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“FIVE G-O-OLD RINGS….!!”

“FIVE G-O-OLD RINGS….!!”

"...four mince pies, three double gins, two kilos on and a tight skirt that won't do up at all".... I'm sitting here like a lemon chanting that to make sure the syllables fit.  But it’s a song we’re all in danger of singing. Here, my lovely friends, are the 5 golden...

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HELPING YOUR CHILDREN HOLD IT TOGETHER OVER LOCKDOWN 2…

HELPING YOUR CHILDREN HOLD IT TOGETHER OVER LOCKDOWN 2…

November 2020 Anyone under the age of 8 is going to be thoroughly delighted at having both parents all to themselves for this, our new Autumn lockdown. Anyone still living at home between the ages of 16 and 25 is going to be thoroughly pissed off. As a solo parent of...

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Making the next few months feel brighter…

Making the next few months feel brighter…

I walked into the kitchen on Monday and asked both daughters what came to mind for creating positivity and happiness in their lives over the next (and potentially dark) few months. I should point out they're in their twenties .... Buy a puppy Plan a holiday Drink red...

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PROTEIN POWDER : A quick summary

PROTEIN POWDER : A quick summary

If you want to get fitter and stronger, you will be using your muscles.  If you want to lose fat, you will also be using your muscles and trying to eat in a way which encourages your body to burn fat and keep full for longer.  So, you need to FEED that muscle with...

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How to watch Annie live on YouTube

How to watch Annie live on YouTube

YouTube is a streaming platform.  In normal speak, it is a medium for broadcasting live and pre-recorded videos.  Everyone there has a channel.  I have a channel and it's where I store my pre-recorded workouts, which you may already be familiar with. However, it is...

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30 things you wish had time for.  Now you have…

30 things you wish had time for. Now you have…

Of course, not everyone has that time.  Some of our people are working day and night to protect us.   But we are hankering down because this is something positive we must do to help the country.  Our thoughts go out to all those in the NHS, all key workers, delivery...

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Weighing yourself is doing your head in…STOP.

Weighing yourself is doing your head in…STOP.

Each week I receive emails from all sorts of people (previous clients, people I've never met, mums worrying about their children.. daughters mainly) stressing over weight. Weight.  Not how much fat they are carrying. But weight. The number on the scales. What the...

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Annie’s 8 top tips to being greener…

Annie’s 8 top tips to being greener…

Let's dive straight in.  We're in no messing, no faff mode.  SINGLE USE PLASTICS: ‘Single-use’ was named word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary last year. Plastic is ending up in our oceans thus destroying wildlife, eco-systems and actually ending up being digested...

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THE HEALTH OF THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE: Part One: A checklist

THE HEALTH OF THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE: Part One: A checklist

This blog is aimed at women.  Women of 'mid-life' age who may struggle to knock some sense into their partners, friends and brothers about taking health seriously and getting even small symptoms checked out.  I have friends who are married to men who are lovely,...

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PREPARING FOR THE MENOPAUSE (peri and post) Part I : Bones

PREPARING FOR THE MENOPAUSE (peri and post) Part I : Bones

This is the first of three blogs on the subject of the menopause.  This first blog deals with what we can (and should) do to look after our bones.  Right now. Not later.  Now. Firstly some clarification. The peri-menopause refers to the years (usually the early...

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Looking After Our Bowels…

Looking After Our Bowels…

That’s code for ‘let’s do all we can NOT to get bowel diseases which may then lead to bowel cancer”. “Tell it like it is, …” The advice given here has been scooped up from a range of reputable websites to help with the symptoms of (or help prevent the onset of),...

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MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES WITH GARLIC HERB SAUCE

MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES WITH GARLIC HERB SAUCE

A cheap, quick supper idea which is vegan.  No meat, no animal products, but possibly plenty of moaning from those round your table.  If you think you can wing it and get it past the fussiest eater in your family then give it a go.  The recipe and photograph are...

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