Do you have a “happy place”?

Do you have a "happy place"?
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Mine is on the beach, riding the local riding stables pony Casper.
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Being at one with a horse by the sea, with whom you have a rapport and a mutual trust is such a special and priviliged time.
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It's easy to understand how interacting with a horse or a dog can help those with special needs, autism or mental health.
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We all need metime and downtime from the stresses of everyday life and especially an escape from social media, being judged by others and mobile phone addiction. .
When everything in life seems currently to be so turbulent, unsettled and uncertain, a short escape from day to day reality is revitalizing and reboots a positive mindset.
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Mine is on the beach, riding the local riding stables pony Casper.
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Being at one with a horse by the sea, with whom you have a rapport and a mutual trust is such a special and priviliged time.
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It’s easy to understand how interacting with a horse or a dog can help those with special needs, autism or mental health.
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We all need metime and downtime from the stresses of everyday life and especially an escape from social media, being judged by others and mobile phone addiction. .
When everything in life seems currently to be so turbulent, unsettled and uncertain, a short escape from day to day reality is revitalizing and reboots a positive mindset.
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Healthy homecooked Sunday brunch

Healthy homecooked Sunday brunch.
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Scrambled local farmshop free range eggs, smoked salmon from the village fish shop, smashed avocado with red chillies that were home grown in my garden, peashoots, and artisan seeded sourdough bread from the local baker. .
When you're by the seaside it's so much nicer to be able to shop locally for your ingredients, supporting the local community and village shops but also to know that the food you're buying is mostly locally produced and free range or organic..
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Sometimes the food we eat may look and taste delicious but add nothing positive to daily diet or our nutrition. These include simple carbs which are mostly foods that are beige ( ie: bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, pasta). Processed foods.  Hormone-fed meats.  Battery-reared chickens and eggs.
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Scrambled local farmshop free range eggs, smoked salmon from the village fish shop, smashed avocado with red chillies that were home grown in my garden, peashoots, and artisan seeded sourdough bread from the local baker. .
When you’re by the seaside it’s so much nicer to be able to shop locally for your ingredients, supporting the local community and village shops but also to know that the food you’re buying is mostly locally produced and free range or organic..
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Sometimes the food we eat may look and taste delicious but add nothing positive to daily diet or our nutrition. These include simple carbs which are mostly foods that are beige ( ie: bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, pasta). Processed foods. Hormone-fed meats. Battery-reared chickens and eggs.
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Another Pilates reformer exercise for glute and core strengthening and balance and stability on the supporting leg

Another Pilates reformer exercise for glute and core strengthening and balance and stability on the supporting leg .
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This video clip was filmed after an tough hour group class and the glutes were certainly feeling the workout! . 
Quite wobbly this time as my muscles were tired and should have had the hanging leg straight but corrected it before the end of the video clip
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Thank you to 
@absolutestudios @rascal_physique_ .
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This video clip was filmed after an tough hour group class and the glutes were certainly feeling the workout! .
Quite wobbly this time as my muscles were tired and should have had the hanging leg straight but corrected it before the end of the video clip
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Thank you to
@absolutestudios @rascal_physique_ .
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The most favourite, special and wonderful women I love most in my life

The most favourite, special and wonderful women I love most in my life .
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My daughter Bella
@bellacampbell1 
My 96 year old auntie Sylvia
My cousin Fran
@warner.francine 
My son's girlfriend Shannon
@shancrgn  .
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My daughter Bella
@bellacampbell1
My 96 year old auntie Sylvia
My cousin Fran
@warner.francine
My son’s girlfriend Shannon
@shancrgn .
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Plank with the help of @misslucy_lou

Plank with the help of @misslucy_lou .
When it was a beautiful sunny outdoors personal training day. .
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When it was a beautiful sunny outdoors personal training day. .
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Throwback Friday to when I went to a ddmix dance class with Dame Darcey Bussell in the Isle of Wight

Throwback Friday to when I went to a ddmix dance class with Dame Darcey Bussell in the Isle of Wight.
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@dadinasagger

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@dadinasagger

Homemade spaghetti alla vongole

Homemade spaghetti alla vongole. (spaghetti with clams) .
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Ingredients for the sauce: chopped shallots, garlic, fennel, chillies, fresh parsley.
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All the above ingredients shallow fried in extra virgin olive oil until soft and the shallots translucent. .
I then added the clams to the pan (rinsed first in cold water to make sure they shut before cooking) and also a little extra boiling water.
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Simmered for a few minutes until the clams all opened.
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Then added the pre-cooked and rinsed( to get rid of the starchiness) wheatfree/ gluten free spaghetti into the sauce.
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Finally more extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley leaves.
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Yummy, healthy, simple and quick.
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(spaghetti with clams) .
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Ingredients for the sauce: chopped shallots, garlic, fennel, chillies, fresh parsley.
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All the above ingredients shallow fried in extra virgin olive oil until soft and the shallots translucent. .
I then added the clams to the pan (rinsed first in cold water to make sure they shut before cooking) and also a little extra boiling water.
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Simmered for a few minutes until the clams all opened.
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Then added the pre-cooked and rinsed( to get rid of the starchiness) wheatfree/ gluten free spaghetti into the sauce.
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Finally more extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley leaves.
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Yummy, healthy, simple and quick.
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#tbthursday With love from me to you

With love from me to you.
Happy Valentines day.
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Even if you don't have a Valentine or someone special in your life you can still have a wonderful day and have gratitude for everything you do have - your health, your family, your friends and all those little things that bring you happiness and joy in your life.
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Don't look at everyone else's Instafeeds wishing you have what they appear to have.
You don't know what's really going on in their life.  Their feed is not necessarily their reality.
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Happy Valentines day.
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Even if you don’t have a Valentine or someone special in your life you can still have a wonderful day and have gratitude for everything you do have – your health, your family, your friends and all those little things that bring you happiness and joy in your life.
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Don’t look at everyone else’s Instafeeds wishing you have what they appear to have.
You don’t know what’s really going on in their life. Their feed is not necessarily their reality.
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The quickest ever warming home-made curry recipe

The quickest ever warming home-made curry recipe. . Whilst you're baking a salmon fillet (around 10mins), throw together a mix of frozen vegetables -cauliflower, peas, spinach into a pan and simmer them in a "Seeds of Change" all natural jar of curry sauce. Once the vegetables have cooked to be properly soft then add the cooked fish. . So quick and simple and healthy. . Spicy with a bit of a kick is always good for colds and flu. I added turmeric for extra anti-inflammatory healing properties. . . . . . .

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Whilst you’re baking a salmon fillet (around 10mins), throw together a mix of frozen vegetables -cauliflower, peas, spinach into a pan and simmer them in a “Seeds of Change” all natural jar of curry sauce. Once the vegetables have cooked to be properly soft then add the cooked fish. .
So quick and simple and healthy. .
Spicy with a bit of a kick is always good for colds and flu. I added turmeric for extra anti-inflammatory healing properties. .
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