On YouTube at last

So there I was minding my own business, chatting to Liam about buying a micro-food farm to grow my own food, when he starts filming me, and next thing I know I am on IsTube. I actually talked non-stop for half an hour, luckily he edited it down to 10 minutes so you don’t have to get too bored.

It’s the morning after my amazing massage and my body is still tingling. Let’s see how my morning run goes.

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The ultimate massage

I have just had the best massage ever. And I mean ever. That is it, I am never going to waste my time getting a massage from anyone else. 2 hours of pretty much non-stop agony from Pan. At first I tried to be very brave and not make a sound, but as soon as she told me that she has men screaming in pain during her massages I decided to let it out. Her advice was to ‘think of nice things’ but that was beyond even my vivid imagination. She found really hard deep rooted knots in my muscles, and also in tendons that I didn’t even know I had!
And despite the agony, I am going back next week for my second session (she recommended three sessions over three weeks in order to get the knots out). As I walked home my legs felt like they didn’t belong to me, my neck feels longer and looser (I can drop my head back totally effortlessly now) and over two hours later I am still tingling.
The toxins started coming out almost as soon as she started – within a few minutes my nose had blocked up and I had to breathe out of my mouth. And bear in mind I have been raw for over 2 years and practise yoga every day…
And I’m not sure exactly what was shaken loose inside me, but on the way home I was craving a glass of cold white wine – and the only time I ever have wine is when I am on holiday with Andrew. Otherwise I don’t even think about it. And once I got home all I wanted to was listen to Coldplay. What is all that about?!

My next workshop is August 31st, please see the workshops page for information. The next one after that will be in October, as September looks very busy with the London Vegan Festival (where I am running a raw chocolate workshop and will have a stall) The Festival of Life and of course The Raw Spirit Festival in beautiful Sedona. Last year this festival was absolutely amazing, and I am sure it will be even better this year.

Tour de France here I come

I have just been to Provence for a week on a cycling holiday. It was an organised group thing but of course we did our own thing – to the extent of deciding one day to try and beat Iban Mayo’s record of cycling up Mt Ventoux (the third highest peak on the Tour). We didn’t quite get the record (his is 45 mins – it took us about 4 hours) but although it was way harder than I expected I would do it again tomorrow. Mainly for the best ever feeling cycling back down – 45 minutes and that was with the brakes on for a lot of the way!

Raw in France was possible but dull – mainly lettuce and tomato with smuggled avocado. And the only organic produce I found was some bananas. At one point we came across a guy on a tractor who had obviously been spraying some fruit trees – kind of scarey that he looked like he was on a space mission with his head totally enclosed in a bubble. And to think we are eating that food. It made me so grateful to live in London where organic food is so easily available.

By the end of the week my body was crying out for some proper nutrition – next time I go abroad I am going to make sure I take along enough spirulina and maca to last me – I have practically been inhaling these since I got back!