Fitness & Food

Not necessarily a natural combination, particularly if you love to eat like I do!

However I was inspired recently to understand how these two things can go well together, with a bit of thought, when I won three sessions with a personal trainer, Rosie MacGlashan.

Off for a fitness session garden cottage gym gym fireplace

I left for my first session slightly nervously, just not knowing what to expect, expecting pain of some sort I guess, but was pleasantly surprised to arrive at her little garden cottage, an oasis of tranquility by the way and find that the first machine she put me on, as a warm up, was very pleasant, a sort of rowing machine. It gave you an all over stretch and certainly warmed me up very nicely.

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Style Tips

Very flatteringly, I am often asked for advice – Maybe I am more qualified than I realise after all these years. So here goes…

monochrome living room

My No1 tip and I truly believe this, is to decide on a style and stick to it.

Deborah Gordon, owner of the above living room is a master of this approach!

All too often I see homes where the owner has NOT committed… the result being a sort of terrible uncertainty… The furniture all ends up very bland with practical, beige surfaces fighting for attention.

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Chelsea Flower Show

Thrilled to be invited to Chelsea Flower Show on Monday – Press Day, before it opened to the public – before the queen even!

Garden

Amazing – there was hardly anyone there – I could actually see the plants – it was incredible. I realised a couple of days beforehand that I was going on my own… a bit nerve wracking – why had I not organised a chum? Anyway, I was going for work not for fun (believe that, you’ll believe anything) and off I trotted.

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Glamping anyone?

Very, very proud of a feature we have done for the current Coast magazine, the April issue…

outdoor kitchen

It is about the Glamping facilities in the breathtaking surroundings of Cambo House, on the East Neuk, just by St Andrews

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Style File

Isn’t this gorgeous? A one bedroom apartment in Sweden, £172,000…think it might be sold now…

swedish room

What is so gorgeous about it though? Is it the fascinating, gauzy pendent lamp? The period windows and radiator? I thought I would take a second to try and analyse it…

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