Bah Humbug!

In the depth of a dark evening in my beautiful village, about ten days before Christmas, we pulled up to meet some of our family for a festive meal at our wonderful village café; open on two evenings per week for dinners.  I’m not talking ‘greasy spoon’ café, by the way.  G&T’s Café & Kitchen is…

The Importance of a Critical Mind

Earlier this week, I went for an evening meal at The Ship Inn, in the ancient village of Dunwich, here on the coast of Suffolk.  The meal was an opportunity to catch up with some friends; themselves Therapists in the fields of Shiatsu, Ayurveda Massage and McTimoney Chiropractic Therapy.   I have to say that alongside a…

At the Waterfront

The town of Ipswich has an improving reputation as a place to be.  Having lived in the English county of Suffolk for almost ten years, I still find myself surprised by people’s reaction to Ipswich.  No sooner than I mention the name of the town, than the response is an almost automatic “Oh, but it’s…

Pretty in Pink

As I’ve described in earlier Blog posts this year, Spring appeared with a burst of golden yellows in our cottage garden; the Forsythia and Daffodils and these were followed by the white blossom of the Japanese Shirota and Cherry Trees; the latter offering a subtlety of the palest pink, upon closer inspection. Now, the advent…

Plant Pharmacy for Natural Remedies

I tend to choose coffee as my preferred option in the early part of the day.  I guess the kick-start that the caffeine hit offers is just what I need early in the day.  I am more of a ‘Night Owl’ and so I tend to find mornings more difficult.  Certainly, Fibromyalgia has a way…

Disability and Cheesecake

I live with a chronic pain syndrome called Fibromyalgia.  It has been since developing this illness that I have become acutely aware of the need for chairs and seating to be provided in public places and in shops. Update: Since writing this Blog post, my former diagnosis of Fibromyalgia has been changed.  I have, as…