Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tesco Free From Battered Chicken Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Foodie Sunday is what it says on the tin really. A post about food, because what is better than enjoying food on a Sunday surrounded by your friends and family?

I used to love a Chinese Takeaway as a treat now and then, but can't have it any more because of my allergies.
Then I saw these in Tesco


Tesco Free From Battered Chicken Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce.

They were delicious. 

They reminded me of the 'real deal' except maybe the sauce wasn't quite as fluorescent lol.

The chicken balls had a nice thick amount of batter around them and a nice chunk of chicken in them.  We both enjoyed them. 

My only complaint, and it's a common one for allergy friendly food. It wasn't a big enough packet. You only get 12 balls, so R and I had 6 each, but we could have done with a few more!

Lupin Girl x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

An update and Vitamin D

I have realised that I haven't updated you on how things are with me recently, so here is a very quick update on my migraines

After a couple of nasty migraine attacks I went back to my Dr's to see if I could get some different medication to try.  She was a bit concerned as one of the new symptoms was facial numbness on one side.  So she referred me urgently to a Neurologist.

I got seen within 2 weeks, and although he agreed that I did have some facial differences on one side of my face - a different level of feeling was the main one, he pronounced the rest of my medical exam as 'unremarkable'! 

I had him stumped on the numbness though, so he said he would send me for an MRI scan and some blood tests, which I had taken there and then, and he put me onto Gababentin along with the Pizotifen I was already taking.  The dose for the Gababentin was increased slowly, so for the first week I was taking 1 tablet 3 times a day, the second week 2 tablets 3 times a day, and after that 3 tablets, 3 times a day (which on my next repeat they put into one higher dose tablet so I only have to take 1 tablet, 3 times a day again)

My appointment for the MRI came through quickly and so I had to dash to the tattoo and piercing shop to get my daith piercings changed over to plastic holders.  The MRI scan itself was fine, I have had one before, about 5 or 6 years ago.  The results came through showing nothing sinister going on - which was a huge relief.

I had assumed that my blood test results were all normal as I hadn't heard anything, then I received a letter at the beginning of May telling me everything was ok, except my Vitamin D levels which were 18.9 (I have no idea what the normal range is though!)  The letter said that he was leaving it up to my GP to decide what to do about it, so I waited.  After about 10 days, when I still had heard nothing from my GP, I phoned them, and they hadn't received the letter, so I had to take it to them so that they could photocopy it. 

My GP rang me yesterday and I have to take Vitamin D3 for the next 3 months and then get a repeat blood test taken.  I have also been advised to try and get some sun exposure - although not too much, whenever possible.

The numbness in my face is a lot better than it was now, although, especially when I'm tired it still feels odd along my left cheek bone, but most of the time I don't notice it any more.
I will update on whether I notice an affect of taking the Vitamin D and on my repeat blood test when I have them. 
The sun is out as I write this, so hopefully I can get outside for a bit as well today.
Lupin Girl x

Friday, 19 May 2017


I love reading, but with the end of my degree in sight, unless it's a study book, I'm not getting much time to read for fun. 

So when I'm in the car on my own, usually on my way to and from work, I'm using Audible to listen to books I want to read.

These are not going to be a review posts, but  posts where I share books I've enjoyed listening to and later on, once my last assignment is out of the way, books I have enjoyed reading for fun.

I finally got around to listening to The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins and Narrated By Clare Corbett, India Fisher and Louse Brealey.

Image result for the girl on the train book 

 I thought it was an intriguing listen, and enjoyed trying to work out how everything fitted together and it definitely made my daily commute a lot more enjoyable.

Pop back next Friday when I'll share another book I've listened to on my journeys.

Please feel free to share recommendations of books you've either read or listened to.

Lupin Girl x

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Throwback Thursday 18 May 2017

Welcome to my second #throwbackthursday post. 

This post is from when R had his reaction and we ended up at the Dr's surgery and on the start of his #glutenfree diet.  You can read it here:

What a day

R is still on a gluten free diet and is doing really well.  He has shot up, and his stomach aches have stopped which is fab.

I hope you enjoy this #throwbackthursday come back next week for the next one.

Lupin Girl x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

#WordlessWednesday 17 May 2017

Welcome to my second #wordlesswednesday post.

I love this mug, it keeps my coffee warm at work :)

Lupin Girl x

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Gluten Free Beer

I can't believe I've been gluten free for this long before trying gluten free beer.

Recently we went out with friends to Prezzo for a child free dinner.  I didn't fancy wine, and we noticed that there was gluten free beer on the menu, so I decided to try it.

The beer I tried was Peroni gluten free. 

Now it has been a long time since I had beer or lager of any description, but this tasted just as I remembered.  I don't think I had ever had the original Peroni before going gluten free, but this tasted crisp and delicious. 

I will definitely buy the gluten free Peroni again, and have noticed that Tesco sell it, so it may well accidently fall into the shopping trolley next time we go shopping.

Love From
Lupin Girl x

Monday, 15 May 2017

Birthday Month

We've had a busy month with 2 birthday's and lots of celebrations. BBQ, sleepovers, shopping and airsofting!

This has meant gluten free cakes and puddings.

C's Learner Driver Cake, and B's Sorting Hat - Man that was hard to make!

Birthday Tiramisu and Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Meals out and a spectacular Sunday roast with all the trimmings mmmmm.

Pulled Pork, Crackling and Homemade Apple Sauce

Gluten Free Yorkshire Puddings

Roast Potatoes

It has also meant presents. Lots of presents. 

Driving lessons for C! As well as a few bits to open - well everyone wants presents as well don't they?

B has gone back to the '80's with a record player and of course a record to go with it, and this meant J having to clamber about in the loft to find my box of records (from the actual '80's).  We have re-lived Backstreet Boys, Dirty Dancing, Bros, New Kids on the Block, Michael Jackson and many more. As well as listening to B's new record - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1.


We've had a great month and it's only half way through!

Love from 
Lupin Girl x