My Initial Post of 2019! (And A Christmas 2018 VLOG)


HIII! Welcome to my initial post (and video) of 2019. Thanks for becoming right here!

I had hoped to share this video a couple of weeks back but due to pretty a nasty eczema flare up (nevertheless going via it, dudes) my well being had to come initial. I had described in my initial video I was drinking celery juice and following a couple of of the Healthcare Medium’s protocols to start off actively healing my eczema soon after reading his most current book, Liver Rescue. I continued with the celery juice day-to-day all all through Christmas (nevertheless going sturdy) and when I returned to Granada a couple of weeks ago, I was keen to do his 9 day Liver Rescue cleanse. I was only also delighted to give my digestive technique a break, and let my physique clean house…hopefully taking some of the causes for my unpredictable flare-ups with it.
Points frequently get worse just before they get much better, so the flareup is mighty at the moment. Apparently this is entirely standard and ought to subside quickly sufficient. Hopefully extremely quickly. &#x1f643

Just a tiny side note that I do not definitely think in ‘detoxes’ or ‘cleanses’, your kidney and liver are performing that stuff all the time. I suppose this was a lot more of a digestive reset, letting these aforementioned organs do their factor at their greatest capacity. Even though you can only consume fruit and vegetables for 9 days you can do so in abundance. So I basically wasn’t struggling as considerably as I believed I would. There’s a lot to be mentioned for a massive colourful plate of fruit or salad to feed the senses.

Anyway, a couple of weeks post-cleanse and I’m nevertheless focusing on sustaining a clean diet plan as I do not want to rely on any fast fixes any longer. More than the final 16 years I’ve met all manner of dermatologists, who assure me it is not diet plan (yawn) and give me the subsequent prescription of steroids or topical steroids (do not get me began on my wardrobe complete of useless potions and lotions) so they’re satisfied to be paid and I’m not a nuisance to them for a couple of weeks or months. The inflammation I so frequently knowledge has got to be internal. So I’m playing detective. I will need to be a lot more in tune with my physique and my gut and know what’s proper for me, naturally. That and TSW (topical steroid withdrawal – Google at your peril) is extremely considerably a factor, and it most certainly tends to make sense. Steroids can be fairly damaging extended term. I’ll in no way go down that road once again, 2018 was my final trip. So due to the massive modifications (extremely clean diet plan, no steroids) I can see why this flare-up is so persistent.

(Each memes from NationaleEczema)

Other than (in all probability boring…) skin updates, this post is just a fast verify in as my video intro was brief. I deliberately shortened it. I had described other productive issues I’ve accomplished so far this January, but self-confidence in front of the camera soon after weeks of a red swollen cracked face demands to be constructed up once again. There was a lot of awkwardness, so they didn’t make the reduce! Editing is a tiny jutty and fumbly as a outcome. Any person discover when they hold the camera and film walking about all is cool, calm and collected but when you stick it in front of you on the table or on a tripod, it feels like an interview or deposition?!

I also didn’t record each and every day and it stops abruptly soon after New Year’s Eve, but all round, I’m satisfied with it. I went to Blue Bar in Skerries on Jan 1st, Ko San Thai on Jan 2nd and J2 Sushi the evening just before I flew back to Granada. Did I film it? Nah. And filming meals is my favourite. There’ll generally be other videos.

I initially filmed in 4K but had to scale down massive time, which is entirely lame. 4K videos are needy AF, they take up all the disk space you will ever personal, ever.

Anyhoosie, without the need of additional ado, right here it is.


Apart from focusing as considerably as I can on my well being and editing a video, I have gotten back into yoga, jumping back in with Dedicate, Yoga With Adriene‘s new 30 day series. Yoga changed my life in 2018 as I definitely stuck with it regularly (I definitely enjoyed hot yoga several years ago but the studio was miles away from me!) and it has definitely helped me cope with my skin amongst so several other issues.
I stopped for about 18 days more than Christmas and couldn’t think how stiff and rigid I had gotten, you definitely can not take considerably of a break. Quick forward 24 days of the series and my posture feels ‘right’ issues really feel aligned, my strength has enhanced considerably, my mood is much better and I managed to do crow pose for the initial time ever, which I could in no way do all through all of 2018 in spite of frequent yoga. I want to hold performing it nearly day-to-day, the rewards are endless.
I would extremely advocate YWA and have right here just before, Adriene is such a sort, funny and engaging teacher and it is cost-free, so you can get pleasure from the videos from the comfort of your personal dwelling.

Other than that, I’ve been reading a lot…nothing new there. As considerably as I appreciate a superior book and how it physically feels in the hand (not to mention the astounding smell) I credit my beloved Kindle for the spike in my reading more than the previous couple of years. It is quickly my favourite previous time, I study a ton on the weekends, in bed just before I go to sleep…in coffee shops or terraces right here in Granada…when I’m waiting for the kettle to boil. It is the most pleasant activity, do not you assume?
2019 so far I have study Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Conversations with Close friends (didn’t grip me as considerably as Regular People today, characters felt flat and weren’t engaging, but I admire Sally Rooney’s operate) Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari and Coffee by Jason Scheltus, a Christmas present from superior ol’ Santa.
Speaking of reading, I was featured in the Irish Examiner in print and on the web on January 14th which was good! Under is the paper report my Mam sent me from Ireland and right here is the on the web hyperlink, a summary of the report. It was beautiful of them to function me and my skin was in RIBBONS that day so it was a welcomed choose me up.

What else, what else….? We are preparing on spending a lot more time in Granada this year as Iñaki and I have lived with each other considering the fact that the finish of 2018, so no a lot more extended distance and travelling to see each and every other. As a outcome, we’re placing time into developing our tiny dwelling with each other, we have been incredibly productive in January with this – a new Television, new rug, new issues for the kitchen, new airfryer…even a new bin. I definitely hated our old bin. The hate I had for that bin wasn’t wholesome. I actually binned that bin. Great riddance, and welcome shiny new silver, taller, all about sleeker model. Who knew a new bin would bring me so considerably joy?
We also sorted out a lot of clutter and had a handyman in to sort some stuff. We can not do it all in a single month even though, the entertaining is in operating on the location bit by bit, so a lot more accents and plants and individual touches will be added all through the year till we have reached super dwelling status.

OH! I nearly forgot! We saw Bohemian Rhapsody final Thursday. What an extraordinary film! I adored it. Rami Malek was born to play the lead. We also watched You (who hasn’t, I guess…lol at the feedback on Twitter of so several obtaining themselves attracted to a MURDERER) Birdbox (didn’t definitely get the hype…sorry!) some other motion pictures right here and there and I rewatched a single of my all time favourites, Midnight in Paris. We also watched Wonder on Sunday and Iñaki tells me I cried twelve instances. I’m not shocked, it actually tore my heartstrings out of my chest. Okay, not actually but you will know what I imply if you have noticed it. I’ve deliberately stayed (mainly) away from Television when attempting to be productive this month, but considering the fact that we purchased a new a single it would be entirely ridiculous not to devote a tiny time with it. Verdict? I definitely appreciate our new Television.

Anyway, here’s to a lot more videos this year as nicely as posts, I appreciate to create but I appreciate varying my content material now in between right here, pics on Instagram and YouTube videos. I’m lots busy with my complete-time job, but I’m generally happiest when in my spare time I’m performing a thing inventive. So I’ll continue to share my passions right here in 2019, hopefully a bit a lot more frequently than final year.


We did it, we survived January!

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