Win a Delicious Pack of Turmerlicious Latte Blends

Win a Delicious Pack of Turmerlicious Latte Blends

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“As the nights draw in here is your chance to win the full range of Turmerlicious Turmeric latte blends –  a dairy and caffeine-free range of hot drinks made from coconut, a good daily dose of superfood turmeric and a delicate blend of aromatic spices.

Amazing as it is, turmeric is very hard for the body to absorb as it is a fat-soluble spice and needs pepper and heat to break it down (making many supplements ineffective).

Because of this founder Maggie Howell created the Turmerlicious range of turmeric lattes specifically to maximise the absorption of turmeric, so adding one cup to your daily routine is a really effective and delicious way to take turmeric every day.

 Available in four natural flavours – vanilla, ginger, choc and chilli choc.”

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine  – in fact, one of the Sanskrit translation for turmeric is “defender of diseases”. In more recent years it has been found to ease arthritis pain, aid the liver in detoxifying, boost blood circulation, heal and soothe the digestive tract, reduce the pain and fever associated with illness, and even help prevent ulcers due to the antiseptic properties.

It truly is a superfood and yet for most people, it has only ever been used as a flavouring or colouring in savoury dishes. However, more and more people have started adding turmeric to their daily diet from both a medicinal as well as preventative perspective. Amazing as it is though, turmeric is very hard for the body to absorb as it is a fat-soluble spice and needs pepper and heat to break it down (making many supplements ineffective).

A particularly easy and delicious way to take turmeric effectively is as a hot drink, based on the age-old “golden milk”. The popularity of turmeric lattes in trendy cafes is growing at a significant rate, however making it yourself can be time-consuming, tricky to get right in terms flavour – turmeric is a bitter, dry tasting spice and can stain everything in your kitchen a sunny yellow.

That is exactly what Mum of 5 Maggie Howell found when making turmeric lattes at home as she wanted to get a good daily dose of turmeric into her diet. So after a year of experimenting with different blends and spices, she came up with a range of four flavours that complemented turmeric and coconut perfectly. In addition she found a way to make them completely instant – a huge time saver in a busy household!

She launched Turmerlicious last year and now her range of turmeric latte blends are available across the UK in Holland & Barrett, over 500 independent health food stores and of course from Amazon

Turmerlicious ticks so many boxes as it is free from caffeine (apart from a small amount of caffeine in the chocolate versions), preservatives, artificial flavours, refined sugar, GMO products, nuts, eggs and gluten. It is also dairy free which make its suitable for vegans, those following a Paleo diet and anyone with a lactose intolerance.

And it is delicious! As one customer said “it is like a hug in a mug!” a really comforting hot drink which is a great healthy replacement for tea, coffee and hot chocolate, simply add 3 heaped teaspoons to a mug, pour in boiling water, stir well and enjoy!

Her is you chance to win 1 of 3 sets of mixed bundles (4x 200g packs of choco, vanilla, ginger and chilli choc) RRP £26
Just enter you details below.

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Afraid by Sharon McGovern

Afraid by Sharon McGovern

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When I met author Sharon McGovern at her house in Grays, Essex recently I was warmly greeted by a sharp, kind, intelligent woman – a writer, wife, mother and philanthropist who has survived against the odds, and is living proof that we as human beings have the capacity to endure the deepest of pain and come out the other side.

Sharon’s story began when she was four years old, after her biological father had left home, and when her step father, Mick Garvey, moved in.

For the next 13 years, Sharon suffered unthinkable abuse and bullying, which she was forced to keep secret from her mother and young brother, for fear of their own demise at the hands of this terrifying man.

It was only years later and after a failed marriage, the birth of three beautiful children and meeting her real life partner was Sharon ready to confront him.

At the same time Sharon had a premonition.  ‘It was not a dream, it was different.  I saw a small cell, with a window high up, and a man with his back to me sitting on a hard chair.  Beside him stood four prison guards, all in uniform, and all with the same face, like clones.  I was standing in the doorway to the cell when suddenly the man turned and looked at me.  It was my step father.  I knew they were waiting to take him somewhere.  I also knew the place where he was imprisoned was not in this country, but was in France, Spain or Italy.’  Sharon eventually tracked him down in Spain, where he had been locked away for a serious criminal offence.

This was another frightening but incredibly brave chapter of Sharon’s life when she finally faced Mick Garvey in court in the UK after several years.  She saw his face go ashen as she walked into court, as he witnessed her resolve to finally get justice for herself and her family.  He was charged of seven accounts of rape and indecent assault, and sentenced – but eventually died in prison.

Many people over the years have asked Sharon if this finally laid ghosts to rest and brought some sort of solace and closure to her years of abuse.

