My First Adventure of 2017 – Walking Jenkin Crag

Walking up the windy road of Skelghyll Lane I snuggled down into my scarf, then zipped up my coat as far as it would go. I pulled my gloves over my fingers and then immediately…

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What Shapes Us?

The older I get, the more I find myself pondering over questions about life: what do I want, what’s holding me back, what helped shape me into the person I am? And to be honest,…

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My Vegan Journey

In 2009, after many years of feeling generally sluggish and living with the pain of IBS, I decided to remove meat from the menu. I’d always wanted to become vegetarian, but being a fussy eater…

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10 Rules of Gym Etiquette

Having been an avid gym goer for 20+ years – 6 of which were spent in a teaching capacity – I’ve seen the inside of many different fitness establishments. I’ve been in council leisure centres,…

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5 Tips For Living in a House While Renovating It

Having recently moved into a house that needs renovating – like, completely renovating – I feel compelled to share some wisdom on the subject. If ever you feel the urge to move into a property…

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Thoughts on Moving House {A Personal Post}

For as long as I can remember, I’d hated that house. I whined and moaned, showing general dissatisfaction for the home we’d lived in for 12 years. Rooms were left undecorated for over a decade…

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2016, My Year in Review

As I tentatively step into the second week of January, I find myself looking back over the past 12 months. I know some people like to reflect between Christmas and New Year, but for me,…

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5 Health Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea

The first time I tried chamomile tea, I was a little surprised to open the tin and find a bunch of tiny flowers staring back at me. I shouted to Ian from the kitchen asking…

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Tips and Advice for Your First Half-Marathon

2 hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds after starting, I finally crossed the finish line. Tired, sore, yet completed elated, I caught my breath and stretched out my aching legs. I’d just completed my first…

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