Life can be stressful these days, huh? Anxiety was once something other people suffered from, right? Mental health and wellbeing may be buzz words right now but gosh now is the time to start (if you aren’t already) to pay attention to looking after our own mental health. And these last couple of years I... Continue Reading →
This week Parkrun celebrates its FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY! That's incredible. But true. And what a brilliant organisation, community event (call it what you will) it is! I started running with the couch to 5K in the early autumn of 2015 after a very sad farewell to my lovely old lady golden retriever dog. I realised after... Continue Reading →
Personal development journeys can start for various reasons and at different times in life. For me that time was when I was 50. Now you could say that this is a typical time for one to enter into a period of reflection, of re-evaluation, of reinvention even, but either way, that is when my journey... Continue Reading →
It was a Sunday in late February and I was staying with my daughter and partner who live in Devon. My son had joined us for a couple of days and so, each of us with different requirements, we set off to explore Brean Down, a limestone promontory and continuation of the Mendip Hills on... Continue Reading →
Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →
Positive word project. Happy adjective feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. fortunate and convenient. I love the beach in any season. Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy! Four Beach Happies! Says it all!
I have always been more of a morning person and when the children were small I used to treasure the quiet, me time, before the family woke. Mornings for me now can start at any time from dawn until as late as after nine. But for as long as I can remember a cup of... Continue Reading →