#Tbt to my last holiday abroad in Crete

to my last holiday abroad in Crete.
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Just a lovely memory now.
Ready for this Summer's staycation.
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The sun always makes you feel alive and energised and fills you with positivity.
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Just a lovely memory now.
Ready for this Summer’s staycation.
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The sun always makes you feel alive and energised and fills you with positivity.
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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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This video clip was taken of me when the weather was hot and sunny not torrential rain like today which means riding today was cancelled

This video clip was taken of me when the weather was hot and sunny not torrential rain like today which means riding today was cancelled.

It's so special horseriding along a beach. It makes you feel happy, blessed and so grateful to be healthy and well and lucky to be able to do such a thing.
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It’s so special horseriding along a beach. It makes you feel happy, blessed and so grateful to be healthy and well and lucky to be able to do such a thing.
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Sun, sea and seafood

Sun, sea and seafood.
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The last day of an Indian Summer with lunch by the sea with a healthy but delicious Asian fusion mix of scallop, seabass and tempura prawn on a bed of vegetables, noodles and peanuts.
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It's so easy to eat healthily when it's presented beautifully and tastes delcious.
Its all about the flavours.
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Even when you are cooking at home, however simple or basic the recipe or meal, if you take a bit of extra care and time to make it look appetising on the plate, you will feel more satisfied on a smaller portion.
You will crave less of the unhealthy sugary carb laden foods which give high/low spikes to your blood sugar and energy levels.
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The last day of an Indian Summer with lunch by the sea with a healthy but delicious Asian fusion mix of scallop, seabass and tempura prawn on a bed of vegetables, noodles and peanuts.
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It’s so easy to eat healthily when it’s presented beautifully and tastes delcious.
Its all about the flavours.
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Even when you are cooking at home, however simple or basic the recipe or meal, if you take a bit of extra care and time to make it look appetising on the plate, you will feel more satisfied on a smaller portion.
You will crave less of the unhealthy sugary carb laden foods which give high/low spikes to your blood sugar and energy levels.
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Lunch at The Hut Colwell Bay- my favourite Island restaurant

Lunch at The Hut Colwell Bay- my favourite Island restaurant.

Large sun-hats a requirement this Summer when lunching al fresco.

Sundress River Island.
Sunglasses TKMaxx
Sunhat Oliver Bonas 
Rose wine Pinot Grigio Blush .
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Large sun-hats a requirement this Summer when lunching al fresco.

Sundress River Island.
Sunglasses TKMaxx
Sunhat Oliver Bonas
Rose wine Pinot Grigio Blush .
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Early morning beach walk and swim with @misslucy_lou

Early morning beach walk and swim with @misslucy_lou .

Bembridge, Isle of Wight but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean today. .
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Bembridge, Isle of Wight but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean today. .
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What was my mother thinking? As we are having a heatwave I thought I’d post a childhood seaside photo of me Tb to Summer maybe 1960

What was my mother thinking? 
As we are having a heatwave I thought I'd post a childhood seaside photo of me Tb to Summer maybe 1960. 
This is me on the beach in the Isle of Wight (Sandown I think) . 
Not convinced about my mother's choice of my swimwear outfit! Sharks fin swim cap and an interesting style bikini bottom. .
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This is me on the beach in the Isle of Wight (Sandown I think) .
Not convinced about my mother’s choice of my swimwear outfit! Sharks fin swim cap and an interesting style bikini bottom. .
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Early morning beach walk time

Early morning beach walk time.

For a healthy gut which helps you to be healthy overall,  if you leave 12 hours between your last evening meal and your breakfast/brunch/first meal of the day you are giving your digestive system a chance to digest and rest. 
Take your exercise before this first meal of the day. 
20 mins fast walking or 20 mins HIT exercise will help your weightloss programme.. .
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For a healthy gut which helps you to be healthy overall, if you leave 12 hours between your last evening meal and your breakfast/brunch/first meal of the day you are giving your digestive system a chance to digest and rest.
Take your exercise before this first meal of the day.
20 mins fast walking or 20 mins HIT exercise will help your weightloss programme.. .
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