Oh! My gosh…

oh! My gosh, it’s been nearly 6 months since I wrote anything on here… things have stayed much the same. The spring was a bit colder than previous years but that could be that we’re just getting used to it…

This was in December… since then the sun has moved and now goes down over the building next door…
We’ve had a few visitors, it’s nice to catch up with old friends and it’s a pleasure to be able to show them parts of the island they would not normaly see when on holidays…

 


Stephanie finally married her boyfriend in Ghana and now they are looking for a permanent place to start their lives together… she even managed to pop over for a short visit before starting a job back in Germany to prepare for the visa application…

Work is sporadic but I’m still making enough to cover social security (health cover and pension) I always get great places to work…

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Middle of November 24°C at 01:30am

I’m sat here, on my balcony, at 01:30am and it’s 24°C. The weather app I use costs me €5 a year for the advanced version but it tells me every day is 25°C… in reality it swings between 21°C and 30°C+… the night cool off in January but it’s still. British summer night 17°C… our pool has solar hearting and we can now swim throughout the winter, even though we can see snow on the Teide (3,718m)…


I know I don’t post as much as I should…

Here’s some pictures:

5:2 Near Starvation Diet day one

In a blog for medical staff studying the effects of multiple sclerosis, MSTranslate, I read an article about the benefits of “rebooting” the immune system using the fasting mimicking diet (FMD). It explained results of a small study of MS sufferers who benefited from a virtual reboot of the immune system.  The FMD is fasting for 5 days a month unlike the Fast Diet 5:2 which suggests to eat normal and healthy on five days and fast for two non consecutive days taking in only 50% of your basic metabolic rate (BMR). So… We decided to try the 5:2 Near Starvation Diet (NSD) copyright Timothy Dowd (c) 2016.

Near Starvation Diet: is a hybrid of the FMD and the 5:2 FD

So… Day one breakfast