A posy of garden flowers inspired by Concha's weed bouquet. Concha's post on the subject of authenticity in blogging is well worth reading.
Should bloggers reveal more about their lives than they do? Should they only show the pretty and never the ugly? Apparently it as a subject causing much discussion in the blogosphere.
My view on this is simple; bloggers should write about whatever they like.
To go with my posy of flowers I have a posy of websites which I love.
1) Ocado. I now do my main food shopping with Ocado. I find I spend less than when I am in a store, I can plan more effectively and take advantage of special offers. I have two or three weekly orders placed at a time which arrive on a Monday morning and which I can edit up until Sunday evening. Only once have they substituted items and the quality of the goods has always been excellent. The drivers are always polite and friendly.
2) Weight Loss Resources. Please skip this if the subject of weight loss bores you., it bores me too.
However, this site has made the whole mind-numbingly dull subject of calorie counting easy. For a long while my vague 'just eat less' tactic has been failing me. It became clear to me that to lose weight one must put in some work. Dietary accounts must be kept in some form and counting calories is one effective way to do it. The best thing for me about this site is that it calculates the calories in my own recipes. I just enter the amount of servings and all the ingredients and it works out the calories plus other nutritional information.
There's no pressure on you to eat particular foods you simply log everything that passes your lips. I spend a few minutes whilst drinking my breakfast coffee planning and logging my day's eating. It's easy to edit if you deviate from your plan. I always have calories to spare at the end of the day, and yes the weight is coming off slowly but surely.
You can do a free trial for 24 hours to see how it all works.
Oh, and it is a British site so the database is full of British products measured in imperial and metric.
3) Pinterest -wait, didn't I say something about closing my Pinterest account? Here. I changed my mind, I missed my boards. I missed my Delicious and Healthy board especially. It was so inspiring.
4) Sporcle. I can't do without my daily dose of Sporcle. This quiz site is responsible for me being able to name all the countries in the world in alphabetical order and all the American presidents -in any order, just give me a number between 1 and 44 and I'll tell you which pres it was. Sad but true. Good for the brain though.