I was so excited to take over EAT. I was brimming full of ideas, had invites to visit various places and then the unthinkable happened. I lost my appetite. It completely disappeared overnight. 

Those that know me know that I have never been a massive eater. I am certainly no Tarrare (aka – The Man Who Ate Everything). I prefer to try a bit of everything and savour the flavour, probably having leftovers over the next few days. That said, there are probably a few exceptions, especially in the case of BBQs where I could happily graze all day. But eating 3 regular courses in one sitting has always been hard for me.

Please note, I do not have any kind of eating disorder. I know a number of people that have experienced these conditions and they have had to deal with them in a variety of ways. 

What I figured out in this time is that I had been experiencing a great deal of stress. I took on too much work, took on a lot of other people’s problems and left no time for myself. 

Rather than being a stress eater, I go completely the other way and cannot eat anything at all. It is as though my throat is completely blocked.

What great timing for this to happen!

As a result, I’ve spent the past few months dealing with/removing the various things that have been stressing me out. Thankfully, with the support of family and friends, things have become a lot easier and I am finally hungry again!

In the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a cheese and wine night at The Beer Seller, try a few new seasonal dishes at Verdigris and even a trip out to The Old Auction House for some Raclette.

As my stress subsides there is a lot more foodie fun to come, so please watch this space.

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