Lessons from Riverdance

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Terry Hershey recounts this tale which really struck a cord with me after my musings on keeping that holiday feeling alive. On NPR’s This American Life , Ira Glass interviewed a young woman,… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Did you know that asparagus has been used from early times as a vegetable and medicine? There is a recipe for cooking asparagus in the oldest surviving book of recipes,  Apicius’s third century AD… Continue reading

Back home again…

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   Hi everyone. Did you miss me?? Well, I am back home again, tired, jet-lagged, with a suit case overflowing with laundry and bits and pieces picked up at the mall, and a heart overflowing with wonderful memories of… Continue reading

Take care while I am away…

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Smile Saturday

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Friday Poetry

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Some of you may recognise the name Somnath, a regular commentator here on the blog, who always provides wonderful insights, and occasionally the perfect poem or verse to suit the theme of a… Continue reading

Have you had your green walk today?

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We all know how important eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and taking regular exercise is to our overall health and well-being. It is not just for the physical benefits, but… Continue reading

Nolan sister starts treatment for breast cancer

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Bernie Nolan Growing up in the seventies and eighties, we danced and sang along to the Nolan Sisters “I’m In the Mood for Dancing”. I remember Bernie as the lead singer was my favourite… Continue reading

Breast cancer gene clue discovery

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Five genetic clues to why some women have a family history of breast cancer have been identified by UK researchers. It brings to 18 the number of common genetic variations linked to a… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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I make no apologies for featuring another couscous recipe again. I find myself reaching for this ingredient as the basis for a quick lunch or supper dish regularly. I love this aromatic way… Continue reading