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Health and Wellbeing personal reflections

S&RCs and Addiction

There is a huge amount of discussion at the moment about sugar and addiction and many of know the struggle to say no to a slice of cake, warm sausage roll etc etc but is that actually an addiction? It is our biology to crave S&RCs, in nature these foods do not exists and anything […]

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Health and Wellbeing personal reflections

A love letter to sugar and refined carbs

I was asked by friend the other day how I felt about HRT especially in light of the new evidence that it might help to reduce the risk of dementia. Both are mothers died of dementia and we are both very aware of what a terrible disease this is, how hard it is on loved […]

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Health and Wellbeing personal reflections

Silence is golden

and very good for us. In the 90s i lived in a 1930s flat for 9 years, it was a sweet little flat but 12 flats shared a central column and the sound proofing was designed before the arrival of the amplifier. There was always noise, TVs, radios, stereos and i found it impossible to […]

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Doing Nothing

Reflections on a year of lock-down 2020 has been a crazy year and an excellent opportunity to deeply explore a subject that has fascinated me for years, the ability of humans to do nothing or lack thereof! At various points in my life i have felt that i get too busy and yet fail to […]

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Hobbiting

I am spending my festive season hobbiting. This is not totally abnormal for me but i had planned to go on a solitary retreat in nature, obviously that has not happened! Hobbiting Enjoying the delights of being home, generally alone but possibly with a couple of good friends. A hobbit always has a full pantry […]

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IT

Online teaching – the new normal

Just finished another weekend long WordPress course for Hillcroft and i really like this move to online. It am not forced to cycle, and i miss not only the exercise but also the outdoor time, but it does mean i have more home time and during the breaks i can get stuff done here. It […]

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Crafts Masks

Mask Notes

I am making these reusable washable face coverings for a donation to The Mayhew charity. You can make your donation directly online via their website. Washing:- the nose wire is not secured so please be careful. Ideally remove the nose wire if you are using a washing machine. Filter pocket:- there is a pocket in […]

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Crafts Masks

Fabrics for Masks

I have had so much fun making masks from the amazing collection of fabric left by my Mother from her patchwork hobby. So far i have been picking the fabric but i thought it would be nice to left folks choose and as we are social distancing i am putting the fabric selection online.

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Crafts Masks

Lockdown Sewing

What a strange time this has been, early on i got involved with For the Love of Scrubs as well as making masks. I made three sets with fabric kindly donated in return for some face masks and they all went off to Lewisham Hospital. It seemed like the perfect time get out my sewing […]

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WCEU-2020

Loving how this world wide situation is generating such creativity, thank you to the amazing team for WordCamp Europe 2020. I especially love the sticker this year, 2020 has been the year of the PJs so far 💖️