Friday, 31 January 2014

#project365 - 31st January 2014

So this marks the end of #project365, month 1! You can follow my progress here if you would like too and I'll be updating you every now and again via my Facebook page here. Thanks for reading....!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

#project365 - 19th January 2014

An 80th birthday and celebrating 60 years of marriage! Well done Nana & Grandad!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

#project365 - 11th January 2014

Connect your mind! #changeonething

Mental health is just as important as physical wellbeing, but is often overlooked. I'm not a mental health expert(!) but a clear mind does help to keep your health balanced.

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Update me with your plans and we can help each other along the way!

Check out the NHS website for more help with developing a great outlook and great mental wellbeing!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

#project365 - 9th January 2014

A mini Stonehenge!

Up your level of exercise! #changeonething

Now the kids are back at school, it's time for me to step up the exercise routine! 10 minutes a day is a great base to start from but to add to this, we (me and my other half!) will be cycling or walking for at least an hour, three times a week (and not rewarding ourselves with a huge hot chocolate and a cake when we've done it!).

Please don't rush into a heavy regime if you're not used to exercising; there's a great training plan available from the NHS - Couch to 5K. And, always consult your doctor practice nurse of starting something for the first time, if you're unsure about anything health-related or if you just want to talk things over!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

#project365 - 7th January 2014

First attempt at scones.... not bad!

(At least) 5 a day! #changeonething

Next update - (at least) 5 a day! Sounds simple, but most people do not actually eat five portions or fruit and vegetables a day.

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Here are some tips to boost your fruit and veg intake!
  • At breakfast, add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat yoghurt. Try a handful of berries or a chopped banana. Add mushrooms or tomatoes to scrambled eggs.
  • Frozen fruit and veg count towards your 5 A DAY. It only takes a couple of minutes to microwave some frozen peas, mixed vegetables or mini corn on the cob.
  • Canned fruit and veg count too. It’s healthier to choose fruit canned in juice rather than sugary syrup, and veg canned in water without added salt or sugar.
  • It’s easy to add fresh, frozen or canned fruit and veg to meals. Sprinkle sweetcorn or pineapple chunks on top of a thin-based pizza, or liven up soups and sauces with a handful of kidney beans, peas or sweetcorn.
  • Add fruit and veg to your favourite meals. Try adding chopped carrots to Bolognese sauce, sprinkle chopped red peppers on your pasta, or mix veg such as peas into mashed potato to make it even tastier. Add tomatoes to your omelette or mushrooms to your next stir-fry.
  • Add some crunch to your sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber or grated carrots.
  • Sticks of cucumber, peppers and carrot, and cauliflower or broccoli florets are delicious with dips such as salsa or lower-fat cheese spread.
  • Have a salad or vegetable side dish with your main meal. If you’re having shepherd's pie, have some peas too. If you’re having a roast dinner, add some carrots or broccoli to your plate.
  • One glass (150ml) of unsweetened 100% fruit juice counts towards your 5 A DAY. Fruit or vegetable juice counts as a maximum of one portion a day.
Source: NHS

Sunday, 5 January 2014

#project365 - 5th January 2014


The most important meal of the day! #changeonething

Update 3: always, ALWAYS have breakfast!

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Skipping breakfast to save calories is counter-productive! You'll reach a point mid-morning where you'll reach for the nearest thing and eat it! And I can guarantee, it won't be something healthy!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

#project365 - 4th January 2014

After all the drama of the start to the year, today was a Lego day!

Friday, 3 January 2014

#project365 - 3rd January 2014

Sadly our little town was hit by floods today caused by a combination of an extremely high tide and gale force winds.  We think no one was hurt although some people were evacuated.

Out of all the photos, this one stands out to me.

Four locals 'rescuing' a memorial bench to our late Harbourmaster who was taken by sea some years ago. If something could be saved, then this should be it!

Photo by Rachel Probert

Get active! #changeonething

Update number two! Exercise for 10 mins every day - inside or outside!

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

#project365 - 2nd January 2014

Day two of the year brings the news that our local RNLI crew have been out since just before 2pm until approx. half past 6 on a shout. Over 4 hours at sea is not an easy task, especially in this weather, so this post is dedicated to the hard work and team spirit they truly have.

Fundraising is vital to keep our Lifeboat stations open so if you can donate, please do!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

#project365 - 1st January 2014

The start of a new year and the start of a new project! Project 365 is a daily photo sharing project where contributors add a photo each day - it can be of anything so long as it from the day of posting. It can serve as a daily diary, something to look back on or anything you like!
So here's my first - the beach this lunchtime. Looks calm but it was blowing a gale!
New Year's Day on the beach on 365 Project
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Water, water everywhere! #changeonething

Day one of my #changeonething challenge!

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Drink more water! Aim to drink between 1.6 litres and 2 litres of water per day - great to rehydrate, detox and energise!