Monthly Archives: January 2017

Woodland Trust – Preston

The Woodland Trust owns and cares for a cluster of nine woods in the Fulwood area of Preston. These range from tiny Moss Leach, which is home to the scheduled ancient monument of Cromwell’s Mound, to Masons Wood, a beautiful ancient woodland with mature trees and a rich bird life, and Sandybrook, which is popular […]


For most of us as the last chime of Big Ben sounds then we start to look ahead to the New Year and for some this is the time of the Resolution.  I think you will find on most people’s lists – “Get Fit” and what better way to start than to try an old […]

A Good Read

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight We all think we know our children. We think we understand what makes them tick and we like to think that they would turn to us if they were in trouble. But do we really know what is going on in their lives? Kate certainly thought she knew about her […]


Recent winters have been so mild that it has been possible to garden all the year through. This allows extended planting time for trees and shrubs etc. Doing so at this time of year, is the best time for the plants because they are dormant and will settle in better ready to start growing in […]


Bacon and Mushroom Risotto – A simple tasty New Year supper

Preparation: 10 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Serves 4   Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped 250g chestnut mushrooms,...

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Joanne loses an incredible 6 stone and is crowned Lea Club Woman of the Year!

I joined Slimming World on 9th January 2018, weighing at my heaviest weight 19st 5.5lbs... I was miserable with myself and life. Before I joined I had no idea how heavy I was because I was...

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New Year, New Feet?

“If only”, I hear you say! Of course, it’s not possible to actually get a pair of new feet, but with a bit of self-care and perhaps some professional attention you can come pretty...

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