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The Colour Orange


The Colour Orange
imageThe colour orange is the colour of adventure and social communication

The colour orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow.

Orange relates to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow.

Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

I was in Costa Coffee with Darling Daughter when I noticed the beautiful windows dressed with orange blinds. It was a photograph waiting to be taken! ( above) colour therapy assures us that orange is a truly feel good Colour. It works for me

The colour psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen that we use.

Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great colour to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life.

With its enthusiasm for life, the colour orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. Those inspired by orange are always on the go!

I will definitely be wearing more orange colour in the future!

English Strawberries


imageFirstly let me apologise for not blogging recently I have been extremely busy (as usual) and couldn’t find my blog ability. Well I’m here and away we go!

I have discovered the very best way to hull strawberries. By the way, there are no strawberries as good as freshly picked English strawberries. Sorry all those cosmopolitan readers but it’s true.  All you need is a Drinking straw. I used one of those wider ones that you get with a frappe – iced drink- from Costa Coffee etc.We did buy the drinks so had no guilt about recycling the straws at home! Smaller straws will work just as well.Hold the strawberries as in the picture. Position the straw at the pointy end and gently push. Voila! The hull is pushed out complete with the green top. They look like mini palm trees! Wash, add cream and yum!

This top tip has come complements of my sister. Thanks sis!