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Training Up To Christmas

“Silly Season” is upon us. If you haven’t already, then I’m sure the local Christmas market or festive pub will lure you in for a Mulled Wine or Cider. Next up is the run of Christmas parties, the night out to enjoy the atmosphere and of course the catch ups…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

“Pumpkin pie spice? What’s that?” this London Chicks said as I flicked through recipes seeing it crop up again and again. Is this some new fandangled spice? NO. No it is not. It is basically several of our favourite autumnal spices that someone has cleverly re marketed as pumpkin pie…

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Lest We Forget

However you choose to, take a moment today at 11am, remember all those who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the freedom that we do today. FOR THE FALLEN With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her…

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HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF

HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF Ingredients for Halloween Marble Loaf   270g plain flour 30g cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 200g unsalted butter (room tempreature) 160g caster sugar 45g honey (plus a tbsp for drizzling) 3 medium eggs 100ml whole milk 2 tsp vanilla extract orange & black food colouring (a few…

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Top 5 Halloween Make Up Looks

I am so excited about Halloween, Any excuse to get dressed up and paint my face! I know you are too! So I trawled the internet and  found these brilliant make up tutorials by some incredibly talented Makeup bloggers. I got inspired and thought I would share them with you!…

Where the Hell is Bernard?

 ‘Where the Hell is Bernard?’ 25th-29th October @ 8pm   In a world where no one plays, no one questions and no one ever leaves. 4 women work in an office high above the city to anonymously return lost items. All runs like clockwork until one day a box mysteriously…

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Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie With the clocks soon to go back Autumn is nearly here, and Halloween only a few days away; which means it’s time to celebrate all things Pumpkin! This vegetable is not only wonderful for carving Halloween faces, it’s also delicious in soups and stews and a whole…

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BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Many women, after the birth of their first child, ask why no-one told them what childbirth would really be like. Actually, most couples have no filter when it comes to recounting their birth stories to expectant mothers, but like all profound experiences – war, love, bereavement – until you…

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Carrot, Apple and Ginger Smoothie

This fresh and delicious Smoothie is a great way to start your day. What’s great about this recipe is it contains ingredients you may already have in your fridge, making it perfect for the end of the week! Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant…

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Apple & Almond Quinoa Porridge

These Apple and Almond Quinoa Porridge pots were born out of boredom. I LOVE oats, porridge and cereal, but wanted to switch breakfast up a bit. I didn’t want to break too much from the norm, just a slight variation and quinoa seemed to fit! Quinoa is pretty spesh –…

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Theatre Review – The We Plays

The We Plays are two one-person, one-act plays both written by Andrew Maddock.  On at The Hope Theatre until the 15th October. Both plays touch on similar themes of anxiety, loneliness, starting a family and violence, and both are told with an element of spoken word poetry.   The first,…

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A Selfless Good Deed

If you’re between the ages of 30 and 50 (and live on planet earth) chances are you’ve seen the FRIENDS episode where Joey bets Phoebe there’s no such thing as a selfless good deed… A few months ago a photographer I follow on Instagram started posting photos of her time…

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To Tattoo Or Not To Tattoo

My Guide to Getting Inked A large percentage of my business is tattoo removal.  In fact, I lecture on the subject and have my tattoo removal lasers made to my specs. I’m convinced that the minimum age for tattoos should be 25.  Most of the tattoos I remove were done…

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Texts From Last Night

Have you been on that website? Textsfromlastnight.com There’s a phone app too and for a time a couple of summers ago I would look at it all the time, so much funny stuff on there, mostly drunken adventures and sexual mishaps and all hilarious. It’s all anonymous and you choose…

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Gluten Free Raspberry and Walnut Cake

Gluten Free Raspberry & Walnut Cake Ingredients 120g gluten free flour  80g gluten free oats (or gf oat flour)  1 tsp gluten free baking powder  180g unsalted butter (room temperature)  190g caster sugar  2 medium eggs (at room temperature)  1 tsp vanilla essence  90ml whole milk  200g fresh raspberries 75g…

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Yoga: Sun Salutations

Yoga:  Sun Salutations     1.Start by entering your body, connect to your breath-the sacred flow of life within you. Long smooth inhales, releasing any tensions with smooth, full exhales. Standing in mountain pose – tadasana (hands at heart or by the sides palms forward)         2….

Flashback Friday • In Search of Beauty

By Alex Silver   It is soon to be ten years ago that I embarked on a cultural adventure that would forever re-define and re-ignite my love of beauty. Packing up my comfortable and established London life, my new-born baby daughter and I commenced our travels; which would eventually span…