Tuesday, 28 June 2011

wonder vitamins and oh boy did I need them

good grief I don't feel like my feet have touched the ground recently, preparing for the arts festival, the event itself, a hog roast we were co-hosting - did I forget to mention this, yes we had a street party in our garden co-hosted with our next door neighbours, and invited the whole street, plus a few extras so that in total we had 29 adults and 11 children. I was enormously thankful that the rain of the morning eased off, and that all most of the time most of the people were outside! The last people left left at 11.30pm, the clearing up went on a bit longer than that..... and then I was back at the stall at 9.45 the next day - which was bakingly hot, and I longed to walk on the beach and not be in a rather stuffy room....... oh and now we're getting ready for my mum's 80th party, this morning I have been out and bought gorgeous candle lantern stakes, and found sparklers in the garage leftover from bonfire night, and there's a long to do list....

the arts festival itself went really well, so thank you all so much for your lovely supportive comments, I met some great people, felt really part of a fantastic community event, and managed to resist spending Too much money on some of the incredible talents that were on show. I did get a few treats, and I'll photograph them later.

anyway as I mentioned last week I was sent some vitamins to trial/review from B Record Plus and whilst it is so incredibly difficult to know whether something has had an effect, as you can't tell how you would have been without it, I do think that having had some extra help this week has been incredibly useful, and although everything was extremely tiring I did still feel great for most of the time, whether the effect of the vitamins, or the placebo effect or adrenalin to get me through I can't be sure but I'd like to think they helped, and I'm still feeling full of beans so to speak so the effect seems to last longer than the 10 day dose. There's loads of scientific sounding stuff on the website, and here , which will try to convince you of it's virtues, I have to say I'm not one to be baffled by science, and whilst some of it sounded superficially good, I wasn't convinced by all the technobabble. but then I'm a cynic when it comes to science, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, so perhaps I am just being a humbug. Most likely this in fact as I get very cynical about the scientific stuff about moisturizers and makeup etc too....so in my truly unscientific opinion;

  • I think it probably worked, and certainly taking something and doing something proactive about your health is a great way to remind you to be healthy in other ways "shall I eat that large bar of chocolate? mmm maybe not it might counteract the posh vitamins I just took"

  • I've had more energy, felt less hungry and slept better.

  • has to be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. this was surprisingly hard to me, I don't function till I've drunk a cup of tea, so for 3 days I didn't start the course of 10 treatment as I kept having a cup of tea first thing... then I put the box next to the bed, and I still forgot 3 of the day days and had tea first. perhaps I should have reviewed a memory supplement.....

  • you have to twist the cap and shake the powder into the liquid, no matter how much you shake it still mostly sticks to the side of the jar. I always had to add water to the empty bottle and shake it again, so as not to waste any precious magical potion. which wasn't a bad thing as the water counteracted the next point.

  • it tastes bad. artificially sweet, I for one would have preferred not to have the sweet taste.

  • will I try it again. maybe. would I recommend it. yes I guess so.

thank you B Record Plus for the sample, have to go, I've got birthday bunting to make, one or two empty wine bottles to go to the bottle bank, an extra choir rehearsal tonight, a cottage picture to alter, a heap of stuff that needs to find it's way onto folksy, and one day I soon I really need to finish E's quilt, it is beginning to haunt me.....

hope you are all enjoying the sunshine, and that's not too hot for you, it's just about right here, and I'm loving it. x


  1. Phew! I'm worn out just reading your post! Perhaps I need some extra vitamins. I've just started taking some tablets that require the empty stomach/first thing and I swear it keeps me awake at night for fear of forgetting!

    Good to see you back!

  2. It is a crazy-jane time of year I think, but your past few weeks seem particularly bonkers. Please remember to sit down with a cuppa and a bar of something brown and watch something rubbish on tv. I don't want you to have burn-out- I need your Monday morning emails to get me going!!! Ax

  3. What is it about this time of year - I have been chasing my tail all weekend - still too tired to blog about it yet! Rackon I need some of those vitamins!

  4. and breathe ......

    Glad to hear the festival went well, sounds very much like your feel haven't hit the ground yet. Are the vits a bit like berocca - I used to pop those quite frequently, brill at combatting the old hangovers I used to have rather too frequently in my youth!

  5. WOW, you have been so busy!! Good luck with the birthday and I hope the weather is lovely for the celebration.

    Anne xx

  6. I can't decide if my sudden breathlessness is from reading your action-packed post or from laughing at the comment above by "Anonymous!"

    Well, you humbug you - I think you'll need all sorts of posh vites to keep up your current pace. Or just chocolate and tea, really.

    Love, Just Another Unstable, "Highly" Unchaste American Woman xoxo

  7. I have deleted anonymous, I decided we didn't need him, although he was quite funny. and Lynns comment doesn't make sense without it...! x

  8. Trust me to get here to late for the comedy spam commenter.

    Those vitamins do sound a lot of faff. I can barely remember to take a multivitamin WITH tea.


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