Smile and Grunt

 Can we learn to love Tech? Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself? The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day.   Each morning,  I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes,  after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep … Continue reading Smile and Grunt

Do you have Spring in Your Step?

A Spring Clean from the inside out Many of us will be moving into Spring expecting to be full of energy and enthusiasm, however the reality is we are still often dragging along Winter baggage, such as coughs, colds and a few extra body pounds, just in time for the allergy season to begin too! If you’d like a little more spring in your step – try some of these – 🌟Warm Lemon Water Upon waking and before eating sip warm water with a the juice of 1/2 a and a little honey – this has lots of benefits including … Continue reading Do you have Spring in Your Step?

How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? She Likes Hers with Some Rye.

Thank you Linda for sharing this wonderful Low GI Hangover Cure recipe and blog – A couple of years ago I came across this recipe which has become one of my favourite breakfast dishes. I’ve been working hard to follow a relatively low GI diet for about a year now and this is a gem in that respect. It delivers great protein, good fats and its low rating on the glycaemic index means my body really likes it. It’s also fantastic for a hangover. In fact I came across the recipe in a men’s health magazine whilst sitting in a hotel … Continue reading How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? She Likes Hers with Some Rye.

Pale, Pasty and Pathetic? This might just be the tonic you need.

If you are feeling a bit run down, this is a wonderful immune boosting, comforting and connecting chicken stock, a soup for the soul, I think there’s even a book written about it. I’ve made it since my children were babies. At the moment, they’ve got chesty coughs and colds and are looking and sounding a bit sorry for themselves.  My daughter,  Ellie asked me if I’d make this, given how fussy she can be about her food she can really surprise me with what she enjoys.  Clearly their bodies tell them what they need, apart from all the sweets. Using vegetables recently … Continue reading Pale, Pasty and Pathetic? This might just be the tonic you need.

Oods, Harmony and Miracles – 2017 is your time

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

Disliked by the deer, rabbits, squirrels, pigeons, caterpillars and Ellie – is Kale for you?

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?

A Christmas Chi Swim

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