Therapeutic memories….

I’ve taken a step back by quite a few years today.  I’ve been going through hundreds of photos from the last of the clearance, from my mum and dads house. It really does feel quite therapeutic going through them all.  I was surprised at just how lifting it was.  Of course there are tinges of sadness because they are both no longer with us now, but i feel it helps ...
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“No chocolate at lunch, Mum”

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"No chocolate at lunch, Mum" said my son, reminding me of  my promise to reduce my calories. "Oh yes, you’re right, thanks" I say and sadly put the chocolate back in the cupboard. Both my boys have been most helpful in encouraging me to stick to my new dietary rules, and I’m starting to see the results. During lockdown I've been having a teeny glass of red wine for health at lunch wi...
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What I’ve learnt about my own health during Covid 19, so far.

I’m a great believer that you can always make positives from a bad situation. Everyday is always a learning day. Covid19 is case in point. Here’s what I’ve personally learnt so far;  That I feel better with my overall wellness by not working so many hours, over a long period of time.That by taking more time out and focussing on myself (for a change) my wellness has i...
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More or less exercise in lockdown – which is it with you?

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At this unusual time you may be indulging in much more exercise than normal or you may be so busy that you haven’t as much time as you’d like to exercise. It’s different for us all. I hope that if you are one of the lucky ones and find yourself with free time then you might be using it to engage in an activity that is not normally on your list. Have you started a new fitness habit, such a...
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Personal Space update!

I went in to Personal Space today , just to check up all was ok. I took the opportunity to do a short video and update our standpoint at present. Obviously there are lots of questions and many if/buts, so we will update further as the Covid19 situation unfolds. Best wishes Stuart and lisa https://vimeo.com/417211134
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We’ll meet again ….

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Happy VE Day! Another scone anyone? I hope you have enjoyed a neighbourly or family VE Day 75th Anniversary celebration today with a few tasty scones or Victoria Sponge with a nice cup of tea. It's been lovely to share a good-spirited ambience with fellow street members, and forget about the virus for a while. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, with the prospect of lockdown ...
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What are the positives? 😊

I don’t know about you but I find the daily Coronavirus report on the BBC,tough to watch some days!   Each day the media attack the government, highlighting predominantly the shortfalls.  Obviously it’s not perfect, but I thought I’d highlight some good news that are making a positive impact since the lockdowns;  It appears we are past the peak of the epidemic or at least we ...
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Bored of lockdown yet?

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I have to admit I have felt moments of boredom in the last few days. The rainy change to the weather didn't help, but here I am on a gorgeous walk near my house on a bluebell bedecked hill in my waterproof gear. It was drizzling and the sky was very grey, but it was so refreshing to get out of the house and exercise in beautiful surroundings. 'Green exercise' has been shown to be more ben...
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Tips and tricks for C.O.R.O.N.A.V.I.R.U.S. 🦠

Here’s my checklist of ways to keep healthy, both mentally and physically, during the lockdown and beyond. Care- for yourself both mentally and physically by taking time out to care for you, the individual. We all deal with this situation differently so try to work out what you need. Whether it be time alone in a quiet space or blasting the lungs out on a cycle.  Optimism-...
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E bikes rule OK

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Electric (e) bikes have become really popular in the last year or so and even more so now that we are in lockdown and exercise is the only thing we are permitted to do outside of the house and garden. If you've ever considered having one, now may the time to indulge yourself. The mountain bike community are appreciative of them, accepting that it's a way for riders to continue to push the...
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