04:30 Wide awake. Can’t sleep. Got a big decision to make and it’s keeping me awake. Go. To. Sleep. GO TO SLEEP. Sleeeeeeep….Now! Now. Sleeeepppp!!!! Sleep. (Doesn’t the word ‘sleep’ look a bit weird to you now? Sleep. Sleep. Weird.)
11:00 After much deliberation and a good few months of uncertainty and mental torture – I am now sure of one thing: I am staying in the UK and not moving to Bali. Call me crazy, call me insane (you’d probably be right). It’s not black and white though, you know. There are many reasons why I am not up and leaving for paradise; but I just have a gut feeling it’s right for me to be here now, for the time being at least. That’s all. And anyway, I happen to think Victoria Tube Station is one of the most beautiful places on the planet – I feel very zen each time I come to London and find myself packed in among the zillion people squeezing through the ticket barriers. This is where I find my still point.
11:30 Now that I know my feet are staying firmly put on UK ground, I feel the need to have a crazily healthy, raw, superfood breakfast – just to reassure myself that I can. I have Chia with a bucket load of Spirulina and Maca, chopped apple, banana and orange – then finished with a sprinkling of cinnamon. I eat it whilst looking out on to the River Thames, and feel confident with the decision I have made:
“Ooo baby I like it RAW”
14:30 Have an AMAZING raw lunch made for me by the hands of Daniel Benzenou – who I have to say right now is an absolutely fantastic cook (and James Hillman, if you are reading this – remember your salad got a shout out too…don’t want to cause any friction in the household). I foresee that Daniel will have his own deli/cafe selling delicious Moroccan and Middle Eastern delights, maybe with a bit of Italian food thrown in there too. I personally can’t wait. He made this salad of sprouts – the ingredients were so simple, but my tastes bud were having a party! The sunflower and lentil sprouts had ground cumin, cumin seeds, lemon, olive oil and salt (I think), and the crisp cucumber with fresh mint really balanced the earthy, rounded flavour of the cumin. Heaven:
15:00 We were still a tiny bit peckish so Daniel made us some of his homemade Lentil Soup…wowzer. It was good:
19:30 Went to see my amazing, gorgeous and extremely talented friend Lucy Beaumont in a stand up gig at the Moonlighting club in Soho. She was hilarious and is gonna be a big comic star! Remember her name and keep an eye out for her. I had to sneak in a box of hummus and salad that I’d got from the kebab shop, though. Felt a bit like a scrubber but I was starving. I snook some spirulina into the club, too, and stirred it into my pineapple juice. Yeah, yeah, I drunk pineapple juice during my Sugar Free 2 Weeks, well it’s not CRACK is it? Calm your boots.
00:30 A cup of nettle and peppermint tea. Bed.