‘Closure, I heard the word ‘closure’ many times in my life to bring Mick Garvey to justice, and afterwards it seemed to be on countless people’s lips:  ‘Now you have closure.’  But of course I didn’t.  It’s too easy, too glib, to think that because my abuser was behind bars, all the evils of my childhood would be wiped out.  There is no such thing as closure – there is never an end.  I will take my abuse to the grave with me; it’s with me every day, it’s what has made me who I am.  I have had to fight all my life to make sure it doesn’t take over, but I can never deny that it happened, or that it affected me’.

Sharon continues her work with rape and abuse victims and speaks publicly on how to help survivors of crime.

‘I try never to use the word ‘victim’ to refer to my situation.  ‘Victim’ would hand the victory to my abuser.  The word I use is ‘survivor’ because that’s what I am.  Mick Garvey saw me as his victim, he didn’t count on me being a survivor’.  Sharon McGovern, Afraid

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CLEANING UP THE GRIME

CLEANING UP THE GRIME

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It was only a decade ago I was living in Shorditch, the trendy oasis of the Galaxy, obsessed with ‘grime’ and ‘cleaning up’ as a PR consultant with all of the media startups in the area.

Now, ten years, one marriage and three kids later, I am still OCD about grime, mostly created by my two year old twins, and cleaning up the home on a daily basis.

I am also reluctant to admit that I enjoy it as much as I did back in the day, and am having fun on a daily basis with my very hectic lifestyle.  The only difference being the location which has been switched to Surbiton, and the heady PR activities which have been replaced by sleepless nights and grimy facades – so no great change there.

So how have I made such a drastic life change without regret.  I am enviably with the love of my life and have three gorgeous kids, who challenge me every day so I am never bored and always on my toes.

I have also found a new hobby and share the benefits with the rest of the family.  I have also discovered a charismatic new ‘performer’ Sophie Hitchcliffe, whose hilarious entertaining blogs are filled with ideas, and advice inspiration on cleaning.

Sophie Hinchcliffe is a char lady from Essex who is known as Mrs Hinch, and 28 year old Sophie’s tips have gained her over 300k followers on Instagram, who she refers to as her Hinch Army.

Sophie shares frequent photos on social media of her house, sharing interior design advice as well as cleaning hacks.

This excellent entertainer names all of her products as if they are characters and you can feel her passion as she embarks on projects ranging from slimy frying pans to blocked plugholes, saying that if you have a clean home you will have a happy clear head.  All of which is perfectly true.

You may feel that I have completely ‘lost the plot’ as a switched on educated female, but I am the first to admit that I have discovered the therapeutic benefits of ‘cleaning up’ as well as playing with my kids, spending quality time with my partner and meeting up with friends.  In other words I have achieved the perfect work/lifestyle balance, without losing out on some precious ‘me’ time, close at hand to the kitchen sink.

Check out Sophie’s tips here
https://twitter.com/mrshinchhome
https://www.instagram.com/mrshinchhome_x_/

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DO YOU DESERVE TO FIND TRUE LOVE?

DO YOU DESERVE TO FIND TRUE LOVE?

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A wise philosopher once told me that to find true love you must accept that it comes with great loss – of yourself, your identity and ultimately of the person you love – as one of you will ultimately depart this earth before the other – which is a scary prospect in itself.  This is why many of us avoid the great love, as it can be too difficult to manage.  Although some have conquered the fear of falling in love.

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” Alice Walker

But what if you could survive the agony and the ecstasy and embrace the anxiety that comes with finding the partner of your dreams.  Do you believe you deserve the perfect relationship – because the first person you should fall in love with is yourself.

I recently met a brilliantly ‘switched on’ writer and relationship expert, Trelawney Kerrigan, who has incorporated all of her experience and knowledge on the subject in a book entitled ‘Be the Woman He Falls for Not the Girl He Sleeps With’ which could also apply to men as well as women, as it is all about believing you are good enough for an equal loving relationship.

The book gives some insightful personal experiences, meditation, visualisation and guidance so that we can move forward and avoid those toxic relationships, and dangerous liaisons that can ruin your life.

Love is also not restricted to how old we are or if we have loved before, as we can find great love at any age, and it is never too late to fall in love or find an amazing partner.

‘So, love – when you find it – is something to nurture and treasure.  But here’s the thing – being open to finding love on the basis of love alone, ie forgetting about need, social status, financial security, family/society expectations – is a rare human quality.  Many of us go under from the pressure of our insecurities and find ourselves ‘settling’.  Finding great love takes courage, confidence and unbreakable belief in your own right to happiness.’  Trelawney Kerrigan

It is all the pitfalls that we are familiar with and seem to dominate our lives in love, but somehow Trelawney manages to turn them round and make them insignificant and powerless, so that we can pave the way for our future – to begin our own journey and discover our passage to true love.

