Are you Speaking into the Universe’s Listening? What are you ready to create for 2017 – are your intentions clear? I’ve a little red book containing quotes, affirmations and intentions and I’m conjuring up some more ready for 2017. Reading it through and reflecting, I realise why some of the things came to be and also why some of them haven’t – my language wasn’t clear, the intention not confident, belief weak, and I wasn’t speaking into the Universe’s listening or my own effectively, also what was the big reason? It’s also fascinating how some intentions came to pass a few years on and … Continue reading Oods, Harmony and Miracles – 2017 is your time
Here’s a link to my Allotment Facebook page – Allotment Rascal Jane x Continue reading Allotment Rascal
Happy New Year’s Revolution Wrote this post in 2014, still stands (on it’s head) Am avoiding resolutions, routines and ruts. If I find myself doing the same thing am going to get uncomfortable. Got up to do my ‘usual’ (yawn, how lazzzt year) yoga and meditation but made sure it was in an unusual position, a fresh place and at a new time. Am typing with my nose and in a headstand. And about to drink my tea with a straw. How about you, what Revolutions are you creating? Shake it up. Jane Tyson x Continue reading Shake It Up
Adventures from the Allotment Top of the Crops – Leeks At a recent frosty trip to our allotment I found myself out of breathe pulling up dirty and icy leeks. Most people on the allotment seem to have given up growing them due to the numerous diseases the leeks can get. However, with no effort on our part they seemed to have spectacularly escaped and look pretty good. This year, we did buy them as plug plants from the old fashioned and wonderful Smiths in Mayford, I usually start them off from seeds myself, due to a house move we kept … Continue reading Leek Out, Le Leek, C’est Chic
Adventures from Alpha Road Allotment This week, a frosty allotment harvest has resulted in lots of unexpected recipes being concocted. Today, I brought in my beetroot balls to defrost – a couple were grated and mixed with carrot, salt, pepper, toasted cumin seeds and a splash of red wine vinegar for a raw winter salad whilst the remainder were turned into a borscht served with crusty bread and feta cheese (recipe below) There were many recipes for borscht online so, I combined lots of them as usual to make them fit with the ingredients I had available. The result was … Continue reading From Frozen Beetroot Balls to Borscht
Vegetable of the month – Curly KALE Of all the brassicas I’ve trialled growing over the years curly Kale is a favourite. Not only because it is so meaty, robust and healthy to eat but it has also for the past 12 years survived deer, pigeon, squirrel, caterpillar attacks and it’s neglectful carers. Our sandy and dry soil at the Alpha Road Alloment, Woking also provides the perfect conditions for it to grow. In our early enthusiastic years we grew brussel sprouts, sprouting broccoli, cabbages and more brassicas. However, these need netting, staking, feeding, collars and more and now that … Continue reading Disliked by the deer, rabbits, squirrels, pigeons, caterpillars and Ellie – is Kale for you?
Ever had a Chi Swim, a swim where you experience calm, connection and conciousness? Nor had I, so ever curious, I decided to try it at the Christmas Day swimming session at Spectrum Leisure Centre in Guildford. This year, I’ve explored more Tai Chi and Qi Gong and have met some very inspirational teachers and pupils. Once I stopped being frustrated with trying to follow the moves and get them right I started to just enjoy moving and being in a meditative state even if I often made it up. With each new session the sequence of moves is becoming clearer … Continue reading A Christmas Chi Swim