The benefits of walking in nature🌿

Walking in nature is something everyone should do regularly as it has many benefits for your general health and wellbeing. I love walking in nature everyday, whether it is around the countryside, at the beach or in the woods. I love living in the countryside as there is lots of space, big open fields and no traffic, crowds or noise. Below I have listed some of the benefits of getting some fresh air. 🧚🏼

  • Increases mood and makes you happier
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Good for the lungs and immune system
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Gets creative juices flowing
  • Calming effect
  • Strengthens heart muscle
  • Eliminates fatigue
  • Good for short-term memory
  • Helps reduce muscle tension and blood pressure

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Simple touches to make any room look bigger and brighter✨

Make any room in your house instantly look bigger and brighter using these simple steps.

  1. Lighting: Brightly coloured walls can make a room look brighter and feel bigger and airier. Dark colours in the other hand, make a room look smaller. Big windows allow more light into the room than small windows. A light that does not hang low from the ceiling will maximise space.
  2. Plants: Having plants in the room can add and improve your overall happiness and wellbeing. Research proves that adding potted plants or a vase of flowers to a room can purify the air, increase your happiness and wellbeing and improve your night’s sleep.
  3. Furniture arrangement: Arrange your furniture in a way that the room is more spacious and does not obstruct light shining in a window. Don’t move furniture too often as it can sometimes scratch surfaces or mark the wall.
  4. Mirrors placed in the right part of the room can make a difference. Placing them across from a window maximises the size of a room. Clean mirrors and windows regularly using a cloth and glass cleaner.
  5. Reduce clutter: Keep the number of pictures or posters on the walls to a minimum, they can make the room crowded and darker. Have a small bin that is out of clear view for your rubbish. Rugs can make the room less spacious.
  6. Colour coordination: A colour scheme in a room can make a difference to the overall feel and look of the room. Paint, cushions, upholstery, pictures, ornaments. Check out homeware and interior websites for inspiration.

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Looking forward to life after quarantine🔮

There are many things to look forward to after the Coronavirus pandemic settles.
Meeting friends on a regular basis, visiting family members, travelling abroad, staying at hotels, driving beyond 5km without getting stopped by the guards, going to the cinema, going for drinks, takeaway coffees, going for food, buying things we don’t need, getting dressed up (rather than tracksuit or pjs), clothes shopping, food shopping, playing sports, going to concerts, attending events with large gatherings of people, attending birthdays and weddings, reopening of schools and Universities, back to work, going to the beach, going for roadtrips, going to parks, going to markets, going to the hairdressers and salon, going to mass, museums and galleries.

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The most magical place in Ireland (and possibly the world)✨

Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co.Kildare

From the minute you arrive at the gates, you know you are going to have the most unforgettable time. Barretstown is a free therapeutic and recreational camp for children and their families who are affected by serious life-threatening illnesses. Campers can be from Ireland but there are also campers that come from all over the world. There are sibling camps, family camps, teen camps, bereavement family camps and summer camps.

Barretstown presses play on childhood. Barretstown aims to build the confidence and self-esteem of children affected by serious illnesses. The Barretstown volunteers (Caras) are always smiling and bring so much positive energy. Cara is the Irish word for friend. Music, art, horse-riding, archery, baking, kayaking, face-painting, jewellery-making, there are so many activities to get involved in! Campers stay in lovely cosy cottages and all meals and medical assistance are provided, it is a great place to volunteer.

Barretstown is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community run by Paul Newman. Barretstown was established in 1994 and remains a leading provider of therapeutic recreation in Europe for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

🌟Happiness

🌟Joy

🌟Magic

https://www.barretstown.org


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