• One year after

    Looking back a year after my total knee replacement, what have I learned?  I realise I’m fortunate. I didn’t have a terminal illness or a long term condition but end stage arthritis in one knee that could be fixed. Before the operation my world had narrowed and now it has widened out again and I

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  • Month 12 after the TKR

    It was a year since my total knee replacement at the end of the month and I’ve come full circle. I celebrated by walking over ten miles through the Cotswold countryside. This was my target and will put me in good stead for walking up a mountain later in the year. It’s been the culmination

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  • Mango, halloumi salad

    Mango and halloumi salad is one of my favourites as it tastes so fresh and summery, but in fact, it can be eaten all the year round. A pack of halloumi lasts a long time in the fridge and so it can easily be brought out and combined with anything else going to make a

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  • Sticky toffee loaf cake

    Sometimes you just need cake. In fact, my children say I offer cake as an answer to everything. This sticky toffee cake with fudge icing is one of my favourites. It contains dates and pecan nuts and is moist but easy to cut and carry about. I made it recently for a big outdoor picnic

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