Exfoliation at the Shelbourne Spa

After six weeks in the windswept North West, my skin was feeling dry and in need of some serious exfoliation and after a consultation with the Shelbourne Spa, I booked myself in for an elemis Exotic Coconut Body Rub and Milk Ritual Wrap.  Even though, an exfoliation treatment is less about relaxation and more about results, I was hoping for a repeat of my wonderful visit to the Six Senses in Paris [see here].

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Yoga classes, Chakras and Meditation

Yoga, Chakras and meditationAfter my recent misadventures with my lower back, I was finally ready to go back to Yoga Classes this weekend and attend a Chakras workshop. Of late, it seems that I have had more returns to yoga than uninterrupted practise [see here]. But such is life. To celebrate, I bought myself a Manduka skidless yoga towel with ‘dots that grip so you don’t slip’. This towel goes over your yoga mat to avoid slipping and also helps you avoid getting stuck in jump backs or jump throughs. Perfect, if like me, you are still learning how to glide through seated postures with ease.

 

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Embracing a Hygge Lifestyle

On Friday my sister arrived for the weekend armed with the latest book on ‘How to lead a Hygge Lifestyle’.  As it was bucketing down outside, it didn’t take long before we were all huddled in front of the fire, drinking hot chocolate and playing a slow game of scrabble. We probably could have done with more candles, some fair isle socks and a photo album for reminiscing, but by all accounts, it was an almost perfect Hygge moment.

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Duck eggs, Kerr Pinks… and Ramelton Country Market

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Duck Eggs, Ramelton Country MarketDuck Eggs, Kerr Pinks, Cod, Leafy Beetroot, Apply Jelly… our eating habits seem to be evolving the longer we live beside the Ramelton country market. The days of Tesco Finest and Avoca soups seem like a distant memory, and now with time on our hands, we are discovering anew the food that we eat, cook and source. Continue reading “Duck eggs, Kerr Pinks… and Ramelton Country Market”