It was all about the pink on Sunday.
Clothes, wigs, hair ribbons and leg warmers – plus the fact the wind meant I didn’t realise how hot the sun was – so my shoulders are pink too
All in a great cause though:
I did my first race for life and it was brilliant. The upper seafront was just a heaving mass of pink – I heard someone say there were 4,500 runners, plus all their supporters – and the atmosphere was something else. The group warm-up was great, the mood- everything.
And the course was inspired too; it was almost all, with twists and turns down side roads, on the upper seafront so there were crowds of cheering people almost all the way.
It must have raised a staggering amount of money, which is brilliant. It was so moving to see on every runner’s back the “I race for life for…” sign filled in with the names of whoever she was doing it for. Fantastic and I’ll definitely do it again.
Of course it was Father’s Day on Sunday too and because my dad’s not one to gush, I’ll just say, thank you, Dad. For everything. xx
When I stumbled across a website offering personalised cards, I couldn’t resist using that picture – plus a couple more of his most mental-looking vegetables inside
And talking of courgettes, and vegetables in general….
I made a lovely pastas bake that night – I cooked a handful of gluten-free penne pasta then, when it was almost ready, chucked a load of chopped vegetables – asparagus, courgette, aubergine and cauliflower – into the pan. While they were cooking, I sauted mushrooms, garlic and spinach, then mixed everything together in a roasting dish. I poured over a sauce made from mixing milk, 2tbsp egg white, 1tbsp nutritional yeast and some finely-grated cheese, then grated more cheese on top and baked at 200C for about 30 minutes.
With homemade coleslaw and steamed broccoli and leeks, it was fantastic. I got the basic idea from a little Good Housekeeping recipe book I
stole borrowed from my mum’s house and I’ve got loads more ideas from it; I tend to use recipes as a base point usually, ending up with something that bears almost no resemblance to the original but which I wouldn’t have made without it
Do you follow recipes or use them as inspiration? Have you ever done the Race for Life?Don’t forget there’s still time to enter my giveaway, for a slow cooker or an Amazon voucher!