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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.jayneavery.com
Latest Posts | By Jayne Avery
My Festive Season Decorations: You Wouldn’t Believe What’s Going On in My House This Year!
1 week ago

My Festive Season Decorations: You Wouldn’t Believe What’s Going On in My House This Year!

By  •  Lifestyle

Deck the halls with boughs of holly with a few rainbows thrown in.

I know it doesn’t scan but what the heck – that’s what I’ll be doing this year. This morning on the TV, I saw this year’s White House decorations. My first thought was, “It looks more like a Christmas shop than a house!”

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How Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Can Help You Get More Out of Life After 60
1 month ago

How Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Can Help You Get More Out of Life After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

For many of us, the idea of getting outside of our comfort zone is very scary. And rightly so, it isn’t comfortable! Read More

Do You Think a Hobby of the Past Can Bring Light to Your 60-Something Self? Just Try It!
2 months ago

Do You Think a Hobby of the Past Can Bring Light to Your 60-Something Self? Just Try It!

By  •  Lifestyle

For me, it all started when a stranger walked into a craft shop…

I always thought the old saying about entering your second childhood was a load of nonsense. Now it has taken on a totally different meaning to me. Read More

How to Have a Happy Halloween Supper with the Grandkids
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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!
2 years 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
2 years 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!
2 years 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
2 years 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