Maintain your exercise routine. Mix it up!

Maintaining your exercise routine and mixing it up by Bewildered Bug

If you have been following me on the blog, you would have learnt that I’ve been doing Pilates once a week for the last year.  I love it – and I love the effects it has on the aches and pains that plague me daily.  In fact, because of hamstring stretches et. al. during these classes and the once-in-a-blue-moon times I do my pilates at home, my plantar faschitis is long gone.  Um…once I keep up with the stretches and… Continue Reading “Maintain your exercise routine. Mix it up!”

White Forest Cake #GlutenFree and #DairyFree #Recipe

Gluten Free and Dairy Free White Forest Cake by Bewildered Bug

You heard me right.  A White Forest Cake.  At least that’s what I’m calling it – it’s actually called a Zuger Kirschtorte – it’s a Swiss styled cake that consists of a nut-meringue, buttercream and cake …oh and of course, Kirschwasser.  That’s right, Kirschwasser – or you may know it simply as Kirsch.  You know what that is right?  The awesome, alcoholic liquer that you find more commonly in the Western world in that luscious gorgeousness that is Black Forest… Continue Reading “White Forest Cake #GlutenFree and #DairyFree #Recipe”

Wandering Wednesday: Yearning for York #Bloggerlodge

Wandering Wednesday: Yearning for York by Bewildered Bug

Welcome back to Wandering Wednesdays on Bewildered Bug!  Every few Wednesdays, as I explore my surroundings, I’m going to post something about the area that I find awesome, inspiring, funny …. something to help me appreciate my surroundings more and something to show you what beauty there is all around you and to introduce you to the beauty in other parts of the world wherever you may be! I haven’t done a Wandering Wednesday post in a long, long time… Continue Reading “Wandering Wednesday: Yearning for York #Bloggerlodge”

Celebrations of ancestral ties #IndiainColour

India In Colour - celebrating my ancestral ties by Bewildered Bug

“You do it – seriously!  Your sister does it too!” “No I don’t – you’re so ridiculous!” “Seriously – no is moving your head from side to side, not up and down…you and your sister do the “Indian” waggle”. I didn’t know I did this.  I actually stood up in front of the mirror a few times after and shook my head “no”.  Yep…there it was.  The slight tilt that the world identifies with anyone “Indian”.  Unfortunately, it’s never referred… Continue Reading “Celebrations of ancestral ties #IndiainColour”

Celebrating Women in Engineering and Other Male Dominated Fields #NWED

British Gas National Women In Engineering Day Panel 2

I recently had the opportunity to partake in a conversation with a fantastic panel of women engineers about the challenges facing women in the engineering field today.  This was sponsored by British Gas in celebration of National Women in Engineering Day (#NWED) as an extension of the Women in Engineering conference (that I did not even know existed but will be looking for next year!), and you can read their take on the conversation here.  Although their major concern was… Continue Reading “Celebrating Women in Engineering and Other Male Dominated Fields #NWED”

Life Balance and You.

Find your work-life balance with Bewildered Bug

I sometimes have had people look at me in amazement at the busy-ness of my weekly schedule – and some of them actually vocalise what they are thinking “how do you do it all?”.  I always laugh the question off because the truth is, I don’t do it all.  At some point, one of the roles that I play usually gets shoved under the radar (more often than not recently, this blog – sorry) and forgotten about for quite a while,… Continue Reading “Life Balance and You.”

Skin Allergy Disaster

Skin allergy disaster with Bewildered Bug

So this week my skin decided to remind me how much of an allergy queen I was.  For the first time in about one and a half decades, I’m taking steroids because of an allergy attack.  This time, it was not an mysterious anaphylactic reaction like those that used to happen when I was a teenager, but rather, a reaction to products used in a facial last Sunday.  I was so excited too – a facial and massage – a… Continue Reading “Skin Allergy Disaster”

Small miracles and my Ray of Sunshine

Small miracles by Bewildered Bug

I sat in church, not paying attention to mass, but instead thinking of all the things that were weighing heavy on my mind.  This whole move to London was just dragging me down.  My life was going nowhere, my marriage falling apart, my career seemingly impossible.  London had brought with it a whole series of challenges that I had not even imagined would happen – after all, the worst was supposed to be behind us, right?  This was the future… Continue Reading “Small miracles and my Ray of Sunshine”

Improving your quality of sleep

Improving your quality of sleep by Bewildered Bug

Let’s talk about sleep.  I mean real, quality sleep.  I’m one of those people.  I’m the person who cannot sleep because there’s a miniscule crack of light in the room, or a light from a charging iPhone, or the sound of someone’s radio two apartments away or….just  name it and it probably keeps me up.  I was the child who, when spending the night at my best friend’s house, did not sleep.  I remember many and many times of lying… Continue Reading “Improving your quality of sleep”

Gluten Free Street Food Festival

Gluten Free Street Food Festival with Bewildered Bug

You read that right – I found a gluten free street food festival.  Okay, perhaps I didn’t find it – the lovely people from one of my #foodie Meetup groups, The Gluten Free London Club (check them out if you like to eat out gluten free and want some company), found it.  They found this festival a bit last minute and put up the meetup last minute….but I’m so glad they did because even though I was not able to… Continue Reading “Gluten Free Street Food Festival”