Kick Start a Healthy New Year with this Prawn, Avocado & Cucumber Salad

Kick Start a Healthy New Year with this Prawn, Avocado & Cucumber Salad

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A quick tasty snack or a starter for a main meal, this simple recipe not only looks good but tastes good too. Slices of chunky avocado and cucumber make a great mix of textures and flavours.


Serves 2


300g cooked, peeled king prawns, patted dry

100g baby spinach, washed and patted dry

2 avocados, cut into chunks

1 large cucumber, ends trimmed, halved widthways and cut into chunks

50g cashew nuts, toasted and roughly chopped

Black Pepper to taste


For the dressing

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 ½ tbsp sesame oil

1 ½ tbsp soy sauce



Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl with some black pepper.

Add in the prawns and leave to marinate for 10 mins.

Remove the prawns from the bowl and transfer to a plate.

Toss the spinach in the remaining dressing.

Add the avocado & cucumber, and carefully toss to combine.

Divide the salad between plates

Top with the prawns and cashews.



Tip: for a little bit of sweetness add some diced Mango or Pineapple chunks.
or add some finely chopped chilli for a heat kick.


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A New year resolution – Celebrity Beauty Blogger Debbie Arnold ‘legs’ it into 2020 – in hot pursuit of Carole Middleton!

A New year resolution – Celebrity Beauty Blogger Debbie Arnold ‘legs’ it into 2020 – in hot pursuit of Carole Middleton!

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We all know that New Year resolutions are frequently broken – but by going public I will have to go through with mine … and it’s not about losing weight, giving up drinking or anything as simple as that.

My 2020 New Year resolution is to be seen in a bikini on the beach this year – to have the confidence to pull it off with style and grace and without any wobbly bits!

The reason for this dramatic and rather public outburst is yes….. Carole Middleton. She is gorgeous! The pictures of her in the media last week – on the beach with Pippa wearing a bikini – are nothing more than sensational!

So how does Carole do it? Not one ounce of fat, no cellulite and no old skin!! She’s older than me too, and I’m sure it’s to do with being an ex BA air hostess. My friend Jacky was also cabin crew, and she has the same incredible figure… maybe it’s all those flights at 50,000 feet?….but more than that it is the discipline that they have, which helps them look as good as they do.

So as I am comparing notes, my daughter Ciara Janson is stick like too, and a mental picture of her and I together on the beach would look more like Beauty and the cellulite Beast! So I actually owe it to myself to get into shape and look as fit and fabulous as I can.

The thing is, my legs have never looked that good. Not even as a teenager. From the knees down mine are very shapely but knees up not a pretty sight. To have smooth shapely legs are a passport to looking younger and sexier….so that is my mission.
So I began my investigation and yes, there is help to be had, and there are some amazing experts out there who can give us a helping hand in the leg department.

There are tons of non-invasive treatments that are available at good cosmetic clinics in the UK- with thermarge, ultherapy, cool sculpting… the list continues. I will certainly begin by badgering my good friend Lesley Reynolds, at Harley Street Skin Clinic to assist me with my ultimate challenge. Lesley is the Queen of cosmetic sculpting, and I know I am in safe hands with her and at this superb clinic.

‘The Leg Doctor’ Dr Jean-Marc Chardonneau is apparently an excellent ‘leg’ expert. Ladies have been known to pay up to £15k to be cellulite free and vein-free, but worry not, for just £800 he can do cryolipolysis for fat knees, ankles and thighs. This involves freezing fat cells which the body then re-absorbs and expels and for a mere £450, he can do a radio frequency treatment which stimulates collagen production to firm the skin. (I’m sure Carole knows him but perhaps she just has good jeans (genes!).
Somehow I will get those legs – I will eat good healthy food – I will endure some weird treatments – I will exercise – I will moisturise, brush and exfoliate. I vow I’ll do anything! Those legs will be mine and I will share the journey with you! So thank you Carole Middleton and watch this space as I ‘leg it’ into 2020.




Debbie x


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Happy New Year 2020 from all at

Happy New Year 2020 from all at

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Wishing everyone a Happy New Year
May all your hopes and dreams come true.

Thank you for all your support througout 2019
and hope you follow our journey in 2020.
Look out for lots of exciting new reviews, articles and competitions


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We are constantly being told not to look back and to have no regrets, but during a recent life coaching session, I was urged to write a letter to the Universe outlining everything I am grateful for and has enhanced my life so far, and that as a result magical things would happen.

I was reminded of Oprah Winfrey who reportedly suffers from depression and anxiety – but her first call every morning is to give thanks for each and every part of her life and surroundings, including the simple things, and not just the yields of her wealth and fame.

