KEEPIN' IT REAL
As the saying goes, 'You are what you eat'. I've discovered that true to my mother's word, after you hit a certain age you simply can't eat and drink recklessly without it having some sort of knock on effect on your body, soul and mind. I am here as living proof to testify to her statement. Since beginning my new job, additional money has meant me spending said money on food, all. the. damn. time. Namely KFC's Hot Wings (I'm 99.9% sure they lace them with addictive substances because my addiction is not normal). As you can imagine, living off a diet of junk food has left me lethargic, out of shape, and generally feeling pretty shitty.
AMY'S SUMMER KITCHEN
So as you can imagine, when I heard Amy's Kitchen was doing Workshops over summer that encouraged healthy, delicious intuitive eating, i practically levitated down to Hackney to hear (eat) more, and of course, sign up! The concept is pretty cool, you have a sit down Vegetarian and Vegan dinner with a few other people, and then you all have a class together which encourages you to meet new people and pick up a new skill. Sounds awesome right? It was. I was super sweaty and super scared when I first turned up as I went alone (Hooray for not running away in a panic), but everyone was lovely and as soon as the introductions were made, i felt much more at ease. Dinner consisted of a Veggie Lasagna, Broccoli Bake, Courgetti, and an incredible Sweet Potato salad (I most definitely could have swallowed the entire tray it was so damn good!) with lot's of prosecco to get everyone in the mood for flower arranging with Grace & Thorn.
GRACE & THORN
For someone who loves flora and fauna so much, you'd have thought i'd have attempted flower arranging, but my floral expenditure is about a bi-weekly £2 on some of Lidl's finest Tulips and Carnations. I've got to say, if you haven't tried flower arranging please do, it is so incredibly relaxing and soothing. Without sounding like a 90's chic flick, all my troubles and worries seemed to melt away as i thought what to pair my Peonies with. Georgie, who led the class was very helpful and kind, giving little tips as we went along.
All in all, i'll 100% be doing again in August if i can get another space. If this tickles your fancy, the workshops are running through July until August and tickets are only £10 a pop (here)! There will be cocktail workshops, ceramic painting, natural beauty workshops and of course flower arranging. If you do manage to attend, let me know what you thought!