Food Glorious Food!

Laura Penhaul By

Having arrived onto dryland weighing in at about 55kg’s (approx. 15kg’s less than when I started), I feel I have certainly been making up for the lack of calories consumed whilst away and find myself still using that as an excuse even 2 months on!

Over the last 2 months I have savored pretty much every mouthful of glorious, non-expedition food! From the textures, to the spices, the naughty calorific burgers to the freshly cooked foods, vegetables and fruits, the exotic to the plain and the sweet cakes or savoury cheeses- I have loved it all!

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Last Friday one of my truely great friends, Kirsten Samuel-Hubert, spoilt me rotten for the whole day to celebrate the success of the row. It started with brunch at Roast in Borough Market which consisted of Eggs Royale for me (delicious!), then some pampering at Aveda for our nails, then polished off with a Mad Hatters Afternoon tea and champagne at the Sanderson Hotel

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Kirsten knows me too well to make the perfect day based around food as the priority!


So morale of the story, when you’ve eaten nothing but mush for 9 months, you appreciate even the simple things of a piece of cheese on toast, so savor the flavour and take a second to be mindful of every mouthful you taste, because not everyone is as lucky to eat the way that we westerners do. xx





  1. Jim Andrews says:

    I love food, I try to be good because as I approach my dotage, burning off the flab is nigh impossible. You must have a great metabolism, because you look great and appear to have a heck of an appetite. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful birthday. X

  2. Kirsten says:

    And what a brilliant day it was. Food – such an immense source of happiness xx

  3. JG says:

    Good to see you tucking in! Your pictures showed you were a mere shadow of your former self when you landed in Cairns.

    As I grow older the taste buds and smell sensors are less sensitive and some of the more subtle flavours are hard to discern. But I go for spicy asian food and that seems to work well for me.

    Enjoy while you can!!


  4. Esther B says:

    That all looks delicious and thoroughly deserved! I hope you all feel much better than when you stepped off Doris and are making the most of “real” food. Did I see that Doris is back in the UK?? xxx

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