Making plans!

It’s been a while since I last posted a blog, so thought I’d best catch up with you all! The last 18 months has been quite a challenge, with all things pandemic. My photography business has suffered as a result of lockdowns and clients cancelling at the last minute due to illness, self-isolation etc., andContinue reading “Making plans!”

Power tools with a difference!

Yesterday, I was reminded of the power of positive self-talk after seeing a post on my Facebook memories. It was a post about me getting over to Morocco for a multi-day hike. Nothing too spectacular about that you might think, except that when I posted it I was just under a month away from majorContinue reading “Power tools with a difference!”

Find someone to help you paddle…

At 44 years old and 12 months out from a brain haemorrhage and subsequent surgery to remove a tumour, I thought I had my return to fitness all figured out. So, I decided to enter an ultra marathon and coach myself! I’ll spare you the details but long story short, with half of my balanceContinue reading “Find someone to help you paddle…”

Staying Hill Fit: An outdoor-lover’s guide to surviving lockdown!

The great outdoors, as many of you know, has played a huge role in my health and wellbeing, particularly over the last few years. Getting outdoors never fails to make me feel better. Just spending a few moments listening to birdsong and watching the world go by in peaceful, concrete-free surroundings has brought me farContinue reading “Staying Hill Fit: An outdoor-lover’s guide to surviving lockdown!”

Keto what?

Ketogenic is the term given to a low-carb diet. When we consider traditional dietary guidelines, for example the Eatwell Guide (below), we are advised that a third of our intake should be from carbohydrates: bread, potatoes, cereals, wheat, pasta, flour. Another third of our intake should consist of fruit and vegetables, and the final thirdContinue reading “Keto what?”

Helping ourselves through the winter months (Part 2)

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it is not actually stored within our bodies, so we must consume it daily.  This important vitamin plays a major role in: Helping to protect cells and keep them healthy Producing collagen, therefore maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage Supporting wound healing HelpingContinue reading “Helping ourselves through the winter months (Part 2)”