Pete Evans: diet guru, “wellness” advocate, celebrity chef and surfer guy. He’s probably more famous, now, for his health ideas than his year-round tan and work on My Kitchen Rules. Pete Evans is a chef but somehow the lines around that profession have blurred and he’s been causing outrage for some time now over his penchant for giving out questionable health advice.
I’m not very trendy at the best of times. I’ve never been a massive fan of popular music, for example, or dressing according to what’s currently fashionable. I have no idea about homewares and nothing much that I own matches. I don’t know which wines are in vogue and I’m not entirely sure why we have evolved into a race that insists on dinner being “deconstructed” and/or served on wooden chopping boards.I’m really not very good at trendy stuff in general. There’s one particular trend that I keep reading about and shuddering. Each time I read these three words I’m filled with a strange mixture of dread, defiance and a strange sense of guilt. Those three words?
I have a love/hate relationship with school holidays. I love not having to hustle anyone out the door early in the morning. I love the lack of school run. I love hanging out with the kids…
Except when I don’t. You know, because kids are incapable of amusing themselves. Or, perhaps I’m just really amusing, so they’d rather I do it for them. That can get difficult when they can’t agree on what to do. It can also get pricey if you don’t keep good track and mix up the free activities with the paid ones.
You can blame it on lifestyle, children, employment, a good book or occasionally binge-watching a series on Netflix. Whatever the cause, we all get tired. However, I’m talking about the next level in tiredness. I know I get to a point where I am no longer capable of even adding up how much sleep I have or haven’t had. That in itself should give me a clue but honestly? It doesn’t. I’m sure I’m not alone, so here is a handy list of ways to tell when you’re exhausted- with no tallying of hours required.