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Exercising at home

Exercising at home

Exercising at home Like most of us I have adapted my physical activity over the last few months to include exercising more at home.  Instead of travelling to my local church hall to undertake my Pilates class I am now logging onto ZOOM twice a week to follow my...

An update from the Garden

An update from the Garden

A lot has changed over the last few weeks since the last garden update. Firstly, the sunshine has been replaced by cloud and rain which while good for the garden does make it harder to keep on top of things trying to dodge the showers. That said, our veg plot this...

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Tomorrow (26th June) is Bring Your Dog to Work Day and our advisor Nita explains why working from home during the COVID-19 restrictions have been beneficial not just to her but to Poppy too. Here I am working from home, as advised by the PM, I am sat at my desk in a...

Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing

Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing

Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing We top up our bird table regularly with bird seed and the food doesn’t last very long.  We attract pigeons, blackbirds, robins, tits, collared doves, rooks and jackdaws.  We also have some hungry grey squirrels who like...

CLANGing by the Pond

CLANGing by the Pond

Our pond provides a focal point for our garden and is a source of great interest, particularly for our grandchildren when they visit. It has been there for many years and is home to many different colours and varieties of gold fish. When we first moved here in 2001,...

Positive Effects of Flowers

Positive Effects of Flowers

Flowers and greenery have a huge impact on wellbeing.  If you are surrounded by flowers it helps you to feel less anxious, less stressed and less depressed. Lots of studies have proven that flowers give you peace of mind and increase life satisfaction. I love purple...

#MentalHealthAwareness

#MentalHealthAwareness

As part of our promotion of Mental Health Awareness Week, advisor Nita shares with us what the perfect start to a day-off would be. Rise & shine – it’s a sunny day! With the curtains open I'd have a cup of tea in bed brought in by my husband and cuddles with my...

The Joy of Gardening

The Joy of Gardening

For me, the year seems to start between February half-term and the Easter Holidays when I can get out into the greenhouse and start planting seeds for the year. I am very lucky that our garden is big enough to allow us to have a good size vegetable plot with a number...

Raincoats and Wellies

Raincoats and Wellies

I really enjoy walking in the rain!  There are less people around which makes it more peaceful and I find the sound of the rain relaxing.  As long as I have my wellies and a raincoat I am a very happy walker.  Apparently rain releases a smell which is also relaxing...

Walking for Health

Walking for Health

I really look forward to my daily walk which is normally accompanied by my dog Florence and, at the moment, with my family too. I normally travel to nearby places to walk but I have recently discovered lots of local footpaths on my doorstep which I am really quite...

Listen to our surroundings

Listen to our surroundings

6.30 am, 22nd April and I am getting ready for a day’s work, preparing breakfast, consisting of a fresh pot of coffee normally reserved for the weekend, but today is such a gorgeous day, a slight dew on the grass, and a nip in the air, enough for me to get a few goose...

Using Tinned Food

Using Tinned Food

As an alternative to fresh foods we thought you would like to know why you should consider tinned foods instead.  Using tinned foods can help increase your daily intake of nutritious foods and boost your five a day too. Tinned fruit and veg can be just as healthy as...