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Nicky’s Recipe for the Month of June – Victoria Sponge Cake

Nicky’s Recipe for the Month of June – Victoria Sponge Cake

June 13th, 2018

  Well, with Wimbledon on the horizon I decided this month’s recipe had to feature strawberries! So here is a gluten free Victoria sandwich with cream and strawberries for the filling. Strawberries, […]

Victoria’s Oil for the Month of June – Camphor

Victoria’s Oil for the Month of June – Camphor

June 12th, 2018

There is something very comforting about the smell of Camphor oil.  The smell of it clears the air and although it can smell quite medicinal, it is the nurturing smell of the […]

Izzy’s Yoga Posture for the Month of June – Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide-legged Forward Bend

Izzy’s Yoga Posture for the Month of June – Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide-legged Forward Bend

June 11th, 2018

Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide-legged Forward Bend   This is a challenging posture, which develops flexibility in the backs of the legs and mobility in the pelvis.  It is also an inversion, so […]

Nicky’s Recipe for the Month of May – Carrot Cake

Nicky’s Recipe for the Month of May – Carrot Cake

May 21st, 2018

Carrot cake has a higher than usual magnesium content compared to most cakes, with the magnesium coming from the bananas and dried fruit in it. This mineral is often at low levels […]

Some words from our Victoria Lily for Mental Health Awareness Week………..

Some words from our Victoria Lily for Mental Health Awareness Week………..

May 15th, 2018

Our mental health, who we are in our own minds needs to be carefully nurtured and protected. Nowadays we are pushed and pulled in all directions by social media, advertising, marketing, the […]

Victoria’s Oil for the Month of May – Clary Sage

Victoria’s Oil for the Month of May – Clary Sage

May 02nd, 2018

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea) is from France and is commonly considered to be excellent for women. It works alongside the hormonal cycle to soothe nerves and emotions caused by hormonal changes. Clary […]

Izzy’s Yoga Posture for the Month of April – Ustrasana (The Camel)

Izzy’s Yoga Posture for the Month of April – Ustrasana (The Camel)

May 01st, 2018

One of my yoga students suggested this for posture of the month as the perfect antidote to spending time in the garden!  The cam is a backwards bend, which releases tension in […]

The Marathon Man made it!

The Marathon Man made it!

April 23rd, 2018

Well done to Alok Ruia, he made it over the finishing line at the London Marathon yesterday.  Despite the soaring heat, he successfully completed the London Marathon for the 15th time, with […]

Pilates Exercise for the Month of April – by Louise Nightingale

Pilates Exercise for the Month of April – by Louise Nightingale

April 19th, 2018

My exercise of choice this month is the hip release. Hip issues are sadly becoming more prevalent.  This is partly due to an ageing population, sedentary lifestyles and hip fractures which can […]

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