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Pilates and My Recovery

I just thought I’d share how much Pilates has helped me over the past year. I’d practised yoga before my secondary cancer diagnosis and hip replacement. But my yoga teacher had retired and I was keen to find a form of exercise and physio that would take into account the ...

Make a Christmas Wreath

Today I made a Christmas wreath for our front door. We probably won’t bother with a tree this year – the wreath is a better, more simple alternative for our little lockdown household of two! I gathered some bay prunings after Jonathan trimmed the tree back this afternoon. Nearby there’s ...

Smothered Kale and Peas with Garlic

This is the best kale recipe I’ve come up with! The light, bright sweetness of the peas perfectly complements the dark, slightly bitter taste of the kale. It’s very easy and will become a staple this winter, I think. I have grown three different types of kale; ‘Peacock White’, ‘Red ...

Hedgehog Rescue

Remember back in September my friends Joyce and Steve saw a hedgehog ambling up the drive? It was the third or fourth time we’d spotted one in the garden during the summer. Unfortunately they are at risk of being run over on the road outside our house. Even though it ...

Easy No Peel Apple Sauce

There are huge numbers of windfalls under two of the apple trees. I can’t bear them going to waste so I decided to cook, puree and freeze them. I’ve just realised there’s a much easier way to process them that avoids peeling and coring them. Wash the fruit well, quarter ...
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