And so to blog ..

And so to blog ..

posting, talking, recommending; people, places, products and more: a copy of Deadly Diplomacy and a glass of Bolly; all good things Made by the Forge; Green People make-up; homemade jam; shopping, sharing, living & loving!

A Healthcare Revolution

18th February 19

The NHS is in crisis.  With a population whose lifespan is increasing and a growing number of patients with multi-morbidity, funding is stretched beyond the limit.  On top of that there is now a worrying concern that this untenable situation is leading to a rise in stress amongst demoralised healthcare

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A Healthcare Revolution

Lifelong Learning

24th August 18

At the time of writing I am preparing to go into my second year of a masters degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS).  I’m studying “Traditions of Yoga and Meditation” in the department of religions and philosophies.  Who would have thought?  Not only

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Lifelong Learning

Writing for Wellbeing

20th October 17

I really enjoy writing, (no surprise there) but I might never have come across these wonderful workshops had it not been for the fact that Laura, who leads them, is a personal friend.  The phenomenally qualified Dr Laura Napran is an experienced teacher, writer and storyteller, a member of Lapidus (Literary

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Writing for Wellbeing

Beditation

17th August 17

Meditating is no longer the self indulgent province of those with time and inclination, it has become something of a necessity for many and is viewed as an increasingly valuable means of gaining and maintaining equilibrium both by professionals and lay people alike.  Perhaps not surprisingly then, I recently became

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Beditation

Perfect health; not just a pipe dream

21st August 16

Ayurveda is the science of life, the knowledge of how to achieve and maintain perfect health.  Originating from the ancient vedic knowledge of India, it is the most comprehensive system of health care in the world today. To call it holistic would be selling it too short because ayurveda is so much

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Perfect health; not just a pipe dream

It's not Terry's, it's Neal's ...

17th April 16

I have been a huge fan of Neal's Yard Remedies for almost as long as they have been around so when I discovered they were selling their products through independent distributors I knew it was only a matter of time before I signed up.  From the first little store in Covent Garden Neal's Yard

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It's not Terry's, it's Neal's ...

Bottoms up!

20th October 15

When my little princes were babies this was my miracle in a tube.  Weleda is a company with great ethics and great products, and I have had some fantastic buys from them over the years; but this nappy change cream from their calendular baby range is worthy of the crown. As a

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Bottoms up!

Meditation

5th August 15

It's not wacky, it's not weird and millions of people are at it every day.   As a VERY long term meditator, I speak from considerable experience and the transcendental meditation technique is simple to learn, quick to do, and best of all it really does work.   Extensive studies have concluded that TM is profoundly effective

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Meditation

Quarmby's

21st June 15

I'm not sure exactly when I discovered this little deli and coffee shop,  but I've been back a few times since.  The coffee is excellent, the food is delicious and the service is stupendous! Emma and Will Quarmby are serving and selling a range of produce from specialist, local and boutique (dare

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Quarmby's