Is that a banana in your pocket?

22 Apr

I got lots of responses about my banana guard

Banana Guard

Incase you were wondering- I got it from Amazon and cost between £5 and £6. I’ve yet to find a banana that hasn’t fit in!

I’ve had a heavy hand today.

Breakie/Lunch (I slept late today)

Heavy handed example number 1: almonds.

Maybe I should use a spoon to measure my porridge toppings.

Lunch/Afternoon snack

With a chocolate milk. I went to the gym and did 40mins cardio and upper body strength work.


Heavy handed example number 2: chilli powder.

I thought I’d be really thrifty and make my own stir-fry sauce.

3 mouthfuls later and my lips were on fire! I can handle a lot of chilli but turns out half a teaspoon of hot chilli powder and a hot red chilli is more than I can handle 😦 It was so tasty but my lips were in severe pain so I had to give up on it!

so I finished these strawberries instead. Brushed onto a plate with a teaspoon of sugar. Eating strawberries this way reminded me of a poem I read in a Glasgow underground station last year sometime. I luckily managed to find it online-


There were never strawberries 
like the ones we had
that sultry afternoon
sitting on the step
of the open french window
facing each other
your knees held in mine
the blue plates in our laps
the strawberries glistening
in the hot sunlight
we dipped them in sugar
looking at each other
not hurrying the feast
for one to come
the empty plates laid on the stone together
with the two forks crossed
and I bent towards you

sweet in that air
in my arms
abandoned like a child
from your eager mouth
the taste of strawberries
in my memory
lean back again
let me love you

let the sun beat
on our forgetfulness
one hour of all
the heat intense
and summer lightning
on the Kilpatrick hills

let the storm wash the plates

Edwin Morgan

How pretty is that?

Then I went to my Mum’s to steal food to visit. My Mum is lovely- she won’t let me leave without taking something with me. Today it was fruit and a strawberry muffin 🙂

The muffin is no longer in existance, well not in that same form anyways.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow, a full day of the littlest kids in school. Bring on the fun, and the bogies 🙂

I loved hearing about your playground games- we played British bulldog too but it did get very violent and was banned! I also remember playing Thundercats and being made to be Mumm-ra. He was the scary ugly one:

Kids are cruel . . .

When I was doing teacher training one of the kids in a nursery placement told me I looked like Nanny McPhee:

Perhaps it’s time to do something about my eyebrows . . .

I personally liked to think she was confused and meant I looked like a girl from the film Nanny McPhee:

Much prettier 🙂

Have you ever been likened to anyone famous? Someone once told me I looked like Kelly Brook but I think he was hoping flattery would get him somewhere it wouldn’t , if you know what I mean 😉


5 Responses to “Is that a banana in your pocket?”

  1. blondeviki April 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    What a shame about the stiry fry sauce! If you know the taste was right though, at least next time you can cut down on the chilli and you know you’ve got a good sauce recipe!

    I love that poem – you are right, it’s pretty! They put poems on the London Underground too – some of them have you thinking about them all day 🙂

    I’ve never been likened to a celeb though it was seeing a photo of me and thinking that I looked like Kerry Katona on a bad day that kicked me into this healthy living malarkey back in January!

  2. thirtyandhealthy April 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    Oh but Kerry Katona on a good day is so pretty! You need some better photos- if I near you we could have a fun photo day and just keep the good ones of ourselves 😉

    I lived in Watford last year, I taught in a special needs school nearby, and went into London regularly. I loved the underground system and how easy it is to get all over the city but you also have the most amazing buskers there!

  3. foodlovingpolarbear April 23, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Uhhuh, I’m not very good with hot foods but sometimes I do try and usually end up doing the same as you – leaving the dish alone 😀 luckily you had some fantastic looking strawberries for dessert!

    Umm.. I don’t think I have a celebrity lookalike, at least no one has ever said anything to me, BUT once I was in a bakery and the sales girl asked me if I had been singing karaoke in this one karaoke bar the night before and I definitely had not been (I DO NOT SING IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!) and the girl didn’t almost believe me because she said the person who was singing was looking exactly like me, so I guess I do have clone who goes around the city and sings karaoke 😀

  4. Angel31@keepingslimandgettingstylish April 23, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    That poem is lovely, I always remember the best strawberries I’ve ever eaten were straight off the plant when strawberry picking on holiday down south when I was about 10 years old. The stir fry looks lush, shame it was so hot!

  5. Laura April 25, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Shame about the stir fry, it’s really easily done though! That strawberry muffin sounds yum! I intended to make some of those last year in strawberry season but I ended up munching all the strawberries instead! oops!

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