A lot of stuff about the Healing Belle/The Whole Pantry controversy, and I am so freaked out and saddened by the whole thing. If you don’t know anything about it; Belle Gibson is the creator of The Whole Pantry app and the author of the soon to be released (or it was) The Whole Pantry book. Belle’s story was that she was diagnosed with brain cancer a few years ago and was given months to live and with a whole foods diet and lifestyle has managed that cancer and later secondary cancers. However, over the last week or so it has come out that a lot of money made from her business that Belle had promised was going directly to charity was never received, and since then there have been many claims that Belle Gibson actually doesn’t have cancer at all.
Since then she has deleted all of her instagram photos and still has not said whether she really does have cancer or not, and there is a lot of evidence to suggest that she doesn’t. So I, along with everyone else am presuming that she actually doesn’t. I followed Belle and had pre-ordered her book and last year when she announced she had been diagnosed with many more cancers I felt incredibly sad for her especially as she has a young son. All I can think now is how messed up someone has to be to say they have cancer when they don’t and I just can’t believe how far she has taken it all (Apple were putting her app as standard on all of their watches and she had the book deal with Penguin). I just really hope she gets the help she needs and I really really hope her son is safe and well.
Lots of Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First! Ava and I have been quite poorly this last week and so there has been a lot more watching telly than usual, snuggled up on the sofa together. We just can’t seem to shift it and have just had so little energy between us.
I have been watching more Homeland with the boy and we are now on season three; which I still don’t think is anywhere near as good as the first season, although a slight improvement on season two. The whole repetitive thing with Carrie and her medication is driving me bloody potty! I just don’t think it makes sense.
Mostly slippers, leggings, a t-shirt and a comfy cardy. Full on glamour. Because we’ve been poorly (did I mention we’ve been poorly?) we just haven’t been out much. I did manage to get out in the end for the boy’s birthday evening which I didn’t think I would earlier in the day and I actually wore heels for the first time in months. It was really nice to put some make-up on and dress up a bit after a crappy few days and I actually felt quite nice. There are no photos though as we were in too much of a rush once I decided I would go.
I’m sorry to be so boring but all I have had going around and around (and around) in my head is “ Sofia the fiiiiiiiiirst”! and “Time for your check up, time for your check up…!” (a la Doc Mcstuffins). Why do children’s programme theme tunes get in your head more than anything else and never leave? I don’t actually mind the theme tunes for these two that much but they’re still starting to send me slightly crazy.
This week I have made some raw healthy chocolate which was nice but not quite perfect yet. I made the one from the ‘I Quit Sugar For Life’ book but I think I changed it slightly, and I also made chocolate ice cream (with all natural ingredients, mainly coconut milk) which is nice and I think tastes like Mcdonalds chocolate milkshake which is no bad thing in my opinion. I might make it again but just freeze it for an hour or so and then put it back in the smoothie maker in the hope that it might resemble a milkshake – yummo! (Side note: I say ‘yummo’ with an Australian accent because ‘Lynny’ from Neighbours used to say yummo and oh we did laugh! So I still say it now, because, well, I’m rather sad).
My Mum is coming back to Nottingham for a MONTH next Wednesday! I am so so happy and excited. I haven’t seen her since Christmas which is crazy, and way longer than we normally go without seeing each other. My mum and step-dad have been travelling round the UK in a motorhome and working a bit in the odd place for the last few years and so we only see them every so often which I sometimes find really hard. So I am ridiculously looking forward to seeing them and spending lots of time with them and lets be honest getting a few parenting breaks when they take Ava for a few hours or possibly even overnight? (hi mum!).
So things are looking up! And without being a misery guts/drama queen/mardy bugger; it’s about time.