Urban Zen – Inner-City Garden Allotment

I recently spent a gorgeous late autumn afternoon with my kids at their rented garden allotment in the middle of our village near the Birmingham city centre. Although we were literally less than ten minutes away from the hustle and bustle of shopping, traffic and myriad bus lanes of the city, the urban zen of […]

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Chocolate – A Powerful Pain Killer

Pretty much everyone loves chocolate, what’s there not to love? But have you considered chocolate as a powerful antioxidant and pain killer with the ability to relieve arthritis, muscle & joint stiffness? That’s right! I’ve known for a long time that a little 70 percent dark chocolate is good for us and can even support […]

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Arenys de Mar – Late Summer in Spain

Since moving to England in 2005, hubby and I usually plan two fun trips away from home per year, one in the Spring (before 23 May) and the other in late summer around the end of September. We like travelling during off-peak dates because they’re more affordable and we can visit destinations that are less […]

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Greater Malvern – Simple Local Pleasures

Since moving to the heart of England, one our favourite places to visit is the Greater Malvern Hills. In fact, it’s become sort of a Saturday ritual, especially during the summer months. When the weather’s just right, we get the bug to make the journey ala the film, Chocolat (minus the red hooded capes). It’s […]

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Best Oatmeal, Raisin, Walnut Bliss Balls Ever!

If oatmeal, raisins, walnuts and cinnamon isn’t enough To make you really crave these awesome, yummy, little super energy bites, maybe the fact that they’re loaded with prebiotic resistant starch will! OK, well maybe “prebiotic resistant starch” doesn’t sound like the most yummy food in the world, but ultimately it has great benefits for your […]

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