Today marks the beginning of DVT awareness month. This is a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition affecting 1 in 1000 people, with potentially fatal complications. I am disappointed that this month has not had more publicity. DVT awareness is a cause close to my heart, having suffered … Continue reading DVT Awareness Month
Get Walking Walking is a man's best medicine. Hippocrates The benefit of Walking. 1. Walking fights dementia. Researchers in Canada have discovered a link between cognitive brain function and low levels of aerobic activity in patients suffering from dementia. Groups of adults with Vascular Dementia, who were monitored for 6 months, showed an improvement in … Continue reading Week 3. NYR
Drink more water. Water is the only drink for a wise man. Henry Davis Thoreau Our bodies are about 60% water, as we are constantly losing water through urine and sweat, it is recommended that we drink 8 x 8oz or 2 litres of water a day to prevent dehydration. Benefits of drinking more … Continue reading New Year Resolution. Week 2
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis Accountability coaches appear to be all the rage over the past few years. With New Year round the corner and resolutions to be made, it would be nice to be accountable to someone to keep us on the straight and narrow. … Continue reading Can we be an Accountability Coach. New Year Resolutions 2019
In the northern hemisphere, today marks the winter solstice or the shortest day. From now on we can look forward to longer days and thoughts of holidays keep us going through the rest of the cold winter. But why do we have holidays? The word holiday comes from the Olde English Holy Day. It was … Continue reading History of Holidays
In June this year we went to Canada, we were lucky enough to be in Calgary to see the spectacle that is Calgary stampede. Known as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" it includes stampede events and shows, music extravaganzas, a large fun fair and food stalls serving the strangest food seen. We arrived at … Continue reading Calgary Stampede 2018
How would you feel about having a night out in prison? Well that's exactly what we did a few weeks ago. 57.5% of prisoners in Britain reoffend within 1 year of being released. The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff is a dining experience staffed by prisoners, working towardsCity and Guilds NVQ in Food Preparation, Food … Continue reading The Clink Restaurant – Cardiff
Fridays are all about one thing in Dubai - Brunch. Whether you choose to co casual, mingle with the beautiful people or splash about by the poolside, you're guaranteed to find an abundance of offerings to start the weekend with style. Most brunches are at hotels, open about 1pm and offer an option of unlimited … Continue reading Friday Brunch at Nobu Dubai
Sunbridgewells is Bradfords own Victorian quarter, with Victorian and contemporary shop units together with trading street barrows, restaurants and bars. There are Victorian style units running the length of the tunnels and it has become an internal street with a large glass area above. Bradford town centre was established circa 1230 in the areas of … Continue reading Sunbridgewells. Welcome to the world of pure imagination.
I first visited Essaouira in October 2013 with my husband Richard, my sister and brother-in-law. We flew to Marrakesh and as private transfers and buses seemed to be costly, we opted for the cheaper option of hiring a car. Big mistake. Big, big mistake! The drive between Marrakesh and Essaouira should take between 2-3 hours. … Continue reading Essaouira, Morocco. One of my favourite places.