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  • 23 Oct 2014

    Get writing for NaNoWriMo

    Yay and hooray, it’s that time of year again! November sees the beginning of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a time of chewed pencils and worn out keyboards, endless pots of coffee and burning the midnight oil. And what fun if at the end of November you can say I AM A NOVELIST! NaNoWriMo encourages you to throw out all those time constraint excuses and just get on with writing. The aim is to write 50,000 words over the course of thirty days, tracking your progress online and accessing support from other mad writers engaged in the challenge. […] more

  • 22 Oct 2014

    Carrot and courgette cake

    I recently stumbled across my old, once adored, Hummingbird bakery recipe book. I feel a little sad every time I see it since I made the decision to go paleo. Flicking through the recipes I was reminded that I’d managed to replicate their amazing brownies with surprising success. Mostly I try to innovate when it comes to paleo alternatives, however, so I thought I’d take their carrot and courgette muffins and make a delicious real food alterative. Again, the results have been very pleasing so you can expect to see a few more of these over the coming months. Even my veggie hating children loved this, making it a sneaky success. […] more

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Five ways to cope with clocks going back

    It’s a time of year a lot of us dread. Suddenly, on the 26th October at 2am, the clocks go back and we find ourselves entering the darker evenings of winter. Even the brightest of souls can feel affected by the clock shift, and those with a tendency towards Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may dread the onset of symptoms. Research shows that clock shifts can have a real impact on our health, with the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia abolishing them because of the increase in suicides around this time. Clock shifts impact our circadian rhythms, our individual internal ‘body clock’ that dictates when we feel sleepy and when we wake up. There are several ways to manage this. […] more

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Pumpkin brownies

    Want something a little different to do with your pumpkin flesh this year? Look no further, these delicious pumpkin brownies will go down a treat with family and friends so whether you’re planning a quiet family evening in or having a big celebration be sure to add these to your recipes list! These sweet treats have the added benefit of being both gluten and dairy free! […] more

  • 9 Sep 2014

    Latest issue about simple living

    Our latest edition has a focus on simplicity. We have researched tiny homes, read plenty of simplicity blogs and rediscover books on the art of the simple life to bring you this edition packed with ideas and inspiration for how you can change your life. […] more

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