I love all of the Bodhi & Birch products. I post about their various ranges a lot and we also provide our guests with their products because they really do what they say they will do and I really believe in this brand. This post is not sponsored, I am just happy to share this brand with you and tell you all about their latest Super25 Botanical Serum, which is is an absolute winner.Read More
Who would have thought all those years ago, as a child living in ‘The Valleys’ of South Wales, that I would be part of Sant Elia Lifestyle together with an olive grove and vineyard!Read More
If there’s very little in your fridge, but you can open a cupboard and find a can of each tuna and cannellini beans, add to that half an onion, it’s enough to make yourself a delicious and nutritious lunch.Read More
I’ve only planted three courgette plants this year, I think the speed they grow they could easily take over the world.Read More
I wrote this blog a few weeks ago after putting on a head to toe outfit in M&S and posting on my Facebook Page, but I never shared this post as I thought it was a bit negative. Then, all over the news this week 'Marks and Spencers set to close 100 stores by 2020'.Read More
There are so many Welsh cakes recipes, but I could never deviate from Granny's recipe, as they are loved by all the family just the way they are.
Welsh cakes are cooked on a bakestone, of which I have two. The very best, my brother made for me years ago, it’s cast iron, very heavy but makes the most delicious Welsh cakes. The other I bought at a local cook’s shop, it’s made of a much lighter metal and is well travelled...so yet again was part of my check in allowance!Read More
A teenage member of my family and I were looking through the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, well I was, she was just beside me checking the messages on her phone! I was reading the article, 'The things everyone should stop doing once they're over 70' by Shane Watson.Read More
Everyone feels and reacts to stress in different ways, but it is how much stress, and how we react to it, that can lead to a variety of health problems.
More research is needed to determine how stress contributes to heart disease. But what stress may affect, are our behaviours and factors that increase heart disease: high blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels, smoking, lack of exercise and over-eating.Read More
Although we all know it’s what is on the inside that counts, let’s be honest, it makes us feel better when we are happy with how we look.
We all know by now how much exercise is recommended by ‘the experts’ to maintain a healthy heart.
But just to recap, the minimum amount of exercise we should be doing during the week is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of more vigorous exercise.
There are so many articles in the glossies about what to wear for your age, and what we should be wearing as we hit each milestone decade. But then come the rules – no miniskirts over 35, no long hair after 40, the list goes on.Read More
Drink more water!
You will be amazed how much better you feel if you can drink around 2 litres of water every day.
Why are women made to feel so guilty when they don’t want to breastfeed their babies?
Having had a career in nursing, before becoming a fitness and performance coach, I am very aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, but also believe that women should be able to make an informed decision about bottle or breast.Read More
What are we doing to our children by allowing them to play on our mobile devices, or their own, hour after hour?Read More