Crowdfunding How many times have we heard exercise is good for the mind as well as the body.  That’s all well but what if you want to exercise but you’re not into running, going the gym or don’t quite feel bendy enough for yoga. Well, I’ve found a fab solution for all ages that is engaging, fun and helps build more than just muscle, ARCHERY! A new club is up and running in Cheshire, Kyujutsu Archery runs from 12pm on Sunday’s at Brookvale Recreation Centre starting with taster sessions/beginners and leading through to experienced club members.

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Having Arthritis I struggle with what I can wear on my feet. I love shoes and boots but am restricted with heel heights and widths, which makes shoe shopping no fun. Often I find comfort and fashion don’t go together, well, Hotter Shoes show they do. I was invited to Hotter Shoes Chester store to find out about the company and see if I could  find a perfect pair of boots and have my #hottermoment. I discussed my issues with assistant Sarah who advised me on fit and helped me choose Charlie boots, these are Chelsea boots with a zip,…

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When we decided to open up the kitchen into the small conservatory on the back of the house we worried about heating and keeping it warm in winter. Although we have a south facing garden the winter evenings are chilly so we did some research. We decided on underfloor heating. The conservatory was already built so we choose low level heating that wouldn’t affect the floor height and was compatible with laminate flooring. We felt laminate was more suitable for boys playing in the kitchen using the floor for indoor football, car games and lego building. My husband planned the…

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You may have heard we have a new puppy, he has stolen our hearts and has us running rings around him. Which is exactly the opposite of the advice we were given from the animal rescue centre. Our puppy has been chipped and has had his first vaccinations done by the centre, but this week he needed his final vaccination so we all planned a trip to the Vet surgery, even the teenager said he was coming with us. We have spent quite a bit already despite the rescue centre providing some essentials.  We still need to organise pet insurance…

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Have you ever had to wear a heart monitor? It’s not the best fashion accessory, and after three days of being restricted to one quick shower it can be a necessary nuisance. Severe palpitations had led to tests to check my Rheumatoid Arthritis wasn’t affecting my major organs. An ECG, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, a  scan and then the monitor to wear, resulting in a consultation to review readings. Luckily I was fine, but I was amazed at the tests available as the first line in detecting any defect or abnormality in the heart. All of these tests are…

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