Lessons from the Wall: Part 1 (Find your Passion)

Many of you following me on Facebook will have noticed that recently I've been doing quite a bit of climbing. In the last few weeks my ability has improved by a whole level adding a entire new dimension to the activity and making me very proud of myself. This success made me reflect on the …

Ania NowickiLessons from the Wall: Part 1 (Find your Passion)

Weight Loss Issue: You will always fail if you neglect this one thing.

Weight loss. It’s depressing, isn’t it? How often do you look in the mirror and hate yourself? And it’s never ending, right? How many years have you struggled with weight loss and how many diets have you tried? Constantly searching for that one magic pill of a diet that will keep the weight off for …

Ania NowickiWeight Loss Issue: You will always fail if you neglect this one thing.

How Nina saved me

Last year my mum gave me the last of my stuff that I’d been storing at the back of her little soft furnishing shop for the previous 13 years. Needless to say, most of it was completely redundant and we were both happy to throw most of it away, however, among those things was a …

Ania NowickiHow Nina saved me

The Zen of Cooking

Kitchen – the temple of my Zen I like to be with you alone. The feel of the sharp knife piercing through numerous fibres. The sound on the chopping board. Quick, short, successive thuds. The bubbling of water. Rolling and spitting. I delight in the array of colours. Green is my favourite, but so is  deep purple. …

Ania NowickiThe Zen of Cooking

What happened to my New Year’s resolutions?

Accept challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. -Unknown Historically January has always been a pretty depressing month for me. Christmas is over. It's dark, it's cold, it's damp. In previous years the work I was engaged in often meant that January was, at best, tedious and, at worst, incredibly stressful and …

Ania NowickiWhat happened to my New Year’s resolutions?

Facing my Cabbage Phobia

"Aaaargh! Not another cabbage!!!" I cry as I look through my eagerly anticipated veg box. I had scoured through the various available boxes to specifically avoid cabbage. I already have 3 in my fridge from previous weeks and feel real guilt for having thrown one out that spoilt recently… Unfortunately, the tomatoes (which I genuinely was looking …

Ania NowickiFacing my Cabbage Phobia

Keep those snacks away from me!

Why the snacking culture is bad and why you should rebel It is part of the British culture to snack. Traditionally the French don't do it (read "French Women Don't Get Fat"), Slavic women don't do it (this is where most models come from) and, in fact, this doesn't seem to be culturally acceptable in any place …

Ania NowickiKeep those snacks away from me!