Zumba in Edinburgh

How to spend a Saturday morning in Edinburgh, mmmm let me think, usually I’d have a nice long lie in, then maybe head to Princes Street for some shopping, a leisurely lunch and let the day unfold. Well, during my trip to home this summer I decided to change it up a bit. I woke up feeling all excited and looking forward to my very first Zumba class. The sun was shining, yes even in Scotland the sun does shine on occasion, I donned by gym gear put on my MP3 and hit the road for the walk up to […]

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Visit to my sister’s place, May 2013

“What’s this got to do with inspiration..?” I shall tell you. My sister is an absolute inspiration to me, she lives in a foreign land where no one speaks a word of English and yet she has mastered the language to such a level that she converses freely with anyone she meets, she’s confident and helpful to others, she gets up at the crack of dawn to start the day (I tried to get her to do some Yoga in the morning but she wasn’t feeling it!!) Bless her heart, when I arrived we did a pit stop for some […]

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Why we choose a Plant-Based Lifestyle.

A friend of mine wrote yesterday that she wouldn’t be able to go vegan (plant-based) because she loves steak and bacon too much… and it got me thinking, when we were meat eaters we never had a steak on it’s own or bacon without some sauce, the idea of eating a plain old steak would never have crossed my mind. My favourite restaurant dish was the Tournedos Rossini, a steak sat on a lump of brioche smothered in pate and a Madeira sauce. Now, thinking about it, it was more the flavours of the sauce that I liked above all else, so […]

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Being Vegan. Cruelty Free in a Cruel World.

So, we’re 8 months into our vegan lifestyle, and starting to come a lot more to terms with exactly what it involves, the pros and cons and such like. Seems as good a time as any to have a bit of a progress report. First, the positives. Number 1, I feel great. I didn’t think I was particularly overweight to start with but I’m 2 stone lighter than this time last year and down to a weight I hadn’t previously seen since I was 22 and returning from a year of backpacking in Australia. I think I had previously assumed […]

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New Years Resolutions and Must Do Things for 2013.

Now we’re into December (where has this year gone??) it’s probably time to start thinking about what we want to do or achieve in 2013, be it travel, family, work or play, so I’m thinking of a few ideas before the 31st so I get a bit of a head start in planning a few memorable treats for the upcoming year. Family Time. I know I don’t spend enough time with my family and in this last year we’ve taken steps to increase our “family time” which has been a wonderful change to our lifestyle. The addition of Skype has […]

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Robert Burns, A Red Red Rose, a poem to warm the heart!

I wanted to post this poem, purely so I will always remember it. My grandfather loved Rabbie Burns poetry andhis favourite to read to us was “My Heart’s in the Highlands” (equally as great!), but there is something about A Red Red Rose that lifts my spirits and many times brings a tear to the eye! So if you don’t already know it, I hope you enjoy! Don’t panic either, it’s not spelling mistakes, it’s the wonderful language that is Scottish! O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; O my Luve’s like the melodie […]

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