It is hot here, and airless, and quite dangerous for the elderly 'they' say. Certainly I am finding it all rather hard going and could happily spend the whole of the day doing absolutely nothing. But I am making myself keep going, albeit at a slower rate. Inactivity just makes me feel useless, so I am doing inside jobs which need doing (admin mainly) with the patio doors open and a breeze blowing through the bungalow.
Cramp is being a problem at night - mostly in my feet. My mother suffered from it greatly and one of my memories of her when I was a child is of her wandering up and down in the night to shake it off. On my visit to the Physiotherapist on Tuesday I mentioned this to her and she suggestion Magnesium may well be the answer - that and making sure I drank enough to keep hydrated in this very hot weather. So yesterday I called in to our excellent Pharmacist in our little town and discussed it with her. After chatting about it and researching the effect of Magnesium tablets on the medication I already take she finally looked at which foods contained Magnesium - and we found that they are foods I eat plenty of anyway. Salmon, broccoli, spinach, most green veg - and I eat a lot of all those things, preferring salmon to meat. So she suggested just upping my intake of liquid - and lots of GOOD QUALITY Tonic Water. Drank a couple of glasses yesterday - still had cramp but can't expect miracles overnight.
Lunch out with friend W today. My starter was a little work of art on a plate. Some people suggest that fancying up food in the so called ' modern' way is ridiculous. I just thought this was beautiful in both looks and taste and because it is so easy I shall certainly do it at home. What do you think? Salmon tartare. Smoked salmon made into a small patty on a bed of dill sauce which was very 'dilly' and also quite sweet. The surround is leaves of chicory with the same sauce and a dressing of pea shoots. Yummy and perfect on a day like today when it gets hotter and more humid by the minute.
Try it sometime.