Le Weekly • No. 1
Frances’ week in links
i. Waiting for the summer to arrive so I can treat myself to an chai spices ice cream.
ii. Currently watching this channel so I can look as effortless as the French women do.
ii. Always on the lookout for independent news and journalism.
iv. Has anyone checked this spot out in Manchester? I haven't been.
v. Next on my booklist.
vi. This recipe is everything. The naan bread comes out exactly like the photo. I added a peshwari mix into it and paired it with a beef Balti curry.
vii. I caved in and finally bought some ghee after telling myself I’d make it. This one gets extra points as it’s made out of grass fed organic butter.
viii. Cannot stop spiralising.
ix. Just finished watching Fargo. Any recommendations for what to watch next?
x. Eyeing up this jumper because it may as well be autumn.
An interesting study was published this month which has shed light on the process of joint tissue repair and regeneration in humans which mirrors the ability of zebrafish and salamander to regrow limbs. Our current understanding is that human cartilage cannot regenerate itself, or at least, only to a very limited degree and is why repetitive joint injuries often lead to the breakdown of cartilage and eventually, osteoarthritis.
The definitive list of all the barefoot and minimal shoes that can be bought or shipped to the UK.
I was really impressed by the level of diversity and choice out there and was pleased to see so many companies who make handmade shoes have added the choice of Vibram soles, making it easier than ever to find the perfect style that suits you.
In 1907 London County Council built the first open air school in the UK and by 1937 there were 96 open air day schools in operation throughout Britain, with 53 of them being residential. Children were taught in classrooms that were designed to be fully or partially exposed to the outdoors and even slept outside exposed to the elements.
The problem with our currently accepted model of acute stress response is that hormones such as cortisol require hours to alter physiological responses which seems inconsistent with the need for an immediate response to danger.
How have we changed our lifestyle and our home over the last 4 years to get more movement in our everyday lives and what effect has it had? And how can you get more movement into your lives, even if you live in rented accommodation?
I’ve been following my hunch about critical thinking recently and how it can impact every area of our lives. We all think we are more rational and logical than we are, and our beliefs, choices and decisions are made for us and not by us more than we’d care to admit.
Popcorn has been reborn as a gourmet food in recent years. I, however, grew up eating the unholy sugar-laden Butterkist popcorn which stuck to my teeth. As I munched on another huge bag it occurred to me that I really should just start making my own as it is ridiculously easy and satisfying. I don’t own a microwave, so it’s stove-top popcorn every time for me.
My new favourite YouTuber, a beautiful place for a swim and the endless search for stretchy trousers I can train in.
Frances’ week in links.
Interoception is the awareness of internal body sensations and provides us with information about how our body is feeling on the inside and is the way we self-regulate to ensure that we look after ourselves, allowing us to sense things like pain, hunger or thirst and take appropriate action based on these signals.