Well, I seem to have survived Christmas. Pringles and salted nuts are banned from our house under the new regime. It seemed dry turkey sandwiches without the pickles, bubble n squeak without HP sauce. Away from home I managed a frw sips of something non alcohlic and sparkling and a tiny spot of Oxo gravy (which for info actually has added MSG in addition to its own). Caffeine restriction’s not the problem and I think it helps but the diet … it’s so hard to know what triggers what. Sometimes, just occasionally it’s fairly obvious. Even the John Hopkins Diet is pretty restrictive and, as I don’t carry it around with me other than in my head, other people’s houses are difficult. Boxing Day at my sister-in-law’s the dessert choice was Christmas Pud loaded with fruit and aflame with brandy, chocolate mousse or cheesecake. Not lemon cheesecake, good. A new one to me, Mango and Passion fruit. I had a feeling about the passion fruit, vagely thought it was on the ‘banned’ list but, as where I live in southern England chances of meeting up with a passion fruit I figured are only very slightly higher than meeting up with a Duckbilled Platypus. Wrong!
I survived the visit to sister-in-laws, felt fine next day despite the cheesecake, oh, and the real candles everywhere (was she expecting a power cut?), then last evening, in a moment of sheer lunacy, I couldn’t resist a tiny sprinkle of salt, out of the little blue bag, on my crisps So this morning I woke up to tinnitus in both ears (first for months), head pressure, ear fullness and struggling balance. I’m just going forwards and forwards and forwards. Free fall. Well that’s how it feels, Guess that’s Christmas with MAV! Helen