Saturday, 31 December 2011

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Nostalgia and Christmas today 25th December 2011.

 I came across these photos unexpectedly and thought it was time they had some exercise and fresh air - decorating our Christmas Tree 2002, the year we arrived in the UK!  Can it really be that long ago?

I wish you all a joyful loving Christmas to remember

From Dr Seuss's Grinch, I leave you with these words to ponder .......

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  

It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without boxes, packages or bags.

And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.

What if Christmas he thought, doesn't come from a store.

What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

Love is all there is!  (well ......maybe chocolate too!)

PS: Don’t forget these 12 Days Gifts are great for every health-seeking friend, family member or work colleague. The advent doors stay open until December 31st, so you still have a few days to spread the love and get your gifts

I have just opened my 12th Day Gift from Karen Knowler (it's Christmas Day after all and I couldn't wait  to open this pressie) - what a fabulous surprise.
Everyone of these Gifts from these Contributors have been awesome and have added value to my healthy living plan.  I just want to say a big thank you and lots of hugs to them for sharing and Karen Knowler for putting it all together.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

I'm now on Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Gorgeous Gifts Giveaway.

Every evening when I'm home from work, I open my gift of the day and am awed!  Karen Knowler has brought together talented raw chefs and coaches who have each created a wonderful eBook as a gift, culminating with Karen's gift on the 25th of December.  I can't wait!

Whatever type of diet you follow, sign up for this giveaway for some of the best recipes I've ever seen.  

And YAY!  I got my wish - one of the 12 Days has a beautiful eBook with the most amazing chocolate recipes ........ actually lots of recipes to keep me busy over this festive period, including ice cream!

To make sure you get the gifts too, simply go to and sign up.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

I have just downloaded my first gift from Day 1 from the 12 Days to Christmas Giveaway.

Wow - 7 delicious recipes, in a beautifully illustrated and presented eBook. I can't wait to try out some of these recipes - have just added ingredients not in my kitchen cupboards to my shopping list.

The first Recipe from Winter in the Raw I'm going to try is the Christmas Cocktail Mojito - Yay can't wait - watch this space and I'll let you know what I think. Then, I think the Fig Rolls will have to be next as a sweet treat...and then ....well, Sign up for this free gift of recipe yourself and enjoy healthy Christmas recipes.

All you need to do is enter your name, email and country and you'll start getting the
downloadable gifts for each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas from Karen Knowler. 

I love the generosity that inspires people to share some of their creations with the rest of us and I think it's a perfect way to attract customers - a win - win situation for all - we get to sample before buying!

There's a New Year's Resolution to put on my list - make 2012 my Year to Share!

Sadly, no chocolate amongst these fabulous free recipes - never mind, I do have oodles of my own homemade Delicious Nutritious Cacao Bliss Chocolate to indulge in.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Russell James - The Raw Chef emailed me a link to "12 Days to Raw Christmas" Giveaway.  I'm always looking for Raw Recipes to add to my Tried and Tested in the kitchen of Barbs @ Synchronicity House Collection.  It's so wonder-ful that creative artists everywhere are willing to share their inspirations with us all.  
Being the chocoholic that I am - raw chocolate I mean, especially my own magical tasting recipe - whenever I see "raw chocolate recipes", I'm immediately hooked!

So, I've just signed up to the special "12 Days to Raw Christmas" Giveaway just launched by Karen Knowler.
Every day for 12 days, between 14th and 25th December, she's sending out a special raw-related gift from a different raw food expert, COMPLETELY FREE!
There's going to be masses of delicious raw food recipes for Christmas, raw chocolate recipes, detox and fasting ideas for pre- and post- Christmas and Karen's gift on the 25th is going to be something very special. ........ and there are those three magical words - raw chocolate recipes
To make sure you get the gifts too, simply go to and sign-up 
Let me know what you think!