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Get some rest: a resolution that’s worth making ALL year

This January I'm trying to keep things simple. Rather than setting myself lofty goals and a long lists of 2019 to-dos that fizzle out by the end of the month, instead I'm assigning a word or two to use as my general theme for the year (whereas last year was all about...

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A sprinkle of Christmas self-care

I've been a little quiet on the writing front over the last month as I've (not quite literally, but almost) been drowning in a sea of Slow Chocolate. Anything chocolate-related of course ramps up over Christmas. Which also means it's a great time for me to put into...

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Earl Grey Spelt Scones for Afternoon Tea Week

In case you missed it, this week is Afternoon Tea Week. I'm a BIG fan of both tea and afternoon tea, but I also love this week as it's an excuse (not that I need one) for a little bit of light baking. I still find the process of baking one of the most therapeutic...

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The art of self-kindness – and why it matters!

Have you ever heard that little voice in your head that says you're not quite good enough? That you don't know what you're doing while everyone else is completely sorted. And that you're not doing enough and haven't achieved enough. In fact, overall you're really just...

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Why it’s good to go slow

If you read the title and think I'm going to justify why you should hang out in your PJs all day watching TV - though sometimes there's a place for this too - you might be a bit disappointed. This is not exactly what I mean by going slow. When I suggest adding a touch...

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Homemade Crystallised Ginger Sticks

I really can't get enough ginger! It's one of the ingredients that's a safe bet when my stomach is feeling a bit dodgy. This recipe is a slightly different take on the juicy chunks of crystallised ginger that you'll find in jars. Instead I've created slightly crispy,...

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IBS and stress: why a little calm is good for your gut

Yep, stress is a big deal in our modern world! It's the reason this year's Mental Health Awareness week was dedicated to it. Yet so many of us have a difficult time keeping on top of it. It's probably no surprise to know that stress is also a major trigger of...

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