I have been working hard behind the scenes to give the Pixel Chef a bit of a make over hence the severe lack of posting of late. The good new is that I successfully complete the Dryathlon raising £230 for Cancer Research while the charity is looking at having raised nearly £5 million – which is…

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So after day 16 my Dryathlon Blog just stopped.  I am very disappointment in myself but I’ve been pretty busy with work putting together several new websites for clients and the last thing that I’ve felt like doing in the evenings is sitting in front of WordPress again. However I’m really please to report that…

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Just to prove that I’m not spending all of my alcohol free days scoffing chocolate I though I’d show you something healthy that I’ve been eating! Kale seems to be the super food of the moment – lush, green and full of nutrients. I haven’t quite braved juicing it yet – in fact I have…

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I’ve taken up running again after getting a lovely new pair of running shoes for my birthday in December.  I have been running on and off for the last 10 years since I  first trained for the Cancer Research Race for Life.  After doing that a few times I then trained for a 10k, again…

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Tea – I really couldn’t go on with out it! In normal circumstance I drink lots over the course of the day – during the Dryathlon it’s been even more. Today was no exception and I enjoyed every cup  – from the first one brought to me in bed this morning to the last sat…

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I’m really happy to report that I have now raised £140 for the Cancer Research Dryathlon.  I’m really chuffed about this  as yesterday I had only raised £20! It just took a bit of begging on  Facebook and voilà more donations started coming in. Like last year I have really enjoyed the fun aspect of blogging…

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It is fair to say that the range of alcoholic drinks has increased a great deal since I first started drinking (more years ago than I care to admit!).  In my day it was beer, cider or spirits and then when I became a bit more sophisticated there was wine. Today there is a vast…

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What a week it has been. Rain, rain and more rain with some hail thrown in to boot. I could have chickened out of my walk this morning but having been thwarted earlier in the week I strode out regardless. I’ve said it before but I quite enjoy walking in bad weather.  There’s nothing like…

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As I wrote a few days back, last year I bought some alcohol free beer to drink during Dryathlon and it was rather horrid!  Well I was out shopping earlier and though that I would give some alcohol free red wine a go.  I really wish I’d got someone to film me as I took…

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After being a boozy couch potato over Christmas I was back out in earnest walking the lanes this morning.  The weather was rather dull and uninspiring although it is still very mild. I took my usual route out of the village and up into Cuckoo Lane.  Once again I was disgusted by the way that…

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