Turning 35!

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Last Friday, I turned 35. 35! I actually don’t mind turning 35. My attitude towards aging has really changed since I read Healthy at 100. Since I read this book, I have been determined to optimize my health and fitness. The evidence shows that we can have a happy, healthy and vibrant old age and to do that, we need to work on our diet, our fitness levels (strength, cardiovascular and probably flexibility. Stress and loneliness are also factors that can cause disease. In August last year, I joined a gym and started kickboxing. As a 2011 New Year’s Resolution, I decided I wanted to try to train for a marathon. 3 months later and I am still on track with my marathon training, and I am slowly starting to really enjoy my workouts. I always try to make them a priority in my day now, and usually only have one day off a week.

Back to birthday. So, Seb spoilt me rotton. He bought me an ice cream maker and he made a donation to SCAD in Hatchback’s name and we went to Via Vai for pizza. We took some Daiya cheese and Via Vai were happy to use our cheese.

The next night, our friends hosted a BBQ for my birthday on their awesome deck. It was a vegan only affair. My dear friend Natalie made me a cake and my friends Paul and Jason sang a lovely Happy Birthday song to me. All in all, a fabulous couple of days. Being 35 is fine by me.

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Good Cat News and Bad Cat News with Banana Everything Cookies

I made these cookies which were from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I made them as a gift for the people who work in our local park. One of the staff told me the other day, that the cat that I have been feeding in the park has been run over. I wanted to  thank them for looking after her. I feel so sad about her death. She was such a  young cat and it breaks my heart to think she suffered and that she was alone. I also feel an element of guilt. I feel I should have taken Hatchback in, or found her a home, some place that is safe.

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So that was the sad cat news. The good cat news is that I found a home for this little cat. She has been hanging out in our school playground early in the morning and I have been feeding her. I thought for a while that she must be a lost pet, but I found out that she had been hanging around the area for a while. Anyway, one of my colleagues has adopted her. I hope the new home works out for this little cat.

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