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Warm Butternut Squash Salad

I made this a lot a few years ago, then forgot about it.  Time to revive it.  It's a great winter salad - you can have it warm or cold, it's nice both ways, and you can eat it as a side salad or a whole meal with some nice bread. Serves 2 as a… Continue reading Warm Butternut Squash Salad

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Fitness and Health, Life and Everything

How do you ask for help?

How do you ask for help when you feel vulnerable? How do you ask for help?  I've been wondering this for years, decades.    I think everyone finds it difficult, but some people seem to have the knack for it.  Some people can say "I really need help with tackling my garden this month." or… Continue reading How do you ask for help?

Life and Everything

World COPD Day

It's World COPD Day today, in recognition of people who, like me,  suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  I was going to go to the gym, in my own personal celebration of continuing to survive this damn thing. But I've been slain by a migraine this morning, so it's sofa and snooze instead. It's frustrating… Continue reading World COPD Day

Fitness and Health, Life and Everything

That Fitness Feeling

I've been thinking about this thing "fitness" a lot. As you know, I have gone back to the gym for the first time in 10 years and I'm loving it. My local gym is great - local authority run, helpful staff, fantastic quality and range of equipment and really friendly users. There's some serious athletes… Continue reading That Fitness Feeling