Farjar telephoned this morning to say he was sick, very sick ‘with stomach’. My heart went out to him knowing full well what he was going through and I wished him a speedy recovery and said that I hoped that he felt better very soon.
Since I’ve returned from the States, I’ve started a healthful, fat busting, regime called ‘Now you see my muffin top, but soon you won’t’ or the snappier version ‘Watch that muffin disappear’ which personally I like better but could easily get confused with me actually eating a muffin and send mixed messages out to fellow dieters which wouldn’t do at all. On the NYSMMTBSYW diet, I’ve started experimenting and making lots of different juices. Bearing in mind that I may contract some terrible Hepatitis out here by eating raw fruit and veg, this may be somewhat counterproductive to what I’m trying to achieve in the health stakes but I’m prepared to risk life and liver and am giving it a whirl anyway. I have come up with something sensational. It’s not new or original but it’s absolutely delicious and I IMPLORE any of you that have a juicer to take it out from the back of the cupboard, hose the dust of it and get cracking with this one. 3 oranges, 3 apples, 3 large carrots and a one-inch piece of root ginger. Pulse, pulse, pulse, away and Bob’s your Uncle, you have 2 glasses of positively orgasmic juice.
Now, the only problem with this particular regime is that it requires a lot of fresh produce and as I have the appetite of an elephant, I am currently eating in the region of one field of broccoli, half a ton of carrots, an entire orange grove and an orchards worth of apples a day. This means some serious shopping. With supplies bought at the start of the weekend getting perilously low, and Farjar out of action and spending his day on the lavatory, it meant that a walk to the supermarket was in order this afternoon. At least by having to walk there, and then back with the groceries, it meant that I was limited to only being able to buy what I could physically carry back home which let’s face it, is probably a blessing in disguise.
It was particularly hot today at 35 degrees and 85% humidity but nothing was going to come between me, and the next ton of greens and fruit necessary for my juiceathon. I set off camera in hand and this is my journey in pictures.