Posted on January 14, 2016
Posted on December 10, 2014
This year I succumbed to the juicing ‘thing’. Having seen countless pictures on Instagram of people’s jars of dark green sludge I wondered what the heck was the big deal… (I mean really)?! But a few months ago after a little research into the health benefits of ingesting so much goodness into the body in such a pure form, decided to get myself a machine and give it a whirl.
My health is something I’m committed to, it’s a deliberate choice and, certainly for the last ten years would say we eat well so I wasn’t expecting a radical change of any kind. As with many health decisions, it’s probably more a case of all the illnesses and ailments we don’t get as it is seeing a drastic difference in any way, (a post I wrote last year looks at this a little more called Wellbeing and the compound effect of Invisible Habits). I found I enjoyed the taste and now juice every other day; visits to the doctor might be twice a year across the family; colds and coughs etc rare… so something must be working!
If you’ve considered juicing I’d recommend you go for it – there’s really nothing to lose and your bodies only going to be better for it.
Here’s one of my favourite recipes:
Posted on November 5, 2014
A few posts ago I promised some pictures of Yorkshire in the Fall… so these would be those! All have been taken rather quickly on a phone, whilst out running my beloved hills as the weather has been so glorious. The rich golden tones of ‘now’ are evident in the sunrise which also has felt much richer since the clocks went back.
It is a beautiful, beautiful part of the world and all the coaxing I need to get out for an hour… what do you think?
Posted on July 17, 2014
Last weekend it was the village Gala. Having hosted the Tour De France the week prior, this was always going to be seen by just a few thousand visitors less. I couldn’t stay long and might have liked to have spent time getting some cute pics but as seems to be the way, it was a few hurried shots which I shared on Facebook (you can see all of them here).
It is amusing just how old-fashioned these things seem… so quaint and typically villagey… and why?? Guess it comes down to community – to celebrating life in all its weird and wonderfulness… flowers in wellies, knobbly knees and all!
Walking home we passed these, so colourful and attracting all the bees!
The next day going out for a long run, the countryside was so pretty. The sky was a brilliant blue and the fields so green. I passed by the Ilkley International Tennis Tournament, miniature orange trees and a cricket match. Oh so very English!
Posted on April 3, 2014
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Posted on March 13, 2014
It cannot boast white sands or an azure sea… (far from it) – but it’s the beach I have spent the most time on and recently family Beau took a trip ‘home’ to the motherland… (Costa Del Filey) which is always special because it’s where I grew up! Did any of you have childhood memories of Filey? Well mine were made there so, less ‘holiday’ feel and more ‘just life’ but now when I return it’s ‘holiday’ for my daughter and I love to go running down by the ocean and across the sand.
Despite the raging wind and rain I decided to take my power walk down to the beach armed with my heart-rate monitor and trusty blackberry for picture opportunities. I became aware of the stones I was striding over… they weren’t all boring usual stoney colour. The more I looked, the more I saw (bit Winnie-the-Pooh that was) … so had to share with you; here it is, a blog about the beach!
Filey is rather a fab little place and if you’re going I’d highly recommend Katie Malones (home furnishings) on John Street. We nearly always walk out with a bag in hand be it a throw, bedspread or gift of some sort (website doesn’t do it justice but you’ll just have to trust me and pop in). For evening eats San Marco’s Italian; many a family celebration has been had there, great food and service (and usually some form of drink or other on the house… got to love local spirit!)
Posted on June 11, 2013