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I have been suffering with a bad case of insomnia, not helped by the imminent (albeit a few months off) birth of #AprilTheGiraffe’s young…

According to research, labour for giraffes lasts up to 7 days. But, April’s just on her 5th now. However, she’s showing signs that it’s coming even though she’s not entered the “active labour” stage. I’ve watched this for two nights straight, and believe that I could become a Giraffe midwife. I may not have the skills and qualifications, but I definitely have the experience of watching it. If there’s hope for Fartface across the pond, then there’s hope for me!

Anyway, this blog isn’t about #AprilTheGiraffe, although – it ruddy well should be! You can catch the LIVE feed on Facebook or YouTube, if you’d like to join me as I live life in the fast (albeit at snail’s pace) lane!

Conversations are going to be hilarious on Monday! “So, Miamii, how was your weekend? What did you do?” “Well, I watched April the Giraffe in New York give birth!” I’ll let you know what happens at my appraisal, don’t worry.

Anyway, so I’m currently suffering from sleep deprivation and insomnia. Having said that, seeing as it’s not the first time I’ve suffered with it, I’ve come up with a few tried (tired) and tested tricks to combat this.

1) drink Horlicks, Ovaltine, or a settling relaxing tea before kipping down for the night.

2) have a bath with relaxing oils and salts.

3) refrain from using your phone or any electronic devices a few hours earlier. The blue or white light keep us up, #fact!

4) listen to a settling podcast or playlist on Spotify. This’ll be sure to send you to the land of Z(ebras), forget April the Giraffe!

5) set an alarm for the next day, even if you’re not going anywhere (on a weekend) – let it wake you up even earlier. Your body will naturally start waking up earlier.

6) go to your room and get in bed earlier than usual, wear a sleep mask (covering your eyes), put some earplugs in and relax.

7) lead an active lifestyle. If you’re off work, go to the gym, work-out and do something productive/active, it’ll tire you out.

8) if you have a problem with racing thoughts, do some mindfulness. Let your mind settle. Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth – focusing on your breathing and nothing else. Count your breaths. That’ll help you fall asleep.

If you follow these steps, you’re bound to fall asleep and enter a deep dream state, naturally.

Also, it’s not necessarily a bad thing if you can’t get to sleep at night… An Old Wives Tale suggests that we’re awake at night because we’re in someone else’s dreams… 😘

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It’s #NationalToastDay and I came home to make some French Toast.

It’s not March yet so I’m trying to get as much chocolate crammed into my system w/o bringing on the old diabetes.

So, anyway, the recipe is as follows…

Ingredients:

1) A slice (or 7,890) of Genius Protein Bread (no, really – it’s called Genius!) 🍞

2) Alpro Chocolate Soya Milk 🍼

3) One Organic Free-Range Egg – straight from the hen (or the shop IF you don’t live in a barn) 🍳

4) Ground Cinnamon

5) Coconut Oil/Sunflower Oil/Low Fat Butter (ONE OF THESE, CHOOSE YOUR PERFERRED) for frying.

Method?

Beat egg and add milk, mix, then dip the bread in a bowl to coat. 🍳 🍼

Fry on a medium heat (but let the pan heat up, and allow the oil or the butter to melt/boil before adding the soaked bread) 🔥

Keep flipping the slice of bread from side to side until you’re happy with how it looks. I flipped it four times (once per minute).

Serve with some strawberries and a piece of Lidl’s finest crispy white chocolate (if you’re me). 🍓 🍫

*** You could also add Chocolate Sauce if you want to give yourself even more of a sugar rush and tempt fate of the diabetic variety.

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Hi guys and dolls,

I’ll be taking part in British Heart Foundation’s DeChox, this March.

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It’s a cause that is extremely close to my heart. When I was born, I was born with an open valve, and had to have an operation to correct this. It caused me a lot of problems when I was an infant, and up until I was around 14 years old.

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I am giving up chocolate because I want to raise money for research into heart disease, and to hopefully prevent others from going through it and/or similar complications.

If you can help me by donating, I’d very much appreciate the smallest of offers. You’ll be helping a great cause.

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To help me raise some money, click here: http://www.justgiving.com/DeChox2017MiamiiMansour

Love and thanks,

Miamii

xxx

WebGuys and doll faces,

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Did someone tell you you’re a handsome son of a beach wave, today? No? Well, consider yourself told. Also, if you’re a daughter of a seashell, you’re pretty too, don’t worry.

Have a good day, you stud-muffin you… I’ll try not to eat the latter part of you. #Muffin 😋

Love,

Miamii x

Lovers!

Winter is notorious for making our skin drier than usual, so it’s paramount that we take extra care when treating it, to make sure we’re keeping it in tip-top condition.

LUSH have a foot soap, mask and lotion that I’d like to introduce you to (or remind you of).

Lotion: Pink Peppermint. Is it pink? Yes. Is it Pepperminty? Again, yes.

Foot Soap: Pumice Power. Were any mice or pumas hurt in the making of this? No, none and no they weren’t. Is it powerful? Yes, yes it is.

Foot Mask: Volcano. Does it erupt or spew out lava? No, it doesn’t… Your feet will look hella less dry, and hotter though (if feet can ever look hot?)

I hate my own feet, so… Not really sure about others’ either as I’ve not really asked people to show me theirs… Thank FUDGE for that!

One thing I can say though is that the purchase and the use of these, is bound to attract a Mr Lova Lova (with a foot fetish). #Shaggy #Boombastic