Smoothies!

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!

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The Rose

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

Should you? Shouldn’t you? The new advice on alcohol.

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.

Manningtree to Bures along the Stour valley path (20miles)

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)