You'll Feel Better For It

I don’t go to the gym to get fit. Well – I do, but that’s not the only reason. Exercise does far, far more than that. And it doesn’t have to be the gym – any sort of exercise will do. You do you. Exercise helps your mind as well as your body. If you’re…

Hell on Earth

I really wanted to write something about the fires in Australia. But there are no words. There is extreme frustration – now can we accept that climate change is a thing and we really really need to do something about it? There is extreme sadness, for the loss of life, and homes, and livelihoods, and…

The B Word

Well, I’ve been putting it off. But it’s time – we have to talk about the B word. I never wanted it. I voted to Remain, or for the party that I felt was most likely to deliver Remain, whenever I had the opportunity to vote. I even wrote to my MP (but as my…

Just Vote Now

Absolutely no apologies about posting this again. TLDR: It’s Election Day in the UK. Please go and vote. I know what I want the election result to be – but it’s not about me. It’s about democracy, and the will of the people. I don’t care who you vote for – I just want you…

Why Should You Care for You? 5 ways to show that you do.

Your relationship with yourself is the longest-term relationship you will ever have. Here’s how to show yourself that you care. Real self-care is much, much more than taking time out for a spa day. It’s about really caring about yourself. Accepting yourself. Accepting that you matter. And not sabotaging yourself. It’s extra important if you’re…

Food Processing

Although I’m still Husbanding my Resources, I want to eat healthy food. I like to cook from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Nothing processed. Well, hardly anything processed – I like my pizza on a Friday night… But surely everything we eat has been processed in one way or another? My fresh chicken was killed and…

Still Just Vote

This is my 100th post – but enough about me. I’m aiming this post fairly and squarely at people in the UK – you have until midnight on 26th November to register to vote in the UK General Election on 12th December. That’s not long – but it’s long enough. If you haven’t already registered,…

How Does Your Body Image Feel?

Body image. We’ve all got one. We’ve all got an image of what our body is like. Of how our body compares to the bodies of other people. Sometimes we compare our bodies to the bodies of people we don’t even know – people who we only see in magazines. People who have the full…

Remembrance Day

As you go through life, you accumulate dates. That’s dates in the diary, not blokes that you’re meeting for a drink – or even dried fruit that magically appears just before Christmas. Dates. To begin with, there’s only really one date that matters – your birthday. And, depending on your persuasion, Christmas. But then more…

Just Vote

I know what I want the election result to be – but it’s not about me. It’s about democracy, and the will of the people. I don’t care who you vote for – I just want you to exercise your democratic right to vote. No, that’s not quite true – I do care who you…

All about the (pizza) base

Try this – do a Google search for ‘Diet to prevent… ‘ and any disease you care to name. ‘Diet to prevent diabetes’, ‘Diet to prevent heart disease’, ‘Diet to prevent arthritis’, etc, etc, etc. It all boils down to the same basic diet (if you need a specialised diet because of food allergies/intolerances, some…