My Blog

Thank you, for visiting my personal blog. I write stories/poems, have a passion for travel, juicing and personal development. Plus my journey towards holistic wellbeing includes anything interesting I find out.

Travel or save

Travel or save

I have come to the conclusion that based on the job I do as a Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker, on a basic wage, that I can travel or save but not both. Right now, as I am living rent free I have decided to focus the next few months on travel. Hoping that chosing...

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Juicing back to happiness

Juicing back to happiness

When the sun is out my desire to start juicing kicks in. My daughter calls me a sunflower because my whole mood depends on whether the sunshine is around. Just another reason why I should spend the winters some place hot. Today I went out and stocked up on my juicing...

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Developing new habits

Developing new habits

I have been reading up on forming new habits. I think I never really give something long enough to become a habit, which is why I stop and start different things all the time. There are all these books that outline 21 days or 30 days to a new habit but I couldn't find...

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Camden Market

Camden Market

I was all dressed and walking my daughter to the train station. Seemed like a waste of time heading home to do nothing so I thought I would jump on a train and go somewhere. I guess that's one of the best things about being in London. There is plenty to see and do if...

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My next 10 year challenge

My next 10 year challenge

The #10yearchallenge hashtag has reminded me how far I have come in terms of my health and weight loss. It is also a reminder of how long it has taken. I have started and stopped a number of times. Losing weight and then gaining it again. The photo above shows me in...

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Carrot & Apple Juice

Carrot & Apple Juice

Sometimes it is nice to keep things simple and have as few ingredients as possible. That's why I love carrot and apple vegetable juicing because I only need the two ingredients. Another two ingredients I love to use are celery and cucumber. A simple green vegetable...

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Happy 2019

Happy 2019

Five days into the New Year and I am only just getting round to thinking about 2019. Since moving back to London in December I have managed to catch the flu and then a head cold. That's two illnesses in one month. I am usually never ill. Moving and having to find work...

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Armed with the information that my body was hurting due to inflammation I looked out for an anti-inflammatory diet. I already knew that changing from a standard diet to one that contained more vegetables and fruit had made a difference. At that time it was without...

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Fight Inflammation with Curcumin

Fight Inflammation with Curcumin

Curcumin is the main ingredient in a spice you are probably familiar with called turmeric. Turmeric root has been tested scientifically and is being shown to provide the body and brain with loads of goodness. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a...

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Undo Inflammation

Undo Inflammation

I have spent months trying to figure out what it was I was trying to say/focus on in regards to my health. The weight loss journey that it started out to be turned into a love of juicing and juice cleanses before looking into bringing zest back into my life....

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The Handover – Monday Monologue

The Handover – Monday Monologue

I walked right into a situation that I could have avoided if only I was more aware of my surroundings. I was preoccupied you see. There’s only 30 minutes for lunch and in that time we are expected to find food and eat it. In my rush to be back on time I missed the...

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My Crete Adventure

My Crete Adventure

I finished work on the 7th July and got ready to fly out on the 10th to Crete. After a short delay I was sat on the plane. My first holiday in 10 years and the very first of what I hope will become a travel adventure over the next few years. Getting on the plane...

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To rent or not to rent

To rent or not to rent

I moved in June 2017 from a 3 bedroom house into a studio apartment, which is an outcome of going through the change - having all my children leave home. When I decided to become a live-in carer I thought why keep the place and pay rent if I am living with someone? So...

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Fit Fabulous & Over 60

Fit Fabulous & Over 60

These are the women who inspire me to continue on with my challenge to be fit and eat well. They are over 60 and are proof that the mid-life spread is mainly down to lifestyle for many of us. With some effort, probably a lot of effort, we can remain strong and not...

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My Juicing Passion

My Juicing Passion

Before my site was hacked it contained a load of images and juicing recipes that I have been enjoying since 2014. Despite the critics I love juicing and taking part in a juice cleanse. It helped me easily lose my first 3 stones (approx 40 pounds) when nothing else was...

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