With around 300 million olfactory receptors in their amazing noses (compared to a humans 6 million), it is clear to see why dogs love to sniff! It helps them make sense of the world around them and allows them to use their brain as nature…
Month: March 2019
Searching for a change from toast and cereal? This healthy breakfast banana bread recipe is super-easy, tasty, and filling. Also delicious served as an anytime cake. The pictured cake contains dates and walnuts. You will need: 3 ripe bananas 3 large eggs 75ml sunflower oil…
If you are searching for yoga and relaxation classes in Cambridgeshire RNG Yoga is really hard to beat. After an injury, I thought my yoga days were sadly over but this class got me back (no pun intended) in the game of yoga and made a huge difference to my mobility, flexibility and stress levels.
Perfectly Pitched and Inclusive:
So what was the difference to the other classes I had tried since my injury? It was simply Rachel’s hugely attentive style of teaching. As a qualified primary school teacher (as well as a yoga teacher), Rachel is well versed in meeting the wide ranging needs of a class, and offers levels of differentiation for each and every posture. This class is extremely challenging for the more able but also non-competitive and achievable for all levels- including the injured.
What is it like?
I think that this comment from the RNG website sums up the ethos of this class perfectly:
My first real yoga experience and I loved it. It was challenging, relaxing and superbly lead by Rachel who was warm, friendly and put you at ease. I will definitely be signing up to more sessions!
The Sivananda Yoga Class:
Godmanchester based, the 75 minute class moves through a set structure but is meticulously planned to be different each week. We start with a warm up, move on to the abdominal exercises (these are fabulously taxing!), and then move through a series of postures. The final section is the relaxation and meditation- my favourite. The class is currently held each Thursday at 7.45-9.15 at the Godmanchester Bridge Academy Primary School.
Yoga for Total Relaxation:
Held monthly in Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, these 90 minute classes are a total break from reality. A series of relaxing, gentle yoga sequences set to some classic, calming tunes, followed by breathing exercises and meditation. Take a pillow and a blanket and prepare to zone out for some absolute me time. Heaven!
How to book:
With a very loyal following of students, you need to book early to avoid disappointment at RNG Yoga. Classes can be conveniently booked using the online booking system and paid for via Paypal. All sessions are extremely reasonably priced.
Feature RNG Yoga Classes in Cambridgeshire:
Look out for the fantastic monthly specials and feature sessions which can include goodie bags, vegan nibbles and even gin! Last summer I attended the outdoor yoga which was held riverside in the sunshine and sometimes at the beautiful Island Hall. These sessions really were wonderful. Details of these classes can be found at RNG Yoga.
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There is something extremely luxurious about catching up over an afternoon tea: the sense of endless time and food I think. My favourite places for afternoon tea in Cambridgeshire are collected here. One of the featured being the food of the home-cooked, locally produced Willingham…
Looking for thoughtful mother day gift experiences? How about an quality afternoon tea? A chance to catch up and relax together whilst sharing some delicious food. The perfect way to say thank you and I love you.
Step back in time and board the (static) train at Carriages for a delicious afternoon tea. At £21 per person, this is a real experience and the food is great. My mum loved it. Located just off the A14 at Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire.
The Old Bridge:
There are a few options at The Old Bridge at Huntingdon for great mothers day gift experiences. Wine tasting in the wine shop (from £12 per person, canapes can be added to this), afternoon tea in the restaurant for £18, or simply a lovely lunch or dinner.
The Stove Cafe, Bourn:
Brunch, lunch or afternoon tea at the independent The Stove Cafe is a lovely treat. Made on the premises, the super-fresh cakes and scones are really delicious. Fresh sandwiches, packed full of tasty filling are a great start to this. A lovely, relaxed cafe serving flavoursome food. A very generous and reasonable afternoon tea experience at £14.50. Read our review here.
The Varsity Hotel:
The rooftop bar at The Varsity Hotel, Cambridge is due to reopen soon (as the weather improves) so why not take in the stunning views of Cambridge? Afternoon tea here (served on the sixth floor) is also delicious- they have a gin afternoon tea in June 2019. Standard afternoon tea is £19.50 and gift vouchers can be purchased. The Varsity also have a spa if you want to add some pampering time.
A classy afternoon tea can be enjoyed at The Ivy Brasserie for £18.95. The Ivy is centrally located so convenient for a spot of shopping before or after eating. There are many Ivy brasseries throughout the country now so a (monetary value) gift voucher is also a great option.
The lovely Peacocks Tearoom offers a delicious afternoon tea in their cosy Ely tearoom. Award winning and widely recognised for their quality, they offer a range of experiences including a chocolate cream tea (£8.95), or the Full Monty afternoon tea which is £18. Ely is a lovely cathedral city so why not have a wander and visit Ely Gin?
Willingham Auctions Cafe:
Tucked away in the peaceful village of Willingham, this tearoom offers fabulous freshly baked cakes and treats. A traditional, and a savoury afternoon tea can be taken here- both of which are delicious. A wander through the auction rooms after makes for a lovely, relaxing afternoon.
Or the Gift of Pampering?
For those loving a treatment, why not give the gift of a voucher? There are many fabulous therapists, spa’s and salons in Cambridgeshire. I can highly recommend Cambridge Holistics, Bourne and Feet First Reflexology, Bluntisham, both of which do gift vouchers for a range of treatments.
For our local spa reviews here. The perfect mothers day gift experiences!
Still searching for gift ideas?
What better way to show you care than by sending a quality food gift straight to a food lover’s door? These online gifts for are tried and tested and will most definitely please the most discerning recipient. Bluebasil Gourmet Brownies: Decadent, handmade brownies, delivered in…