While out for a walk this morning, I noticed that there’s a new coffee shop coming to Westferry Circus here in Canary Wharf: the brilliantly-named Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. I’ve only visited one of their outlets, the one around the corner from Liverpool Street. If memory serves, the coffee was delicious – but […]

They’ve been a guilty pleasure on every trip I’ve taken to Asia…a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It’s always the same. That said, I’m not normally a frappuccino drinker – if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing […]

I’m back in Barcelona for business today, but spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Sitges, just a little down the coast. What started with a lovely walk by the seafront, followed by some delicious tapas at L’Avinyet, ended with me kept awake half the night due to noisy neighbours in the hotel. It was one […]

So I had my sleep-deprived EEG this morning. I fell asleep after about 1am (after staying awake by catching up on the massive backlog of comics I haven’t read) and my alarm went off at 5:30am. Groan. I freely admit it was tough to get myself out of bed. Harder still to avoid the coffee […]

  I’m going into hospital for a sleep-deprived EEG test tomorrow morning. I’ve had a few EEGs on my long journey through the world of epilepsy, including being monitored all night while I slept.   Tomorrow, I need to go in having had about half the sleep I normally get. Oh. The letter I received […]

I had to visit my GP yesterday, who recommended I get some blood tests. But this required me to fast overnight before going back in this morning to have the precious blood ripped from my veins. Fasting while sleeping is easy – even for me! – but not being able to have any coffee as […]

Despite promising myself I’d stop doing this, I managed to get to 4pm today without eating a thing. Let me start by saying I don’t have any sort of eating disorder. Unless you count wolfing down a 1lb burrito at Bodean’s as a form of food abuse. Which it probably is. No, my problem with food is […]

After a little bit of experimentation, I’ve arrived at what I think is the ultimate Huel breakfast smoothie. (For the why and what of Huel, check out this earlier post). In a NutriBullet (other blenders are available, obviously) add 200ml of sugar-free almond milk, a handful of ice cubes,  scoop of Huel and two lungo […]

I’ve been trying out a new meal replacements / space-age food / meal in a bag product called Huel (“human fuel”, geddit?). It’s a little like Soylent, the food replacement powder that was all over the news last year. I’d been very interested to read about it and wondered if I’d ever try it if it […]