Having the belief and determination

As humans, we are used to the fight or flight response, which our ancestors used in the past to keep them alive and hunt their prey. These days we are not living in caves and hunting to survive and yet the instinct is still strong within us. Our fear and battle in today’s modern societyContinue reading “Having the belief and determination”

The Importance of Hydrochloric Acid in the Stomach

Gastric acid is a colourless, watery, acidic, digestive fluid produced in the stomach. It is one of the main solutions secreted, together with several enzymes and intrinsic factors.  If your levels of hydrochloric acid are low, then you will probably experience acid reflux. There are three phases in the secretion of gastric acid: 1.      TheContinue reading “The Importance of Hydrochloric Acid in the Stomach”

Having our hearts desires comes at a cost

We all have wants and desires, this is a human trait and we can often spend hours day dreaming of our hopes for the future. I have recently been reading the Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis. This is one of my all time favourite books and as a child it tapped into my imaginationContinue reading “Having our hearts desires comes at a cost”

The documentary ‘Extinction’, a review

If like me you sat down last night to watch Sir David Attenborough give an update on what the state of the planet was looking like; you will be under no doubt, unless we as a globe act quickly this planet will not be here in future decades. This is the biggest catastrophe to hitContinue reading “The documentary ‘Extinction’, a review”

Our gorgeous Labrador puppy Bobby

My partner and I are now proud owners of a beautiful eight week year old Labrador puppy, who we have called Bobby. He is a bundle of fun and the house has been turned into a playroom over night. Today I want to talk about the healing power of animals. I have always been anContinue reading “Our gorgeous Labrador puppy Bobby”

Growing your own vegetables in lockdown

Just before the country went into lockdown at the end of March; my partner and I bought a selection of various seeds from the garden centre. This was to keep us both entertained and outside in the fresh air during lockdown. We bought potato seeds, french beans, dwarf beans, peppers, lettuce and celeriac. Here isContinue reading “Growing your own vegetables in lockdown”

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Negative Acting

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
No scenery chewing here. Image: IMDb Director Alfred Hitchcock was famous for “storyboarding” a movie before filming it. He would meticulously plan camera shots and final edits, filling his shooting script with drawings. (“A traveling artist’s sketch pad,” one reporter quipped.ยน) In his book, Hitchcock & Selznick, film historian Leonard…

Is our body in balance?

Last night I went out with my partner and I enjoyed a lovely steak dinner. Unbeknownst to me, in the peppercorn sauce was evidently flour; as for most of the night I suffered with a swollen abdomen and I was rolling around in pain. I was out of balance. Humans are complex organisms made up ofContinue reading “Is our body in balance?”