So as I set about putting pen to paper, so many aspects of the past emerged, some I had buried deep in my unconscious but had popped up as a result of a random thought or memory ignited by another – the strongest being the love I had received from family and friends.  I couldn’t see the sense at the time, but trusted my mentor and as I did felt a surge of energy through my body which was quite indescribable.

Gratitude is apparently famous for evoking a high spiritual frequency as is love, and I now believe is a good place to begin, especially as we are about to start a new decade.  It is also brilliant if you want to take the next step in your life, as it will give you a strong mental platform to take a leap of faith into the future.

So where is this all leading, I was urged to seek life coaching when I had reached a crossroads as to where to put my energies, and as I had a plethora of skills all crying out to be commissioned.  But my revered coach quickly identified where I would create most value.

It was a surprise because I felt she would opt for the most practical of options and the ones that seemingly would make the most money, but instead she urged me to follow my heart and my passion, as then she insisted, I would be fulfilled and only then could I create value on all fronts.  She was right in her analysis.

It was a treasured lesson, and one that I have been putting in place for the past few months.  I have been lucky to meet someone with whom my life has resonated in terms of mentoring, and felt compelled to write about the experience to give you the opportunity to explore your own inner journey which will in turn change your life and perhaps put it back on course.

Choosing a life coach is a very personal experience, and one that only you can decide is right for you.  I can help by making suggestions but it is ultimately your call, and one that I hope will be as life changing for you as it was for me.

A couple of suggestions I can make initially are Lynne Franks, who operates from her own holistic healing centre in Somerset The Hub at No 3, where I spent a blissful three days being mentored and nurtured by Lynne and her highly practised professionals in the art of holistic healing.

This I would heartily recommend to start the new year and the new decade.  You can explore all of Lynne’s courses, and do not be afraid of group sessions as they are gentle and nurturing, but you could also book her for a one on one coaching which is transformational.

If you would like to venture further afield, you could try one of Jason Chan’s healing centres in Thailand.  Jason is famous for releasing stubborn spiritual blockages, and I highly recommend him to change deeply embedded karmic energies. Jason also visits many countries where you can visit him including the UK.

Happy 2020 everybody, and huge thanks for being part of our spiritual journey and for all of the love you have shown us.   Let’s make 2020 and beyond a decade to remember for the good in every way possible!

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It has been recognised that those who engage and follow the Arts have a chance of prolonging their lives by 30 percent, according to reliable research.  So with this in mind, let’s have a look at how we can begin to re-ignite our own healthy relationship with the Arts if you have let it slide for one reason or another.

Most excuses are ‘it is too far and inconvenient to travel at night’ or ‘theatre is too expensive’ or a multitude of other excuses, all of which can be easily overcome with the accessibility of productions locally and through local cinemas – and discounts that are available online.

So, why don’t we start with the most revered and celebrated Christmas movie of all time A WONDERFUL LIFE which you can watch at home on DVD.  The sheer genius of this film is still relevant today, as it is a sharp lesson in learning to get our priorities right.  We see how a man is devastated by a financial loss, only to realise when being visited by an ‘Angel’ who needs to get his wings, that money can be replaced but the human condition is all that really matters.



Following a smash-hit run of the Snow White panto last year, the London Palladium Christmas pantomime continues for a fourth consecutive year, this time with a panto adaptation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, features an all-star cast. Starring in the titular role as the one and only Goldilocks is Sophie Isaacs, who is perhaps best known for starring as Annette Hargrove in Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Isaacs is joined by the Julian Clary and Paul O’Grady, who are set to portray the Good and Bad Ringmasters respectively. Also starring in the cast are Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty, Matt Baker as Joey the Clown, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear, and Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy.


For the discerning palate, “Three Sisters”, Love and longing in 1960s Nigeria.

Owerri, 1967, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country into chaos. Fuelled by foreign intervention, the conflict encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters long to return to their former home in Lagos.

Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling, directed by Nadia Fall (HomeDara).


The Tate Modern has a number of inspiring exhibitions and will never disappoint when you take the kids or grandkids.  Olafur Eliasson’s captivating installations urge you to become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond.

Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world. Many works result from the artist’s research into complex geometry, motion patterns, and his interest in colour theory. All but one of the works have never been seen in the UK before.

Within the exhibition is an area which explores Eliasson’s deep engagement with society and the environment. Discover what an artist’s perspective can bring to issues of climate change, energy, migration as well as architecture.

The kitchen team at Studio Olafur Eliasson have created a special menu and programme of related events for Tate Modern’s Terrace Bar, based on the organic, vegetarian and locally sourced food served in his Berlin studio.

Eliasson has a long relationship with Tate Modern. His glowing sun, The weather project, drew more than two million people to the Turbine Hall in 2003. More recently Ice Watch 2018 brought chunks of ice from Greenland to London. This exhibition provides another unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.


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