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Are you tossing and turning at night?

 How to drift off to the land of nod! A good night's sleep is key to a nice day. Why? Because lack of sleep is associated with irratibility, unproductivity, reliance on caffeine  and of course daytime sleepiness.  Long term issues such as diabetes, heart conditions, and obesity are now being...

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Reflections of Summer!

Summer, how was it for you? Hopefully it was good holidays, lots of fun and family times with some relaxing thrown into the mix. When you are a granny as I am, you have to grab the relaxing when you can, otherwise you can’t keep up! I hope you all...

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Cargoes!

I happened to read the poem Cargoes by John Masefield the other day. This poem has always fascinated me. The idea of Spanish Galleons full of diamonds, emeralds and amethysts travelling the high seas sounded so exciting and romantic. From apes and peacocks to cheap tin trays and Tyne coal,...

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Carpets of bluebells !

Carpets of bluebells !

What can beat Bluebell woods at this time of the year ! I love the intense blue and the feathery green of the leaves on the branches of the trees. There will be some lovely soft quilts coming soon which echo these colours. They are more informal in style than...

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To Our Mothers!

To Our Mothers!

                                                                          It's the time of the year when we are reminded on a daily...

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