It’s been the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over the last few weeks and the city is a bit crazy. It’s a joyous place to be unless you want to get anywhere in a hurry, when your route will be blocked by jugglers, fire eaters, mime artists and drummers….. and by visitors from all over the world … More Blueberry and lemon cake – and The Wind in the Willows
I really love the idea of wild swimming. A while ago I signed up to get regular emails from the Outdoor Swimming Society and their site is full of pictures of people swimming outdoors and appearing to have a lot of fun. Inspired by this, last weekend Mr McGregor and I went down to the Lake … More Plum and almond cake – and wild swimming
Having looked at exercise in children I thought I’d have a look at how much exercise women are doing. The NHS Choices website suggests that to stay healthy, adults (men and women) aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do: at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and strength … More Women and exercise – how much should we do and how can we do more?
Our blueberries are doing very well this year so I made a Blueberry Tart. The recipe is a wee bit more involved than some of the others – it needs pastry and custard, but I enjoy making it and I do think it looks quite impressive, if you don’t look too hard. We had a … More Blueberry Tart
Wearing my rose tinted spectacles, I remember that when I was young, we used to play outside all the time. We spent the days and evenings playing with the kids who lived nearby either out in the street (it was a very quiet street) or in back gardens. I don’t remember spending lots of time … More Do our children get enough exercise?
Mr McGregor and I went to a birthday party last weekend in the beautiful countryside in Fife. This area of Scotland, between the River Forth and the River Tay, is known as the Kingdom of Fife as it was one of the major Pictish Kingdoms (known as Fib). The historic and pretty town of St Andrews is on the East … More Banana and chocolate cake – and the Highland Midge
There has been a lot about mental health in the news lately, so I was interested to see this new study suggesting there might be a link between higher sugar intake and depression, at least in men. UK adults consume approximately double the recommended level of added sugar, with sweet foods and drinks contributing ~3/4 of … More Sugar intake and mental health