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Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Lockdown

While lockdown is starting to ease, we’re still a long way from “normal”. I was reading a joke message on FB the other say that said: when we get out of this, we’ll either be hunks, chunks or drunks! It…

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The Comfort of Rituals During Lockdown

People tend to carry out more rituals in times of uncertainty. Even if they have no direct influence over the physical world, rituals provide a sense of control and comfort by imposing order on the chaos and uncertainty of everyday…

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The Joy of Takeaways – Six of the Best

Fed up with cooking? Or just want to celebrate the fact that you’ve successfully tottered through another week of lockdown and made it to Friday? We can’t go out, but we can get a takeaway. Here’s some Butterfly Loft recommendations…

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Dream Me a Rainbow

Human beings love to dream, think about and make plans for the future. In the dark of winter, or when we’re going through a person rough patch, it’s natural to look ahead and believe that things will get better again.…

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Happiness is a Maris Piper

I just love potatoes. They’re the ultimate savoury comfort food. Creamy mash, crunchy roasties, jackets, boiled, sautéed, dauphinoise, chips (so long as fresh and not soggy) you name that potato recipe and I will cheerfully eat it. I was intrigued…

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Is Your Mouth Bored?

February is such a bleagh time of the year isn’t it? Dull, dull, dull. Even your mouth feels bored! We can fix that! Why not try a food lovers’ weekend in Stony Stratford and get some taste bud excitement going?…

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Eight Tips to Paint Blue Monday Red!

Blue Monday is the name given to the third Monday in January which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The idea was first included in a press release from Sky Travel holiday company in 2005…

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A Carol for Christmas

Carols were originally pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people gathered round stone circles. The word “carol” means a dance or a song of praise and joy. But in an early re-branding exercise the first Christians absorbed…

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