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About Jayne Avery

Jayne Avery is a strong advocate of healthy eating. Her children’s book TG and the Rainbow Warriors draws on personal experience as a science teacher and nutrition consultant. As a lifelong crafting butterfly, she dwells in the space between disciplines where she finds fun, humour and novelty – sharing it whenever she can. Please visit her website http://www.grannygnome.com
Latest Posts | By Jayne Avery
How to Have a Happy Halloween Supper with the Grandkids
1 month ago

How to Have a Happy Halloween Supper with the Grandkids

By  •  Family

Halloween is relatively new to the UK – well, as a holiday type celebration it is!

We’ve had All Hallow’s Eve as an ongoing ‘thing’ for hundreds of years, but it’s only caught on in a big way in the last couple of years. Read More

Bring the Swinging 60s to Your Garden with a Flower-Powered BBQ
3 months ago

Bring the Swinging 60s to Your Garden with a Flower-Powered BBQ

Granny G-Nome is as old as the hills and as young as the day. She is a character in a children’s book I wrote. Over the years, Granny G, as I fondly call her now, has become a great friend. Read More

How to Make Your Meals Look Amazing with Edible Flowers
4 months ago

How to Make Your Meals Look Amazing with Edible Flowers

Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake.” I say, “Let them eat flowers!”

You are not so much what you eat as what you can digest. And guess what – digestion starts in your eyes! When you see an appetising morsel, a message is sent to your brain triggering the release of digestive enzymes. Read More

Our Grandkids Are Learning at Light Speed… Maybe They Can Teach Us a Thing or Two!
6 months ago

Our Grandkids Are Learning at Light Speed… Maybe They Can Teach Us a Thing or Two!

By  •  Family

Could you map read at three? I certainly couldn’t. These days children can. Are they a generation of geniuses or were we all rather stupid? Read More

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren
8 months ago

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren

By  •  Family

Like most three-year olds, patience is something my little granddaughter (J) has very little of. When she comes round to see us, within minutes every toy is out. Within an hour she has painted, pummelled play dough, played shops and been outside on her bike! Read More

Exercise for Over 60 Women: It’s Better if You Hate it!
9 months ago

Exercise for Over 60 Women: It’s Better if You Hate it!

I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that some people were more “cut out” for exercise than others. At school there were those who loved Physical Education lessons and those who dreaded them. Read More

Delicious Cacao and Coconut Booster Balls Recipe
10 months ago

Delicious Cacao and Coconut Booster Balls Recipe

By  •  Lifestyle

How many of you have decided that enough is enough and will now cut down on sweet things post-Christmas? Just before the festivities I thought about sending a memo to my body: Read More

How to Eat All the Colors of the Rainbow with Your Grandchildren
1 year ago

How to Eat All the Colors of the Rainbow with Your Grandchildren

Eating a rainbow sounds as magical as riding a unicorn, finding Atlantis or singing with a mermaid, all activities which I’d adore. However, there is one big difference. You can actually eat a food rainbow – a satisfying, fun experience for both you and your grandchildren. Read More

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud
1 year ago

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud

By  •  Lifestyle

I hope by reading my tale you will be more alert to the unscrupulous characters lurking on the internet. Also it is my desire that you will be forewarned, empowered and confident enough to listen to the warning bells I ignored. Read More