Budding Chefs – France and Scotland, the Auld ‘Gastronomic’ Alliance

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On Saturday I dragged my husband to an all day foodie event organised by Budding Chefs.  The inspiration for Budding Chefs, a culinary exchange programme, comes from Fred Berkmiller and the Institut Francais d’Ecosse; Berkmiller is a Frenchman living in Edinburgh running two successful restaurants, l’escargot bleu and l’escargot blanc.  The programme gives French chefs … Read more…

Rolfing – a Postural ‘service and re-alignment’ with James the Rolfer

James in his treatment room at Get Down Dog

Without much thought, we regularly pay someone to look after our cars – maybe a service, tyres balanced and re-aligned, but we rarely give our bodies the same attention. Well, not until something goes wrong – but even then it’s not too late.  I’m a massage therapist so I have trained in and tried many … Read more…

ZUMBA® Workouts Keep You Moving, Sweating and Smiling

Photo Courtesy of Joanna Weintritt, Fitness Soul

Waking up the morning after a Zumba® class you KNOW you’ve had a great workout!!!! Nothing painful or uncomfortable, just that gentle, satisfying stiffness that lets you know you’ve worked hard and did something a little different or more intense than normal and that feels great as it releases when you get things moving again.  … Read more…

Guest Blog: A Glimpse of Edinburgh’s Many Faces by Bike Path; By Claire Connachan

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This month’s guest blogger is Claire of  ‘Claire Cycles  – Adventures of an Edinburgh pootler’.  A convert to the world of the bicycle for commuting, utility and leisure, she’s been cycling around the city for just under two years and is keen to encourage more people to jump on their bikes. Claire took advantage of … Read more…