessary empty calories…

1) Bring your own healthy snacks or a homemade smoothie! I keep empty glass jarr, make a smoothie and bring that to work with you. 

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My shopping spree!

2) Keep a 2 litre bottle of water on your table and just keep drinking that. Might sound ridic but water is actually quite a good one!  

3) Make your own chocolate with raw cocoa, sounds mad but it’s so tasty and healthy! 

One of my new works snacks, walnuts, cashew nuts and cocoa nibs

One of my new works snacks, walnuts, cashew nuts and cocoa nibs

4) Make a bigger lunch that will really fill you up so you may not be as inclined to snack on the bad things! Quinoa salads are my current obsession. Make your salads heafty!

STEP away from the Cookie Jar in work and you’ll feel way better and lighter!

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That time I met Mitch Winehouse!

So there I was one Friday night in March in Jazz After Dark in Soho, in a bar that Amy sang in all time time, even when she was famous! It’s the cutest smallest little jazz bar ever. I didn’t even know that Amy had loved it there too until after it was booked! She had great taste! I had dinner there, drank beer like a man and on my way out the door I OH so randomly bumped into Amy’s Dad,  Mitch Winehouse as he was coming in the door and I was walking out! My boyfy and his friend had already exited the bar and were waiting for me to come out. Well they’d be waiting a while…

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There’s the G&T!!

Well I didn’t actually leave the bar as I was too shell shocked that it was Mitch as I greeted him like he was my long lost father! Defo must have thought he knew me with my wild reaction!! He then offered for me to sit at his table and asked if I wanted a drink. I had been drinking beer like a man all night but when Mitch asked what I wanted.. ‘Oh a G&T Mitch thank you’.. cause I’m so lady like and all! He told me how Amy loved that place and would always go there and go around talking to everyone (woman after my own heart!) Then boyfy (still outside) got a bit concerned, looked in the window and saw me with a random man, drinking a G&T! Concerned that I was having an affair he returned inside still throwing dagger looks… He didn’t realise it was Mitch so then Mitch bought him a drink too!

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I was so shocked I was talking to Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s Dad, that I couldn’t get my words out!! I’m sure he either thought I was nuts or some sort of crazed Irish person, ‘no Mitch seriously, like, seriously’.. Morto!

I read the Guardian yesterday when Mitch was talking about the new sculpture that will be in Camden for all fans to visit!

‘”It’s personal to the family but it is also very important for her fans. We wanted to do something like this to give the fans a focal point to remember her and pay their respects,” he said.

“They were always wonderful but after she passed away they kept us all going and it’s important that we repay them in some way, and this sculpture is some small way of us repaying their kindness and their love.”

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I’m so happy I got the chance to meet Amy’s Dad, felt like I met a little bit of Amy, such a lovely lovely man. Thanks Mitch for being so lovely and for the G&T!

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Do you want ANTIQUES? My Dad has em all!

I have found myself recently having a new found love and fascination for Antiques. My Dad has been an antique dealer for 30 years and our house has always been jam packed with the stuff . Its been in the family for three generations but it wasn’t until recently that I actually have had a real interest in it! I interviewed two really well known Irish Antique dealers this week and discovered one of the most amazing shops of my life. I love how every single piece of furniture and ornament has a story to tell. A few years ago, a painting by one of Caravaggio’s followers was stored in my Dads shop which then went on to be sold from thousands and now lives in a London museum. I really love how the most interesting people ever saunter into antique shops. Ya can’t beat an afternoon discussion about Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian antiques!! The fascination continues……. GET YOUR BARGAIN MARY JESUS AND JOSEPH STATUES, which can been seen in the pics below!

Conlon Antiques, Clanbrassil Street, Dublin City!

Ph: 01-4532206

Paint Stripping Services also!

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Why Men Mess with your Head – BE A STEAK!!

Why men mess with your head… I’m writing on this topic as so many people have googled this and hit my blog asking ‘Why men mess with your head’ so I thought I’d update my blog on this very topic… I actually think girls mess with guys heads just as much as guys mess with girls.. There are people out there that actually don’t mess with your heads and these are the ones that you want to surround yourself with, the ones who mess with your head are… NOT…

  • They mess with your head because, you allow them to, they have a girlfriend/boyfriend and you’re their piece on the side.. you’re not the steak on the plate.. you’re the mofo side salad, leafy and limp to them…… BE THE STEAK.. you wanna be the STEAK… A RARE… RARE STEAk!!!!!!!

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  • because they know they can, if you’re vulnerable…. (mentally and emotionally) you’ll usually find a person who has low self esteem and not a lot of self confidence will have their head messed with.. the Head Messers (HM’s) will only mess with the heads of the weak..

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  • it makes them feel in control…. and makes you feel out of control.. and most likely mentally insane at times…
  • they don’t care about your feelings and upsetting you
  • they could potentially be a psychopath
  • they get a kick out of it
  • they’re probably doing it to 5 others at the same time7977_4f85
  • they don’t love you
  • you’re too nice and they see you as being weak
  • they’re potentially jealous of you and head messing is the only way they can make themselves feel better
  • they’re the ones who have issues in their lives

There are many reasons why people will mess with your head but it’s you WHO gives them permission to do it… I personally think that James Joyce wrote Ulysses to mess with your head and perhaps he’s actually the only one who succeeded but that’s a whole other update…

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