2014 – this year’s summary

This year has been memorable for several reasons. Some global, some not. There have been definitive landmarks for me and I know that some of them have paved the way for 2015. I’ll try to keep this concise, I’ll fail. Because this year has had a lot of different intertwining moments. So in no particularContinue reading “2014 – this year’s summary”

3 Cheeky Chimps has launched

Together with my friends, Az and Jess, I am pleased to announce that we are launching a fundraising group called 3 Cheeky Chimps. The purpose of the group is to raise funds for The C3 Foundation. I’ve spoken with Claudia about it and she’s happy for us to go ahead, and so we’ll be puttingContinue reading “3 Cheeky Chimps has launched”

#decaffeiNATed – the total. Drumroll please

When I started planning this I never thought I would be able to say that this time round over triple what I raised two years ago would be the final result of the fundraising. I never expected I’d make it 14 days without caffeine. Heck I didn’t think I’d get the funds raised to giveContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed – the total. Drumroll please”

#decaffeiNATed day 14 – the final day without caffeine

This has been an amazing 2 weeks (not in the craving way) but in that it’s taught me more about myself and also more about the people in my life.  It’s made me realise the lengths of self sacrifice I will go to for a cause that is dear to my heart. To be honestContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed day 14 – the final day without caffeine”

#decaffeiNATed day 13 – my working week is over, one day left without caffeine

I can’t believe how quickly the past couple of weeks have gone. This time two weeks ago, I was sick with the most evil ear infection I’ve had in over a decade and yet still determined that I would start on 1st Feb on this crazy endeavour.  And now I’m on the penultimate day ofContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed day 13 – my working week is over, one day left without caffeine”

#decaffeiNATed day 12 – the weather is making me crave a mug of hot chocolate

Yesterday I was convinced I was on my last day of going without caffeine. This both made me smile and made me sad. I was happy at the idea of having chocolate and Earl Grey tea and coffee, but I was also saddened I hadn’t reached the goal I had set in place. I shouldn’tContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed day 12 – the weather is making me crave a mug of hot chocolate”

#decaffeiNATed day 6 – starting to find my energy in other ways

This morning I stopped at the supermarket to pick up some extra isotonic sports drinks with added B vitamins and walked straight past the cola bottles and the chocolate, not really thinking about it. This is a plus side.  It’s the first time I’ve managed to do that since starting on this crazy endeavour. ComeContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed day 6 – starting to find my energy in other ways”

#decaffeiNATed day 5 – the day of endless exhaustion

Getting up this morning was pure hellish torture and to be honest the whole day has felt the same. Nothing seems to want me to stay awake. My eyes are itchy through tiredness. I’m not sure why it’s taken until day 5 to get me this way but it’s happened. I’ve struggled so hard toContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed day 5 – the day of endless exhaustion”

#decaffeiNATed Day 4 – a day of hope and cravings

Yesterday evening, thanks to a very generous donor, I got the news that not only will I do be doing the initial 7 days of #decaffeiNATed but I will in fact being doing 9 days at the moment. This in itself has bolstered my resolve, even when staring down my favourite chocolate in the supermarketContinue reading “#decaffeiNATed Day 4 – a day of hope and cravings”

75 days until decaffeiNATED – Today I looked at my caffeine intake

There were a few things I realised today. I can’t back out on this. It’s up on the Sanctuary for Kids community page. My caffeine intake is currently between 300mg and 450mg of caffeine a day. The upper moderate intake for adults is 300mg. Unsurprisingly I’m back to the stage I was before I gaveContinue reading “75 days until decaffeiNATED – Today I looked at my caffeine intake”