Mel’s Blog

Well, once again I have neglected this page and I have often considered that I am slacking, but maybe that’s how this should work. I don’t like being tied to it but do love to add to it from time to time. So, from now on I shall stop apologising for any lack of updates because isn’t that what we all do too much of… Apologise? This time I disappeared because I changed direction. Let me explain. Have you ever mulled over exactly where you are going and what you should be doing? Well, I spent a lot of time…

This is the final amazing edit of Runningman4Kath The support has been fantastic… take a look at this!

I have a close family member who is running out of time. Kathryn’s story   ….Read more here

I have not posted for ages which pretty much says how busy i’ve been, But, i won’t be alone. Its the end of the school holidays and is it just me or does every household have a layer of dust and rooms that need tipping upside down and starting again. I just get nothing done. If I’m not working i want to be doing things with the kids. Quick update on the Paleo life. I made the decision recently to eat only paleo food. I don’t regret it a bit and it means i am feeding no non paleo foods at…

Run Or Dye !

I got everyone at home in their running shoes for the Run or Dye at Penshurst Place recently. It was absolutely amazing and if you are trying to get your Xbox fanatical kids out of their bedrooms for a while this is one of the best ways to do it. I didn’t see one child not willing to go round the 5k course. It was absolutely exhilarating. And if i don’t get mine back in their running gear for the next few months… well…. at least i know i managed it for one day of the year! And my favourite…

The lovely wife of my tirelessly patient Website man, David from Webexpand,  shall be setting off at Midnight on 16th May in London wearing a decorated bra with the theme ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’. Please help Juliet and the other 15000-ish ladies raise £6 million for their vital breast cancer causes. Good Luck Juliet from Mel. x Click here to Sponsor Juliet      

I love Homoeopathy !

I turned on the TV last night to find a program that has been focusing on Harley Street. I have been casually following this so I was particularly interested to see that it had turned its attention to alternative therapies. I converted to homoeopathy many years ago. This was for a number of reasons, I had a condition that could not be cured with conventional medicine, but who’s symptoms could only be kept at bay because it was viral. It also came at a time when I was concerned about the number of antibiotics and steroids my children were being…

Im not going to say much here. I just want to add a link to the Government website that links in a code of practice for handling requests in a reasonable manner. Its easy for everyone to understand if they want too. Read this if you are a working parent and need some flexibility with your working life…..   Flexible working

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

Its national eating disorders awareness week. (Monday 23 February to Sunday 1 March 2015) and in the same week a Danish magazine published pictures of an extremely thin, unwell looking model. Mmmmm, just about sums up what is important in the fashion world. Let me get one thing straight, I do not believe for one moment that thin models within the industry are the sole cause of eating disorders but I certainly do believe that portraying these girls and lads as ‘perfect’ is not exactly helpful. I downloaded the picture in question but decided that there would be no positive…

Mel on a Microwave Mission

In 1989, a Swiss food scientist called Dr Hans-Urich Hertel made some worrying discoveries. The study showed that blood could change after eating food that had been cooked or warmed in a microwave. Especially at risk were babies drinking milk that had been warmed in this way. However initially this information was covered up by the order of the Swiss courts. I first came across this information around 15 years ago and shocked by what I read I threw my microwave away and never looked back, to the amusement of many a visitor! Until now…. Due to my Paleo lifestyle…

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