Learn to Sing

Singing Therapy

I’m sure I’ve mentioned singing therapy before, particularly as another strategy for managing mental health, although singing can provide many benefits to the singer. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins   Benefits of singing are available to all and not dependent on skill level   The Therapeutic…

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Third and Final Hurdle

First it was Ebola, back in September 2014 threatening to scupper our trip out to Morocco. I thought the spread of the disease would surely stop any travel in and out of West Africa. However it has remained relatively confined to the three main countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, the closest of which…

Trek Training

Snowstorms and Deserts

Apparently it has snowed in the Sahara desert twice – in 1979 and 2012, however I’m not sure training in the snowstorms we had on Thursday will help me much in a few short weeks, as I’m expecting glorious sunshine and high temperatures! Our little one has just got over Scarlet Fever (I thought it…

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Sahara On My Mind

Hello, yes I am still here! My blog updates keep dropping to the bottom of the priority list, which I am not too happy about; along with more mundane tasks, which I couldn’t care less about; all in the name of Sahara Trek training, which I am deeply obsessed about! My every waking moment is…

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How to Make a Big Mess / Gingerbread Village

I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks I know, tied up with tasks, watching time hurtling at warp speed towards the end of the year. (Original Photo Creative Commons Battersea Park by kevinsays under CC by 2.0 – text added to original) This morning however, during the creation of the biggest mess I’ve ever…

The Snowman and the Snowdog

The Snowman & Snowdog Decoupage Delights!

My printer has followed the Law of Sod today and packed in, in the midst of long queue of printing requirements for the craft fair! Has anyone got any recommendations for a printer that can handle 300gsm+ cardstock? I need to do a bit of research tonight and get one pronto. There’s not enough time…

Christmas Card on a Canvas

Christmas Card on a Canvas

How did it get to Sunday night already? Not the foggiest! What a whirlwind of a weekend. Enjoyed a walk in the afternoon sunshine today, along to the village hall in Arthington and back again, which was 3.7 miles. Not a great distance but better than nothing. My left boot is still threatening me with…

Arthington Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Crafting for Arthington Fair

Hello the weekend! Bit rainy & cold but Fred Astaire is singing and dancing on the telly box so all’s good. He always reminds me of my lovely grandpa (also Fred) so I adore watching him. I’ve been a busy little crafting beaver recently, too busy to blog my creations, crafting in every spare moment…