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How to Survive Christmas…..It’s next week..tad excited

  • on December 18, 2018
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I love Christmas, family, friends, cosy fires, board games, walks, chocolate, occasional tipple,  a conveyor belt of food….a week of sleep ins……BUT cabin fever will strike!

The following are my safety net…and no doubt your’s to.  If not, why not…try something new.


A festive season swim

Every year many brave souls take to freezing waters around the country in special Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day events and you can be raising money for charity at the same time.

If perhaps you’d prefer a slightly warmer or varied swimming experience there are  plenty of pools in which you can take to the water this festive season.

Plymouth Life Centre, Marjons, Saltash Leisure Centre, The Nuffield – Devonshire and Barbican.




It’s the season of ceilidhs, so why not whirl away those winter blues with some traditional Scottish dance.

Whether it is charity fundraiser, a community group’s annual bash or a Hogmanay party, you can enjoy a night of dancing, jigging and soaking up the atmosphere of a live band.




Walk, Go see the sights

Step away from the TV remote and step outside to clear your head.

Simply going for a walk gets the heart pumping faster, and more blood and oxygen circulating not just to the muscles but to all the organs – including your brain.

Britain’s walking charity Ramblers has a list of local walking groups, as well as mapped walking routes to help you plan your own walk.

Pop to the coast, bracing windy walks!  We have it all and some fantastic circular walks which involve a pit stop or two…for a hot toddy.


Christmas Pilates

Fancy something that’s a bit slower pace? Why not try some festive  poses in your own home!

You can attempt the Christmas tree, star or even an angel..

And if you want to make Pilates a regular part of your lifestyle in 2019 I know just the place to go  to help you on your way

Pick me..pick me…..


Sledging – This has to be my all time favourite.

Will every child’s dream come true (Mine too) over the Christmas holidays with the arrival of some snow?

Kids never tire of the buzz you can get from hurtling down a hill on a bit of plastic.

So if it does snow, get a sledge and rediscover your inner child!