I was about 18 when I first started running. That is when I first actively chose to go for a run rather than being forced to by a PE teacher or my parents. My first running ‘inspos’ were Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. I remember being fascinated with a picture of Monroe, sans make up, wearing […]Read More When my run became a feminist statement
It’s been four weeks, or is that five? I guess it depends what day you are counting from. Our self isolation effectively kicked off the day my daughter’s school closed to all bu children of key workers. The day we woke up on that fateful Friday 20 March 2020, I ordered my husband: ‘Tomorrow we […]Read More Self isolation – sod the beauty regime ‘cos I’m a home schooler.
As the first week of the school closure starts to hit home. Life after this lockdown is going to be interesting for those of us that survive Covid19 for sure. My daughters’ school has given us plenty of school work – enough to keep us ticking over. No doubt we will be writing more about […]Read More How to look (and feel) good in isolation
Over a million children (and parents) are estimated to have tuned into Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) P.E With Joe session this morning (23 March). I’m going to guess that even more will tune in tomorrow and over the coming weeks. I hope Joe continues with his live sessions, because it made us feel […]Read More How to stay cool (calm and collected) at home-school
Concerns over the impact of the COVID19/coronavirus pandemic on people’s finances has led the UK’s main financial regulator to ease things for those with credit card debt. The Financial Conduct Authority’s has suspended credit card persistent debt rules. The UK financial regulator says concerns over the impact of coronavirus on people’s finances, means it has […]Read More How to corona-proof your cash
Yesterday my main client told its entire workforce to work from home. Following not only the UK government’s advice but because it feels it’s in the best interests of all its employees’ health and well being. Not to mention nearly all of us have to travel by train and tube into central London – which […]Read More Five ways to cope with self isolation
Last week the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared in a televised press conference alongside the Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance. They were talking about the potential loss of ‘many’ loved ones in the coronavirus outbreak. The tone was serious, and my family all stopped what they were […]Read More Keep calm and carry on – exercising (without injury that is)
Childcare, it’s not cheap is it. As parents who have, at various stages of both our daughters’ pre-school lives, had to fork out shy of 1k a month I know the tough financial (and emotional) choices we all have to make. The cost of living, and our lifestyles, will more than likely mean it’s not […]Read More Childcare – are we asking too much of our parents?
At least 50 per cent of the food and drink we buy is imported and of that 70 per cent comes from the European Union. In fact in 2015 (the last time figures were available) £38bn of the food we bought came from abroad. It didn’t help that after the referendum vote in June 2016 […]Read More Three ways to beat the Brexit food price rise
High intensity training could be overstimulating your system and making you more anxious.Read More Why a new year HIT exercise regime could do more harm than good