The Gallery: Guilty pleasures
Feb26

The Gallery: Guilty pleasures

Pretty much everyone knows what my guilty pleasure is. It’s very dark in colour, comes in a lovely orange wrapper and I eat it every single day. Yes, it’s Green & Black’s Maya Gold. It’s hard to believe now, but I didn’t always love chocolate. Before I had children I was more of a savoury person. But then one day when my eldest was a few weeks old, I suddenly felt desperately hungry (that’s...

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Ridiculously healthy
Nov30

Ridiculously healthy

I’ve always suspected as a slim, teetotal, vegetarian, non-smoking runner I was pretty fit and healthy. But now it’s official. I am Ridiculously Healthy.If you’re not really old like what I am, you might not know that you get a free NHS health check when you turn 40 (and every five years after that until your mid-70s) – just to check your risk of developing nasty stuff like diabetes and heart disease. Because,...

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Chocaholic OCD
Jan02

Chocaholic OCD

A while ago, I confessed to being a chocaholic. I wasn’t entirely honest with you. I failed to mention that I have a special form of chocaholic OCD. I was worried you would think I was too weird. But you’ve probably got that message loud and clear now anyway, so I am ready to come clean. When I started on the Green & Blacks back in 2007 as a way of improving my stomach problems, I looked at that beautiful bar and I...

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Chocaholic
Oct21

Chocaholic

My name is Sarah and I’m a chocaholic… As addictions go, it’s pretty tame. But chocolate rules my life like the hardest drug. Like a true addict, I have irrational explanations of why I need to eat chocolate. Yes, NEED, not want. They are a) that I lose weight easily and therefore need to eat a lot to stay a normal size and b) I am intolerant to most other snacks, therefore I must eat chocolate. And like a true...

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