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wattssam1971

  • Learn

    There was greatness that day

    I woke up to a positive affirmation on my phone screen last Tuesday morning stating ‘I will have a great day’. It was the day my Dad died. My immediate thought reflecting on that…

    October 23, 2016
  • Enrich

    Travelling with Teens

    We escaped the rock this summer and headed west to the USA, en famille, to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  Mr W had popped the question 21 years ago on a paddle steamer in…

    September 7, 2016
  • Perfect summer salad
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    Perfect Summer Salad

    It’s bank holiday weekend and, surprisingly, the British sun has come out to play!   Nothing for it but to fire up the barbie and eat outdoors.  And what a perfect night we’ve just…

    May 29, 2016
  • Healthy power bars recipe
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    Fruity Nutty Power Bars

    These delicious little beauties are packed full of dried seeds and nuts so they’re perfect for a vitamin boost.  They have golden syrup, muscovado sugar and butter in them so I’m not going all…

    May 27, 2016
  • Spring Poem I meant to do my work today
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    Perfect Spring Poem

    I’ve just discovered this beautiful spring poem by Richard LeGallienne and had to share.  I’m loving the mornings packed full of beautiful birdsong and the hedgerows bursting with blossom as spring fall riotously into…

    May 25, 2016
  • Side Plank fit fast
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    Home workout for a busy mum

    Summer’s coming The summer wardrobe is, optimistically, unpacked and hanging in the wardrobe.  The sun is teasing us with its sporadic presence.  I’m going on holiday in ten weeks.  And my waistline is rather…

    May 22, 2016
  • Bee friendly to the bumble bee
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    Bee Friendly

    Quite simply, we need to start being a little bit more bee friendly.  They need our help! Last weekend I signed up for the ‘keep your garden buzzing’ Ransoms event, to find out why.…

    May 18, 2016
  • Mindfulness
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    Why Mindfulness Matters

    Mindfulness is a word that just won’t go away.  It’s packed into articles I read, conversations I have and emails I receive.  But what is it and why does it matter? Are you stuck…

    April 21, 2016
  • Cold Kicking combo of hot lemon and honey
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    Four ways to conquer colds

    I’m now five days in to a chest infection and cold and am feeling pretty miserable. With regular bouts of coughing and spluttering, washed down with antibiotics and flu remedy pills I don’t seem…

    April 7, 2016
  • Best Alternative Paris Tour
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    Best Alternative Paris Tour

    Last week we escaped to Paris for a short break en famille.  The challenge when we normally travel is that I do all the photo taking, resulting in recalcitrant models and incomplete family snaps.…

    April 6, 2016