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Entry Number Twelve: My thoughts on pancake day.

Published by Charles Robin in the blog Charles Robin's blog. Views: 509

I'm going to have a productive day today dagnammit. I have planned to have a productive day. So waking up with a sore throat is less than ideal. But it shall not be an excuse! Anadin consumed, brain in gear.

So, pancake day just happened. Shrove Tuesday. An ex housemate once asked me if it happened on a Friday. But I digress. One might suggest that pancake day is fraught with difficulty for a follower of a low carbohydrate diet. Not the case, dear readers, not at all! I actually have pancakes all the time. Weekend breakfast usually involves pancakes. But I make them with eggs and cream cheese, and sweeten them with stevia.

We didn't actually fancy sweet pancakes yesterday, so we had savoury ones instead. My goodness they were tasty. They were made out of eggs, almond flour and coconut milk. We had them with green beans and sausages. Afterwards, my blood sugars peaked at 7.2, and had gone to 5.6 by bed time. A far superior result to the ye olde pancake days of bygone years. The ones where I would consume roughly my weight in sugar.

Now for a hopefully productive day. More work on my novel will thus ensue. This making stuff up can be tricky! My novel is set in a fictional world. That means geography, religion, government, currency and indeed everything else need some good old coming up with. Believe it or not, I managed to write an entire first draft without much idea about the majority of these. Unsurprisingly, I am hoping my next attempt will be a lot less vague. So far, I've got the whole religion thing pretty nicely together, the geography is coming along, my characters are a bit more fleshed out and I still have loads to do. Today's task: currency! When writing the first draft, people just handed coins over. Next time, those coins are going to have names. Hopefully, I am about to go and decided those names as soon as I have changed the status of my teeth from 'unbrushed' to 'brushed'. Talking of teeth, they have now overtaken spider silk as the strongest biological substance known to man. More specifically, limpet teeth. According to the news anyway. If you want more details, Chris Evans will probably be happy to tell you all about it. He's discussing it in excited terms on Radio 2 as I type this.

Right, I have rambled enough for now! As ever, thanks for reading, and feel free to let me know your thoughts on my blog content. This is after all a diabetes forum, so if it's better that I only mention my diabetes rather than the rest of my life, I am happy to do so. Smiley face incoming in 3, 2, 1, :).
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