Happy New Year – Happy New You

Well, we have just about recovered from Christmas. We look very chipper here as an extended family and you could be fooled into thinking that we are all ‘on orange juice.’

Errrr, no!! Definitely not. We hosted Christmas and love our family but we also did a number of fun, but exhausting Christmas shoots for various magazines all over the country, plus had a wide selection of coughs and colds, so spent most of the festive season on sparkling, but lethal cocktails from which we are all just about recovering from.

The beautiful Kilmartin Castle near Lochgilphead, the location of one of our Christmas shoots this year.

Looking ahead, Doug and I are very fortunate to be off on a skiing holiday soon, for work I might add – I know, very lucky – a wonderful perk… 

Our daughter skiing into Tignes

So we are trying to get fit AND rest AND eat healthily to enable us to ski for a week and be able to write a respectable article about how enjoyable it was rather than what a struggle it was to get into our salopettes and actually buckle up our ski boots. 

We are returning to Campitello, the village in the Italian Dolomites where we had our honeymoon, for a compare and contrast experience after 24 years, thanks to Crystal Ski. Here we are on our honeymoon –

I am sure we will both easily be back into exactly the same shape in a fortnight…

Absolutely delighted to be involved in this sumptuous yoga retreat this Spring, organised by Kinship Studio slightly wish I could do this in advance of my ski trip, but oh well…

Located near our home, on the stunning East Lothian coastline, in the beautiful Williamstone Farm Steadings. The retreat is a chance to refresh, revive and refocus. You will be given only the healthiest food, from the amazing Ballymaloe trained foraging chef Alison Henderson a calming but effective  exercise programme, company that you can either enjoy or retreat from, but also included are a number of talks about lifestyle and wellbeing – one of which will actually be given by me! I will be giving a talk and a demonstration about the Interior Design Toolkit and the importance of commitment in the pursuit of style and creativity. Other talks and activities will include aromatherapist Rebecca O’Connor of Beatitude a guided meditation on colour and texture by Laura Thomas inspirational opening and closing ceremonies with life coach Hannah Buchan a bruch at the glorious Drift Cafe overlooking the sea and a visit to Fletchers Cottage Spa (only the best spa in the world, I kid you not)

All four days and four nights for a minuscule £400-£625, depending on room choice. Please get in touch with me, or the organiser, Sally, if you are interested at kinyogafolk@gmail.com

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