How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

I don’t know about you but I hate it when I don’t sleep well.  It’s one of the worst things isn’t it, it makes you feel groggy, not with it and grumpy.  It makes your eyes look dull and not as bright and sparkly as they could be.  It doesn’t make you feel your best […]

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Best Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe (or Sweet and Sour Pork)

This is so easy to do and tastes really good! I saw James Martin make this on his Saturday Morning programme (ITV) a few weeks ago and thought I’d give it a go.  A few things appealed to me: it didn’t look bright orange like the sweet and sour you get from a Chinese takeaway; […]

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A lesson I’ve just realised

I’ve just made a discovery. When I wrote my first few posts, I thought the most important thing was to focus on really high level writing, does that make sense? I thought I needed to read and check, read again, check again, change a few words, take out some sentences, add a few more extra […]

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WordPress Course – Blogging: Branding and Growth. Day One

I’ve been wondering how to get my blog seen by more people.  At the moment people will see it either through the WordPress Reader or via Twitter.  This is great and I am surprised and happy that so many people are following me – thank you so much lovely people who are. 😊🙏🏻🌸 I love […]

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No more Excuses

My blog is usually really positive – I think, I try and inject the sunshine as much as I can.  However as my blog title suggests,  (You can read here)  there is always a bit of bad stuff to go with the good. At the moment I am feeling that I’m not the best I […]

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The funny things we do (1)

On my daily journey to work I pass a speed camera, I’m not entirely sure if it even works but it’s a deterrent against speeding nevertheless.  One thing that makes me laugh is that I can guarantee there will be at least one car that will slow right down to about fifteen miles per hour […]

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Kindness fuels more kindness – spread the word

Let’s show kindness and goodwill  and contribute to a friendlier, happier society.  You know that if you do something kind for somebody then it makes that person feel great – it makes you feel good too, doesn’t it?  Hopefully  your ‘kindee’  will feel the warmth and kindness you have shown them and be inspired to […]

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Sunday Gardening In The Rain – and With Motivation

It’s fairly late on a Sunday evening, well it’s quarter past ten and I’ve just been thinking and celebrating the fact that I’m still awake and able to enjoy the moment.   I have a warming mug of deliciously milky hot chocolate on the coffee table, the dog is curled up in his bed and […]

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Embrace opportunities that come your way

The only person who can really change you, is you.  If there is an aspect of your life that you don’t like, you could remain feeling unhappy about it or you could try and make a small step towards changing it. Opportunities don’t usually come knocking on our door.  Unfortunately we have to try and […]

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A seventies childhood – Part 2

I heard a song on the radio the other day and it really brought back memories of hot summery days when Mum used to sunbathe in the garden on her sun lounger and my younger sister and I would play in the paddling pool in the back garden.  Our pool was a fairly simple rectangle […]

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