Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cycling – my adventures in keep fit #1

I’m the first to admit that exercise is not my favourite past-time. Ever since I had to stand shivering in line in a pair of blue gym-knickers (or ‘granny bashers’ as we liked to call them), waiting for someone to … Continue reading

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Beetroot, spinach, pine nut and feta salad

I love this salad. It’s hearty, refreshing and healthy. The feta adds an interesting creamy yet slightly salty tang, and the roasted pine nuts are ever so slightly crunchy and delicious against the fresh beetroot. Ingredients 4 mini beets – … Continue reading

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Aloe vera, the natural after-sun

The healing properties of the Aloe vera plant have been well documented. It’s a succulent plant (which means it’s thick and fleshy!), thought to have originated in North Africa. Aloe has long been used to hydrate the skin, making it … Continue reading

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The sun, vitamin D and calcium

At last, summer appears to have arrived in full force for those of us in the UK, and not a moment too early I have to say! I’ve always been a bit of a worshiper of the sun, I’m at … Continue reading

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Shopping local, planning meals

Living here in the UK I am lucky to be surrounded by all manner of local shops, selling everything from handmade jewellery to specialist food, home grown veg to tasty cakes and vintage clothes.  Having absolutely zero green fingers myself, … Continue reading

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The new me!

For all those of you who have been following my blog, you may (or may not!) have noticed I haven’t been around for a while. For this I am sorry, but I’m back!  I’ve given my little blog, just like … Continue reading

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Speizier organics lip blam – product review

Summer or winter, blistering sun or ice cold wind, our lips take a battering all year round from the elements.  I’m not really a fan of sticky lip-balms, and sometimes I even find that conventional balms leave my lips thirsty … Continue reading

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