Is the Art of Conversation Dying?

On our return from our last break away we had no messages on our answerphone. It was a strange and new occurrence and left me a little bemused. Then over the weekend I read an arti
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Gut Flora and Eczema

I met a friend yesterday whose grandson has severe eczema and I was telling her about some of the possible causes. A while ago I watched a very good Horizon programme on eczema whe
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Back to Basics

Whilst staying for a few days break in Norfolk we ate lunch at a farm shop and cafe. The food was very good and afterwards I had a hunt round the shop for foodie ideas, but althoug
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Doing Without

Doing without in our early married life was a necessity as money was short, but it’s also a way of life that can be fun and creative and helps you stay off the marketing bandwago
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A Mediterranean Diet

It’s in the news yet again that according to the latest research a Mediterranean diet is the best way to eat for our health. I certainly think that the principles are sound and i
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Getting back to Creativity

The last 12-18 months have been a difficult time for me as I have spent far too much of it in front of a computer. First there was my latest book to finalise, re-arrange and proofr
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Diabetics Who Miss Breakfast

I was recently reading about a small study of diabetic people who skipped breakfast and the effect this had on their blood sugar levels (just google ‘diabetics who miss breakfast
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Fordhall Farm

The story of Fordhall Farm is an inspiration of what can be achieved if you set your mind to it. Many years ago when I lived in Manchester, I bought my organic meat from a butcher
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