Those that know me, know I'm a bit skeptical about anything faddy. We all like to think there are short-cuts to good health. Juicing and smoothies are touted as detoxing etc etc. Juicing is just extracting the sugar and water from a beautiful piece of fruit so in my opinion, forget it. Vegetable smoothies however, … Continue reading Smoothies!
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. Katharine Lee Bates Ah the scent of roses! Love and beauty and English country gardens. The rose however originated in China but of course is now grown worldwide with hundreds of different varieties. As well as a token of love and the subject of copious amounts … Continue reading The Rose
I love this photo. It's very cheeky. It makes me think of the sort of thing that could happen when you get a group of Chinese medicine practitioners together at a dinner party, perhaps during the washing up. So what is cupping and when do we use it? I'd like to say at this point, … Continue reading Cupping
If like me you've not got the time to make the full blown Christmas cake or perhaps more importantly you really don't need the extra calories the Christmas season brings, these are an easily digestible, gluten free, fat free, low sugar... yumscious alternative. Here's my recipe! 3 Eggs 100g sugar (any kind, & you can … Continue reading Christmas muffin recipe
The BBC headline this morning So here we are, it's that time of year when we're encouraged to abstain and 'detox' from the xmas excesses. I'm old enough to have seen this trend of conflicting health advice from 'experts based on latest research'. Not so long ago, people were encourage to have a small glass … Continue reading Should you? Shouldn’t you? The new advice on alcohol.
It's Sunday afternoon in the middle of February. It's raining. You're lying on your sofa in front of the fire eating a bag of crisps. You come across "the ultra-challenge for charity" and it seems like a great idea. You've still got a bit of 'xmas belly' so it will be good to get fit. … Continue reading London2Cambridge-the 100k Charity walk
This is part of my training for a charity walk in August. It's a beautiful walk, perhaps not for the fainthearted but doable with plenty of snack breaks, especially on a long summer's day. There are waymarks as it's part of a national trail but you definitely need a proper map as it's easy to take … Continue reading Manningtree to Bures along the Stour valley path (20miles)
At the beginning of the year, I came across this charity walk and thought it would be a 'nice thing to do' and raise some money for a charity here in Colchester. Things didn't go to plan and I was in two minds about going ahead with it. Watching the events in Nepal gave me … Continue reading 100k London to Cambridge charity walk for Nepal