Oh hi there! I took a bit of a break from the blog over the past year. It wasn't planned - life just happened, my classes have been super-busy and the time just flew by! I'm hoping to get back into a bit more of a routine with my blog posts from now on though - if there's anything you'd like to see here, drop me a comment and let me know! Quite a few of you would like some workouts that you can do at home and that is definitely something I'm looking at doing, so watch this space.
So, what have I been up to? Here's a little snippet...
Spending time in the kitchen.
One of my favourite things to do is go down to my village greengrocers, buy some of the fabulous, locally grown produce on offer, and come home and create something delicious. I love baking too - both healthy and not-so-healthy treats are often produced in my kitchen!
Weekends away with family.
My husband's family visited us from Australia earlier this year and we rented a gorgeous cottage by the river in Berkshire and just enjoyed each other's company for a few days. We spent our time lazing about on deckchairs watching the boats and the swans and ducks go by, going for walks in the woods, sipping G&Ts by the river watching the sunsets each evening and catching up in the mornings over slow breakfasts and lots of coffee. It was just what I needed.
Another of my favourite things to do, and each year I promise myself I'll watch more of them. I'm so lucky to live where I do - the sunsets in Cornwall can be pretty spectacular!
Getting outside with my dog.
Exploring with Ronnie by my side just makes me so happy. He is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and go for a walk on the beach, in the woods, or along the coastal path.
I received a voucher to the Scarlet Hotel Spa for the day for my birthday last year and I took myself along there in the Spring for some much-needed R&R. This place is heavenly. After spending the day swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools, watching the sea from the cliff top hot tub, sweating in the sauna, devouring a delicious vegetarian lunch on the balcony, indulging in various massages and meditating in the hanging pods, it is safe to say I was totally blissed out. Perfect.
In the Autumn I undertook my training with the wonderful Lisa Bradshaw, to teach on the reformer. The training took place over 2 weekends at Cobham Pilates, a fantastic studio in Surrey. I am now taking 1:1 sessions on the reformer in Cornwall. If you haven't yet tried the reformer, come and see me for a session!
I also attended an absolutely brilliant course about Pilates for breast cancer recovery, delivered by Dr Karen Robb, a leading physiotherapist specialising in cancer rehab, and an educator for Body Control Pilates. It was such an enlightening course and I have already used the knowledge I gained over the weekend with some of my own clients. This is an area that I hope to do more work in the near future.
As a Pilates teacher, I never stop learning.
Have a wonderful weekend beautiful people!