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Purple is the new Green


One benefit of the colder weather is that the beans have started setting pods. They won’t do anything when it is too hot, so it is always worth hedging your bets and sowing some early, say in May, some in … Continue reading

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Meera Excited about Walking – but in the Right Shoes


We are now in our third week of the fitbug Walk to Rio Challenge. I caught up with Meera to ask her about her experience of fitbug so far. What quickly became clear is how motivational it can be to … Continue reading

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Their final Journey


The initial process of using the fitbug invites all users to set up an account which details their starting weight, height and waist measurement. It also suggests an initial fitness test as a means of assessing each individual’s physical ability … Continue reading

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One small step isn’t enough


Here at GCDA the fitbugs have arrived and everyone who is part of a team is wearing them in the office, their every step (whether aerobic or not) monitored. Before the event, there was a fair bit of banter about being … Continue reading

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Spend Pennies, Save Pounds – Energy saving tips


There are certain things you can do that cost little or nothing, but which can save energy, and therefore money. Fuel use is the main domestic expense for most people in the UK, so it is worth adjusting our habits … Continue reading

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Volunteer – What’s in a Name?


At a recent training session, one of the participants asked if there were any alternatives to the name ‘volunteer’? He asked because he felt it had negative associations, akin to being labelled a ‘mug’. No doubt he based it on his own experience. … Continue reading

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A Personal Choice


I was listening in to a conversation the other day between Meera and Claire. Meera was asking how much Claire spent on buying ‘ecologically sound/sustainable’ food and domestic products. Her point was that she couldn’t afford to buy the ‘good’ … Continue reading

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