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Jamie Oliver’s Meatballs

Jamie Oliver’s Meatballs

A fantastic recipe from Jamie and a great Saturday night meal. You can also create your own version of this and I give you several optional ingredients in the video.

You can also turn this into a keto meal by replacing the bread roll with a keto bread recipe or serving it with buttered courgetti. Also if you are not following a keto diet you could also eat these meatballs with some spaghetti and that would be great too.

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Mental Health Campaign Update

The weekend and Mothers day is upon us. To make it even better the weather is gorgeous. Stunning blue skies and an abundance of flowers.

As you know the bracelets went on sale yesterday on my blog and I am pleased to say that 3 have now been sold – woo hoo!  You don’t know how happy that makes me thank you so much to the people that have bought them.  It is a great start to what I hope is going to be a magnificent campaign.  For anyone who hasn’t seen them if you click on the shop tab at the top of the page it will take you to them.

A Darker Shade Of Blue Campaign bracelet

I’m quite surprised by how positive I am feeling now after the major hacking and loss of 3 years work; but I feel a bit like a snake who has just shed its skin and is starting anew and I quite like that feeling.  I’m optimistic, excited and feeling positive about the future; especially since I had my first proper client today too which was fantastic.  

I’ve definitely found my niche with complementary therapies I wish I’d done them sooner but to be honest I think now is the right time because I’m emotionally ready and have a lot of life experience and knowledge to work from.  Comibined with the Reiki is wonderful; I love it.

And the dreaded oppressive grey skies have gone thank god!  I hate winter and grey skies I really struggle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and think this year I might buy one of those lights and see if it works.

Harrogate looks stunning at the moment; there are daffodils and flowers everywhere perfect for the upcoming Mothers Day.  

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and don’t forget to give your Mum the biggest hug ever.  As we get older we seem to stop being physical with our parents which is so sad.  As a mother I miss hugs off my children so much.  Take it from me give them a really good hug and I promise they will love it and while you are at it give them an extra one from me.

Time for another cuppa for me.

Tracey xXx

 

Clouds Have Silver Linings

Day 1 of the new blog, brighter, fresher, more streamlined and definitely more me.

Now yesterday if you had said clouds have silver linings to me you may have ended up with a black eye.  Well you wouldn’t because I’m not violent but you may have received a virtual one.  I lost all my 3 years of blog posts literally overnight.  Now yes I was devasted but.. after another stressfull morning of setting up my new sites and hackers trying again to get in I’m feeling much more positive.

I have redesigned and streamlined and threw security at it from all directions.  I’ve backed up and tweaked and ummed and arghed, scratched my head – lots!   But I think the basics have now nearly been accomplished.  

As I said to someone this morning as the saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” well I am coming out the other end as the “Hulk” complete with ripped trousers.  And as my mate Del Boy says, “He who dares; wins!”

One thing I have learnt in life is to let go.  To let go of anger, resentment, guilt and to forgive.  It’s the only way you can move forward and stay healthy and sane at the same time.

So the new blog is I guess a bit of a fresh start.  I’ve learnt a lot over the past three years and I’ve learnt a fair bit about what makes a good blog post and article.  I’m going to be focussing a lot more on health and wellness, healthy diets including keto diets, recipes, creativity, things going on in the world or in my little bit of the world etc.  Hopefully too more interaction with my readers and a lot more campaigning for mental health awareness and also the charity/foundation that I am wanting to set up.  I also want to get some more books done.  So all in all it’s going to be a jam packed year.  

Next week, just to add a little bit more pressure I have my first Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology exam so this weekend will mostly consist of revision, revision and more revision.

 

So time for a well earned cuppa and a keto peanut cookie.

Back tomorrow 

xXx

Hello World Again!

So you may have gathered that my blog is looking extremely different. If you have read the bits on the home page you will have seen that my blog and my websites have been hacked to the point of being unrecoverable. The pages on Facebook are still ok it’s just the websites and I still have to link the two together again.

So will I let this stop me no I won’t. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger in which case by the end of the week I will actually be “The Hulk” including ripped trousers.

In some ways, it might be a good thing. The blog had seemed to have lost its way a bit in recent months in my mind at least. So I am going to take this opportunity and get it more streamlined, more focused, and easier to use.

So yes I am devastated as I have lost 3 years of work but I am not going to let it beat me. I did it once so I can do it again.

Your support during this time would be truly appreciated and any subjects you want me to cover etc please just leave a comment or send me an email at info@traceyward.me (fingers crossed I got it working again).