“Carrot Applely”

My new man replacement (a.k.a. Juicer) has had the somewhat fantastic side effect of getting my children to eat more fruit and veg!

In. actual. shock.!

My 2 kiddies insisted on eating some raw carrot when they saw me chopping it up (result!) then my daughter helped me put the carrot and apple in the juicer and came up with the name “carrot applely”, refused to try drinking some but then ate some chopped apple, and my son then ate a whole apple!

Why didn’t I invest in a juicer sooner?! (Oh yes, <*insert derogatory comment about ex*>)

 

It made me giggle….

I know its a bit childish, but it made me giggle…

My matstone juicer turned up and the auger is somewhat, er, “phallic” shaped!

See what you think 😉 http://www.juiceproducer.com/spares-parts-c15/matstone-spares-c16/matstone-matstone-samson-auger-green-p26

So my juicer really is my man replacement at the moment! Haha.

It’s good to find things to laugh about 😀

Anyway, enough about w1llies…

Today is Father’s Day, so *happy father’s day* to all you daddy’s out there. I hope you are lucky enough to see either your own children today or in fact your own father.

As my children go off with their daddy for the day my dad is coming up to visit with my mum which will be a nice distraction. I love my dad. I’m a real daddy’s girl. Probably doesn’t help my expectations in my relationships! Although actually when you look at my past partner’s I would probably argue my expectations probably were not high enough! [Moi, bitter?!! ;-)]

I did feel rather lonely last night, not helped by the lack of decent TV listings (!), or my ex texting me trying to go round (err, hello the children?!!!!! YOUR children are in bed!

First of all I thought he had text me by mistake, although that would not surprise me either! But no, it was directed at me. I politely declined although it did make me quite cross at his attempt.

Drank 3/4 bottle of Rose, ate a whole big bag of Walkers Sensations (Chicken – yum!) and felt much better after a short time wallowing in self pity.

Anyway, my male “replacement” is calling me… Now to work out how I can disguise a green juice to make the kiddies drink it!!!

Today I choose… juicing!

I have just extravagantly bought myself a juicer. Not just any old juicer but a Matstone Juicer in Burgandy: http://pollynoble.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Matstone_burgundy_1000.jpg

VERY excited. Something I was going to buy last year but my partner just rubbished the idea so I didn’t go for it. Now he has left I can juice as much as I damn well please! !

My daughter is a bit sad they don’t do it in pink but has settled for red as second choice 😉

I have also been inspired to juice by the lovely Polly Noble http://pollynoble.com who I read about last year, and introduced my friend to who is currently courageously fighting pancreatic cancer.

At the time I realised that I should start to change my diet and live healthier etc… as there is a very strong history of cancer in my family and my friend getting ill was a real reminder that no one is immune from this horrid disease. However, aside from doing a bit more exercise and cutting down on alcohol that was about it. And I made sure me and the kids ate a bit more fruit and veg.

With my latest health scare I realise that I want to give myself the best chance of fighting the disease, or of prevention if this is a false alarm.

Even taking this little first step I feel so much more empowered than sadly looking at my children playing thinking there may be a chance I won’t see them grow up.

Now to do a grocery shop for juicing ingredients!