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Wellbeing in Autumn and Winter: how to thrive and not just survive

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Wellbeing in Autumn and Winter: how to thrive and not just survive

In the UK, autumn and winter can be tough months to get through. They can be dark, wet, cold and grey, not very cheerful times of the year apart from perhaps Christmas! For a lot of us, this can manifest as a low mood, craving really carby and stodgy meals and as desire to just […]

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10 Lunch Ideas with NO Sandwiches!

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10 Lunch Ideas with NO Sandwiches!

Buying lunches for work or days out can be an expensive habit. I’ve been trying to eat a little more healthily this month and planning homemade lunches ahead definitely helps on this mission too. Here are 10 recipe suggestions for packed lunches, without the usual sandwiches! Chicken Pad Thai Salad This zingy salad, packed with vegetables contains […]

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May Loves from Little Wood

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May Loves from Little Wood

I feel like every year I forget just how beautiful May is.  It has been showing off in style a little extra this year, and with its bonus holiday days and pretty weather, we’ve been falling in love with it all over again. Our little wood has properly woken up now, and is showering us […]

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March Loves from Little Wood

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March Loves from Little Wood

I always breathe a sigh of relief when March rolls around because we made it through the Winter! We survived!  All be it that this month began with more snow (so much snow!) and the trees in our wood, that I’ve been watching and waiting on so patiently to wake up, were clouded in white […]

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Homemade Chocolate Bites Recipe

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Homemade Chocolate Bites Recipe

  Spring is here and that means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day full of waves of emotion for me, as I’m sure for lots of families. I spent many years struggling through being desperate for babies, through years of IVF sobbing on those lonely Mothering Sundays. Now my tiny […]

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February Loves from Little Wood

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February Loves from Little Wood

The frigid temperatures of January have given way to a milder and (slightly!) brighter month with us.  Little signs of the season to come are starting to pop up all over the countryside, and we are so glad to see them.  Snowdrops and Willow buds are appearing all around Little Wood, and they are the […]

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Improving your Mood with Food

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Improving your Mood with Food

This time of year can feel a bit depressing. You have the come down after the celebrations of Christmas and New Year, the weather is cold and dark and the spring and summer months feel far away. Many of us also feel tired and sluggish after the excesses of Christmas. What you eat can play […]

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Recipe

It’s funny how celebrations change so much as you get older, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s having a family, or just a million other priorities. But where I once dreamed of a magically romantic Valentine’s day, where my knight in shining armour would sweep me off my feet, my wishes these days are a bit more, […]

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January Loves from Little Wood

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January Loves from Little Wood

Happy New Year! I hope that you had the most peaceful and restful Christmas and New Year break. It always occurs to me that January is probably the worst month of all to exercise discipline with ourselves and make lasting resolutions.  These dark, dreary days of late Winter call for home comforts, food heady with […]

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December Loves from Little Wood

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December Loves from Little Wood

I hope you’ve been enjoying a wonderful festive season so far! For us it has been a particularly busy month. Family life so often is chaotic of course, and even more so in December, with nativities to watch, presents to find and wrap and so many trips and activities planned to make the most of […]

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