“The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.” Henry Miller

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IF YOU CAN TAKE THE HEAT – GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN

IF YOU CAN TAKE THE HEAT – GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN

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The London Fire Brigade are on the lookout for more female firefighters, as they now feel that with stereotypical imagery symbolising firefighting as a predominantly male profession, it is sending out all the wrong messages for their recruitment campaigns.

Recently on Love Island, with a humungous 11m viewership, a line of male contestants dressed up as ‘firefighters’ depicted the definitive ‘sexy’ male oozing testosterone and masculinity.

We also witnessed a ‘housewife’ going weak at the knees, as she welcomed a male firefighter into her house in a recent TV commercial.

A spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade stated that they are eliminating 50 percent of their workforce by sending out these messages, and keeping women away from the profession.

They go on to say that females have many built in attributes required for the job, and physical strength is way down on the list as it is more technique that is needed to lift people out of burning buildings.  But the essential qualities that are inherent in females are required for the job such as emotional empathy and the sensitivity of dealing with people in trauma.

We would like to get the message out there to any women looking to change career or if you have a daughter or granddaughter who is looking for a career that is both rewarding and pioneering.  But don’t think it is a ‘cop out’ for an education, as learning and intelligence plays a big part of the job, and you will need to have your wits about you at all times.

During the First & Second World Wars many women were recruited to become firefighters through necessity, and they excelled as they battled the flames of the blitz.  But since then we seem to have slipped backwards into regarding it as a ‘men only’ career.

This quote is by Gillian Wilton-Clark, who received the George medal for her services.

‘Nearly 80 years on, female firefighters are still comparatively rare and their achievements mainly overlooked by the media, which still talk about firemen rather than firefighters – something the London brigade changed 30 years ago. Our #FirefightingSexism campaign, launched last year, has got people talking about how they describe fire service staff. Things won’t change overnight, but it is a step in the right direction and something welcomed by fire and rescue services across the country. I’ve moved from my first job in Millwall fire station to becoming the brigade’s head of cultural change and talent. I can’t recommend it enough.’

All we can say here at Glotime is fantastic work and we are all proud of all of the fire & rescue services across the country.
So please consider a career in the Fire & Rescue service, why not pop along to your local service and see the rewarding career for yourself.

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‘THE SKINNY SURVIVAL BOX’ – YOUR VERY OWN RESCUE PACK

‘THE SKINNY SURVIVAL BOX’ – YOUR VERY OWN RESCUE PACK

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As most of us ladies at Glotime are familiar with diets, whether it be Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Atkins or another form of weight loss, we are excited to discover an inspirational idea which is now becoming a truly successful business, ‘The Skinny Box’.

Mother and daughter, Dee and Holly Richards were the inspiration for this fabulously innovative startup business venture, when daughter Holly who has lost 6.5 stone since February last year after the birth of her second son Elliot.

Dee and Holly were living in France when they started her journey and had often thought of business ideas to fit in with their Slimming World lifestyle, so was always pondering with ideas.  But it actually fits in with a variety of diets.

After returning to the UK to live in April of this year, they both went on a Spa break where they had to stay overnight and so took some treats with them as there was nothing on offer to keep them on plan…that was when they had a lightbulb moment and ‘The Skinny Survival Box’ was born!

It’s a box that fits in most average size letterboxes (also fits with the ‘Skinny Box’ name) of low calorie treats for you to incorporate with your Slimming World plan or any other weight loss programme, to enable you to stay on plan during your weight loss journey.

They currently have ‘The Super Skinny Box’ with approximately 16-18 goodies including herbal teas/ skinny coffee etc., which is enough to last a few days.

They are priced at £11.99 plus postage and the Skinny Mini box with approx. 8-9 goodies for £6.99 plus postage…and they have just launched the 7 day Skinny Survival bags, these are 7 individual bags with 15 syns of treats for you to enjoy each day for 1 week for £25 including postage and packaging in UK.  They are amazing for holidays or working away from home or if you have a very busy lifestyle…so no excuse to not stay on plan! They also include the syn value on each item.

They are packaged beautifully with tissue and raffia ribbon as Dee and Holly also love fabulous packaging and presentation!
They supply an array of goodies with many premium companies products included, such as Green&Blacks~ We love snacks 2~ Munchy seeds~Conscious chocolate ~ Peckwitts Gluten Free~ Pulsin~ Graze ~ Kallo~ Eat Well~ Kettle~ Proper Corn~ Twinings Tea~ Pukka~ Coffee Beanies and many, many others ..They also supply Vegan ~ dairy free~ Gluten Free

They are on social media with a multitude of followers, and at the moment this is how people order, by direct message and then via PayPal or bank transfer, as they are currently building their website. They have huge number of loyal regular customers who purchase weekly, fortnightly or have a monthly subscription.

We are all putting in our order now!

https://www.instagram.com/theskinnysurvivalbox
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