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Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

If you are anything like me, your heart goes out when you’re watching adverts with people or animals in need of so much help. Meeting the eyes of a charity worker on the street, you know you’re going to stand there listening, thinking right now you can’t quite afford X amount to another charity. Or, bow your head instead, apologising and saying you’re in a hurry.   I can leave you  feeling very guilty, and, well, that … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Feel the tension and trying to let it go

Monday Mutters – Feel the tension and trying to let it go

I quite often check in on myself and realise how tense I am. I yet again have had a few panic attacks, nothing major but ones that made me not be able to cope with going into Tesco’s so I had to go into a smaller Waitrose instead! Don’t laugh that is an expensive problem, lovely stuff but not sure my budget would stretch to such prices on a regular basis! Anyway I can but joke … Read entire article »

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Low fat apple pie oat cookies

Low fat apple pie oat cookies

These are a lower fat and lower sugar version of my spicy oat cookie cakes with the addition of the apple pie flavours. As it seems the thing to do right now, reducing sugars and fat too I thought I try and lower the fat and sugar in a household favourite. I also love apple pie flavours so with the spices and the addition of dry apple pieces with using apple puree to help reduce the … Read entire article »

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Emotional eating Creme Egg versus watercress

Emotional eating Creme Egg versus watercress

My Monday Mutters did not appear, I had two children off school and some how the day slipped away. After last weeks ‘self care’ list I was more than happy to drop everything and sit on the sofa keeping a poorly 13-year-old company, which gave me the perfect excuse to sit and relax too. Oscar doesn’t get ill very often but this virus as really knocked him out. Putting him off his food, which throws out … Read entire article »

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Remember blue skies when day’s are grey

Remember blue skies when day’s are grey

I know I wrote something similar a few years ago. Yesterday was gorgeous and sunny. The sky was picture perfect blue, it was also a sunny day metaphorically speaking too. A double celebration of the blue skies. Today not only has the sun gone away, so has the blue sky and again metaphorically speaking too. A day by day, sometimes hour by hour life is what I have come to expect for the time. On the … Read entire article »

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Less clutter means a less cluttered mind

Less clutter means a less cluttered mind

Yes indeed, less clutter does actually mean your mind is going to be far less cluttered. For me, with my mind at its current state I am all for a bit of de-cluttering, tidying, sorting in the hope my mind finds a slightly more quiet place. As you may know I did a massive de-clutter when we moved. You can read my de-cluttering/downsizing journey on my Project Downsize posts. Sometimes *read as quite often* there was … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Self care and love yourself

Monday Mutters – Self care and love yourself

I have to confess to be glad to be in February. January for the last 4 years now has been awful and this January has been no exception. Do you think that a move into the next month could improve things. Well I am hopeful in my half full glass kind of way. So as we move into the month with Valentines in it I thought I remind us that not only do we need to … Read entire article »

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Saucy peanut chicken recipe

Saucy peanut chicken recipe

Saucy peanut chicken, I know do you know how hard sometimes it is to think of a name for a recipe! Anyway I guess this say’s it all, it is saucy in a it has a sauce way, and it has chicken and peanuts among other things! I have served this up for a few months now and it has remained a family success so is worthy of bringing to your table now. When I first … Read entire article »

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Acts of kindness or practice kindness everyday

Acts of kindness or practice kindness everyday

I touched on this before Christmas ‘Goodwill to All’ but I was reminded of the power of kindness yesterday. There seems to be a great shift in ‘kindness’ being the thing to do. Rather than the unselfish act kindness should be, it now seems to be promoted as being good for yourself which in itself seems a little strange. But I am all for promoting kindness and thoughtfulness if the result is a happier place to … Read entire article »

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Late Monday Mutters – Go to bed for a year

Late Monday Mutters – Go to bed for a year

It is Tuesday, I know but I like my Monday Mutters to mutter out a few things in my head and my brain is not in gear to think of a name for a Tuesday….um well exactly! Firstly I am not going to bed for a year. I read a book a couple of years ago about a woman who went to bed for a year. She didn’t sleep and to be honest I did read … Read entire article »

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