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How to: get cycling fit with yoga

December 3, 2013 § Leave a reply

Feeling a little bit saddle sore? Total Women’s Cycling have just finished a new video series of yoga moves specifically for biking that will show you how to keep flexible and strong – perfect for training during the chilly winter.

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Competition – Win an ethical necklace from Soko

November 13, 2013 § 3 Replies

Want to give your jewellery box or your Christmas list some heart? Try an accessory from the beautiful Soko Loves Kenya collection. Their handcrafted pieces made from natural materials don’t just look good – they do good too, giving a fairer deal to the African artisans who make them.

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How to: Get brighter eyes

July 10, 2013 § Leave a reply

If festival-going, carnival-dancing, fields of pollen-frolicking and other summery gallivants (or just a few too many cups of Pimms last night) have left your peepers looking puffy and bleary-eyed, follow these tips for beautiful bright eyes. What hayfever?

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Wimbledon 2013

July 3, 2013 § Leave a reply

My sports watching partner in crime (Leo) and I spent a delightful Monday at Wimbledon after Leo magically managed to procure us centre court tickets. We watched Serena Williams cry, Sabine Lisicki kick ass, Murray make grunting sounds and Djokovic give good lego hair. Oh, and we ate strawberries and drank far too much pink cava.

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Four lovely things to do in the Lake District

June 28, 2013 § Leave a reply

The gorgeous green valleys, unspoilt blue waters and postcard-pretty villages of The Lakes are bliss to ramble through on sunny weekends, and there are plenty of family-friendly holiday parks in the Lake District that are the perfect base to explore from. Here’s my pick of the nicest places to visit.

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How to: boulder, by UK champion Shauna Coxsey for Adidas

June 13, 2013 § Leave a reply

If you’ve ever fancied chalking up your fingers and teaching your body to defy gravity, watch inspiring UK champ Shauna Coxsey talk about her love of climbing, plus tips on warming up and improving your footwork, in these videos from Adidas’ All In campaign.
I started last year and am addicted, despite my constantly blistered fingers.

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Five best accessories for summer gardens

April 22, 2013 § Leave a reply

Spring is finally here! Dust down your flipflops, crack out the Pimms and get out in the garden – it may have been a little neglected during the dark days of winter but there’s nothing more satisfying than getting your hands dirty getting it into shape. Plant some spring flowers and head to local gardening centres and sites like www.mysmartbuy.com in search of the best new tools, then add some of this lovely lot of garden accessories for the finishing touch.

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Top 10 songs about being outdoors

January 27, 2011 § 2 Replies

One of my favourite things in the whole world: cycling along a canal to a field full of clover, lying down and watching the clouds drift, sharing an MP3 player with someone else and listening to any of these. If you have Spotify you can listen.

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