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Feel good with Vitamin G!

I was kindly given a book on gardening for Christmas and have enjoyed reading about how to make your garden good for you. The many sections include 'The protective garden' (allergies, pollution, sound proofing), 'The Healing garden' (positive effects of scent, colour, water, sound), 'The nourishing garden' and 'The sustainable garden'. I'm only a little way in and was taken by the idea of the...
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“What’s so great about bluebells?”

"What's so great about bluebells?" my son said grumpily, on our impromptu walk after school this week. What a question! Everyone loves bluebells I told him (who doesn't?). He was a reluctant companion as I'd given him no choice - it was imperative; I had to get on a walk to see the bluebells. I'd had a busy day and I really wanted to experience the peace and beauty of the short walk up our loc...
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Joy of off-road running!

I may have banged on about this before, so I do apologise, but my enthusiasm for running on off-road trails overflows sometimes. I feel the need to share my joy of running in the countryside! I ran on Friday up through the woods and out onto a gorgeous hill which is flat on top, containing a golf course in the middle. The sun was shining, the trees are now in full bloom, and the views are spect...
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