Today is the International Day of Happiness and also the day that winter is officially over and we welcome spring into our lives again. The daffodils and primroses are taking up the slack as the snowdrops approach the end of their tenure, and woodland floors across the nation are transforming from a drab brown to a vibrant green: a welcome portent of the dazzling display of bluebells that awaits us. It certainly put a spring in my step today, even as the drizzle gently soaked me during the dog’s morning constitutional. Of course, the longer days and warmer temperatures have been creeping up...
Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye
Many free from (meat, dairy, gluten) varieties
Baked in some pies
We are nearing the end of National Heart Month, designed to raise awareness of heart disease, its causes and its prevention. Along with poor diet and lack of exercise, one of the primary contributory factors is raised blood pressure. And one of the main culprits tempting our blood pressure to stray into elevated territory, is stress. So, with that in mind, how would you say your family’s half term break turned out? Was it a serene and joyful time in which the family bonded together whilst partaking of healthy outdoors activities and well balanced meals? Or was it an endless round of bickeri...
The world oil price has plummeted by more than 50% since last June and wholesale costs to energy suppliers have been slashed. During the years of rising oil prices and costs, retail energy prices were very quick to respond, but are proving woefully sticky on the downtrend as energy retailers drag their heels and boost their profit margins.
Day by day, dawn is rising ever earlier and dusk descending a little later. Daylight hours are on the up and if you brave the elements and take a stroll around your garden, you will find that nature’s pioneers are already leading the way into spring.