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Out of time

Time, time, time, see what’s become of me, while I looked around for my possibilities…

And it’s time, time, time that you learned…

I need a little time to think things over…

I haven’t looked at my blog for a week and a half. I love looking at my blog, so there is only one reason for this – time. In the past two weeks I’ve working away in the flat fens of East Anglia and in the shadow of the mountainous Lake District. Rushing from east coast to west coast, visiting my parents, taming wild rescue ponies and working on social media for the awesome PACT Animal Sanctuary, sorting out my parent’s camper van (packed to the brim with charity stuff), managing projects, going to a Foo Fighters gig, running the Newcastle branch of the Women’s Equality Party, going to my niece’s hen do dressed as Samantha from SATC, doing great crested newt surveys in the evenings and environmental education for schoolchildren in the daytime. Oh, and as our house purchase fell through a couple of weeks ago at the last minute, whenever I’m home I’ve been viewing houses every evening… and on Saturday, literally on the way to a friend’s wedding we bought a house! Continue reading Out of time

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Bold is Beautiful: Look Good, Do Good AND a Benefit Freebie?!

Regular readers will know how much I love Benefit cosmetics (if not, check out my post Friends with Benefit) – so imagine how happy I was when I heard about the campaign they’re running for the whole of May. If you live in the UK, USA, France or Australia, head to a Benefit Brow Bar for a Brow Wax in May 2015 and 100% of Benefit’s profits from the treatment will go to charities supporting women and girls, an issue close to my heart. As a thank you you’ll also receive a free, full sized Gimme Brow volumising fibre gel!

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Continue reading Bold is Beautiful: Look Good, Do Good AND a Benefit Freebie?!

Low Carb Dark Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes For A Worthy Cause!

Hello, just wanted to share this healthy and inspiring recipe with you via fit to serve, one of my favourite blogs. Chocolate and kindness – what could be better!

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This past Saturday Fittoserve and fit2eat our boutique low carb bakery helped support Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics by being a sponsor at their annual 5k fundraiser for moms walk/run “Love Never Fails. Fit2Eat setup a booth and we sold our low carb treats with all the proceeds going to this wonderful organization. Our son and husband ran the 5K while I manned the booth.

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Since 2007 Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics have been providing “life saving help in a life changing way” to women and couples with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Our family has been blessed to support this organization since its inception and we have seen thousands of lives touched by their loving work.  At Heartbeat of Miami all of their services are always free and confidential.

Their annual run/walk brought hundreds of people to show their support. It was so incredible…

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Colour me Friday: Red Nose Day

Yippee! It’s Red Nose Day! For any non-UK readers who haven’t heard of it before, it’s an awesome day of fun to raise money for Comic Relief. the money raised is spent to transform the lives of millions of people, both at home in the UK and across Africa, and is much beloved by us Brits. Comic Relief alternates every other year with Sport Relief, which raises money for the same good causes, but with less custard pies and more hard graft. Basically, it doesn’t matter what you do, just do something funny for money! If you can’t do, watch Comic Relief all of Friday evening on the BBC, and give some money! Continue reading Colour me Friday: Red Nose Day

Wild, wild horses

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I managed to fit in a couple more days over the holidays helping to train some recently rescued welsh mountain ponies at PACT Animal Sanctuary. The seven tiny, beautiful ponies are as wild as can be, having never been handled.

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As well as attempting some Monty Roberts “Horse Whisperer techniques, I’m finding that it’s a brilliant mindfulness exercise. Continue reading Wild, wild horses