A misty, magical morning – and a Disney castle!

By |2022-01-18T12:47:41+00:00January 18th, 2022|

A misty, magical morning – and a Disney castle! Wow! What an amazing way to start the weekend!  If you are regular reader, I am sure you have heard me say this before!  I do seem to be enjoying a run of memorable early morning experiences of late – and this past weekend was no [...]

I thought pigs had trotters, not turkeys?!?

By |2021-12-14T13:00:47+00:00December 14th, 2021|

I thought pigs had trotters, not turkeys?!?  What the blinking heck am I on about?! The Turkey Trot, that’s what! It’s a local village event, a half marathon organised by the Scouts, that takes place annually in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. It took place this past weekend. By rights, those who run this race ought to be [...]

There’s no business like snow business!

By |2021-11-30T14:21:16+00:00November 30th, 2021|

There’s no business like snow business!  Wow! I think I can safely say that on Monday morning I experienced what was probably one of the best starts to my working week – EVER! I was certainly not thinking that as the alarm went off at 6:10am though, whilst I was snuggled up under my duvet. [...]

Forewarned is forearmed!

By |2021-02-12T09:45:17+00:00February 12th, 2021|

Forewarned is forearmed! Where to start? Firstly, I think, with a warning to the squeamish, as what I am about to discuss is a very candid account of what it’s REALLY like to have an IUD removed – something that is important to talk about as it isn’t always a simple procedure, and there can [...]

How are you staying healthy (and sane) during this January lockdown?

By |2021-01-18T10:31:21+00:00January 18th, 2021|

How are you staying healthy (and sane) during this January lockdown? Well, welcome to January everyone!  Even though we are over halfway through it, it’s a long month, isn’t it?  How are you all staying sane during what always feels like the toughest month of the year?  2021 comes with its own additional set of [...]

Keep on smiling!

By |2020-11-04T13:49:40+00:00November 4th, 2020|

Keep on smiling! Wow, we are in November already! What a year this has truly been – one that none of us will ever forget, and one that will surely go down in the history books as a time of massive changes. As I write, we are all still embracing ongoing challenges to the way [...]

The benefits of exercising with a friend

By |2020-05-28T12:20:29+00:00May 28th, 2020|

The benefits of exercising with a friend Wow! What a fab bike ride I’ve had today! It wasn’t lengthy, it wasn’t a race, nor did it take in our wonderful coastline. It was simply a ride with a friend on the most glorious sunny day in the East Midlands. In fact, we both commented that [...]

Top 5 Tips for Mental Health Awareness

By |2020-05-21T12:34:03+00:00May 21st, 2020|

Top 5 Tips for Mental Health Awareness I’m sure that the fact that it is Mental Health Awareness Week right now hasn’t passed you by, as there are a wealth of (virtual) events, fundraisers, stories and resources on this year’s theme of ‘kindness’ available to all. I started the week by taking some time to [...]

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