A sonnet to the Great British Pub

I have written another Sonnet, as recently the UK re-opened Beer Gardens soon followed by the entire pub's. As the pub is a major part of our culture in the UK, I was inspired to capture the moment of this new era where we are all experiencing our new normal, as we slowly emerge from... Continue Reading →

Sampling Soup : Bacon and Lentil

145 Calories per 200ml bowl This one is another half hour easy make (20 mins in the soup maker and 10 to prepare) and the result is a thick consistency which gives a tasty, filling and yet low calorie experience. A great lunch for those of you watching your calories, like me, whilst not wanting... Continue Reading →

Focused Friends – Sonnet Challenge

Photo by Debbie Walker Recently my cousin Deano, one of the Focused Friends team, challenged me to write a Sonnet. I didn't even know what a Sonnet was. I've enjoyed writing the occasional poem before, but I use that term very loosely for I haven't followed any structure, just gone with the words that came... Continue Reading →

Going out-out; AND wearing a coat!

Hi, I write a personal blog about making changes to improve my health; physical, mental and emotional, over a period of a year. Using a photo that I've taken for each day to either inspire, or to reflect my changes (or aims for change). Today's post is about getting some time out with friends (at... Continue Reading →

Old Traditions Lovingly Carried On

Photo (and egg paint 😄) by Debbie Walker Recently I went on an annual family picnic which traditionally we have done for many, many years. As part of our tradition, we paint and roll hard boiled eggs down the hillside. As I grew up with this it's a 'normal activity' to me and I didn't... Continue Reading →

A Day of Reflection

Photo by Debbie Walker - A day of Reflection Today, a year on from our first UK Covid-19 related Lockdown, our Nation acknowledged the devastating loss of life, along with the additional cruelty of loss during a time of social restriction by having a National Day of Reflection. I write a blog about making personal... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

Photo by Debbie Walker March 14th 2021 in the UK was Mother's Day. A day when children get to thank their Mum's for .... well, being their Mum. Everyone has a different take on today. Some use it to make up for the rest of the year and go overboard with lavish gifts and expensive... Continue Reading →

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