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ROBE project update

It seems forever since I last blogged but I am pleased to be able to tell you that I am making good progress with ROBE (the project I have been commissioned to write for Health Education England). I have also had an idea for an educational series that I want to …

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Catch up

Wow, I’m astonished that is has been so long since I last posted on here! As you might have guessed, I have been very busy with the research for ROBE HP (see previous post) as well as reading (see my reading list here). Now that research for ROBE has finished …

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ROBE (HP) Focus Groups

I first asked for your views on obesity and weight related health care back in Feb 2011,  and your input went on to help me shape and develop the content for a learning package for health professionals in relation to maternal and infant obesity for Bournemouth University. This package is called …

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ROBE (HP)

I am very pleased to be able to announce my new writing project: ROBE (HP) –  Reducing Obesity By Education (Health Professionals). ROBE (HP) has been commissioned by Health Education England and will address obesity in relation to healthcare for children. ROBE (HP)  is phase two of my obesity writing project, and …

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The LIBRT sick note series

If you’re new to reading my Sick Notes series then please understand that they are purely written in *jest. The Lost-in-Book-Reading-Time (LIBRT) sick note series: (note one) Dear Work Denyse will be unable to come in to work today as she is experiencing a flare up of chronic Lost-in-Book-Reading-Time syndrome, a.k.a. …

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Baked blueberry donuts with lemon icing

These health(ish) baked donuts are super easy to make and an excellent starter recipe for those who are nervous about baking or for children to have fun making *all on their own. (*with adult within reach).   Ingredients: For donut batter 275g gluten free self raising flour (can substitute flour containing gluten) …

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Canadian Thanksgiving Day

Monday 12th Oct is Canadian Thanksgiving Day, and as it’s not a recognised holiday here in England we will be celebrating it on Sunday. I love to spend time in the kitchen and this traditional holiday has given me the perfect excuse to make loads of food to share with …

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Jia Govinda

Hearing the song Jaya Govinda by Kula Shaker coming from the radio for the first time, I became quietly and overwhelmingly convinced that I had lost my mind in a spectacular though not unpleasant fashion. My brother’s name was Jia Govinda and I had recently returned from his memorial ceremony …

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Back to work with a fizzle

After three weeks off, going back to work has been a bit of a shock to the system, and I am feeling particularly sulky about how this has decreased my available reading time. I am struggling to get my head round regular hours at a desk doing my non-writing job, …

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