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26 August 2018

Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival 2018 {Review}

Sat here, on a chilly wet Sunday morning, my mind takes me back to last weekend when the sun was shining down on a small and cosy yoga and wellness festival in the west of England.
Soul Circus Yoga and Wellness Festival returned for their third year at their home in Elmore, Gloucestershire. Easily accessible off junction 12 of the M5, the festival soon takes you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival 2018
The festival, run by husband and wife team Roman Wroath and Ellie Guilding, has grown in size slightly over the last three years but not too much to take away from the intimacy and friendliness of the whole site area. Add to this the fact that the Soul Circus crew and ambassadors are all a smiley and approachable bunch and you've got yourself a warm and welcoming festival suitable for all; whatever your age, yoga background or previous experiences.
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30 July 2018

Camp Bestival 2018 {Review}

This morning I woke up in a bed I hadn't planned to be in. Now before you get too excited, this bed was my own at home - but I should have been waking up in my cosy tent bedroom in the grounds of Lulworth Castle having slept off the last day of Camp Bestival 2018. But, the British weather struck in the way that only British weather can. We should have known really with the school summer holiday just beginning. The stark change from the barmy heatwave to incoming coastal winds and sideways rain meant that the festival was shut down on Sunday afternoon due to safety issues on the festival site - the campsite was a fairly precarious place to be too with damaged tents and flying gazebos. This obviously left 1000s of families gutted, including me as the Sunday has always been my favourite day where I spend the day sleepily wandering around finding those last minute things to do and taking lots of photos before it ends. However, the three days that preceded the shut down was full of glorious weather and we had the most amazing time!

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15 June 2018

Yoga, Soul Circus and where I've been!

So, it's been nearly 7 months since I posted here and quite a lot has changed. Stepping back from the blogging world just slowly happened as other events in my life took over. There was no big 'I'm escaping from social media and finding time for myself' - other things came into my life and the focus went elsewhere. Which leads me to the yoga adventure...

As well as my children's yoga qualification, I am now a qualified adult yoga teacher having successfully completed my 200hr YTT in Cirencester back in April. This has led to me slowly stepping away from my classroom teaching job and increasing my time in schools spreading the yoga love to hundreds of local children; a job that I simply adore. I am slowly building up adult classes in my local village hall as well as some amazing yoga by the lake sessions at a nearby creative business work-space. To say I'm pretty happy in my new career would be quite an understatement.
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25 November 2017

Project 365 2017 #46 & #47

Another backlog of photos this week for weeks 46 and 47 of Project 365 2017!

Project 365 2017 day 316 - Toast Office walk // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 317 - 5k PB // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 318 - Hello cows // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 319 - Bedtime reading // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 320 - Three cheese vegan jacket // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 321 - Evening sky // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 322 - Cirencester leaves // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 323 - Early start // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 324 - Linda McCartney Sausage Pasta // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 325 - Running buddy run // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 326 - Vegan chocolate // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 327 - Chemical Brothers yoga // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 328 - Gong bath // 76sunflowers
Project 365 2017 day 329 - Glastonbury Frost Fayre // 76sunflowers

Day 316
A lovely walk in the Autumn sunshine to the local Toast Office to meet the in laws for a cuppa.
Day 317
An unplanned Monday afternoon run resulted in a 5k PB round the local roads.
Day 318
My usual Tuesday morning run was a solo affair today so I stopped to say hello to the cows.
Day 319
Some bedtime reading to seek some enlightenment.
Day 320
A cheesy affair for dinner tonight with three vegan 'cheeses' on my jacket potato.
Day 321
A gorgeous evening sky tonight.
Day 322
Autumn leaves in Cirencester ahead of another weekend of yoga training.
Day 323
An early start back in Cirencester for a day of assessments - the day didn't start too well with one dead pheasant and a broken grill on the front of my car.
Day 324
Dinner time photo again! Linda McCartney sausage and basil pasta.
Day 325
Back with my running buddy this morning for a 10k full of chatting.
Day 326
The husband bought me some rather lovely vegan chocolate so I had some as a post yoga class treat - I love dark chocolate so much now.
Day 327
Some home yoga practise tonight with some music from the past in the form of the Chemical Brothers.
Day 328
Gong bath tonight which was worth going out in the freezing dark for.
Day 329
A fabulous Saturday teaching yoga followed my a lovely couple of hours down in Glastonbury for the Frost Fayre.

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